City of Tomball receives grant for drainage improvements on Lizzie Lane, Persimmon Street

The city of Tomball received grant funding for drainage improvement projects in the Lizzie Lane and South Persimmon Street area. The projects are anticipated to lessen flooding near Lizzie Lane, South Persimmon Street, Agg Road and the future Medical Complex Drive extension.

The city of Tomball received grant funding for drainage improvement projects in the Lizzie Lane and South Persimmon Street area. The projects are anticipated to lessen flooding near Lizzie Lane, South Persimmon Street, Agg Road and the future Medical Complex Drive extension.

The Texas General Land Office awarded the city of Tomball with an almost $1.6 million Community Development Block Grant to address flooding issues on Lizzie Lane and Persimmon Street—in addition to the $411,012 the city already approved in response to the flooding problems—totaling almost $2 million in improvement funds. City Council members approved the contract between the city and the GLO at an April 15 council meeting.

Drainage infrastructure improvements will occur along the drainage channel south of the Lizzie Lane and South Persimmon Street intersection on the west side of South Persimmon Street, as well as the east side of South Persimmon Street to Medical Complex Drive, according to city information.

Improvements include the addition of a storm sewer pipe as well as the addition of ditches to carry water to drainage channels created as part of the future Medical Complex Drive extension to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported, and construction will tentatively begin this spring.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


MOST RECENT

Protesters peacefully gathered in downtown Conroe on May 31. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
This week in photos, May 31-June 6: Black Lives Matter protests sweep across Montgomery County

Peaceful protests took place in Conroe, The Woodlands and Kingwood.

The county has reported 1,064 total cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County reports 28th death related to COVID-19; recoveries continue to rise while hospitalizations fall

Nearly 600 county residents have recovered from COVID-19 as of June 5, while the county's hospitalization rate reached its lowest point this spring.

SNAP, a federal program overseen in Texas by the HHSC, assists around 1.4 million eligible low-income individuals and families statewide. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Emergency SNAP food benefits extended in Texas during COVID-19 pandemic

SNAP assists around 1.4 million eligible low-income individuals and families in Texas.

Previously scheduled to be held at the Tomball Community Center and Real Life Ministries, the summer program has been moved to Juergens Park. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball Kids Club begins June 23, changes venue

Kids Club is free to attend, but children must preregister.

As of June 4, 14 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed and 56 residents and staff are being monitored at the center. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Outbreak reported at Humble rehab facility

As of June 4, 14 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed and 56 residents and staff are being monitored at the center.

A woman in her 60s from Spring died while in the hospital. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County reports 27th coronavirus-related death; active cases down by 8

A woman in her 60s from Spring died while in the hospital.

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to see its COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CMS reports 321 coronavirus deaths in Texas nursing homes, nearly 32,000 nationwide

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to its COVID-19 cases.

The Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center opened June 1, with a grand opening ceremony held via video conference on June 4. (Courtesy Lone Star College System)
Lone Star College System announces Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center opening

The Lone Star College Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center officially opened June 1.

While the Texas Supreme Court's 15th Emergency Order issued May 14 allowed residential eviction proceedings to resume statewide beginning May 19 following a two-month hiatus, the order does not require those proceedings to resume. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hidalgo, Turner request eviction moratorium be extended through Aug. 24

In hopes of avoiding a new wave of homelessness plaguing Harris County, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo have requested all justices of the peace countywide to postpone eviction hearings until late August.

Martha Salazar-Zamora has served as superintendent since 2017, previously serving as chief academic officer for the district since 2014. (Courtesy Tomball ISD)
Tomball ISD's Martha Salazar-Zamora nominated as superintendent of the year

She has served as superintendent since 2017, previously serving as chief academic officer for the district since 2014, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Magnolia and Magnolia West high school students will be able to attend proms at Magnolia Rose Event Center on June 11 and 12, respectively. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Magnolia community steps up to give high school seniors a prom

With coronavirus restrictions preventing seniors from finishing their school years together, the Magnolia community came together to give them a prom.

Hair La Vie' Hair Salon opened May 15 in Magnolia. (Courtesy Hair La Vie' Hair Salon)
Hair La Vie' Hair Salon now open in Magnolia

Hair La Vie' Hair Salon aims to serve all its customers' hair care needs.