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Dogtopia of Atascocita targets September opening

Upon opening, the business will offer dog day care, boarding and spa services.

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Q&A: How vehicle, gas prices are affecting Houston commuters, economy

Greater Houston-area residents may be seeing more of their monthly expenses going toward transportation costs.

13 things to do in Houston this weekend, Aug. 12-14

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Humble ISD trustee suggests presidential appointment may have violated board policy

During an Aug. 9 board meeting, Humble ISD Trustee Robert Scarfo suggested the board may not have followed its own rules and procedures when appointing Trustee Martina Lemond Dixon as board president earlier this year. 

Houston Association of Realtors: Single-family home stock replenishes as market slows for fourth consecutive month

Sales of single-family homes in the Houston area declined for the fourth consecutive month in July.

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District calls general, special elections for Nov. 8

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District will call a general and special election for Nov. 8 to fill five positions on the entity’s board of directors.

STEM-E Youth Career Development Program prepares youth for future careers

The nonprofit increases access and exposure to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers coming soon to Valley Ranch Town Center

EMCID officials said construction is scheduled to begin in October with a planned opening in 2023.

Harris County budget director signals potential $100M-plus deficit as tax rate vote nears

A vote on the tax rate in September could see the county’s deficit range from $107 million-$155 million.

Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.

Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office increases burn ban enforcement efforts

A burn ban for unincorporated Harris County went into effect June 28 and will remain in place until the end of September if drought conditions persist.

Construction underway on La Marketa de Porter shopping center

The 36,500-square-foot project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Montgomery County approves proposed 2022 tax rate exceeding no-new-revenue rate

To fund its 2022-23 budget, commissioners approved a proposed property tax rate of $.3764 per $100 of taxable property, but as the rate exceeds the effective rate, a public hearing is scheduled on Aug. 26.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: New hospitalizations stagnate as indicators show decline in new cases

In the week spanning Aug. 1-7, Texas Medical Center facilities admitted an average 220 COVID-19 patients per day to its hospitals, a slight increase to the 219 average patients per day in the week of July 25-31.

12th annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest returns Aug. 13 in Houston

A total of 25,000 backpacks with school supplies will be given out during the event, which will also feature on-site health screenings.

Montgomery County notebook: Tax rate discussion listed for Aug. 9 agenda

Montgomery County commissioners will set a property tax rate to fund the fiscal year 2022-23 budget at the county’s Aug. 9 Commissioners Court session.

Houston seeking input on Winter Storm Uri draft action plan

The meeting for public input will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Aspen Dental now open in Valley Ranch Town Center in New Caney

Aspen Dental has about 900 locations nationwide and offers services including dental cleanings, dental surgery, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry and dentures.

Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.

Houston will soon test wastewater to monitor monkeypox levels in community

As of Aug. 4, the Harris County Public Health Department has reported 165 total cases of monkeypox, 143 of which have been reported in the city of Houston and 22 of which have been reported in the rest of Harris County.

Pet Supplies Plus opens new location in King’s Crossing

Located at 4520 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, Pet Supplies Plus sells food and supplies for dogs; cats; birds; fish; reptiles; and small animals, such as hamsters.

DATA: See how Lake Houston-area real estate activity compares year over year

Across all Lake Houston-area ZIP codes, fewer homes sold from July 2021-June 2022 than sold in the previous 12 months.

Commissioners question Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare’s closed crisis unit as service demand rises

Evan Roberson, Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare’s executive director, said challenges in paying staff competitive wages caused the unit’s closure.

Harris County Flood Control District director talks flood mitigation, funding at flood control forum

The West Houston Association hosted its seventh annual flood control forum on Aug. 4 against the backdrop of the upcoming fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.