Harris County Precinct 2 completes Madera Run Parkway expansion project

The project expanded the road to four lanes between Kings Parkway and Boundary Waters Lane, added a median, and created a bridge over a channel near Fernbank Forest Drive. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
The project expanded the road to four lanes between Kings Parkway and Boundary Waters Lane, added a median, and created a bridge over a channel near Fernbank Forest Drive. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

The project expanded the road to four lanes between Kings Parkway and Boundary Waters Lane, added a median, and created a bridge over a channel near Fernbank Forest Drive. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

Construction on the Madera Run Parkway expansion wrapped up in September. The project expanded the road to four lanes between Kings Parkway and Boundary Waters Lane, added a median, and created a bridge over a channel near Fernbank Forest Drive.

Timeline: May 26, 2020-September 2021


Cost: $3.7 million

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 2


MOST RECENT

County commissioners voted through appointments for emergency services districts and for their appraisal district candidate at a Dec. 8 commissioners court meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 takeaways from the Dec. 8 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

County commissioners voted through appointments for emergency services districts and for their appraisal district candidate at a Dec. 8 commissioners court meeting.

Tewbeleaux's Cajun Grill opened in Northwest Austin on Nov. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tewbeleaux's Cajun Grill opens first Central Texas location in Northwest Austin; House of Pies opens in Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 8.

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner closed its New Caney location on Dec. 1. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)
1950s-themed restaurant Pit Row Pit Stop Diner closes in New Caney

The restaurant will continue to offer catering services and will be open as an event venue, but it will no longer serve food as a traditional sit-down restaurant.

Located at 2714 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 130, Kingwood, Kingwood Photo Lab offers a range of services including film processing, digital printing, canvas and enlarged prints, photo restorations, memory card recoveries and film-to-digital conversions. (Courtesy Kingwood Photo Lab)
Kingwood Photo Lab returns to original location on W. Lake Houston Parkway

Kingwood Photo Lab offers a range of services including film processing, digital printing, canvas and enlarged prints, photo restorations, memory card recoveries and film-to-digital conversions.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

On the menu at Hippo Burgers are beef hamburgers and chicken sandwiches adorned in a variety of toppings like jalapenos, barbecue sauce, mushrooms, guacamole and Sriracha. (Courtesy Hippo Burgers)
Hippo Burgers coming soon to Shops of Northpark in Kingwood

On the menu at Hippo Burgers are beef hamburgers and chicken sandwiches adorned in a variety of toppings like jalapenos, barbecue sauce, mushrooms, guacamole and Sriracha.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Julia De Leon, a Harris County Precinct 3 resident and essential worker, spoke Nov. 30 at commissioners court in favor of establishing the Harris County Essential Workers Board. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County creates board for essential workers during ongoing pandemic

Local essential workers will now be given a voice to improve working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the Harris County Essential Workers Board was established during the Harris County Commissioners Court session Nov. 30.