Conroe | Montgomery
10:26 AM Jan 25, 2021 CST

New groundwater rules in Montgomery County abolish previous restrictions

The new rules allow for cutbacks if needed in the future. However, some are concerned Montgomery County could pump an excessive amount of groundwater.


Tomball | Magnolia
5:10 PM CST

Campus development, hospital challenges: Looking ahead with Rob Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Rob Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, in mid-January about his vision for the Tomball hospital, upcoming developments and challenges expected in 2021.


Cy-Fair

Progress 'excruciatingly slow' on effort to address overcrowding at Harris County Jail

"I know it is keeping many of us awake at night, and it should. It absolutely should," said U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who is presiding over an ongoing lawsuit dealing with the county's felony bail practices.



Cy-Fair

2,610 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair from Jan. 20-26

In the past seven days, 2,610 new cases have been confirmed locally, and eight Cy-Fair residents have died due to the virus.


Katy

Fort Bend County prepares to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites

Fort Bend County officials are preparing to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites so that the county will be able to administer more vaccines as soon as they become available.


Katy

Progress continues at Katy Downtown Plaza

Despite the rain, progress is being made at Katy’s Downtown Plaza, according to Katy City Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. Recent advancements include pouring concrete and removing a Centerpoint power pole that had been a major hurdle in the construction process.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Hearing set for Bellaire parking lot lawsuit

A Harris County District Court hearing on the case is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 27.



Katy

Once completed, Texas Heritage Parkway to connect I-10 to FM 1093

Construction on the $55 million Texas Heritage Parkway project connecting FM 1093 to I-10 is underway, according to Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Precinct 3 commissioner.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

TxDOT's Loop 494 expansion project delayed to third quarter of 2021

The project expands the road from two to four lanes and adds a raised turf median and center turn lanes at intersections and sidewalks.


Cy-Fair

Hungry Howie’s Pizza opens new location on West Road in Cy-Fair

Diners who register in advance can get a free junior pizza at today's pre-opening event.


Conroe | Montgomery

7 updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Montgomery County

Two more hubs slated, call center in the works and registration process may be nixed: seven updates you do not want to miss.



The Woodlands

Montgomery County commissioners unanimously approve new court at law

The aim of the new court, once established, is to help the county prepare for future growth.


The Woodlands

Cunae International School addition to add classrooms, new dining concept to The Woodlands facility

School officials now expect the expansion to be ready before the fall semester kicks off.


Tomball | Magnolia

Steers, swine and livestreams: Tomball ISD 45th annual FFA Project Show limits in-person attendance, offers virtual option

Tomball ISD's 45th annual FFA Project Show will take place Jan. 27-30 at Tomball High School. In-person attendance will be limited, and the event will be livestreamed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Spring | Klein

Northwood Montessori School to celebrate opening of new toddler building Jan. 29

Located at 14901 Welcome Lane, Houston, the preschool first opened in 1975.



Spring | Klein

DATA: Spring-Klein's population grew nearly 15.5% between 2014-19

Population growth in the Spring and Klein area outpaced both Harris County and the state of Texas over the past five years.


Bay Area

Clear Creek ISD swaps Pre-AP course titles for Honors designation

As Clear Creek ISD leaders grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent adaptations to the educational experience, secondary students interested in more rigorous coursework will see some changes to their fall 2021 courses.


Bay Area

Riverbend development in League City to be destination

After nearly a decade of back and forth with various developers, League City officials said they are excited they will soon see progress on a development set to become a regional attraction.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Texas Medical Center offers coronavirus updates

More than 118,000 people have received their first shot.



Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.


Cy-Fair

378 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Jan. 18-24

This is the highest number of cases confirmed in any given week since the start of the school year, up from 298 cases the previous week.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Houston opens first drive-thru vaccination site

The site aims to distribute 1,000 doses per day for the first week and can scale up if more doses become available.


Conroe | Montgomery

New Montgomery County transportation priorities coming this year

With the last Montgomery County mobility projects funded by a 2015 road bond underway and updates still pending for the county’s Major Thoroughfare Plan, area officials are looking to shape a new set of transportation priorities in 2021.



Spring | Klein

Spring ISD seeking feedback on 2021-22 instructional calendar options through Feb. 3

Calendar Option A has a proposed start date of Aug. 16 and a proposed last day of school for students of June 2, while Calendar Option B has a proposed start date of Aug. 11 and a proposed last day of school for students of May 26—before Memorial Day.


Cy-Fair

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients age 75 and older begin receiving vaccinations

Many of the patients eligible to get vaccinated in the past week said they have missed spending time with loved ones in person and were eager for this first dose.