Master-planned community with 1,000 homes coming to Waller and more top Houston-area news from this week

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)
Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)

Read the top stories from this week from the Houston area.

Conroe-Montgomery

New master-planned community to bring 1,000 homes, Hwy. 290 improvements to Waller

Officials said a new master-planned community underway in Waller will help spur future growth in the city and in the surrounding area. Wolff Companies and leaders with the city and county of Waller celebrated the groundbreaking of Beacon Hill on Oct. 27.

Affordable manufactured housing community to open in Conroe


A manufactured housing community is set to open in Conroe in spring 2021. The community, known as Pine Acre Trails, will be located at 11055 Pine Acres Trails Blvd., Conroe, by the Conroe airport. It will be a lot-lease community, meaning residents can bring their own manufactured homes into the community.

Harris County

November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Harris County local races

Ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, here is a roundup of everything Harris County voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approves tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

Harris County taxpayers can look forward to some property tax relief in fiscal year 2020-21 following the unanimous approval of an overall tax rate decrease by Harris County Commissioners Court on Oct. 27.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

4 recently opened businesses in Sugar Land, Missouri City

Blue Legend Swim School, Clean My Teeth, PNC Bank and The Woodlands Financial Group Insurance all opened recently in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Danica Lloyd, Eva Vigh, Hannah Zedaker and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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Mediterraneo Market & Cafe (Alex Grant/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here is a roundup of local business news in Clear Lake and League City.

Tracking police reform text
Police oversight board seen as target for reform

A new study confirms task force report findings and complaints from board members stating that the oversight process is dysfunctional.

Council Member Robert Gallegos, Arturo Michel, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Ron Lewis.
Mayor announces changes among Houston’s top-level staff

Several key staff are retiring or leaving for new positions.

The railroad museum is located at 201 S. Elm. St., Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball's Railroad Museum reopens Dec. 5

The museum will be open with free admission every Saturday in December.

Montgomery County COVID-19 updates
Active COVID-19 cases double in Montgomery County since Nov. 17

Since Monday, active cases countywide have risen 13.1%, while four more deaths have been reported.

Located at 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria offers dine-in eating, carryout and catering options. (Courtesy Al Chile Taqueria)
Al Chile Taqueria now serving authentic Mexican food in Tomball

The taqueria opened at 16918 FM 2920 in Tomball in late September.

The Sugar Land 95 were reburied where they were found on the James Reese Career and Technical Center grounds. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Latest report on Sugar Land 95 lends insight into those who died under convict leasing system

The remains—believed to be 94 men and one woman—are likely those of convicts who worked and died at the Bullhead Convict Labor Camp, according to the report.

A project to widen Gosling Road across Spring Creek will go out to bid in early 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
2 road projects to watch in The Woodlands area: FM 2978, Gosling Road bridge

Here's the latest on progress with construction on FM 2978, and when to expect road work on Gosling Road bridge.

(Courtesy Howard Hughes Corp.)
The Lane at Waterway announces mid-December opening

The new multifamily project offers 163 new residences in apartments and townhomes.

Several projects around the area will add stormwater capacity and improved drainage. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
7 flood-fighting projects to know around Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Several local projects have made headway in recent months.

Cy-Fair's religious groups regather, find new normal amid COVID-19 pandemic

Many local places of worship have found ways to reopen for in-person services, but subtle and overt reminders of the pandemic’s effects remain—from prepackaged Communion elements to a lack of handshakes and hugs.