New road, trail connects Sugar Land Parks; Tomball city manager killed in crash and more top Houston-area news

This map shows the new road and trail as well as the network of existing trails in the area. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
This map shows the new road and trail as well as the network of existing trails in the area. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

This map shows the new road and trail as well as the network of existing trails in the area. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top business and community news from this week from the Houston area.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

New road, trail to connect Memorial Park, Brazos River Park in Sugar Land

The city of Sugar Land is constructing a milelong road and trail connecting Brazos River Park and Sugar Land Memorial Park.

Northbound lanes of Hwy. 6 to be closed nightly March 14-23 for construction



The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound lanes of Hwy. 6 each night from March 14-23 due to ongoing construction on the road, according to a city of Sugar Land news release.

Tomball-Magnolia

Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck dies in single-vehicle crash

Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck died March 13 in a single-vehicle crash in Waller County, according to an obituary release from the Tomball Police Department.

The Woodlands

Flashing lights installed to reduce traffic backup at several locations in The Woodlands

Flashing yellow arrows are being installed at several locations to update the Northstar Network in The Woodlands Town Center, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials. The signals have been installed at Lake Robbins and Six Pines drives and at Six Pines and Market Street. Additional lights may be installed in late spring and early summer, Precinct 3 officials said.

Updates: Three road projects to watch in The Woodlands area: FM 2978, Gosling Road and Hwy. 242 overpass

The main portion of the FM 2978 widening project still under construction is from FM 1488 to Dry Creek, and a project to widen Gosling Road may go out to bid as soon as late March, transportation officials said.

Claire Shoop, Anna Lotz and Vanessa Holt contributed to this report.



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A Crunch Fitness is anticipated to open Oct. 1 in the First Colony Commons shopping center in Sugar Land. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
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Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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According to the county, Fort Bend is the No. 1 per capita fully-vaccinated county jurisdiction in the state with 51.54% of residents recorded. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)
Fort Bend leads Texas in vaccination efforts according to state data, county says

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Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will open for the summer on June 8. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)
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The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will open for the summer on June 8.

On April 2, New Strength Pilates moved to a larger location on Riverstone Boulevard in Missouri City. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Strength Pilates relocates to larger Missouri City studio

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See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Hwy. 36A has not been approved as a project, so the route of the road has not been decided. However, this map shows the study area for the road. (Courtesy Highway 36A Coalition)
TxDOT, advocacy group look at feasibility of Hwy. 36A corridor through Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller counties

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