5 things residents in Humble, Kingwood or Atascocita need to know the week of Feb. 13-18

Sheldon ISD is planning to open a high school at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Garrett Road in 2019.

Sheldon ISD is planning to open a high school at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Garrett Road in 2019.

Here are five things you need to know this week if you live in Humble, Kingwood or Atascocita:

May elections


Humble ISD board of trustee positions 1, 3, 4 and 5 are up for re-election May 6. The incumbents are Robert Sitton (Pos. 1), Angela Conrad (Pos. 3), Charles Cunningham (Pos. 4), and Brent Engelage (Pos. 5).

In the city of Humble, voters will decide on mayor and two city council positions. The incumbents are Mayor Merle Aaron and council members Andy Curry and Ray Calfee.

Northpark Drive construction expected in 2020


Construction of the Northpark Drive expansion to six lanes from Loop 494 to Woodland Hills Drive is slated for 2020. The work was previously expected to begin in 2019 but was delayed by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Read about the project here.

New Sheldon ISD high school


Sheldon ISD is constructing a new high school with a football stadium in addition to other sports facilities at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Garrett Road. The facility is less than five miles from Summerwood.

The new school will replace the current C. E. King High School and serve as the district’s only high school when it opens in 2019.

Local legislators get committee assignments


Members of the Texas House of Representatives, including former Humble ISD board of trustee Dan Huberty, received their committee assignments for the legislative session. Huberty will serve as chairman of the Public Education Committee. See where all Houston area legislators will serve. 

FM 1960 Business construction ends


The Texas Department of Transportation completed construction on FM 1960 Business in Humble in early February, Public Information Officer Danny Perez said.

The $13.6 million project featured the resurfacing of FM 1960 Business west of Hwy. 59 in addition to construction of medians and sidewalks from Lee to Old Humble roads. The 8.2-mile project also included drainage and intersection upgrades.


MOST RECENT

Less than 7,000 COVID-19 cases remained active in Montgomery County as of Jan. 22. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count falls below 7K, 7 new deaths reported Jan. 20-22

Active cases in the county fell by several hundred this week, while COVID-19 hospitalizations among residents reached a new high.

DDS Dentures   Implant Solutions in Humble rebranded in early January to Affordable Dentures & Implants. (Courtesy Affordable Care)
DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions in Humble rebrands to Affordable Dentures & Implants

The Humble location is one of six other Texas locations that were rebranded Jan. 1.

One local health system leader said he expects everyone, including those under age 65, will have access to the vaccine within the next 90 days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-area health system leaders talk progress, hurdles during COVID-19

Officials from CHI St. Luke’s Health and UTMB Health said community members must remain vigilant as case counts climb but that they expect the current surge to peak by early February.

Humble ISD has 439 active COVID-19 cases while New Caney ISD has 87 active cases as of Jan. 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Caney, Humble ISDs see leveling out of active COVID-19 cases

New Caney and Porter High Schools continue to have the highest cases per campus in New Caney ISD.

During a North Houston Association meeting Jan. 20, Jazz Hamilton—first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services Group for CBRE—discussed how the future of retail will likely be shaped by the conveniences to which consumers have become accustomed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pandemic-induced retail conveniences are here to stay, official says

According to Jazz Hamilton, first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services group for CBRE, between January and November of 2020, consumers spent almost $550 billion online—a 33% increase from 2019.

The estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in Harris County has surpassed 50,000, reaching 51,362 as of the most recent data Jan. 20, according to the Harris County Public Health Department. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Active cases top 50,000

See the latest trends on COVID-19 in Harris County.

New Caney ISD's board of trustees approved rezoning middle school attendance zones ahead of Keefer Crossing Middle School's opening. (Rendering courtesy New Caney ISD)
New Caney ISD deals with superintendent fallout, rezones middle schools

“These decisions aren't something that they just do overnight. This takes a considerable amount of time for them to do,” Board President Chad Turner said. “It's also something that we also have had additional workshops and have asked a lot of difficult questions of our administration to see what options we have, and at the end of the day, this is the best option for the kids.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

The barbecue eatery is the second Killen's Restaurant Group venture to launch in The Woodlands area. (Courtesy Killen's Barbecue)
Killen's Barbecue opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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

Mayor Turner and the honor guard.
Houston joins nationwide coronavirus memorial, lights landmarks

The memorial was planned as a component of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inauguration.

Northern Tool + Equipment will open its new Humble store in late January. (Courtesy Northern Tool + Equipment)
Northern Tool + Equipment sets late January opening date for Humble store

The store will be the ninth Houston-area location for the Minnesota-based hardware store.