Howard Hughes Corp. opposes The Woodlands incorporation; Fort Bend Town Center Phase 3 plans finalized and more top Houston-area news

NewQuest Properties, the developer behind Fort Bend Town Center, has inked a deal that will bring 589 urban apartments and 200,000 square feet of mixed-commercial space to Missouri City. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)
NewQuest Properties, the developer behind Fort Bend Town Center, has inked a deal that will bring 589 urban apartments and 200,000 square feet of mixed-commercial space to Missouri City. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)

NewQuest Properties, the developer behind Fort Bend Town Center, has inked a deal that will bring 589 urban apartments and 200,000 square feet of mixed-commercial space to Missouri City. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)

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The Woodlands

The Howard Hughes Corp. takes position on incorporation vote in The Woodlands, plans website

In an open letter to residents of The Woodlands, Jim Carman, president of the Houston region of The Howard Hughes Corp., said on Aug. 23 the company is taking a position against the incorporation measure that will be on the ballot Nov. 2.

South African restaurant Mozambik to replace Peli Peli in The Woodlands on Sept. 10



Mozambik, a Portuguese-inspired South African restaurant, is opening by The Woodlands Mall at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 304, The Woodlands, on Sept. 10.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County has highest Asian population in Texas in 2020 census, plus other increases


Fort Bend County had the highest proportion of Asian residents in Texas, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

More than 500 apartments to be included in Phase 3 of Missouri City's Fort Bend Town Center development


NewQuest Properties, the developer behind Fort Bend Town Center, has inked a deal that will bring 589 urban apartments and 200,000 square feet of mixed-commercial space to Missouri City.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County records highest COVID-19 cases in residents under age 12

Montgomery County reported the highest number of children under 12 testing positive for COVID-19 to date in its Aug. 25 update.

Vanessa Holt, Ally Bolender, Rynd Morgan, Claire Shoop and Jishnu Nair contributed to this report.



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The Woodlands Township meetings are held at the township building on Technology Forest Boulevard. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Township plans Sept. 23 information session on incorporation

Here's what to expect at the information session about incorporation on Sept. 23 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

Council members Charlie Bradt (left) and Ted Fletcher (right) discuss asking the city's municipal development district for additional funding during a Sept. 22 meeting. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council discusses additional costs for Holly Hill Park construction

Inflation and the cost of materials has increased the estimated cost of the project by about $120,000.

At a Sept. 22 workshop, a proposal came up that could make Conroe a certified local government. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
City of Conroe considering Texas Historical Commission Certification

At a Sept. 22 workshop, a proposal came up that could make Conroe a certified local government.

Costa is next door to La Francesita Gourmet Bakery Cafe. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Locally-owned chicken restaurant Costa now open on Woodlands Parkway

The Costa menu features a whole chicken, half chicken, boneless chicken breast, chicken caesar salad and chicken sandwich.

The locally owned and -operated office offers family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring Green Family Dental now open in Katy

The locally owned and -operated office offers family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services.

Orangetheory Fitness opened its new Fulshear location Sept. 10. (Holly Galvan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Orangetheory Fitness now open in Fulshear

Orangetheory offers membership-based group workout classes.

Casa Nomad will open Sept. 23 in the M-K-T Heights development at 600 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston. (Courtesy Michael Anthony)
Casa Nomad opens Sept. 23 at M-K-T Heights development

The eatery is coming soon from the same hospitality trio behind Wicklow Heights.

Lone Star College System is adding a fourth baccalaurete program. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
'There’s always going to be another emergency or another disaster:' Lone Star College begins process to add fourth bachelor's program

Lone Star College System is in the process of adding a baccalaureate program in emergency management to provide additional options for students seeking higher education.

The city of Tomball announced the hiring of three officials at its Sept. 20 city council meeting. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Tomball hires new community development director, fire chief, assistant city manager

Interim Fire Chief Joe Sykora will become the full-time fire chief, while the other two positions are being filled by candidates outside the city.

La Viva Cantina is now open. (Courtesy La Viva Cantina)
Tex-Mex eatery La Viva Cantina now open in Cypress

La Viva Cantina opened this month at Fairfield Town Center.

Houston resident Marissa Hanson spoke on keeping tax rates low during the Harris County Commissioners Court public hearing on Sept. 21. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County Commissioners propose tax cuts at cost of Harris Health System funding

On average, Harris County homeowners may see lower tax rates in the next year, but it will come at the cost of $17 million in funding for the county’s hospital district, according to Harris County Administrator David Berry.

Zip lining and obstacle courses are among the activities available to visitors at Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures in New Caney. (Courtesy of Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures)
Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures to open with reduced ticket prices this fall for 'Aquatoberfest'

The cost of day passes at Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures will be reduced from $24.99 to $14.99 throughout the event, officials said in a Sept. 21 news release.