Recent Highlights

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Four new schools broke ground between April 22 and May 26. Junior High No. 15 and High School No. 8 had groundbreaking celebrations in Ventana Lakes on April 22. Celebrations for Elementary No. 38 in Cinco Ranch Northwest and Elementary No. 39 in Ventana Lakes were held May 20 and 26, respectively. The schools join Junior High School No. 14 in Hawk’s Landing as the first new schools built using 2014 bond funds.



MOST RECENT

Tame Impala performs at White Oak Music Hall in 2019. (Courtesy White Oak Music Hall/Kirby Gladstein)
White Oak Music Hall to celebrate 5 years with free fan appreciation party

The celebration also serves to thank fans for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new poker club opened in July. (Courtesy Hideaway Social Poker Club)
Hideaway Social Poker Club now open in Cypress

The poker club welcomes players of all experience levels from beginner to advanced.

Harris County has raised the coronavirus threat level to red. (Screenshot Courtesy Facebook)
Harris County raises coronavirus threat level to red as cases continue to surge

Coronavirus hospitalizations reached over 300 patients per day Aug. 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the date for a second special legislative session. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott announces second special session agenda

The special session will be Aug. 7 with 17 items on the agenda ranging from bail reform to employment.

A Black Rock representative could not yet provide an exact address. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
Black Rock Coffee to open Fulshear location

The national coffee shop sells roasted coffees, teas, smoothies and blended energy drinks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its masking guidance, recommending all individuals to wear masks indoors in areas where transmission rates of COVID-19 are high. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
Texas' chief state epidemiologist urges the community to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, particularly within unvaccinated populations

Tom Lambert, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, delivered a presentation at an August North Houston Association meeting about the plan's progress and future  (Courtesy METRO)
Metropolitan Transit Authority outlines light rail funding developments, COVID-19 ridership effect on METRONext

At a North Houston Association transportation committee meeting, METRO President Tom Lambert provided an update about the METRONext Moving Forward plan.

Chicking Out serves a variety of grilled chicken options. (Courtesy Chicking Out)
Chicking Out restaurant coming to The Woodlands; live-fire steakhouse coming to Inner Loop and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area, including the opening of a professional wrestling figure collector shop.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

The eatery sells a variety of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, loaded fries and fruit lemonades. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Charleys Philly Steaks coming to Katy-area Walmart

The eatery sells a variety of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, loaded fries and fruit lemonades.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the county was raising its coronavirus threat level from yellow to orange in a press conference Aug. 3. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County raises COVID-19 risk level as case numbers rise

In a press conference Aug. 3, Fort Bend County Judge KP George and other local officials encouraged residents to wear a mask and get vaccinated following an uptick in coronavirus cases.

 MVI Construction specializes in roofing as well as exterior and interior remodeling services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MVI Construction opens in Katy

MVI Construction specializes in roofing as well as exterior and interior remodeling services.