DATA: ZIP codes 77354, 77362 see greatest change in home prices year over year


Pinehurst ZIP code 77362 saw the greatest increase in median price of homes sold from November 2018 to November 2019 with a 23.1% increase. Magnolia ZIP code 77354 also saw a 21.6% increase in median price of homes sold during that time.
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 See where to order food for takeout or delivery from locally owned restaurants in Tomball and Magnolia amid county and state mandates limiting dine-in services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: Where to find takeout, delivery and curbside pickup in Tomball, Magnolia

Tired of home cooking? See where to order food for takeout or delivery from locally owned restaurants in Tomball and Magnolia.

A Harris County administrative judge has ordered county officials to "wholly disregard" an order from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo that involved releasing certain nonviolent inmates from the Harris County Jail. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Judge orders halt to Harris County inmate release

The plan to release certain nonviolent inmates was announced earlier this week to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak at the Harris County Jail.

City of Magnolia mulls funding options for new water, wastewater facilities

Kelly Hajek, a representative with Strand Associates—engineering consultants for the city—presented proposals to build a wastewater treatment plant near Mill Creek, estimated to cost $38 million, and a water plant near Spur 149, estimated to cost $10.5 million.

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Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the North Houston area below.

Houston Airport System officials expect March passenger data to be significantly lower than in other months. Foot traffic at IAH was light March 24. (Emily Heineman/Community Impact Newspaper)
TSA limits checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport; Houston Airport System expects significant decline in March passengers

With low passenger travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been consolidated to make better use of resources and personnel, Houston Airport System officials said.

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening the FM 2978 bridge over Spring Creek. (Courtesy Fotolia)
FM 2978 bridge construction to wrap up in third quarter

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening the FM 2978 bridge over Spring Creek from two to four lanes. The project was 74% complete as of March 1, according to TxDOT information.

With more people staying home, events being canceled and business travel limited, hotels in Tomball and Magnolia are seeing significantly lower rates of occupancy. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball, Magnolia hotels see mass cancellations as travel plans, events dwindle

With more people staying home, events being canceled and business travel limited, hotels in Tomball and Magnolia are seeing significantly lower rates of occupancy.

Construction on FM 1774 widening moves along

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1774 from the Grimes County line to west of FM 1486 from two lanes to four lanes. The project was 88% complete as of March 1.

Volunteers unload food donations for the Montgomery County Food Bank. (Courtesy Drive West Communications)
ExxonMobil makes $250,000 donation to local food banks

The energy company said the Houston Food Bank will receive $200,000, including $50,000 in gasoline gift cards. The Montgomery County Food Bank will also receive $50,000.

Lone Star College is providing tips for parents and students adapting to online learning. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College offers online learning tips for parents

Lone Star College is providing tips for parents and students adapting to online learning.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo provided updates on the county's "Stay Home-Work Safe" order at a March 30 press conference. (Screenshot via Harris County)
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The Texas Tribune demographics reporter Alexa Ura interviewed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on April 3.