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Series of flood-control projects target South Mayde Creek in western Harris County

The projects could lower peak surface water elevation by more than one foot in certain areas during a 100-year rainfall event.


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Texas House District 28 runoff special election date set for Jan. 28

Democrat Eliz Markowitz and Republican Gary Gates will be on the ballot.

Lina Hidalgo reflects on boundary-pushing first year in State of the County address

Early childhood development will be major focus of 2020, Hidalgo said.



At Tropical Diner West in Katy, Jamaican couple shares food, culture across national borders

"The same meal we would put on the table for our family is what we present to our customers.”


Katy boutique Yaya Club Clothing sells women’s fashion, teaches style to all

“My parents always told me, ‘Look good, you feel good, there’s a chance you might act good.'"


2020 primaries: Here's who has filed for Katy-area county races

On March 3, citizens in the Katy area can head to polling centers to cast a vote in the primaries, which includes several races in local counties.


Willow Fork of Buffalo Bayou: Desilting of main channel finishes; Phase 2 of desilting diversion channel begins

Work is progressing on desilting the Willow Fork of Buffalo Bayou, which runs from the city of Katy to Cinco Ranch and inside Barker Reservoir.



DaddyO’s Pizza opens in Katy area on Peek Road

The restaurant offers a menu of pizza, calzones, subs, wings, pastas and salad.


Big Z’s Pizza House & Brew opens in Katy area

The restaurant’s menu is made from scratch and includes Chicago fare


Elevate Hair Salon eyes December opening in Katy

The business is located on FM 1463.




Title Boxing Club Katy opens on Westheimer Parkway

The gym offers boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts classes.


In split vote, Harris County approves resolution supporting universal background checks for all Texas firearm sales

The nonbinding resolution's passing demonstrated the court's support of legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales in the state, including those involving an unlicensed gun dealer and stranger-to-stranger gun sales.


Construction begins on temporary road to relieve traffic on Charger Way in Fulshear

The temporary road will help relieve traffic associated with the three Lamar CISD schools located on the 0.7-mile Charger Way.


Harris County clerk to move ballot box collection center to centralized location in effort to expedite election result returns

Ahead of the Dec. 14 mayoral runoff election for the city of Houston, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced plans Nov. 12 to move the county’s ballot box collection center to a more centralized location in hopes of expediting election result returns.



Benchmark study reveals 24-year lifespan variance, high obesity rates and limited health care access across Harris County

A study by Harris County Public Health found life expectancy in Harris County alone varies by nearly 24 years depending on where a resident lives.


Kinokuniya Bookstore opens in Katy area

The retailer sells books, magazines and stationery from Japan.



Ross distribution center to open in Brookshire in 2021

In addition to increasing the number of jobs and potential tax base, the distribution center is also driving new roads and road improvements in the area.



Katy Rock Shop under new ownership

Geologists Jacob and Astrid Proctor are the new owners of the store.


Greater Houston area to experience cold front Nov. 11-13; temperature could reach freezing point

The front is not expected to affect travel because the ground is too warm for precipitation to stick.


UPDATE: Former Rep. Mike Schofield, Rep. Gina Calanni file candidacy for Texas House District 132

The pair both ran in the 2018 election for the seat.


Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will see toll rates increase 2% on Jan. 1, 2020.



Children’s Lighthouse opens new location near Jordan Ranch

The location includes a security-controlled building and age-appropriate playgrounds


Mason Park Medical Clinic in Katy has new owner

Dr. Quyen Trinh took over the practice from his sister.