11:05 AM Nov 5, 2019 CST

Community-led resources in Bellaire, Meyerland confront rising suicide rates

Local organizations are working to confront the factors that lead to suicide while creating a dialogue about mental health and connecting those who struggle with appropriate resources.


Your 2019 voter guide to state constitutional amendments on the ballot in Texas

Texas voters can vote for or against 10 amendments to the state’s constitution Nov. 5.


Steel City Pops closes all of its Houston locations

Steel City Pops announced it closed 11 locations on Nov. 1.



UPDATED: Harris County voting results to be delayed into early morning hours following Election Day

Harris County election results will be delayed during the Nov. 6 election.


Shell property addition to Willow Waterhole takes critical steps forward

After a six-year process, plans to construct a new 13-acre detention pond in Westbury took critical steps forward in late October.


Grinder's Coffee Bar now open on Kirby Drive

Along with hot coffee, lattes and tea, the coffee bar has a full food menu and sells CBD products.


PetCare Express expanding its West Holcombe location

Vet clinc PetCare Express is in the process of renovating the next-door business space formerly occupied by the Flower Corner.



Bercutt Physical Therapy expands West University practice

Bercutt Physical Therapy & Wellness Center took over an adjacent space in October to grow its office space.


Texas education officials recommend replacing Houston ISD's elected school board

A Texas Education Agency final report sent to lawmakers Wednesday recommends the state appoint new board members for Houston ISD.


Texas education officials recommend replacing Houston ISD's elected school board

The Texas Education Agency is recommending that the state take over Houston Independent School District — the state's largest public school system — because of its elected school board's "demonstrated inability to appropriately govern," according to a 318-page final investigative report sent to lawmakers Wednesday.


4 things to know about daylight saving time ending this Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, meaning clocks fall back an hour, giving Texas residents an extra hour of sleep.



Harris County expands program to reduce domestic gun violence

Harris County commissioners voted at an Oct. 29 meeting on a motion to move forward with plans to expand a pilot program intended to reduce domestic violence incidents involving firearms.


Harris County Toll Road Authority revisits plans for Fort Bend Parkway extension

The Harris County Toll Road Authority is revisiting plans to extend the north section of Fort Bend Parkway to connect to the southwest corner of the I-610 Loop.


Report: Large, deep underground drainage tunnel a viable option for Houston

An initial study by the Harris County Flood Control District has found that Houston's similarity to Washington, D.C., means that the area could be a viable candidate for a large drainage tunnel deep underground .


UPDATED: Vote totals continue to lag 2015 numbers after first week of early voting in Harris County

One week into the early voting period of Nov. 5 elections, overall turnout is down from 2015, the last time a mayoral election took place in the Greater Houston area.



Weekend road closures: Watch out for these lanes affected at I-69 and I-610 West Loop, Oct. 25-27

Construction road closures are a regular occurrence as part of the I-610/I-69 interchange project. Here are the latest closures affecting traffic for Oct. 25-27, with overnight closures through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28.


Life Time Greenway will open its 150,000 square foot center on Oct. 28

The fitness center Life Time will open its Greenway Plaza location, 1 City Club Drive, Houston, on Oct. 28. Founding members will be given earlier access. The 150,000 square-foot gym includes over 300 pieces of exercise equipment, a spa, cafe, “Kids Academy,” and a resort-style pool deck. Life Time Greenway is the chain's 10th center in the Greater Houston area. 281-916-7300. www.lifetime.life


Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Days after appeal, Houston faces new legal challenge over drainage fund

Just days after an appeals court ruled in favor of Houston’s implementation of its drainage fee, a new lawsuit was filed Oct. 21 in Harris County District Court alleges mishandling of how it allocates property taxes to fund drainage projects.



Vote on former Chevron property delayed as developer revises plans

In response to concerns from Bellaire city staff, SLS West Loop LP presented revised plans for the former Chevron campus at an Oct. 17 Planning and Zoning Commission workshop.


French clothing brand ba&sh opens Houston Galleria store

The French women's luxury brand ba&sh has opened its first Texas store at The Galleria, near the Galleria Financial Center, 5085 Westheimer Road Houston, in October. “We are so excited for our first venture into Texas with our new store at the Galleria,” said Sarah Benady, the brand's North America CEO, in a release. “We’ve already seen tremendous engagement from online customers who live in the Houston area over the past couple of years, so we can’t wait to introduce our brand values and Parisian collections to them in real life.” The store is the brand's ninth in the U.S., featuring the latest collections and accessories. www.ba-sh.com