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Steagall not seeking re-election; three candidates to vie for Humble City Council seat

Three candidates are in the running for a Humble City Council position, which is currently held by Allan Steagall, a multiterm incumbent who is not seeking re-election in the May 2 general election.


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Primary election Q&A: Four vie in Democratic race for state Rep. District 142

Four candidates are vying for a place as the Democratic candidate for state Rep. District 142 in the March 3 primary election, including incumbent Harold V. Dutton Jr., Richard Bonton, Jerry Davis and Natasha Ruiz.

Texas Regional Urology opens new Kingwood location

Texas Regional Urology opened a new location Jan. 2 at 201 Kingwood Medical Drive, Ste. B300, Kingwood.



State House District 141 Democratic candidates discuss the nation's health care system, critical initiatives

Two candidates are vying for a place as the Democratic candidate for state House District 141 in the March 3 primary election.


Randalls to close 5 locations Feb. 15

Randalls is closing five stores in the Houston area.


Humble City Council approves city ownership of cemetery

Humble City Council members unanimously approved an affidavit of ownership on Thursday evening, making way for the city of Humble to take formal ownership over the land associated with the Humble Cemetery.


Jersey Mike's Subs to open in Kingwood Place shopping center

Jersey Mike's Subs will open April 1 at 30129 Rock Creek Drive, Ste. 800, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place development.



A more resilient Houston hinges on buyouts, clean energy and more housing, new city plan says

Houston officials announced a series of longterm goals aimed at making Houston more resilient over the next 30 years.


BREAKING: Houston-area Sears stores to close at Deerbrook, Willowbrook malls

Sears is set to close anchor stores in two Houston-area malls by April, according to a statement from Transformco, the company behind Sears and Kmart.


Pop-up store Manor Home Decor sells Valentine's Day gifts, treats from Redemption Square

Manor Home Decor opened a Valentine's Day-themed pop-up store on Feb. 4 at 250 Assay St., Ste. 103, Houston, in Redemption Square.


HCTRA Chief Financial Officer Peter Key appointed as interim executive director

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Peter Key as the interim executive director for the Harris County Toll Road Authority at its Feb. 11 meeting.



Harris County ups public health budget, launches coronavirus rumor-control website

In response to a global coronavirus outbreak, Harris County launched a rumor-control website and increased Harris County Public Health’s budget for fiscal year 2020-21 in hopes of giving the agency greater capacity to deal with such diseases.


Lone Star College System seeks to expand 'safe space' program

Lone Star College is expanding its safe zone program to include student advocates.


Deadline nears for Humble City Council candidate applications

Three Humble City Council member positions held by multiterm incumbents are up for grabs in a May 2 general election.


New Caney ISD trustees approve rezoning for Woodridge Forest Middle School

Some students currently attending White Oak Middle School in New Caney ISD will have the option to attend Woodridge Forest Middle School in the 2020-21 school year.




Republican candidates for U.S. District 8 discuss issues facing the area

Incumbent Rep. Kevin Brady faces two challengers, Kirk Osborn and Melissa Esparza-Mathis, in the Republican primary for Texas' 8th congressional district.


Democratic candidates for Texas' 8th congressional district discuss local needs, economy

The two candidates are running in the March primary election, with the winner facing a Republican opponent in November.


Construction contract for Lockwood Road expansion up for consideration

A project to expand Lockwood Road between Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad from a two- to four-lane road could begin in March.



Burgerim location near Generation Park closed in late January

The eatery served 3-ounce miniburgers in a variety of patties as well as salads, chicken wings, french fries, beer and wine.


Preliminary landscaping designs, lane alignments for Northpark Drive improvement revealed at open house

Kingwood residents had the chance to give feedback and see designs for a long-awaited Northpark Drive Improvement Project at an open house Feb. 6.


Harris County Sheriff's Office begins cite-and-release program for some low-level misdemeanors

Suspects that qualify for the program are given a citation and a court date but can avoid arrest.


Primary Election Guide 2020: Lake Houston-area sample ballot for March election

Numerous state, countywide and local elections are on the March 3 primary election ballot.



Crawfish roundup: 10 Cajun, seafood spots in Houston to eat mudbugs this crawfish season

Live crawfish season, or the time of year when more crawfish are available, runs from around mid-January to early July.


Dairy Queen to host grand opening celebration for Humble eatery

Dairy Queen opened a new location Dec. 30 at 3112 Wilson Road, Humble.