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Grant-funded Shepherd-Durham project expected to reduce crashes by half

A federal grant clears the way for a $50 million overhaul of a major corridor.


10:54 AM Nov 13, 2019 CST

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.

Here’s how to see Kanye West at Lakewood Church

Kanye West will appear with Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church.



Manready Mercantile: General goods store provides high-quality, handmade items

Manready Mercantile got its start in 2012 when owner Travis Weaver started making and selling his own handmade candles out of his apartment.


Al Quick Stop: Family-owned Montrose bodega 'has a little bit of everything'

For almost 30 years, the Montrose area has had neighborhood bodega Al Quick Stop, a place to pick up a pack of cigarettes, a razor, some snacks or a six-pack that has become much more.


Houston Sichuan restaurant Pepper Twins charts two new locations

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


Orangetheory opens Highland Village location

Orangetheory Fitness opened its 23rd Houston-area location on Nov. 13 at 2400 Mid Lane Road, Ste. 150, in …



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.



Fast-casual Singaporean concept Sing closes in the Heights

"We hope you enjoyed every bite, and we look forward to our next adventure together," a message posted to its website reads.



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.


Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

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


Transportation Update: Crockett Street downgraded in Houston's thoroughfare plan

Crockett Street has been downgraded from a major to minor collector street under the city’s Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan.


Transportation Update: TxDOT makes progress on Hempstead Road reconstruction

The Texas Department of Transportation contracted James Construction Group in 2018 to improve to a section of Hempstead Road just north of I-10 inside Loop 610.



Transportation Update: Contract approved for Brazos Street bridge repair

Houston City Council approved a contract with NBG Constructors Inc. to begin repairs on the Brazos Street bridge Oct. 8.


Follow-up: Houston makes progress on fast-tracked sidewalk repairs

The city has spent $2.4 million on 28 out of 40 fast-tracked accessibility repairs to sidewalks.


What's next for Lower Westheimer? Corridor improvements pushed back to 2023

Dangerous conditions due to aging street and sidewalk infrastructure on Westheimer Road in Montrose have been a longstanding issue even though the area is one of the city’s most popular destinations.


Longtime Montrose pub The Black Labrador closing in December

The Black Labrador is closing Dec. 15.



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.


Houston Endowment selects design, architects for new building near Buffalo Bayou

After a monthslong international competition, Houston Endowment Inc. has found the architects and design for its new facility on Buffalo Bayou.


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.


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.