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Houston receives $43 million in federal funds to start North Canal project, cover Wortham Center repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $2.66 million grant to the city of Houston to begin the design, permitting and environmental assessment of the proposed North Canal project, the city announced Oct. 11.


Live music, fall fun and more: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, Oct. 11-13

With temperatures dropping just in time for fall activities, the city of Houston offers events for the whole …


Higher minimum wage coming to Houston airport workers

Employees at George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby and Ellington airports will see a boosted minimum wage following an executive order signed by Mayor Sylvester Turner on Oct. 9.



Inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard to open Houston store

The inclusive women's fashion brand Universal Standard is opening its first retail concept, Universal …


City Orchard will bring locally made hard cider to Houston this fall

City Orchard announced Oct. 9 that it will be opening its doors later this fall at 1201 Oliver St., Houston. …


Houston establishes new municipal court for veterans

Veterans facing civil charges in Houston can now have cases heard through a new veterans court system.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urges Imelda-affected residents to apply for FEMA assistance

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4 , Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible.



Experts weigh in on efforts against human trafficking at Houston symposium

At a symposium on human trafficking on Oct. 8, experts noted the success Houston has had in fighting the problem but also the huge challenge that remains.


Midtown Whole Foods Market, featuring a robot barista, sets November opening date

The Whole Foods Market located in the Pearl Marketplace development at 515 Elgin St., Houston, will open Nov. …



Transportation updates: Safer Streets Initiative and Dunlavy Street paving

Here is an update on transportation projects and initiatives around the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose …



Frank’s Americana Revival, a River Oaks neighborhood restaurant, blends comfort, refinement

Near a busy intersection at Westheimer Road and Weslayan Street, tucked between a large apartment construction project and a looming storage facility is an acclaimed restaurant, hidden in plain sight.


To-Do List: 12 events around the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose in October and November

Mark your calendar with these community events around the Heights, River Oaks, Montrose area in October and …


Rockin’ Robin Guitars & Music: Buying, selling and repairing guitars for over 45 years

After leaving the military service, Rockin’ Robin founder Bart Wittrock put his technical skills to use. In 1972, Wittrock and his roommate began repairing guitars out of the Houston duplex they used to live in.


5 ways to celebrate Halloween around the Heights, River Oaks, Montrose area

Here are five fun Halloween-themed events to check out around the Heights, River Oaks, and Montrose …



With final ruling looming, Harris County bail reforms shake system

After a final hearing set for Oct. 28, a landmark settlement in Harris County could make bail reforms permanent and set the stage for similar changes across the country, including in Dallas, where a lawsuit is challenging bail for felony cases.


7 haunted houses to visit this month in the Greater Houston area

Several haunted houses are operating throughout the month of October in the Greater Houston area, including the recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum.



The race for District C: Engaged residents fuel crowded Houston City Council contest

City elections are ramping up in Houston, and candidates vying for Houston City Council’s District C seat, which represents Meyerland, Montrose and the Heights, will not face an incumbent for the first time since 2011.



Over 3,000 Houston firefighters vote 'no confidence' in fire chief

Over 3,000 of Houston’s nearly 4,000 firefighters signed a document expressing their disapproval of Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Peña, a document released by the Houston Professional Firefighters Association states.


Federal aid now available for individuals affected by Imelda

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster assistance funding is now available for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.