1:28 PM Nov 22, 2019 CST

Settlement in Harris County bail bond lawsuit receives final approval

Critics of the settlement have said it presents public safety concerns.


Prodigy Hair Salon closing by January

The location will be demolished to make room for the expansion of Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital.


Houston Food Bank in need of donations, volunteers after tossing nearly 2 million pounds of contaminated food

The Houston Food Bank needs help after it was forced to throw out about 1.8 million pounds of food.



Texas high-speed rail construction could move forward following agreement between Texas Central, Mass. Electric Construction Co.

Construction on the Texas high-speed rail could continue to gain traction following an Early Contract Involvement agreement between Texas Central and Mass. Electric Contruction Co.


Marburger's Sporting Goods closes in Seabrook

The business, which was open for 46 years, has not announced plans to relocate.


Houston continues investment in 2020 census outreach

Houston City Council approved the second half of a $1.5 million contract


Residents to get early look at new League City Animal Care and Adoption Center

Residents who want to get a sneak peek at how the new League City Animal Care and Adoption Center is coming along will have their chance Friday.


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League City considering raising water rates to supplement system improvements

League City plans to spend $501 million over the next 10 years improving its water and wastewater system, and the city is considering raising water rates to help pay for the work.


Kolache Factory opens in League City

A grand opening with giveaways and prizes will be held Dec. 14.


Mario's Pizza & Pasta celebrates 50 years in Bay Area

The business originally opened in 1969 in Galveston.


Clear Creek ISD board votes to keep high school start times as is

Clear Creek ISD school start times will remain the same—at least for now.



South Shore Boulevard repair work delayed until Nov. 20-27

Due to wet weather last week, work to repair a storm sewer line under South Shore Boulevard was delayed from Nov. 13-20 to Nov. 20-27, which will force motorists to take detours parts of this week and next.


Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center now renovated

The center underwent renovations, including repaving the asphalt surface, which had been damaged after years of heavy use.


Lina Hidalgo reflects on boundary-pushing first year in State of the County address

Early childhood development will be major focus of 2020, Hidalgo said.


Sylvan Beach Park pavilion to get new operator, undergo repairs; supporters fear for historic building’s future

The contract between Harris County and the operator of Sylvan Beach Park’s historic pavilion has been terminated.



Blitz Sports Grill now open in Webster

Blitz Sports Grill & Party Bar opened Oct. 17.


Erma's Nutrition Center relocates in Clear Lake

Erma's Nutrition Center and Natural Market relocated in early November to the old Salvation Army building.


In split vote, Harris County approves resolution supporting universal background checks for all Texas firearm sales

The nonbinding resolution's passing demonstrated the court's support of legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales in the state, including those involving an unlicensed gun dealer and stranger-to-stranger gun sales.


Harris County clerk to move ballot box collection center to centralized location in effort to expedite election result returns

Ahead of the Dec. 14 mayoral runoff election for the city of Houston, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced plans Nov. 12 to move the county’s ballot box collection center to a more centralized location in hopes of expediting election result returns.



League City, TxDOT officials review Bay Area transportation projects

A slew of transportation projects are in the works or pending, and League City and Texas Department of Transportation officials teamed up Nov. 12 to inform residents of the construction they can expect over the next several years.


Benchmark study reveals 24-year lifespan variance, high obesity rates and limited health care access across Harris County

A study by Harris County Public Health found life expectancy in Harris County alone varies by nearly 24 years depending on where a resident lives.


Devon Self Storage undergoing renovations

Devon Self Storage at 3018 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook, is undergoing a remodel because of the widening of Hwy. 146.


Clear Creek ISD board examines committee work, community input regarding school start times

The Clear Creek ISD board of trustees next week is expected to make a decision that would potentially adjust school start times, prompting at least two board members to wonder if there has been enough time to examine the issue.