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By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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From left: Laura Ryan, Eliza Paul and Craig Raborn discuss the future of the Texas Department of Transportation. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Department of Transportation discusses I-45 expansion, vehicle fatalities at annual event

The Texas Department of Transportation held its fifth annual State of TxDOT event Oct. 21 to discuss the I-45 expansion, plans for the future and safety issues facing Texans.

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Animal Shelter reopens stray animal intake

The county shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak.

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.

Conroe city government and business officials toss dirt with shovels
GALLERY: Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaks ground

City officials and business leaders celebrated Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaking ground on Oct. 20.

Fass Brewing Co. opened its brewpub on Main Street in downtown Conroe in October. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Craft beer scene brewing as Fass Brewing Co.’s opening marks fifth brewery in Conroe, Montgomery

Fass Brewing Co. opened its brewpub on Main Street in downtown Conroe in October.

The Big Show will take place on Oct. 23 in Tomball. It was previously scheduled to be in Montgomery. (Courtesy Woodforest)
The Big Show relocates from Woodforest to Tomball for Oct. 23 concert

Previously reported as canceled, The Big Show is relocating to the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza on Oct. 23.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

The USTMAX Center serves as a recruiting and academic microcampus for the University of St. Thomas. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas celebrates 1-year anniversary of USTMAX Center

The center serves as a recruiting and academic microcampus for the university.

CISD board President Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null spoke about the significance of the new school during the ceremony before Ruben W. Hope III addressed the audience and shared stories about his father. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
Conroe ISD dedicates Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School

CISD board President Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null spoke about the significance of the new school during the ceremony before Ruben W. Hope III addressed the audience and shared stories about his father. 

Montgomery ISD announced Oct. 19 its inaugural principal of Lake Creek High School, Phil Eaton, will retire in December. (Courtesy Montgomery ISD)
Montgomery ISD's Lake Creek High School Principal Phil Eaton retiring in December

“I am a beneficiary of being surrounded by amazing people all throughout my career,” Eaton said in the statement. “For me, it’s always been about the people—the team—and I have made life-long friends here in Montgomery and beyond.”

The number of homes sold declined year over year in September for half of the Conroe and Montgomery area ZIP codes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
DATA: Number of home sales dip year over year in Conroe, Montgomery

The number of homes sold declined year over year in September for half of the Conroe and Montgomery area ZIP codes.