1. Federal government approved $2.3B in Hurricane Harvey recovery funds for Houston, Harris County
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved about $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant funding to assist areas of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey last August, according to a Texas General Land Office press release.
Almost half of the funding will be allocated to Harris County and the city of Houston, with the county set to receive $1.12 billion and the city set to receive $1.16 billion. The remaining $2.7 billion will be allocated to other areas of the state affected by the storm. Learn more about the funds here.
2. CityPlace 1 breaks ground in Springwoods Village
The first multitenant office building in the CityPlace development at Springwoods Village has broken ground. The building will be located at 1700 City Plaza Drive, Spring. Read more here.
3. Fourth of July fireworks planned at several area locations
Wet'n'Wild SpashTown will hold a firework display July 4 at dusk. Free with park admission. 21300 I-45 N., Spring. 281-355-3300. www.wetnwildsplashtown.com
A festival featuring live music, food and fireworks will be held at Four Corners in Tomball on July 4. Free. Hwy. 249 and FM 2920. 5-11 p.m. 281-222-4775. www.ci.tomball.tx.us
4. Barbara Bush Branch Library plans activities at neighboring community center
The Barbara Bush Branch Library plans several programs for children this week at the neighboring community center. Tuesday's program is Fourth of July crafts and Thursday's program is Read Like a Champ with Orbit. 3 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net