5 North Houston stories not related to coronavirus readers might have missed

Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)
Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)

Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)

See what else is happening in your community with development, transportation, education and business news from around North Houston.

D.R. Horton acquires remaining lots in Stone Creek Ranch in Hockley

Homebuilding company D.R. Horton has finalized a deal to acquire the 123 remaining lots in Stone Creek Ranch, a master-planned community based in Hockley, according to an April 13 announcement from NewQuest Properties, which represented to seller in the transaction.

Tomball Goat Yago: Business partners offer yoga wine tastings with goats

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monique Dermaux turned to goats. Dermaux, proprietor of Tomball Goat Yago and an engineer, said she purchased three goats in Navasota to beta-test a yoga-with-goats business in early August 2017.

Kiddie Academy to open new learning center in Atascocita this fall

Kiddie Academy of Atascocita broke ground on its new learning center Feb. 20 at 12010 Madera Run Parkway, Humble, in The Groves master-planned community.

Tomball resident launches Blue Skye Boutique online

Blue Skye Boutique opened its virtual doors in February.

Lockwood Road expansion to begin in second quarter 2020

A project to expand Lockwood Road between Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad from a two- to four-lane road will begin in the second quarter of 2020.

Dylan Sherman, Kelly Schafler, Anna Lotz and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.


Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gil Staley presented an annual report on major and mid-size employers in The Woodlands area at the Economic Outlook Conference on April 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wildcat PPE furloughs employees as federal contracts stall

Gil Staley, CEO The Woodlands EDP, said the jobs will return when federal contracts are resolved.

Homes priced above $750,000, such as this one in the Heights, saw a surge in sales in March, with almost twice as many properties sold. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Average Houston single-family home price jumps 20% in March

The average sale price for a home in March was $370,847.

U.S. Rep Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, spoke at the Economic Outlook Conference in The Woodlands on April 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady: 'This term, my 13th, will be the last'

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, announced he will retire after completing his current, 13th term in the U.S. Congress.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Mobility City of Montgomery County sells mobility equipment, including walkers, wheelchairs, stair lifts and canes. (Courtesy Mobility City of Montgomery County)
Mobility City of Montgomery County opens in Conroe, plus 2 other local business updates

An Octopharma Plasma donation center is also coming to Conroe.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough speaks during a budget presentation April 13. (Screenshot via Montgomery County livestream)
Montgomery County commissioners begin FY 2021-22 budget talks

Budget talks have begun at the county level, with a workshop scheduled for late July.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The proposed project involves reconstruction and widening of Sgt. Ed Holcombe Boulevard South and Old Conroe Road to a four-lane, divided facility. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Virtual public meeting on Old Conroe Road, Sgt. Ed Holcombe Blvd. S. project to be held April 20

The meeting will consist of a narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and an opportunity to comment.

Armored Sports camps feature basketball, flag football and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
Armored Sports camps to launch in venues across Greater Houston

A new Christian sports camp for youth is launching this summer in churches across the Greater Houston area.

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count was 1,692 as of April 9. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County active COVID-19 case count drops below 1,700 as of April 9

The active COVID-19 case count in Montgomery County is the lowest it has been since October.