Willis' first H-E-B coming soon; Texas Legislature approves funding for virtual learning; and more top Houston-area news

The Market at Willis Shopping Center is underway at the southeast corner of FM 1097 and I-45. (Rendering courtesy Fidelis)
The Market at Willis Shopping Center is underway at the southeast corner of FM 1097 and I-45. (Rendering courtesy Fidelis)

The Market at Willis Shopping Center is underway at the southeast corner of FM 1097 and I-45. (Rendering courtesy Fidelis)

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Conroe-Montgomery

H-E-B-anchored The Market at Willis Shopping Center breaks ground


The Market at Willis Shopping Center, a 69.7-acre development, has broken ground at the southeast corner of I-45 and FM 1097 and will bring the first H-E-B to Willis.

Statewide



Inside Senate Bill 15: Texas lawmakers approve state funding for virtual learning


Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that will expand remote learning possibilities during the pandemic for independent school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Tomball-Magnolia

City of Tomball agrees to enter negotiations with Lovett Industrial to develop 240-acre tract at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road


Tomball City Council members approved a resolution Sept. 7 to begin negotiations with Lovett Industrial to develop a 240-acre tract of land located at Hwy. 249 and Rocky Road west of the Hwy. 249 and Grand Parkway interchange.

Bay Area

Clear Lake H-E-B closing to make way for new location

H-E-B at 16811 El Camino Real, Houston, will be closing as early as Dec. 1.

Cy-Fair

Harris County Flood Control District to begin demolition of Raveneaux Country Club


The Harris County Flood Control District will begin the demolition of the former site of Raveneaux Country Club on or about Sept. 14, district officials announced in a news release Sept. 7.

Jake Magee, Anna Lotz, Jishnu Nair, Chandler France and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.



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League City working to create mountain bike trails

With League City City Council’s unanimous vote Sept. 28, the city is taking another step toward appeasing mountain bikers citywide.

Food at Casa Nomad is inspired by coastal Mexican cities. (Courtesy Michael Anthony)
Business Roundup: Casa Nomad now open, Buck Mason coming to Montrose Collective

Catch up on the latest business news in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas.

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 booster shots now available in Fort Bend County

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus.

In hopes of making Spring ISD a more attractive school district for potential bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage, the SISD board of trustees increased its bus driver pay and approved an incentive package during a special-called session Sept. 27. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Spring ISD raises starting bus driver pay to $19 per hour amid nationwide shortage

In hopes of making Spring ISD a more attractive school district for potential bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage, the SISD board of trustees increased its bus driver pay and approved an incentive package during a special-called session Sept. 27.

Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West is celebrating a 10-year anniversary and expanding in 2021. (Courtesy Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West)
Kumon Math and Reading Center of The Woodlands West celebrates 10-year anniversary in October

Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West is celebrating a 10-year anniversary and expanding in 2021.

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Nutty Brown Amphitheatre to relocate; Grand Parkway extension fuels East Montgomery County development, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 28.

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Ahead of Nov. 2 elections, Fort Bend County officials encourage voter registration

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 4.

Pearland adopted multiple new programs that city council hopes will help keep the city competitive through salary pay. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Pearland implements programs to provide competitive pay for city workers

Pearland adopted multiple new programs that City Council hopes will help keep the city competitive in its employee salaries.

building permits on desk
MAP: Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Katy, including plans for a new meat market

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial permits filed in Katy.

building permits on desk with hammer
Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including a new warehouse

Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Learning loss data has become clearer after district data showed many Katy ISD students failed to meet previously set goals. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Majority of Katy ISD students fail to reach state goals for standardized testing

Learning loss data has become clearer after district data showed many Katy ISD students failed to meet previously set goals.

In a unanimous vote, the West University Place City Council approved the fiscal year 2021-22 budget and tax rate. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
West University Place City Council approves FY 2021-22 budget, tax rate

West University Place is anticipating an increase in revenues of almost $672,000 compared to what was budgeted last year.