Missed any of our articles from last week? Take a look at some of the top stories from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from April 17-21.

96% of Harris County homes see property value increases as seller’s market persists

Harris County single-family residential property values continue to rise despite slowing sales, according to the Harris Central Appraisal District.

Read the full story by Editor Daniel Weeks.

TxDOT seeking public comment on proposed Grand Parkway widening

The proposed project, funded by toll revenue and spanning 9.6 miles, would cost around $111 million and widen the Grand Parkway from four to six lanes.

Read the full story by Reporter Lizzy Spangler.

Houston Community College to offer first bachelor’s programs

For the first time in the system’s history, Houston Community College will offer bachelor’s-level degree programs starting in the fall.

Read more by Reporter Jack Dowling.

TEA commissioner highlights 4 priorities for education, recognizes Katy ISD

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited Houston on April 14 to discuss the future of the state’s education system with Katy-area school districts and stakeholders.

Read more by Reporter Asia Armour.

Tomball community rallies around Mel’s Country Cafe after fire

The Tomball community has raised over $13,000 for local restaurant Mel’s Country Cafe through GoFundMe after it experienced a fire April 16, which damaged 90% of the restaurant’s interior, Melody Henry said in an interview.

Read the full story by Reporter Lizzy Spangler.