Ask the editor: What do we report on the web?

Once a month this paper arrives in your mailbox with local, useful news about your community, but at communityimpact.com, you can find even more news in a faster, briefer format.


Although Community Impact Newspaper is a print-focused publication—which is becoming more of a rarity in today’s media world—we strive to fulfill our mission and our commitment to readers through a robust digital presence that complements the deeper reporting you read in print every month.


That includes immediate coverage of League City, Nassau Bay and Clear Lake Shores along with the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees and sometimes the smaller communities around the Bay Area. It also includes daily updates on new businesses, transportation projects, development updates and more in and around the area.


You can also follow our news coverage by signing up for one of our free email newsletters, and you can connect with our editors and reporters on social media.

By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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Java Owl reopened Monday morning, May 17. (Courtesy of Java Owl Coffee House)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Java Owl reopens on E. NASA Parkway and more

Here is a roundup of recent business news in the Bay Area.

Taco Bueno sells tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more unique items, including the Muchaco, a taco made with a soft pita-like shell. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Taco Bueno coming to Katy and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Intuitive Machines is based in Clear Lake. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Intuitive Machines expanding in Houston Spaceport

Houston officials have announced yet another development coming to the Houston Spaceport.

Economist Elliot Eisenberg spoke about the economic recovery post-pandemic, saying this year's GDP growth will be the best since the 1950s. (Brooke Ontiveros/Community Impact Newspaper)
Economist explains housing demand, price booms in Texas, Greater Houston area

Eisenberg explained why home prices are rising at a June 9 Greater Houston Builders Association luncheon.

I-45 Houston
Houston extends pilot period for freeway crash towing program

A pilot program that aims to reduce wait times for towing after freeway accidents got an extension June 9.

Officials with the Harris County Justice Administration Department said they identified racial disparities in citations and use of force by law enforcement, among other areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County identifies racial disparities in use of force, citations from law enforcement agencies

Analysis in the report included racial demographics in instances of consent search, contraband discovery, traffic stops that led to arrests, types of citations or warnings, and use of force.

League City Animal Control is located at 755 W. Walker St. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City to host monthly pet food pantry starting June 13

The League City Animal Control building at 755 W. Walker St. will serve as a pantry on the second Sunday of each month from noon-2 p.m.

Mayor Pat Hallisey and a couple members of League City City Council clashed June 8 over an agenda item related to renaming part a major road after a family significant to the city’s history. (Courtesy city of League City)
Mayor, council members clash over how to honor historical family

Mayor Pat Hallisey and a couple members of League City City Council clashed June 8 over an agenda item related to renaming part a major road after a family significant to the city’s history.

Single-family home sales in the Houston area surged 48.2% percent compared to May 2020, when real estate was in the process of recovering from coronavirus-related lockdowns. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Houston-area home sales in May up nearly 50% versus last year

Single-family home sales were up 48.2% compared to a year ago, with 9,702 units sold versus 6,546 a year earlier.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.

After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City City Council approves land swap for Landing Boulevard extension

After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard.