ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)

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The Woodlands

ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default, moves employees from Spring to The Woodlands


ExxonMobil has resolved a default on a tax abatement agreement with Montgomery County by moving employees to its Hughes Landing facilities in The Woodlands, county officials said at a Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting April 27.

Conroe-Montgomery


Home Depot Regional Distribution Center being built at Conroe’s remediated superfund site


A Home Depot Regional Distribution Center is being constructed at 1776 E. Davis St., Conroe, at the site of the former Conroe Cresoting Co., a wood-treating facility. The project is “the worst-kept secret ever,” said Danielle Scheiner, executive director of the Conroe Economic Development Council, at the Lake Conroe Region Outlook on April 30.

Katy

First Texas PopStroke, designed by Tiger Woods, coming to Katy

The first Texas location of PopStroke, a Florida-based golf entertainment facility designed by Tiger Woods, is coming to the Katy area in 2022. The attraction will be built on a 3.2-acre tract at the Katy Grand and feature an 8,000-square-foot restaurant.

Fort Bend ISD

UPDATE: Judy Dae, Kristen Davison Malone win seats on Fort Bend ISD board of trustees

Newcomers Judy Dae and Kristen Davison Malone have won election to the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees.

Cy-Fair

Houston Methodist announces plans for new 400-bed hospital in Cypress

Officials with Houston Methodist have announced the purchase of 106 acres along Hwy. 290 and plans to build its ninth hospital in the Cypress area. The property, located between Barker Cypress and Skinner roads, was formerly occupied by Sysco Corp.

Vanessa Holt, Eva Vigh, Laura Aebi, Claire Shoop and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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(Courtesy city of League City)
Bay Area officials trying to make watershed study projects feasible

Additional study and federal and state funding are necessary before officials can implement millions of dollars of potential regional drainage solutions.

Burger Nation opened its Pearland location in mid-June. (Courtesy Burger Nation)
Burger Nation opens Pearland location

The Pearland restaurant is the third location for the business.

Clear Lake High School basketball players and Clear Lake City Elementary students during a Character Court session. (Courtesy of Clear Creek ISD)
Two Clear Creek ISD high schools receive national recognition for character development programs

Cleat Lake and Clear Brook high schools received 2021 Promising Practice designations from www.character.com for their character development programs.

Chief Ratliff says he still keeps in touch with the man he saved following their reunion this May. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City Police Chief reunites with 70-year-old man he saved on the side of the road earlier this year

Chief Ratliff says he still keeps in touch with the man he saved following their reunion this May.

Located at 1120 Moy St., the five-story Heritage Senior Residences is slated to open to residents in late 2022. (Courtesy Heritage Senior Residences)
Ground breaks on affordable senior living project in Washington corridor

The project, which is being funded with the help of the city of Houston's Hurricane Harvey recovery funds, is meant to replace housing lost during Hurricane Harvey.

Jersey Village City Council approved new homestead exemptions for qualifying residents at their June 21 meeting. (Courtesy Pexels)
Jersey Village City Council increases disabled, over-65 homestead exemptions

The exemptions for disabled and over-65 homeowners were raised to $200,000 and $100,000, respectively.

Road work continued on FM 2978 in June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Work on FM 2978 advances toward slated 2021 completion

The last phase of the FM 2978 project underway was 77% completed in early June, TxDOT said.

Counties can use the American Rescue Plan Act funds for several purposes, including responding to the public health emergency and its negative economic effects by providing assistance to households, small businesses, nonprofits or industries hit particularly hard by the pandemic. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fort Bend County leaders talk American Rescue Plan Act funding

Fort Bend County commissioners on June 22 approved an amended budget for $157.42 million in American Rescue Plan Act coronavirus relief funds, despite some disagreement from the court.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

House of Duchess Beauty Supply Store offers a variety of hair and skin products. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
House of Duchess Beauty Supply Store now open on FM 1488 in Magnolia

The beaty store offers a variety of hair and skin products.

When built out, the community will include several housing complexes and community centers. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Miracle City, community for the homeless, eyes 5-year build-out

Five acres on Foster Drive have been cleared for Miracle City, a community serving people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.

According to a district news release, in the 2021-22 school year all KISD employees will receive a 2.5% pay increase of the control point; the district's starting teacher salary will increase from $56,500 to $57,800; and returning teachers will see a salary increase of $1,550. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Klein ISD raises starting teacher salary to $57,800 for 2021-22 school year

All Klein ISD employees can look forward to receiving pay raises in the 2021-22 school year following the KISD board of trustees' unanimous approval of a $494.5 million budget June 14.