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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Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

The USTMAX Center serves as a recruiting and academic microcampus for the University of St. Thomas. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas celebrates 1-year anniversary of USTMAX Center

The center serves as a recruiting and academic microcampus for the university.

The official name of a new state-of-the-art library in the Westbury area set to replace the old Meyer Branch Library will be named after NASA astronaut Shannon Walker. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Upcoming Westbury-area library named after local NASA astronaut

The Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library received official approval from Houston City Council during its meeting Oct. 20.

City Council in Sugar Land voted to approve a $1.9 million construction contract focused on drainage improvements in the Greatwood Village neighborhood at its Oct. 19 meeting. (Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Land City Council OK’s $1.9M for Greatwood drainage project

According to a presentation given to the City Council at the Oct. 19 meeting, the improvements will address the street ponding and structural flooding issues.

Giving Tuesday Cook-Off (Courtesy Giving Tuesday Katy)
October and November events taking place in the Katy area

With fall underway, there are a variety of events in the Katy area—from trunk-or-treating to getting some holiday shopping done.

Rooms To Go on Aug. 21 opened a new showroom location at 15424 S. Freeway 288, Pearland. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rooms To Go opens Pearland showroom in August

Rooms To Go on Aug. 21 opened a new showroom location at 15424 S. Freeway 288, Pearland.

The Humble ISD board of trustees at an Oct. 19 meeting bid farewell to Position 6 trustee Lori Twomey following the announcement of her resignation. From left: Position 2 trustee Robert Scarfo, Position 1 trustee Robert Sitton, Position 3 trustee Chris Parker, board President Martina Dixon, Twomey, Position 7 trustee Nancy Morrison, Superintendent Elizabeth Fagan and Position 4 trustee Ken Kirchofer stand in front the dais as they honor Twomey at her last board meeting. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
Humble ISD trustee Lori Twomey announces her resignation effective Oct. 20

Applications to fill the Position 6 trustee vacancy will be accepted until Nov. 2. Once appointed, the individual selected to fill the vacancy will hold the position until it is up for election in May 2023.

CISD board President Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null spoke about the significance of the new school during the ceremony before Ruben W. Hope III addressed the audience and shared stories about his father. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
Conroe ISD dedicates Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School

CISD board President Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null spoke about the significance of the new school during the ceremony before Ruben W. Hope III addressed the audience and shared stories about his father. 

To use the service, residents can call 866-751-8747 at least one to 30 business days ahead to schedule a trip. The service costs $1 per passenger for a one-way ticket. (courtesy Unsplash)
Fort Bend County funds rural transportation program

The program was created to provide people living in rural areas access to health care, employment, education and public services through expanding public transportation.

Montgomery County ESD 10 held its second community meeting Oct. 19. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
GALLERY: Montgomery County ESD 10 hosts community meeting

The event gave community members the opportunity to learn more about the department.

Color Me Mine Cypress relocated to a new studio space Oct. 2. (Courtesy Color Me Mine Cypress)
Color Me Mine Cypress relocates studio after 10 years in business

The pottery painting studio has been in Cypress for about 10 years and offers a range of projects as well as events for children and adults.

Montgomery ISD announced Oct. 19 its inaugural principal of Lake Creek High School, Phil Eaton, will retire in December. (Courtesy Montgomery ISD)
Montgomery ISD's Lake Creek High School Principal Phil Eaton retiring in December

“I am a beneficiary of being surrounded by amazing people all throughout my career,” Eaton said in the statement. “For me, it’s always been about the people—the team—and I have made life-long friends here in Montgomery and beyond.”