Missed any of our articles from this week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from Sept. 11-15.

What the state's $18B plan to trim property tax bills means for Spring, Klein residents

Over the past seven years that Reed Smith and his family have lived in Springbrook—a neighborhood located near TC Jester Boulevard and FM 2920—he said his home has nearly tripled in value. Smith is among thousands of Spring-area residents facing property tax spikes due to rising home values as more than 95% of homeowners countywide saw sizable property value increases in recent years, averaging 23.3% in 2022 and 17.3% in 2023.

Read the full story by Editor Hannah Brol, Editor Danica Lloyd and Reporter Hannah Norton.

FM 1488 median project begins in Magnolia


The latest Sept. 1 update from the Texas Department of Transportation shows a project is finally getting underway on FM 1488 to add a raised median while two other widening projects closer to Magnolia continue.

Read the full story by Editor Anna Lotz.

Cy-Fair ISD board votes to sue the TEA over new accountability system

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Sept. 7 to pursue litigation against the Texas Education Agency’s new A-F accountability system for public schools and issued a resolution announcing the reasons for the suit. A number of other Texas school districts in the state have also filed suit against the state in opposition to the TEA's handling of the rollout of the new system.
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Read more by Reporter Dave Manning.

Egret Bay Boulevard lane closures begin in League City

Lanes of FM 270, or Egret Bay Boulevard, in League City closed beginning Sept. 8, nearly two weeks after the expected date of Aug. 28, due to a water line installation project. The closures will last until early November.

Read more by Editor Jake Magee.


Buffalo Springs Drive, Hwy. 105 intersection to undergo improvements

The Buffalo Springs Drive and Hwy. 105 intersection will undergo improvements after Montgomery City Council at its Sept. 12 meeting approved 4-1 a proposal to reconstruct a portion of the roadway and add a traffic signal. Council Member Sara Countryman voted against, citing feedback she has received from constituents.

Read the full story by Reporter Lizzy Spangler.