Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Greater Houston area.

Play ball: Big League Dreams to reopen by December, alleviate some demand for sports fields

Local athletes have anxiously awaited the reopening of Big League Dreams since it closed eight months ago, and their wait is nearing its end.

New Caney ISD officials address allegations regarding student with a gun at on-campus event

New Caney ISD Superintendent Matt Calvert addressed the concerns of several parents who spoke at the district’s Sept. 20 board meeting concerning allegations that a student brought a gun to Porter High School’s Sept. 18 homecoming dance.

Briar Forest Plaza near Katy acquired in off-market sale

The 11,981-square-foot center is shadow-anchored by LA Fitness and surrounded by master-planned residential developments. Built in 2005 on 1.19 acres, the plaza is positioned at the intersection of Briar Forest Drive and Eldridge Parkway.

Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Texas saw rapid growth in Hispanic populations and those identifying as Black or Asian, according to the U.S. Census. The state’s growth was enough for it to add two U.S. House seats in 2021 for a total of 38 Texas representatives in Washington, D.C.

5 Cy-Fair developments to follow this fall

Cy-Fair ISD Elementary School No. 57, Prairieland Village and more developments are in the works in Cy-Fair.

Jake Magee, Wesley Gardner, Holly Galvan, Jishnu Nair, Emily Jaroszewski and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.