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Houston ISD trustees walk back proposed $3 million for metal detectors

Almost a month after a student was killed in a shooting at Bellaire High School, the Houston ISD board of trustees on Feb. 13 pulled back on a proposal to expedite the use of metal detectors across the district, instead asking for more discussion and research on effective safety strategies.


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Q&A: Democratic candidates for Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner talk flood control, vision for county

The winner of the Democratic primary will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in November.

Primary Election Q&A: Republican Candidates for Texas Senate District 13

Two Republican candidates for Texas Senate District 13 seat vie for a spot on the November 2020 ballot.



Houston Zoo had $242M economic impact in 2018, new study reveals

The Houston Zoo generated more than $242 million in economic impact to the Houston area in 2018, according to a recent study by recognized economist John J. Antel.


A more resilient Houston hinges on buyouts, clean energy and more housing, new city plan says

Houston officials announced a series of longterm goals aimed at making Houston more resilient over the next 30 years.


Q&A: Republican candidates for Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner talk flood control, vision for county

The winner of the Democratic primary will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in November.


HCTRA Chief Financial Officer Peter Key appointed as interim executive director

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Peter Key as the interim executive director for the Harris County Toll Road Authority at its Feb. 11 meeting.



Q&A: Republicans running in U.S. Rep. District 7 race talk top priorities

Candidates discuss immigration, health care and more.


Harris County ups public health budget, launches coronavirus rumor-control website

In response to a global coronavirus outbreak, Harris County launched a rumor-control website and increased Harris County Public Health’s budget for fiscal year 2020-21 in hopes of giving the agency greater capacity to deal with such diseases.


West University makes progress on beekeeping, launches traffic safety study

West University Place City Council took up questions measures to address beekeeping and traffic safety at its Feb. 10 meeting.


Bellaire MOD Pizza now open

MOD Pizza is now open and serving its artisan-style pizzas at Bellaire Town Center.



Houston donors stepping up ahead of March primary

There are more donors participating across the city, and overall fundraising is 44% higher this year than the 2012 cycle.


After clearing regulatory hurdle, Nuro set to test autonomous vehicles in Houston

Robot cars may be spotted soon in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University area.


Harris County Sheriff's Office begins cite-and-release program for some low-level misdemeanors

Suspects that qualify for the program are given a citation and a court date but can avoid arrest.


Crawfish roundup: 10 Cajun, seafood spots in Houston to eat mudbugs this crawfish season

Live crawfish season, or the time of year when more crawfish are available, runs from around mid-January to early July.



Houston officials review inspection and permitting policies after Watson Grinding & Manufacturing explosion

“I don't know if our inspection would have caught that," fire chief Sam Peña said of the potential culprit in the explosion.


At Lemongrass Cafe, Chef Fah fuses flavors, cultures

For Srifah “Fah” Vorarittinapa, the chef and owner of the Lemongrass Cafe, opening a restaurant was not the original plan.


Harris County seeks public input as officials look to improve early childhood development

Judge Lina Hidalgo said she believes early childhood development to be one of the most worthwhile investments a government can make.


Village Shoe Shop maintains relationship with Houston for over 70 years

The shoe shop still thrives on the same block, even as neighboring stores—including a Rice food market and a bagel shop on the corner—are no longer in business.



Down but not out: Meyerland's retail market may present opportunities for revival

After Belden's and other high-profile closures, residents are wondering when Meyerland will bounce back.


Women's fashion chain Aritzia comes to The Galleria

The fashion boutique and design house opens in The Galleria on Feb. 6.


Rodeo parade, short films and true crime: February events around Bellaire, Meyerland and West University

Mark your calendar with these eight community events in February.


UPDATE: Chance The Rapper, Lizzo and Marshmello have been added to the Houston Rodeo concert lineup

The concert lineup for the 88th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was officially announced at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.



Republican candidates for Harris County sheriff talk mental health, no-cash bail bond policy, officer safety

Three candidates are vying for a place as the Republican candidate for Harris County sheriff in the March 3 primary election, including Joe Danna, Paul Day and Randy Rush.


Democratic candidates for Harris County sheriff talk mental health, no-cash bail bond policy, officer safety

Three candidates are vying for a place as the Democratic candidate for Harris County sheriff in the March 3 primary election, including incumbent Ed Gonzalez and challengers Jerome Moore and Harris Zamora.