10:30 PM Nov 12, 2019 CST

Longest-tenured Klein ISD trustee Rick Mann honored at final school board meeting before retirement

Elected into his ninth term on the board in 2016, Mann has served as a KISD trustee for 28 years.


1:50 PM Nov 14, 2019 CST

Hope Center Houston to celebrate new location with ribbon-cutting ceremony, building blessing Nov. 14

Hope Center Houston will celebrate its grand opening in its new location at 821 Peakwood Drive, Houston with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and building blessing Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m.

Oasis Modern Dentistry to open in late November on Cypresswood Drive

Oasis Modern Dentistry plans to open in late November at 10211 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 500, Houston.



Missing Element Sports Performance and Fitness to celebrate grand opening Nov. 23

Missing Element Sports Performance and Fitness, located at 17552 Stuebner Airline Road, Ste. 101, Spring, will host a grand opening celebration Nov. 23.


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.



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.


Klein ISD presents 7 rezoning options in preparation for new elementary school set to open in fall 2020

A draft proposal and report of the rezoning process will be presented to the board of trustees at the December meeting and will then be posted online for public feedback.


2 IDEA Public Schools campuses to break ground Nov. 12

The charter school will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the campuses from 10-11 a.m. at the IDEA Hardy location at 1930 Little York Road, Houston.


Spring Trading Post to close following two final markets Dec. 14, 21

The store offers crafts, gifts, home decor items and sports memorabilia.



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.


AMTEX to break ground on affordable housing development Green Oaks Apartments on Nov. 14

The three-story, 177-unit apartment complex is slated for completion by May 2021 and will feature a pool, a courtyard and a clubhouse.


Bowlero to celebrate grand opening of Willowbrook bowling alley Nov. 23

Bowlero will celebrate the grand opening of its Willowbrook location Nov. 23.


Executive Nails & Spa aiming for December opening in The Shops at Chasewood

The spa will offer a variety of services, including pedicures, manicures, waxing, threading, eyelash extensions and facials and will feature a full bar.



Spring ISD Memorial to be unveiled, dedicated in special ceremony Dec. 4

Spring ISD will unveil and dedicate its new Spring ISD Memorial during a special ceremony on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., the district announced in a Nov. 11 press release.


Guide: 14 ways to celebrate the winter holidays in Spring, Klein in 2019

‘Tis the season to celebrate cooler weather, enjoy holiday breaks and spend time with family. The Spring and Klein area has plenty of events and activities to explore this winter.


The To-Do List: 12 things to do in Spring and Klein throughout November, December

Between Veterans Day celebrations and Thanksgiving Day festivities, here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community throughout November and December.


Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

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



Ask the editor: What is the latest news on The Centrum?

Since Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with 3.5 feet of water in August 2017, restoration work continues on the performing arts center and church sanctuary more than two years later.


Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs reflect on 2018-19 accountability ratings

Spring ISD’s overall 2018-19 Texas Education Agency accountability rating improved by eight points from the previous year—outpacing increases from neighboring districts including Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs. But the district’s rating remains more than 10 points below those districts, according to TEA accountability rating results.


Family-owned farms survive decades of development in Spring, Klein

Hidden off a dirt road offshoot of the bustling four-lane traffic on Spring Cypress Road and nestled between a storage facility and a three-story apartment complex is Atkinson Farms—a four-generation family farm that has been growing produce in Harris County since 1923.


SwitcHouse Plates & Pours pays homage to Spring’s history as a railroad switchyard

SwitcHouse Plates & Pours’ upscale dining service plays on themes of wood, iron and smoke, inspired by Spring’s history as a railroad switchyard in the early 1900s.



Lizzy G's Fine Gifts boasts 'something for everyone, wrapped in a bow'

At Lizzy G’s Fine Gifts, Liz Tillman and her aunt, Ginger Lester, said their generational gap and opposing personalities are what bring the store the balance it needs.


FM 1960 residents create petition in hopes of inciting positive change for longtime nuisance building

Residents of the Spring and Klein area are hoping to finally see improvements at a longtime nuisance building on FM 1960 through a petition showing support for entities that could incite change.