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Kingwood High School to transform into ‘inverse aquarium’ to prevent future flooding

At the Nov. 12 school board meeting, architectural firm PBK Architects presented the preliminary design plans for the $30 million flood barrier project.


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Humble ISD celebrates 100th anniversary with special naming of Elementary School No. 29

The Harris County Common School District 50 was compiled into Humble ISD by the Texas legislature in February 1919.

Montgomery County to be declared a "gun sanctuary" county with resolution Nov. 19

Montgomery County commissioners are expected to hear a resolution Nov. 19 declaring the county a “gun sanctuary” county, officials with Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s office announced in a Nov. 14 release.



Lone Star College announces 6 local Small Business of the Year awards at ceremony in The Woodlands

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center presented awards to six north Houston-area local businesses at a Nov. 13 luncheon.


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.


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.


Montogmery County Animal Shelter opens wellness clinic

The clinic's purpose is to provide basic pet care and vaccines at a low cost.



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.


Montgomery County commissioners approve 10 members for new county ethics commission

Funding for two county flood planning initiatives was also approved at the couty's Nov. 12 meeting.


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.


Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

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



Harris County Precinct 4 will soon study feasibility of Hamblen Road realignment

The project aims to expand the road from two to four lanes, realign the road from its current route through Edgewater Park to meet at Sorters McClellan Road, and create a bridge over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad.


Bidding for Lockwood Road expansion project began in early November

The project between Harris County and McCord Development will expand Lockwood Road between Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad from a two to four lanes.


Legislators show support for additional dredging on Lake Houston mouth-bar

After a swell of community support and letters to local legislators, lawmakers have signed a letter supporting additional dredging to be done to the Lake Houston mouth-bar.


With bond funding secured, METRO officials announce next steps

With voter approval, METRO is moving forward with plans to bring projects in its long-range transportation plan to life.



Texas secretary of state refutes Harris County clerk’s claims that state caused election results delay

An explanation for the 12-hour delay in Harris County election results grew more complicated Nov. 6.


UPDATED FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Houston City Council District E Member Dave Martin wins in a landslide

Dave Martin, the incumbent candidate for Houston City Council District E, won his second term Nov. 5 in a landslide victory over challenger Sam Cleveland. Martin received 19,095 votes, or 77.09% of the vote, while Cleveland received 5,675, or 22.91%.


FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Houston City Council incumbents fare well, but most races will go to a runoff

All Houston City Council seats are up for election this November.


UPDATED: Here is how Texas voters weighed in on 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 5

Ten constitutional amendments went before voters in Texas on Election Day, Nov. 5.



UPDATED: Unofficial results show METRO bond passing with strong support

With almost all votes tallied, METRO has been given the green light to use bonding authority to advance its $7.5 billion METRONext plan.


Final unofficial results show Trout wins re-election for New Caney ISD board of trustees by 26 votes

Two candidates are in the race for New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6: incumbent Ty Trout and challenger Craig Matthews.


UPDATED ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Houston controller Chris Brown wins second term

Results of the 2019 Houston controller election.




FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: All five at-large Houston City Council races will enter runoff

These are the results for each at-large city council race.


'It's your community and it’s where you live': Voters hit the polls across Houston

Houston residents hit the polls Nov. 5 to cast votes for city council members, the mayor and state constitutional amendments.