Lone Star College approves Transportation Institute expansion

The Lone Star College System board of trustees met May 2.

The Lone Star College System board of trustees met May 2.

On May 2, the Lone Star College board of trustees unanimously agreed to purchase an additional 23 acres of land for the Corporate College Transportation Institute.

The institute currently occupies 19.73 acres in Spring. The expansion is anticipated to be complete in March 2020, according to LSC senior associate vice chancellor Linda Head.

The Corporate College Transportation Institute trains students to receive their commercial driver’s license (CDL) over the course of a six-week course. The institute also contracts with corporate clients to fast-track an employee’s training.

“We expanded it because of our new facility opening up,” Head said. “We have relationships with the airport [and the] Union-Pacific Railroad. … We have a logistics program, and we are updating all that into modern day supply logistics.”

Head said the expansion is coming about due to Houston’s location and reputation as a transportation hub.

“There’s a lot of movement of goods coming through Houston,” she said. “Truck driving is always in the top three or five occupations that go unfilled in the city.”

Head added the expansion is ready to go and is waiting on a county permit at this time.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


MOST RECENT

Montgomery County collects local feedback on thoroughfare plan predicting future traffic, growth

Montgomery County officials sought community feedback on the county’s thoroughfare plan through mid-June, updating the previous plan from 2016.

The teacher training center was named the Walter P. Jett Training Center and will open spring 2022. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
Conroe ISD names 4 buildings, provides construction updates

The Conroe ISD board of trustees decided on the names of four CISD buildings at a June 15 meeting.

Salata allows customers to create their own custom salads and wraps. (Courtesy Salata)
Salata restaurant now open on Lake Woodlands Drive

Salata opened on Lake Woodlands Drive on June 14.

Lone Star College has been approved for additional baccalaureate programs following House Bill 3348 being signed June 16. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College approved for additional baccalaureate programs

Lone Star College can now have up to five bachelor programs, up from its current three.

Following Hurricane Harvey, debris lined the streets in many parts of Harris County. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Department of Housing and Urban Develoment denies request, Texas General Land Office drafting plan to subaward Harris County $750M for flood mitigation

The Texas General Land Office now plans to subaward Harris County flood mitigation funding after the county was left out of recent Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

Drainage, flood planning efforts seek funding in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County

The Woodlands area has largely been spared the widespread, catastrophic flooding seen in parts of the Greater Houston area in events such as Hurricane Harvey, but officials said now is the time to act to prevent those scenarios from unfolding in south Montgomery County.

The Conroe ISD board of trustees discussed federal emergency funds and virtual schooling at its June board meeting. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Conroe ISD to receive total of $64.7M in federal emergency relief funds; virtual school on hold

Conroe ISD’s initial allocation from Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief is $43M.

Harris County Pets facilitates pet adoptions, foster placements and more. (Courtesy Harris County Pets)
Harris County Pets temporarily waives adoption fees to control increase of population

Harris County Pets has exceeded its capacity to house its growing pet population, officials said.

I Heart Mac & Cheese allows guests to customize macaroni and cheese bowls or grilled cheese sandwiches. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
I Heart Mac & Cheese coming soon to Creekside Park Village Green

I Heart Mac & Cheese is anticipated to open late summer to early fall.

The Grogan salad consists of grilled chicken, pecan-smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes, shredded cheese and corn tortilla strips. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Republic Grille founder brings local focus, themes to The Woodlands restaurant

Founder and owner Terry McBurney opened the first location of Republic Grille seven years ago because he wanted to provide a truly local restaurant to The Woodlands community, he said.

Pandemic worsens health care shortages in The Woodlands area

Area hospitals are attempting to fill positions created by a nursing shortage that began before the pandemic.