12:07 PM Oct 21, 2019 CDT

Summerwood residents worry Northeast Water Purification Plant construction could cause flooding

The city of Houston, the North Harris County Regional Water Authority and other area water agencies are continuing to expand the Northeast Water Purification Plant, the city’s major surface water treatment project.


Staybridge Suites IAH Airport East sets late November opening date for Humble hotel

Staybridge Suites IAH Airport East will open Nov. 26 at 7195 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. The 104-room hotel …


Houston Heart & Vascular relocated to Humble Medical Plaza building in July

Houston Heart & Vascular relocated in July from its location at 24040 Hwy. 59, Humble, to 1485 FM 1960 Bypass …



Goku's Burgers serves 'Dragon Ball Z'-themed cuisine from food truck park

Goku’s Burgers opened July 20 in The Food Zone food truck park in Porter, located at 23242 FM 1314. The …


Appeals court backs Houston's handling of drainage fee

Houston residents will not see a refund of drainage fees paid to the city since 2011, a state appellate judge ruled Oct. 18.


Volunteers needed for holiday gift program serving low-income special-needs children

Be An Angel’s Holiday Gift Program is looking for volunteers to shop for holiday gifts that will be distributed to over 5,000 low-income special-needs children in the Houston area, according to a press release.


GALLERY: Designs revealed for Humble ISD's rebuild of Lakeland Elementary School

Designs for Humble ISD's rebuild of Lakeland Elementary School show a "play-based learning" concept for the campus, which will open in August 2021.



Get to know the Park Lakes neighborhood in Humble

The community of Park Lakes in Humble is part of a 1,500-acre, master-planned community. Park Lakes is within Humble ISD boundaries, and one school—Park Lakes Elementary—is located in the community. The community also features the 43-acre Park Lakes Landing commercial development.


Rankin Road improvement project set to begin in November

The city of Humble and real estate company Jackson-Shaw partnered to fund a project to expand Rankin Road between Hwy. 59 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks in Humble. The project expands a portion of Rankin Road from a two- to four-lane road and adds a raised median. The project will take six months to complete.


Humble ISD approves architects for Kingwood High School's $30M floodgate project

Kingwood High School is one step closer to getting some flood relief as the Humble ISD board of trustees Oct. 15 approved PBK Architects as the architectural firm for a major flood mitigation project.


Taste of Greek: Family-owned food truck takes authentic fare from streets to storefront

Altin Mulla and his wife, Daniela, opened the Taste of Greek food truck in the Humble area in 2016, bringing the food of his native Athens, Greece, to the area. Now, the duo is taking their food from the streets into a brick-and-mortar storefront.



TxDOT plans mast arm signal improvement for Deerbrook Mall outlet

The Texas Department of Transportation will soon begin a project to upgrade the mast arm signal at the intersection of FM 1960 East and Denton Road at the Deerbrook Mall in Humble. The improved signal will make the signal heads more visible and optimize traffic flow along the corridor, TxDOT officials said. Similar upgrades are also being completed at seven other intersections across the Greater Houston area, with all eight signals set to be completed in April 2021.


Ask the editor: What propositions are on the ballot for the November election?

In addition to numerous local candidates, registered voters in Texas can also weigh in on 10 amendments to the state’s constitution on the Nov. 5 joint election ballot. If approved, the amendments, or propositions, would take effect Nov. 6.


Famous Funnel to open gourmet dessert kiosk in Humble's Deerbrook Mall

Famous Funnel, a funnel cake kiosk, opens Nov. 2 at 20131 Hwy. 59, Humble, in the Deerbrook Mall. The kiosk …


Crumbl Cookies to bring gourmet cookies to Atascocita area

Crumbl Cookies, a national gourmet cookie franchise, will open an Atascocita location in January at 7072 FM …



METRO's $3.5B bond includes public transit upgrades for Kingwood, Humble areas

Lake Houston-area voters will have a chance to vote on the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s $3.5 billion bond on the Nov. 5 ballot.


Locally owned apparel store TX7 to open in Humble's Deerbrook Mall

TX7, a locally owned apparel and accessories store, is scheduled to open Nov. 1 at 20131 Hwy. 59, Ste. 2240, …


Stella's Place aims to be neighborhood bar for Atascocita area

Stella’s Place, an Atascocita bar, opened Aug. 30 at 8110 FM 1960 Road E. Owner Rob Treat said the …


Live music, fall fun and more: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, Oct. 11-13

With temperatures dropping just in time for fall activities, the city of Houston offers events for the whole …



City of Humble increases property tax rate, plans for the future in FY 2019-20 budget

The city of Humble approved an increased budget for fiscal year 2019-20 to fund mobility and infrastructure improvements. Humble City Council approved the FY 2019-20 budget on Sept. 12 that includes a $113.53 million total operating expenditure for FY 2019-20—a 1.7% increase from its $111.62 million budget for FY 2018-19.


Shop for a cause: 4 Kingwood retailers participating in The Holiday Shopping Card, Oct. 24-Nov. 3

Kingwood-area residents looking to get a head start on holiday shopping while helping out a good cause can do so at four shops in Kingwood that are participating in Houston’s 2019 Holiday Shopping Card event. The Card event runs from Oct. 24-Nov. 3.