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Pickleball, Deaf Con, cat adoptions and more: 8 things to do in the Greater Houston area, May 31-June 2

Take some trips across the Greater Houston area this weekend for various events and celebrations, from League …


Hurricane Harvey-damaged homes in Harris County could see up to 21 percent appraisal bump this year

Harris County homes that sustained damage during Hurricane Harvey could see up to a 21% increase in appraised value this year.


P. King Chinese Food opens Shepherd Drive location in May

P. King Authentic Chinese Food opened May 2 at 3701 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston. The restaurant has multiple …



Two Allen Parkway buildings could receive state funds for renovations

Two buildings located near Buffalo Bayou and owned by American General Life Insurance are now eligible to receive state funding for widespread renovations.


Transportation experts field questions on METRONext, interstate projects at town hall

Representatives from Houston’s City Council, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County presented plans for transportation improvements in the Houston area at a town hall meeting called by U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher at Houston Community College's West Loop campus May 29.


Heights craft shop moves to larger space on Yale Street

Forth + Nomad opened in its new space at 731 Yale St., Houston, on May 5. The local craft and clothing store relocated across the street from its original location to a larger space. The store offers the same variety of handmade items, from homeware to clothing and accessories. 713-814-8198. www.forthandnomad.com




Kau Ba Saigon's Nikky Tran invites diners to 'Sunday Supper'

UPDATE: Because of a change in schedule, Kau Ba will begin this new service at a later date.


Houston residents can provide input on potential energy rate increase May 29

Houston residents have a chance to weigh in on proposed increased electric rates at a public hearing May 29.


Demo Monday: Fitzgerald's, Rethink coworking space and more Houston demolition permit activity, May 20-24

While the tear down of the longtime punk rock venue Fitzgerald's has been underway since early May, permits officially were logged this week along with the demolition of two adjacent residential properties on E. 6th 1/2 Street and another facing Studewood Street.


Here are 25 free and cheap things to do this summer in the Greater Houston area

From outdoor movies and children's programs to live entertainment and free museum days, there are many inexpensive options for family fun this summer in the Greater Houston area. Here are 25 low-cost ways to have fun locally.



Pass & Provisions announces May 25 is its last day

After seven years on Houston's dining scene, Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft St., Houston, announced it will …


Texas' legislative leaders say they have a deal on school finance and property tax reform

Updated at 9:03 p.m. May 23, 2019: This story was updated to reflect the latest information available.


United Way of Greater Houston CEO Anna Babin announces resignation

United Way of Greater Houston CEO Anna M. Babin announced her resignation today after 14 years at the helm of the nation's third-largest United Way in terms of fundraising.


Cloud 10 Creamery now serving scoops in Montrose

Houston-based ice cream shop, Cloud 10 Creamery, opened its third location May 22 at 3502 S. Shepherd Drive, …



Houston proposed budget shrinks after Proposition B ruling, legislative action

Houston’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget shrunk by $24 million after eleventh-hour changes came to Proposition B’s legal standing and a potentially revenue-shrinking bill made progress in the Texas Legislature.


Montrose Cafe Bustelo popup to raise funds for MECA before closing

Cuban coffee-inspired pop-up shop Cafe Bustelo located in an Instagram-ready vibrant yellow shipping …


State of the City: Mayor Turner touts job growth, new parks program in final address of first term

Hundreds of Houston’s public and private sector leaders gathered at the last State of the City address of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first term May 20.


Buffalo Bayou Brewery Co. hires executive chef from Beavers

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. has hired Arash Kharat to help lead its restaurant operation at its new brewhouse, …



Demo Monday: Slate Heights apartment project and more Houston demolition permit activity, May 13-17

Slate Heights, a luxury apartment project coming to 26th Street and Durham Street, is among this week's demolition permit buyers.


Starting Monday, I-610 West Loop at Hwy. 59 will be down a lane until July

Starting Monday, May 20, and lasting through July, one lane of the I-610 West Loop northbound and southbound between Westpark Drive and Bissonnet St., will close as construction continues on the yearslong interchange project, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.


Houston-area homelessness drops 5 percent, new count shows

New data shows the number of people experiencing homelessness in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties dropped 5% year-over-year in 2019. Except for an uptick in 2018 following Hurricane Harvey, the count has decreased by 54% since 2011.


Developer unveils Phase 2 of Regent Square multifamily, retail district near Buffalo Bayou

New plans for GID Development Group’s Regent Square, a mixed-use project near Buffalo Bayou Park between River Oaks and Montrose, was unveiled to brokers May 9 as leasing became available for Phase 2. Groundbreaking on the site is planned for this fall.