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RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."


Clear Creek ISD officially adopts lowest property tax rate in nearly three decades

As part of the fiscal year 2019-20 budgeting process, on Sept. 30, the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees officially adopted a property tax rate of $1.31 per $100 valuation, the lowest tax rate in CCISD in 27 years.


O2 Bistro celebrating one-year anniversary next month

The owners of O2 Bistro , which opened Oct. 24, 2018, at 1002 Aspen Road, Clear Lake Shores, are …



Chris Reed named Clear Creek ISD Citizen of the Year

The Clear Creek ISD board of trustees announced Sept. 24 they had selected the late Chris Reed as the 2019 Citizen of the Year.


League City City Council approves mandating creation of homeowners, business owners associations

The League City City Council took action Sept. 24 on an item tabled Aug. 27, voting 6-2 to require the establishment of homeowners associations and business owners associations in areas with a common property, such as a drainage ditch or park.


Cupcake Cachet celebrates one year in the Bay Area

Cupcake Cachet at 2800 Marina Bay Drive, Ste. J, League City, celebrated its one-year anniversary Sept. 12 …


DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.


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Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.


Moon Valley Nursery opening League City location

Moon Valley Nursery plans to open a League City location at 402 FM 646 in October. The business, which …


5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …


Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, …



Star Cinema Grill undergoing renovations at Baybrook Mall

Dine-in movie theater Star Cinema Grill at the Baybrook Mall, 702 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood, is …


Houston Professional Counseling now open in Clear Lake

Houston Professional Counseling opened this summer at 1110 NASA Parkway, Ste. 470, Houston. The business …


Harris County commissioners set sights on flood plain violations

Several days after Topical Depression Imelda brought more than 40 inches of rainfall to parts of Harris County causing road closures and structural flooding, Harris County commissioners approved a request from the county attorney's office to fast-track civil lawsuits against flood plain violators.


Two ride-hailing apps for parents—VanGo and HopSkipDrive—move into Houston market

In the past month, two ride-hailing apps for parents have entered the Houston market with plans to expand services into its suburbs.



4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.


Officials break ground on Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center

Officials in August broke ground on the incoming Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center at 2551 Humble …


What Harris County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country are expected to be registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.


Close to 2,000 homes reported damaged in Harris County as post-Imelda assessment process begins

In hopes of securing federal funding, city and county recovery officials have started performing damage assessments of properties affected by tropical depression Imelda.



New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.


Imelda hovers over first public hearing on proposed Harris County tax rate increase

With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.


Crunch Fitness coming to League City

Crunch Fitness plans to open a League City location at the League City Plaza, 96 Gulf Freeway. …