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Officials talk flooding, urge support of Proposition 8 at Houston Stronger panel

Representatives from several flood control agencies provided updates at an Oct. 2 forum on a variety of Houston area projects ranging from Addicks Reservoir to the Texas coast.

King's Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 4-6 in Pearland, Oct. 18-20 in the Heights

King's Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 4-6 in Pearland at King's Biergarten and Oct. 18-20 at King's BierHaus in the Heights. Both locations will include a ceremonial keg tapping, a Bavarian Strongman competition, a photo booth, a beer pong tournament, live music and adult carnival games, including Bavarian bull riding and axe throwing, according to a press release.

Attend a Greek festival, sip wine: 6 events to attend in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Oct. 4-6

Throughout the Greater Houston area, there are several festivals and events scheduled for the first weekend …

Election officials planning for record turnout in Houston's general election

Harris County Election officials are planning on almost twice as much voter turnout in Houston’s upcoming general election compared to the previous election cycle, said Michael Winn, Harris County Administrator of Elections.

ROAD TO THE RENAISSANCE: Festival officials outline best driving route to the Texas Renaissance Festival

With more than a half-million visitors anticipated at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall, festival representatives are encouraging guests to arrive from the north to limit traffic delays.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal remembered for faith, service

Memorial services were held Oct. 2 for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot while conducting a traffic stop in the Copperbrook subdivision on Friday, Sept. 27. The 42-year-old was a 10-year veteran of the HCSO and is survived by his wife and three children.

RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."

Inner Loop Medspring urgent cares rebranded CareNow

As of October 1, all MedSpring urgent care centers have been rebranded as CareNow urgent care as part of an acquisition by HCA Healthcare in July. The rebranding includes three Inner Loop locations: (A) 102 W. 11th St., (B) 1917 W. Gray St. and (C) 2707 Milam St. With the acquisition, CareNow has 77 locations across the state of Texas, making it the largest provider of urgent care in the state, according to a news release. www.carenow.com

Now open: 10 businesses that opened in Houston in September 2019

September was a hot month for business and restaurant openings in Houston. Here are 10 that opened their doors in the Heights, Montrose, River Oaks, Meyerland and Bellaire areas.

DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

Developers share details on Montrose Collective, relocation of Freed-Montrose library

The Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library could find a new home within an upcoming development near the 800 block of Westheimer Road.

Houston ISD now accepting pre-K, school choice applications for 2020-21

Houston ISD The district’s school choice program began accepting applications from parents Sept. 27 for the 2020-21 school year. This includes applications for pre-kindergarten programs.

Buffalo Heights H-E-B, St. Andrie apartments to open in October

Midway Companies' mixed-use Buffalo Heights development, 3663 Washington Ave., is set to open in October, …

5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …

Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, …

River Oaks Baptist School, Field Elementary earn National Blue Ribbon honors

Three Houston schools were among the 362 named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 26—including the River Oaks Baptist School, located at 2300 Willowick Road, Houston, and Houston ISD's Field Elementary, located at 703 E. 17th St., Houston.

Town hall set for possible relocation of Freed-Montrose Library to new development

City officials are holding a town hall this week to gather input on the possible move of the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library.

Harris County commissioners set sights on flood plain violations

Several days after Topical Depression Imelda brought more than 40 inches of rainfall to parts of Harris County causing road closures and structural flooding, Harris County commissioners approved a request from the county attorney's office to fast-track civil lawsuits against flood plain violators.

Two ride-hailing apps for parents—VanGo and HopSkipDrive—move into Houston market

In the past month, two ride-hailing apps for parents have entered the Houston market with plans to expand services into its suburbs.