10:05 AM Nov 11, 2019 CST

Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will see toll rates increase 2% on Jan. 1, 2020.


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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.

Harris County Flood Control district buys former Meyerland apartment site for detention

After enduring multiple floods, the demolished Meyergrove Apartment property located at North Braeswood and I-610 could soon become a flood mitigation project in the Brays Bayou watershed.



Iora Primary Care continues expansion with Braeburn location

Health care provider Iora Primary Care opened a clinic at 6613 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, on Nov. 5, its sixth clinic in the Houston area.


Memorial Hermann opens urgent care clinic near West University

A Memorial Hermann Urgent Care clinic opened Nov. 13 at 3501 West Holcombe Blvd. near West University


McHugh Tea Room and Gifts: Business owner steeps Bellaire in tea culture and knowledge

Kim McHugh’s obsession with tea began with a concern for the health of her husband, who would drink multiple cups of tea a day.


Three Dog Bakery: Pet-friendly store creates pastries and treats for furry friends

The display case at the front counter of Three Dog Bakery is filled with a variety of creatively designed and named cookies and cakes, though none of them are meant for people to eat.



Athleisure apparel brand Tasc Performance opens Rice Village popup

New Orleans-based athleisure and lifestyle clothing brand Tasc Performance opened a popup store in the Rice …


Houston Sichuan restaurant Pepper Twins charts two new locations

Sichuan-style Chinese restaurant Pepper Twins will open a location inside Houston’s Galleria, 5065 …


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.



Greater Houston area to experience cold front Nov. 11-13; temperature could reach freezing point

The front is not expected to affect travel because the ground is too warm for precipitation to stick.


Legislative Budget Board releases performance audit of Houston ISD

The 325-page review calls for a wide range of reforms that could save the district $237 million over five years.


Texas Education Agency to hold public meetings on Houston ISD board of managers

The Texas Education Agency has announced a series of meetings around Houston ISD as part of its process to inform residents ahead of the appointment of a board of managers to replace the elected board of trustees.


Houston's Politan Row food hall opens Nov. 9

The food hall boasts nine vendors representing a wide range of culinary styles as well as an agave-focused cocktail bar, Bar Politan.



Rice Village leather goods store Gaspy Collection suddenly closes

The store's message says it is closing to focus on "other parts of our business and mission"


New York Deli & Coffee Shop will add Bellaire location in 2020

New York Deli & Coffee Shop and The Bagel Shop Bakery, 9720 Hillcroft St., announced Nov. 7 they would expand with a new Bellaire location in fall 2020.


A fixture since 1982, Half Price Books to close Rice Village location

The longtime bookstore has been looking for alternate locations.


Texas Education Agency to install board of managers for Houston ISD: Here's what that means

Here is a breakdown of what this means and what could happen next.



With bond funding secured, METRO officials announce next steps

With voter approval, METRO is moving forward with plans to bring projects in its long-range transportation plan to life.


Texas secretary of state refutes Harris County clerk’s claims that state caused election results delay

An explanation for the 12-hour delay in Harris County election results grew more complicated Nov. 6.


Texas Education Agency denies Houston ISD appeal of accountability rating

The Texas Education Agency will change one of two Houston ISD's accountability ratings that it appealed, but not the one its board of trustees was hoping for.


FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Houston City Council incumbents fare well, but most races will go to a runoff

All Houston City Council seats are up for election this November.



UPDATED: Here is how Texas voters weighed in on 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 5

Ten constitutional amendments went before voters in Texas on Election Day, Nov. 5.


FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Bellaire City Council will have two runoffs; Mayor Friedburg re-elected

Find election results for the November 2019 Bellaire City Council races here.