Missed any of our articles from last week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from April 3-6.

Meet the 4 astronauts flying to the moon

During a livestreamed event April 3 at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake, Houston, NASA officials announced the four astronauts who will be part of Artemis 2, a 2024 mission that will take humans around the moon. The four astronauts are Reid Wiseman, mission commander; Glover, mission pilot; and Christina Hammock Koch and Jeremy Hansen, mission specialists. Hansen, Glover and Koch are NASA astronauts, and Hansen is a Canadian Space Agency astronaut.

Read the full story by Editor Jake Magee.

8th annual Houston Black Restaurant Week highlights over 100 Black-owned businesses

Black Restaurant Week—which serves to highlight Black-owned businesses in Houston and educate patrons on different types of Black cuisine, such as African American, African and Caribbean—is back in Houston for its eighth year.

Read the full story by Reporter Leah Foreman.

Harris County commissioners OK $7M high water rescue training facility

On April 4, Harris County commissioners unanimously initiated the design and construction of a $7 million high water rescue training facility to be funded by the county’s $100 million public safety bond approved by voters in 2022.

Read more by Reporter Emily Lincke.

Harris County Flood Control District to purchase portion of Longwood Golf Club in Cypress

After years of negotiation efforts, the Harris County Flood Control District is purchasing about 80 acres of property from Longwood Golf Club in Cypress, said Tim Sulak, general manager at Longwood Golf Club, in a March 31 email announcement to members. The flood control district plans to use the land to hold stormwater runoff and widen Little Cypress Creek, which should improve drainage.

Read more by Editor Danica Lloyd.

With rising home appraisals, Montgomery County hosts property tax workshops

Montgomery County saw a 31.4% growth in its appraisal values in the past five years, Montgomery County Chief Appraiser Janet Jennings-Doyle said during the county’s property tax workshop April 5 in Magnolia. Property owners have until May 15 to protest their appraisal values with the certification deadline July 25.

Read the full story by Reporter Lizzy Spangler.