Heights - River Oaks - Montrose

Stay informed about the latest local news in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose, including Houston City Hall coverage, transportation updates, the latest new businesses coming to the area and HISD news.

2:44 PM May 16, 2022 CDT

Fall groundbreaking set for new luxury mid-rise in River Oaks

London House offers standard residences and penthouses with a variety of upscale amenities.



Houston metro projected to fully recover jobs lost in pandemic, avoid recession in 2022

Patrick Jankowski from the Greater Houston Partnership provided an update on the economic status of the Houston metro and provided insight into recent claims of impending recession.



Ahead of summer, regulators stress confidence in Texas power grid to meet record demand forecast

Regulators provided an update on grid operations following a weekend notice asking Texans to conserve their power usage.


Central City Co-Op announces new location in the Heights

The "farmers first" grocery store moved to its permanent home in the Heights.


3 new businesses announced for Regent Square

Regent Square will soon be home to a Clean Juice, among other businesses.


Democratic candidates for U.S. Rep. District 38 share platforms ahead of May 24 runoff

Because neither Diana Martinez Alexander nor Duncan F. Klussmann earned 50% of the votes in the March 1 primary, the two Democrats will be on the primary runoff ballots for residents of the 38th Congressional District.



9 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, May 13-15

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


Houston approves odor control tower repairs near 11th Street amid complaints

The odor from the wastewater plant has led to complaints from neighborhoods and surrounding schools.


HAR: Single-family home sales decline year over year, prices continue to rise

The total sale of single-family homes stagnated in April across Houston, with year-over-year sales seeing the first decline since the start of this year, according to the Houston Association of Realtor's May 11 report.


Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf to create permanent art exhibition in Grapevine Mills with opening set for 2023

Arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf has announced plans to work with hundreds of artists to create an immersive and interactive art experience with exhibits in Grapevine and Houston.



The Ion celebrates grand opening in Houston's Midtown

The Ion officially launched May 9 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with key speakers, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rice University President David Leebron.


Mayor Sylvester Turner announces proposed fiscal year 2023 budget

The budget includes a fully funded stabilization fund to help with the economic uncertainty hurricane season brings.


Moonshot Compost relocates near the Heights

The composting company helps teach Houstonians how to return nutrients to the soil.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: Rate of new COVID-19 cases increases; final dashboard report released

New average daily coronavirus cases rose week over week following reports from the Houston Health Department of an increased virus load in the city’s wastewater.



Art, history and culture collide at Republic Boot Co. in the Heights

Over the years Chris Conrad spent living internationally—from southeast Asia to Russia to Italy—the people he met all showed pride in the cultures and traditions of the area.


UPDATED: Results show Jolanda Jones winning Texas House District 147 special election with just over 52% of vote

As of 7:45 a.m. on May 8, the special election race for Texas House District 147 has grown narrower. Jolanda Jones remains ahead, with 52.17% of the vote, or 2,247 total votes, and Danielle Key Bess with 47.83% of the vote, or 2060 total votes. According to Harris County election data, 452 of 465 voting centers are reporting.


Harris County launches Youth Reinvestment Fund to prevent crime

The program will prioritize investment in communities with high rates of juvenile justice referrals.


HAR Housing Affordability Index: Less than half of Houston-area residents can afford a median-priced home

Climbing prices and rising interest rates have created a climate of unaffordability for potential homeowners as the minimum required income to meet expenses of a median-priced home in the Greater Houston Area rose 26.9% in the last year, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.



Houston adopts Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

The initiative could help Houston as it submits a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.


Houston ISD launches public dashboard for ESSER funds

The dashboard is part of HISD's transparency goal under the new five-year strategic plan.


Houston City Council passes ordinance to combat rise in catalytic converter theft

The ordinance is aimed at combating violent crime associated with the theft of catalytic converters.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Investment firm buys The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano; Missouri City City Council fires city manager with cause and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 5.