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 the last week.

Montgomery County plans home buyouts pending funds

With funds from six flooding buyout programs providing $66 million in assistance and 73 homes purchased since 2015, Montgomery County is completing its first set of buyouts while awaiting more grant funding in May as a new hurricane season approaches.

Read the full story by Reporter Jessica Shorten and Lizzy Spangler.

Harris County commissioners approve courts' request for new department, modern information systems

Harris County commissioners approved the courts' request April 25 for a modern information system and the creation of a new internal department, called the Department of Integrated Justice Systems, giving county courts the ability to internally manage their data systems effectively, court officials said.

Read the full story by Reporter Melissa Enaje.

5 businesses, renovations coming soon to Sugar Land, Missouri City

The following projects have been filed in the last month through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Read more by Multiplatform Journalist Sierra Rozen.

NASA director shares updates on space exploration efforts

Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche shared several space-related updates during a luncheon April 26 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Read more by Editor Jake Magee.

4 upcoming, ongoing construction projects in the Lake Houston, Humble, Kingwood area

Read about four Lake Houston-, Humble- and Kingwood-based projects that include the scope, timeline, cost and funding source.

Read the full story by Editor Hannah Brol.