CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lake Celestine to bring multimillion-dollar homes to Lake Conroe; Austin ISD teachers say morale at all-time low and more top news

Council members approved the creation of Municipal Utility District No. 213, which includes the proposed multimillion-dollar community, during an Oct. 28 meeting. (Screenshot via city of Conroe)
Council members approved the creation of Municipal Utility District No. 213, which includes the proposed multimillion-dollar community, during an Oct. 28 meeting. (Screenshot via city of Conroe)

Council members approved the creation of Municipal Utility District No. 213, which includes the proposed multimillion-dollar community, during an Oct. 28 meeting. (Screenshot via city of Conroe)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Nov. 1.

Note: The following stories were published Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

Greater Houston

Proposed Lake Celestine development to bring multimillion-dollar homes to Lake Conroe


Plans for Lake Celestine call for 1,038 residential lots as well as lakefront restaurants, retail stores, live-work units, creative office space, a lakefront hotel and recreational amenities, according to the city’s Oct. 27 presentation.


IMPACTS ROUNDUP: 3 eateries coming soon to Clear Lake, League City

Here are three restaurants and similar businesses coming soon to the Bay Area.

Central Texas

Austin ISD teachers tell board morale at all-time low


“Staff and student morale at my campus is the lowest I’ve ever seen,” said Jennifer Lucas, a teacher in her ninth year at Northeast Early College High School, echoing several other speakers who referred to low morale at their schools.

Switch data center in Round Rock on track to break ground by end of 2021

Switch is a high-performing computing technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas, and its Tier 5 data center in Round Rock will constitute the company’s fifth campus, called The Rock.

Dallas-Fort Worth

TxDOT proposes 2 alignments for Spur 399 extension in McKinney


The Texas Department of Transportation presented two potential alignments for extending Spur 399 at a public meeting Oct. 21.

Anna Lotz, Maggie Quinlan, Jake Magee, Miranda Jaimes and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Montgomery County municipalities continue to receive increased sales tax allocations from the previous year as Texas recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe receives over $6 million in November state sales tax allocations; Montgomery County cities show continual year over year growth

Montgomery County municipalities continue to receive increased sales tax allocations from the previous year as Texas recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

A health expert with Baylor College of Medicine provides advice to stay safe and healthy while celebrating Thanksgiving with family. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)
Baylor College of Medicine: Tips for staying safe and healthy this Thanksgiving as the pandemic continues

Check out some helpful advice from a medical expert on how to stay safe and healthy during Thanksgiving.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

PTSD Foundation of America seeks to reduce veteran suicides

An average of 17.2 veterans died by suicide daily in 2019—a 36% increase from 2001, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in September.

Hebrews Coffeehouse specializes in coffee flights, an assortment of four specialty coffees with flavors changed every two weeks. (Courtesy Hebrews Coffeehouse)
From coffee trailer to storefront: Meet the owners of Hebrews Coffeehouse on FM 1488

​​​​​​​“Once we had a coffeehouse and people were coming into that house-type environment and then you start to see relationships flourish, that’s what makes our hearts beat,” Geoff said. “Coffee was a catalyst for that.”

Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: ICU numbers drop almost 20%; new hospitalizations plateau

Heading into Thanksgiving, here is the status of COVID-19 in Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The median price of homes sold in October increased across all eight ZIP codes from 2020-21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Real estate snapshot: Home prices in Conroe, Montgomery up year over year in all 8 ZIP codes in October

The median price of homes sold in October increased across all eight ZIP codes from 2020-21.

Fleur Florist at Woodforest opened for business in Montgomery on Nov. 22, according to owner Michael Hardy. (Courtesy Michael Hardy)
Fleur Florist now open in Montgomery

The florist opened for business on Nov. 22, according to owner Michael Hardy.

Main Street Merchants offers a variety of handmade goods including home decor, clothing and accessories. (Courtesy Janese Sokulski)
2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 local businesses to check out in Conroe, Montgomery

No matter who is left on the holiday shopping list, the Conroe and Montgomery area has a number of local shops and businesses with gift ideas for people of all interests.