Spring - Klein

Stay informed about the latest local news in Spring and Klein, including Harris County updates, SISD and KISD coverage and the latest development and business updates at City Place and Vintage Park.

4:09 PM Jul 29, 2022 CDT

Texas records nation's largest job gains in June; state unemployment rate continues to fall

As more people move to Texas and return to “normal” activities, Texas’ labor force is also growing, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.


Texas sales tax holiday on school supplies planned for Aug. 5-7

Items can be purchased in person, online or through mail order to qualify.


Harris County, Houston to get 16,780 doses of monkeypox vaccine

The announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services came after a joint letter from County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner requesting additional vaccines.



Q&A: Spring-area flooring company offers tips for local homeowners

Floor Coverings International offers flooring installation services for materials such as hardwood, linoleum, tile and carpet in the Spring and Klein area.


Houston-area school districts, community colleges signal interest in Harris County disparity study funding

Three out of 25 independent school districts and two out of four community colleges have submitted letters of intent for Harris County’s $2 million disparity study fund.


USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

Telecommunications companies in Central Texas and the West Plains region will receive funding to help rural Texans gain access to high-speed internet.


12 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, July 29-31

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!



Spring ISD to host back-to-school expo, resource fair July 30

The expo will include school supplies, assistance with registration, language testing, haircuts for students, health screening and immunizations.


Harris County ESD 11 commissioner questions $8.5 million loan

According to ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare CEO Doug Hooten, the loan was a one-time measure needed to reimburse roughly $5 million in expenses related to the September 2021 launch of the district’s ambulance services, ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare, as well as the construction of a new 43-acre campus.


METRO Police Department introduces C.A.R.E. unit to aid unhoused individuals

METRO Police Department's Crisis, Assessment, Response and Engagement unit launched its first team two months ago and plans to add a second team in August.


Work nears completion on improvements at intersection of Aldine Westfield, Sciaaca raods

Harris County Precinct 3 officials said construction is nearing completion on a project to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Aldine Westfield and Sciaaca roads.



TxDOT plans for more electric vehicle charging stations; Houston starts the process

To support the growth of electric vehicles, Houston is addressing air quality concerns and long-term funding strategies for electric vehicles and charging stations.


Cypress Creek FACE announces 26th anniversary lineup; 2022-23 season tickets now on sale

Season tickets are now on sale, and individual concert tickets will go on sale Aug. 1.


The Chef's Table offers tastes from around the globe in Vintage Park

Paul Friedman, owner and executive chef at The Chef’s Table, never went to culinary school, and he said that is exactly what has allowed his food to be so unique.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: Downtick in viral load, hospitalizations suggests slowing of spread

The Texas Medical Center admitted an average of 240 COVID-19 hospital patients per day for the week of July 11-17, which fell to 226 per day for the week of July 18-25, a 5.83% decrease in new patients.



Work continues on Gosling Road bridge over Spring Creek

Harris County Precinct 3 officials said the project aims to improve safety and traffic flow by providing two lanes for southbound traffic and completing mobility connection between Harris and Montgomery counties.


Harris County, city of Houston officials ask CDC for additional monkeypox vaccines

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner cited rising case numbers in the nation’s fourth-largest city as driving the need for more vaccines.


Texas receives over 14,000 monkeypox vaccines as cases rise

Over 5,000 doses have been sent to Dallas County, and others will be distributed to local health departments.


Modern Design & Remodeling in Spring aims to simplify home transformation process for clients

When Modern Design & Remodeling owner Israel Monroy was 18 years old, he accepted a summer job at a flooring store. He said he had no idea, however, that it would be the beginning of a lifelong career in the industry.



Harris County Commissioners Court approves $25.75M to relocate inmates due to overcrowding

Officials cited overcrowded jails and the criminal court case backlog to push for the funding. The vote was approved unanimously.


How to apply for free, reduced-price school meals in 2022-23 as federal provision ends

The USDA is ending the free lunch provision that was in place during COVID-19. Parents interested in applying for free or reduced-price lunches can apply through their school district.


Flood control district begins construction on third batch of Cypress Creek watershed repairs

According to the advisory, Batch 3 is being carried out by contractor Lecon Inc., and the construction contract duration is 688 days.