Missed any of our articles from this week? Here are five must-read stories impacting the Houston metro from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from Oct. 2-6.

TxDOT plans improvements for Grand Parkway frontage roads in Katy

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on improvements along the Grand Parkway between Highland Knolls/Bay Hill Boulevard and South Fry Road to enhance transportation in the area. The proposed plans from TxDOT and Fort Bend County for the Grand Parkway improvement project include adding continuous two-lane frontage roads.

Read the full story by Reporter Shaheryar Khan.

Sugar Land council to consider school zone hours, appraisal district board members

Sugar Land City Council on Oct. 3 will consider passing a variety of items, including updates to the operating hours of two Lamar CISD elementary school zones and more. The city may adjust school zone times to better follow the Texas Transportation Institute’s Guidelines for Traffic Control in School Areas.

Read the full story by Editor Daniel Weeks.

Great Harvest Bakery & Cafe opens in Friendswood

Great Harvest Bakery & Cafe officially opened in Friendswood on Sept. 29. Using premium Montana wheat from family-owned farms, the bakery mills the flour it uses each day. The bakery’s menu includes apple bread, cheddar bread, and spice teacake.

Read the full story by Reporter Rachel Leland.

Montgomery County Clerk increases fees to fund records archive overhaul

A $10 archival fee for the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office has been approved to help fund a variety of measures to preserve and expand county archives after issues with the storage systems led to severe damage and loss of documents dating back to 1838, according to county officials.

Read the full story by Reporter Jessica Shorten.

‘The next great town in Texas’: Austin Point is coming to Fort Bend County

The Signorelli Co. kicked off Phase 1 of a 4,700-acre master-planned community in Fort Bend County called Austin Point, according to a Sept. 21 news release. Austin Point—which The Signorelli Co. is calling a master-planned town—is expected to have over 14,000 single- and multifamily homes and 50,000 residents.

Read the full story by Shaheryar Khan.