Here are inclement weather updates for southeast Houston from Feb. 13-16

Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15

As wintry weather arrives in the Greater Houston area, several local institutions are adapting planned classes and events.

Here is the latest on closures, delays and other related news for southeast Houston. This story will be updated as information becomes available. Click here to see photos from local residents of the snowy start to the week of Feb. 15.

City of League City

All city buildings will be closed, and all city programming canceled, on Feb. 16 including city hall, municipal courts, the Helen Hall Library and the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center. All city parks will be closed Feb. 16, and there will be no trash pickup. Residents can check the city's website and Facebook page for updates.




Local ISDs

Friendswood, Clear Creek and Pearland ISDs are not holding classes Feb. 15 due to Presidents Day. As of the evening of Feb. 15, all three districts will also remain closed Feb. 16.

CCISD planned its Feb. 16 closure as early Feb. 12; FISD and PISD were initially holding classes remotely Feb. 16, but canceled amid widespread power outages.

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake, including UHCL Pearland and the Texas Medical Center, are
closed Feb. 15 and 16 due to power and operational outages associated with the winter storm, per a late morning news release Feb. 15. All classes and activities, both online and face-to-face, are cancelled.

UHCL's campus closure status can be checked by visiting the Emergency Alert website or calling the UHCL Hotline at 281-283-2221.

College of the Mainland


All classes and operations are canceled Feb. 15 and 16, and no visitors are allowed on campus. Updates are available at www.com.edu.

Exploration Green

The nonprofit conservancy has postponed its wetland walkabout event scheduled for Feb. 13, per an email blast sent at noon Feb. 12. A new date has not yet been chosen. Exploration Green will remain open during daylight hours for visitor use, but there will be no exhibits or conducted tours Feb. 13.
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

<

MOST RECENT

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
League City installs 6 flood gauges in Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou watersheds

Once installed and operational, data from the gauges will be published online so residents can track water levels during high-rainfall events.

The art classes are split into kindergarten through fifth graders and sixth through 12th graders. (Courtesy of University of Houston-Clear Lake)
University of Houston-Clear Lake expands offerings at Art School for Children

The school's first classes geared specifically towards children on the autism spectrum will be offered May 22 for grades K-12.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

(Courtesy city of Houston)
BREAKING: Collins Aerospace coming to Houston Spaceport

Houston officials have announced another company slated for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport in Clear Lake.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Dan Seal, League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area economy, BAHEP, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Economic official: Bay Area economy chugging along

Despite hurricanes, COVID-19, the February freeze and other hurdles, economic development in the Bay Area continues to move ahead in several industries.

Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Adaptive fitness program now open in southeast Houston and more

Here is a roundup of recent business and community news in the Bay Area.

The beaches along the lagoon have been deepened, offering about triple the amount of beach area to accommodate an expected increase in visitors and still allow for social distancing. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)
Crystal Lagoons to debut Houston's longest swim-up bar May 28

New features and activities will include a five-story waterslide, catapult swing and Houston's longest swim-up bar.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.