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Last meeting held before Lone Star College System potentially finalizes 2019-20 tax rate proposal

The Lone Star College System tax rate will not change under a proposal from the board of trustees.

Attend a Greek festival, sip wine: 6 events to attend in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Oct. 4-6

Throughout the Greater Houston area, there are several festivals and events scheduled for the first weekend …

Lockwood Road expansion project set to bid in October

Editor's note: This project has been updated from how it appeared in the Lake Houston, Humble, Kingwood's October print edition.

Election officials planning for record turnout in Houston's general election

Harris County Election officials are planning on almost twice as much voter turnout in Houston’s upcoming general election compared to the previous election cycle, said Michael Winn, Harris County Administrator of Elections.

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District appeal rejected by water board Oct. 3

On Oct. 3, the Texas Water Development Board rejected an appeal from Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District concerning its groundwater management plan, which was rejected by the state agency in May.

ROAD TO THE RENAISSANCE: Festival officials outline best driving route to the Texas Renaissance Festival

With more than a half-million visitors anticipated at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall, festival representatives are encouraging guests to arrive from the north to limit traffic delays.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal remembered for faith, service

Memorial services were held Oct. 2 for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot while conducting a traffic stop in the Copperbrook subdivision on Friday, Sept. 27. The 42-year-old was a 10-year veteran of the HCSO and is survived by his wife and three children.

RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."

Humble ISD, New Caney ISD to soon take first fall break under new calendar systems

Humble ISD and New Caney ISD will soon take their first-ever October holidays, with the districts implementing five-day holidays from Oct. 7-11 and Oct. 14-18, respectively.

Rebranded Purgatory Scream Park opens in Kingwood for the 2019 haunt season

The recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum, reopened for the Halloween season on Sept. 20. Although the name has changed, co-owner Shane Glasgow said guests can still expect the same realistic haunted attraction—a murder house, an asylum hospital and an outdoor clown carnival.

Lone Star Groundwater Conversation District to receive district management plan decision Oct. 3

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has announced that an appeal it requested from the Texas Water Development Board about a management plan will be heard Oct. 3.

DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

What Montgomery County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country were registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.

Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …

Right of way acquisitions for Northpark Drive expansion project to begin soon in Kingwood

The multimillion-dollar expansion of Northpark Drive pushes forward. Soon, Kingwood officials will begin seeking right of way acquisitions for properties along the heavily trafficked corridor. The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority, which oversees the property tax revenue collected within Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10, held a meeting Sept. 26 to discuss the mobility project.

Harris County Public Library launches digital library card program in Lake Houston area

Harris County Public Library launched an OverDrive Instant Digital Card program in mid-September, allowing county residents to instantly sign up for a digital library card through any smartphone or computer, the HCPL announced in a Sept. 12 news release. With the digital card, residents within the HCPL’s service area can borrow ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines using only their cell phone number. Patrons must still visit an HCPL branch library to receive a full library card to access physical reading materials.

Luxury apartments The Sarah at Lake Houston to debut in 2020 in Atascocita

The Sarah at Lake Houston, a luxury apartment complex from Dallas-based GenCap Partners, Inc., will debut in …

Apparel and accessories store TX7 to open in Deerbrook Mall in Humble

TX7, a locally owned apparel and accessories store, will open Oct. 1 at 20131 Hwy. 59 N., Ste. 2240, Humble, …

Denny's now serving Porter community

Denny’s opened a new restaurant Sept. 23 at 23693 Hwy. 59, Porter, according to a company representative. …