12:08 PM Oct 10, 2019 CDT

Higher minimum wage coming to Houston airport workers

Employees at George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby and Ellington airports will see a boosted minimum wage following an executive order signed by Mayor Sylvester Turner on Oct. 9.


Frenchies Modern Nail Salon offers all-natural nail care from Humble location

Frenchies Modern Nail Salon, a natural nail care brand, opened Oct. 4 at 13531 Will Clayton Parkway, Ste. …


Harris County Precinct 2 completed Timber Forest Drive expansion in early September

Harris County Precinct 2 completed the widening of Timber Forest Drive from a two- to four-lane road between Eagle Springs and Madera Run parkways in early September. The mobility project was originally scheduled to be completed in early July, but weather delays pushed the completion date, according to Harris County Precinct 2 officials.



Montgomery County Public Health District offering free flu shots to seniors in need

Montgomery County Public Health District is offering free flu vaccines through its partnership with Meals on Wheels, according to an Oct. 8 news release by MCPHD.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urges Imelda-affected residents to apply for FEMA assistance

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4 , Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible.



The Food Zone: Food truck park attracts various cultures, cuisines to Porter area

Jesse Flores, owner of The Food Zone, opened the food truck park April 2018 with the idea of bringing a variety of cultures and flavors to the Porter area. The unsuspecting lot off FM 1314 has space for eight food trucks, but it is currently home to five trucks serving homemade dishes every day of the week.



Citizens demand action as Montgomery County commissioners consider Tropical Storm Imelda recovery

Nearly four weeks after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is still handling the recovery as citizens demand more action.


7 haunted houses to visit this month in the Greater Houston area

Several haunted houses are operating throughout the month of October in the Greater Houston area, including the recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum.



Lake Houston-area Voter Guide: Sample ballot for November election

There are numerous candidates on the November 2019 ballot, including the city of Houston and New Caney ISD board of trustees positions. Since Kingwood was annexed by the city of Houston in the 1990s, Kingwood residents can cast their ballots for Houston mayor, city controller, City Council at-large positions and Houston City Council, District E. Meanwhile, residents living south of FM 1960 just west of Hwy. 59 can cast ballots for Houston City Council District B.




Attend a spooky festival, participate in a heart walk: 6 things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble, Kingwood areas in October

There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in October and early …


Over 3,000 Houston firefighters vote 'no confidence' in fire chief

Over 3,000 of Houston’s nearly 4,000 firefighters signed a document expressing their disapproval of Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Peña, a document released by the Houston Professional Firefighters Association states.


Federal aid now available for individuals affected by Imelda

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster assistance funding is now available for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.



Independent gym Kingwood Fitness offers group exercise classes, personal training services

Kingwood Fitness opened Oct. 5 at 1574 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, in the space that was formerly Embody …


2019 Voter Guide: New Caney ISD board of trustees Position 6 candidates

Two candidates filed for New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6, in the Nov. 5 election: incumbent Ty Trout and challenger Craig Matthews. Community Impact Newspaper invited both candidates to provide the responses below to help voters weigh their options. Responses may have been edited for length.


Officials talk flooding, urge support of Proposition 8 at Houston Stronger panel

Representatives from several flood control agencies provided updates at an Oct. 2 forum on a variety of Houston area projects ranging from Addicks Reservoir to the Texas coast.


Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County receive smoke detector donations for local community

Officials are urging Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County homeowners to check the status of their smoke detectors and take advantage of a free service to have detectors installed in their homes if needed. On Oct. 3, the Insurance Council of Texas donated hundreds of smoke detectors to local first responder agencies.



UPDATED: City of Houston files cease and desist against development accused of causing flooding in Kingwood neighborhoods

The city of Houston has launched an investigation and filed cease and desist orders against three companies involved in the construction of a Montgomery County residential development that Kingwood residents and some local officials allege caused recent flooding in northeast Kingwood neighborhoods.


New Caney ISD considers aviation career and technical education program for 2020

New Caney ISD hopes to implement a new career and technical education, or CTE, program in the 2020-21 school year in which students would have the opportunity to build an aircraft and eventually fly in it.