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.


The North Houston Highway Improvement Project proposes rerouting I-45 through the East End and Fifth Ward and expanding it through the Northside. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston-Galveston Area Council seeking feedback on I-45 project plans

Regional leaders are accepting feedback on which projects to fund alongside the I-45 overhaul.

New Caney ISD welcomed 600 students who were previously learning remotely to campus after fall break. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
About 600 New Caney ISD students switch to on-campus instruction at end of 9 weeks

As New Caney ISD returns to school after fall break, about 600 students have switched from remote learning to on campus, according to Executive Director of Instruction Kristi Shofner.

Mickey Deison speaks at a city event. (Courtesy Larry Foerster)
Community remembers legacy of Mickey Deison, former Conroe mayor and Montgomery County judge

“He did what was needed to be done, not for any self-glory,” Larry Foerster said.

Montgomery County's COVID-19 recoveries sit at 8,403, according to the county health department. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See Montgomery County's weekly COVID-19 case count for Oct. 13-19

The county has made progress on its backlog of cases initially reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services by health care providers.

Whitewater Express Car Wash will open its 18th location in late October in Porter. (Courtesy Whitewater Express Car Wash)
Whitewater Express Car Wash to open in Porter

The Porter location will be the franchise's 18th.

Houston police
Houston will spend $4.1 million from CARES Act to rein in rising crime rate

Violent crime is up 11% in the city of Houston and there are six hot spots throughout the city that are seeing the most violent crime numbers.

Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Day 7 of early voting brings 91,000 in-person, mail voters in Harris County

Eleven days of early voting remain before the Nov. 3 general election.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and faith leaders
Houston coronavirus updates: Positivity rate hits 5%, places of worship get guidance for reopening

Churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship are recommend to limit gatherings to 25%.