Bellaire | Meyerland | West University
9:06 PM CDT

Bellaire police will soon begin testing license plate readers

Bellaire will install 10 cameras on major entrances and exits into and out of the city.


Bay Area
6:39 PM CDT

Clear Lake Shores adopts fiscal year 2020-21 budget

City Council approved the proposed budget, which is $1.8 million higher than the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, on Sept. 1.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Federal court filing: $186,000 seized from former Houston ISD official, contractor under investigation

The official is no longer employed by the district, and Houston ISD is not named in the filing.



Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Dessert Gallery celebrates 25 years of sweets in Houston

For the rest of the year, the bakery and cafe will feature monthly product giveaways.


Pearland | Friendswood

DATA: COVID-19 patient stays in Brazoria County hospitals remain consistent Sept. 14-20

The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU and general use beds in Brazoria County remained consistently low this past week.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Ride-hailing app Alto expanding to Houston

Dallas-based ride-hailing service Alto has its sights set on Houston for its first expansion market.


Conroe | Montgomery

Montgomery County makes progress on backlog; school districts begin reporting cases: Five COVID-19 updates the week of Sept. 15-21

Of the county's total cases, 50 have reportedly come from the Joe Corley Detention Center and 207 from the Montgomery County Processing Center.



Conroe | Montgomery

Naskila Gaming seeks support for new gambling bill

Despite support from across the state, including Conroe, the bingo facility has faced nearly two decades of litigation from the state.


The Woodlands

See how home sales, median prices changed in August in The Woodlands area

Median home prices increased across The Woodlands area compared to the same time last year.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.


The Woodlands

Plans to build 58 homes on Mitchell Island in The Woodlands' East Shore area draw resident opposition

The Howard Hughes Corp. originally planned for 19 homes on the island, but the plan now calls for 58 houses in an area where residents said eagles are frequently seen.



Spring | Klein

GALLERY: Spring ISD opens two new ninth-grade centers Sept. 21

While the Spring and Dekaney ninth-grade centers opened Sept. 21, construction on the Westfield High School Ninth-Grade Center is still nearing completion.


Bay Area

Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties were all included in a disaster declaration issued Sept. 21; several Bay Area school districts, colleges and city entities are closed in response.


Tomball | Magnolia

Community honors legacy of Dr. Norman Graham, Tomball’s 'father of medicine'

“Good, quality health care—that was my dad's mission in life," said Leif Graham, Dr. Graham's son.


Cy-Fair

Esthetix Skin Care now open in Vintage Park area

The new business offers specialty skin care treatments, eyelash services and facial waxing.



Spring | Klein

Repair One Automotive opens location on Louetta Road

The Woodlands-based Repair One Automotive opened its second location in late August at 8680 Louetta Road, Spring.


Cy-Fair

CAMPUS DATA: See how Cy-Fair ISD campuses compare in enrollment, demographics

Cy-Fair ISD is an increasingly diverse school district with more than 100 languages and dialects spoken by students.


Spring | Klein

Gypsy Caravan Events launches semimonthly Champions Farmers Market

Gypsy Caravan Events launched a new semimonthly farmers market in the parking lot of Campioni Restaurant on Sept. 12.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Sprouts Farmers Market set to open new Houston store Oct. 14

Sprouts Farmers Market will soon be opening a new grocery store.



The Woodlands

Dosey Doe Breakfast & BBQ launches whiskey bar addition in The Woodlands

The eatery's new bar features a range of whiskeys and house-made syrups, bitters and juices for cocktails.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Missouri City celebrates completed median enhancements on Texas Parkway, Cartwright Road

The median enhancements are phase one of a three-part citywide beatufication project.


Cy-Fair

Harris County ESD No. 9 cancels November election after board members step down and new commissioners appointed

The two new commissioners join the ESD No. 9 board as it oversees a transition of the Cy-Fair Fire Department and plans to construct several new stations in the coming years.


Cy-Fair

Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.



Tomball | Magnolia

Free COVID-19 testing at Texas Renaissance Festival and more Houston-area news

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


Conroe | Montgomery

'We care about you and your whole health': Conroe-area school districts emphasize importance of social, emotional learning upon reopening

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in person or if you are at home doing work remotely; we care about you and your whole health. And so you’re going to see investment in our curriculum, in our social and emotional learning, both online and in person,” CISD Superintendent Curtis Null said in an Aug. 24 livestream. “We understand that there has been a mental health strain that’s been associated with everything that’s been going on over these last few months, so we are going to work to make that happen.”