2:59 AM Jun 13, 2019 CDT

Hwy. 59 losing another main lane under I-610 loop until 2020

A week after a northbound main lane was closed, the Texas Department of Transportation will close a Hwy. 59/I-69 southbound lane under the I-610 loop as construction continues on the freeway interchange.


Houston firefighter back pay in limbo after City Council votes to reverse April layoffs

The status of $17 million in back pay issued to Houston firefighters in May remains unclear following Houston City Council action June 12.


Eureka Heights Brewing Co. builds on friendly neighborhood approach

For Casey Motes, in making the change from mechanical engineer for the oil and gas industry to becoming one of the co-founders and the brewmaster of Eureka Heights, there was at least one thing that felt familiar.




BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures' owners happy to call Houston home

If the decor is any indication, diners at BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures are encouraged to have fun.


Demo Monday: Chelsea Market high rise and more demolition permit activity in Houston, June 3-7

Demolition permits were issued this week for the Chelsea Market retail center at 4617 Montrose Blvd., alongside Hwy. 59, to make way for a 325-unit high-rise apartment building by Alliance Residential.


After fatal Heights accident, here is how Houston, METRO are addressing accessibility concerns

After a motorist struck and killed two people, including a man in a wheelchair, near Shepherd Drive and 10th Street in the Heights in March, accessibility improvement initiatives gained momentum and renewed longstanding concerns from local disability advocates.



Deutsch Houston to celebrate 90 years of business

Fine jewelry retailer Deutsch Houston marks its 90th year in business in 2019 and the 25th for its Highland …


Live music, wine tasting, a flea market and more: 8 things to do in the Greater Houston area, June 7-9

There are various opportunities to get out and enjoy the Greater Houston area this weekend, from a free movie …


NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts, commercial companies

The opportunity for everyday citizens to travel to low-Earth orbit and beyond may be closer than you think.


Harris County Engineering Department to accept public input on proposed changes to flood plain, infrastructure regulations through June 25

The Harris County Engineering Department will continue to accept public input on the proposed changes to countywide flood plain management and infrastructure regulations through June 25, when the changes are expected to go to the Harris County Commissioners Court for a vote.



Baltimore-based Ouzu Bay and Loch Bar opening in River Oaks in June

Baltimore-based Atlas Restaurant Group will introduce two concepts, Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar at 4444 Westheimer …



GALLERY: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Johnson Space Center

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on June 5 made a stop at the Johnson Space Center as part of a tour to learn how local education leaders and employers are closing skills gap between workers and in-demand jobs.




Harris County to apply for ‘successful’ status following initial countywide polling place program implementation

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a request June 4 from its county clerk’s office to apply to the Texas Secretary of State for “successful” status for the recently implemented program that allows voters to cast their ballots at any polling place in the county.


Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins files paperwork for mayoral run, names former Houston mayor as campaign treasurer

District D City Council Member Dwight Boykins has filed initial paperwork to begin a campaign for mayor of Houston.


Russo's New York Pizzeria to bring new microbrewery concept to the Heights area

Russo’s New York Pizzeria has announced plans to launch several locations of a microbrewery concept, …


Mexican brunch spot Cielito Cafe now open in Montrose

Mexican breakfast and lunch spot Cielito Cafe opened April 26 at 1915 Dunlavy St., Houston. The cafe offers …



To-do list: Juneteenth, museum exhibits, flea markets and more in June-July

Check out our roundup of events around Houston in June and July, and do not miss these events celebrating …


To do list: Celebrate Pride Month in Houston

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement. Events supporting LGBTQ inclusion are scheduled throughout June.


Montrose TIRZ begins to gain momentum

With the Montrose Management District still involved in litigation with business owners, the area’s other economic development engine, a tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, is treading carefully as it begins to envision big-picture infrastructure improvements.


TxDOT: Part of Hwy. 59 to lose one northbound main lane through 2020

Commutes into the Inner Loop from southwest Houston are about to get a little rougher for the next year or so.