Ground breaks on Crystal Lagoon in Atascocita, White Lightning opens near Summerwood: 5 things to know in Lake Houston area this week, Oct. 9-13

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Here is what Lake Houston area residents need to know this week:

1. Voter registration deadline looms

The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 10. Read the registration requirements here. Early voting for local elections kicks off Oct. 23 and ends Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 7.

2. Company breaks ground on crystal lagoon in Atascocita

Land Tejas Cos. broke ground on the first Crystal Clear Lagoon in Texas on Thursday, Oct. 5. The 2-acre lagoon will be located at Balmoral in Atascocita at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Woodland Hills Drive. The lagoon will feature two swimming areas and a deeper kayak and paddleboard area.

3. Lake Houston area businesses begin to open after Harvey

Several businesses have announced plans to reopen after flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. Here are five Kingwood businesses that have plans to reopen.

4. HAAM to receive grant for Harvey relief

The Humble Area Assistance Ministries was selected as one of 28 organizations that will receive $7.55 million from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in the first round of disbursements. Harris County and Houston collaborated to create the fund after Harvey devastated the Greater Houston area in late August and early September. The $7.55 million represents about 10 percent of the $79 million that has been raised so far.

5. White Lightning plans to open Oct. 11

A 30,000-square-foot three-part entertainment venue will open in Fall Creek Oct. 11 at 9522 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 2400, Humble. The venue features White Lightning Dance Hall, which includes a 2,700-square-foot dance floor and a stage for live music, Southern comfort food and wild-game hot dogs. 832-977-6158. www.facebook.com/whitelightning

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