Read about candidates in Harris, Montgomery counties and more popular Houston-area news from this week

Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 13 for the Nov. 3 election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 13 for the Nov. 3 election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 13 for the Nov. 3 election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read popular stories from this week's online coverage from the Houston area.

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.

Montgomery County



November 2020 election: Who's on the ballot and how to vote in Montgomery County

Several key dates are approaching ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, with offices at the local, state and federal level on the ballot.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Missouri City application for rental, mortgage, utilities aid program opens Sept. 28

The city of Missouri City began accepting applications for its Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance Program on Sept. 28.

Cy-Fair

New park opens in Bridgeland; another slated for completion in November

Officials with Howard Hughes Corp. announced Sept. 23 the opening of Live Oak Park and the planned opening of Celebration Park for residents of the 11,400-acre, master-planned Bridgeland community in Cypress.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

TxDOT releases environmental report, a pivotal step in I-45 rebuild

The Texas Department of Transportation has reached a critical milestone in its highly scrutinized proposal to overhaul much of I-45 through Houston.

Claire Shoop, Hannah Zedaker, Ben Thompson, Shawn Arrajj and Emma Whalen contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Legacy Community Health is partnering with Thorne HealthTech to bring a new AI-supplemented lab prevention and wellness lab to Missouri City. (Courtesy Legacy Community Health)
Legacy Community Health, Thorne HealthTech to launch wellness lab in Missouri City

A new AI-supplemented prevention and wellness lab will soon be coming to Missouri City.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

Read more below for the latest five projects that have been filed in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area. (Courtesy Canva)
Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including new Clean Eatz

Check out the five latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The Houston Astros and Constellation have announced a long-term extension to the naming rights of Sugar Land’s Constellation Field. (Courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters)
Astros, Constellation announce long-term extension to naming rights of Sugar Land ballpark

A new agreement could mean Constellation Field will keep its name as the ballpark of the Sugar Land Skeeters, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Since it opened in 1991, the organization has provided services to more than 18,000 children in Fort Bend County who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Child Advocates of Fort Bend celebrates 30th anniversary

Since it opened in 1991, the organization has provided services to more than 18,000 children in Fort Bend County who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

The committee’s main goal will be developing initiatives and strategies to help better engage with diverse communities within Fort Bend County, per the release. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County forms new committee for diversity initiatives

According to the release, the group met for the first time on Nov. 29 to discuss a possible implementation of a community engagement plan.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

One event to attend this weekend is City of Sugar Land’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. (Courtesy Canva)
7 events to attend in Sugar Land, Missouri City this weekend, Dec. 3-5

Looking for something to do in Sugar Land or Missouri City this weekend? Check out the weekend guide.