12:00 am Aug.

Richard Carpenter

Richard G. Carpenter serves as the chancellor of the Lone Star College System, which has eight campuses in the Greater Houston area.

12:00 am Aug.

Hurricane season

As the Houston area enters the height of hurricane season—which lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30—authorities are encouraging residents to be prepared for an emergency situation.

12:00 am Aug.

Matt Family Orchard

While picking your own fruit fresh from a tree may seem like an activity from generations past, Rick Matt—owner of Matt Family Orchard—has found there are still many people out there who relish the opportunity.

Updated 6:30 pm April 27, 2015 CST

High-speed rail gains steam

Plans for a high-speed rail line connecting Houston with the Dallas-Fort Worth region are slowly gaining momentum as local and state agencies, both public and private, explore options on how best to build a potential line.

12:00 am Aug.

Tomball Fire Department

Throughout the years, the Tomball Fire Department has evolved from being entirely volunteer-based to staffing a combination of full-time, part-time and volunteer workers.

12:00 am Aug.

Roy Lazenby

The opening of Lone Star College–Tomball in 1988 was marked as a moment of pride and aspiration for the Tomball community, as residents who could not afford to travel for college were given a chance to continue their education close to home.

Updated 9:30 am April 29, 2015 CST

Cruz defeats Dewhurst in U.S. Senate race

After coming in a full 12 percentage points behind opponent David Dewhurst in the May primary election, preliminary results indicate Ted Cruz has won the runoff election in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas.

12:00 am July

Tomball hires new city planner

Rebeca Guerra, Tomball’s new city planner, was brought in to help the city as it progresses through several major projects, including the Downtown Specific Plan, and the city’s sign and zoning ordinances.