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4 things to know about daylight saving time ending this Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, meaning clocks fall back an hour, giving Texas residents an extra hour of sleep.

Klein ISD’s kindergarten enrollment rate expected to level out; enrollment in charter schools projected to see continued growth

In a Klein ISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 21, the district received the 2019 Population and Survey Analysts demographic study, in which it states kindergarten enrollment is not expected to continuously increase despite an increase in recent births, and student enrollment at charter schools will continue to grow.

Texas Drones Pros to open a first-person-view drone racing store in Spring

Texas Drones Pros, a first-person-view drone racing store, plans to open Nov. 29 at 4723 FM 2920, Ste. 9, Spring.

Harris County expands program to reduce domestic gun violence

Harris County commissioners voted at an Oct. 29 meeting on a motion to move forward with plans to expand a pilot program intended to reduce domestic violence incidents involving firearms.

Check out this month's featured neighborhood: Champion Forest, 77379

Located between Cypresswood Drive and Louetta Road, this neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD and includes Raveneaux County Club and a bird sanctuary, among other amenities.

Silver Leaf Memory Care Community celebrates first anniversary in Spring

The Silver Leaf Memory Care Community of Village Care Homes Assisted Living is celebrating its first …

BurgerIM now offering halal dining options in Spring

BurgerIM is now open at 1650 Louetta Rd., Ste. 500, Spring. The burger franchise, which opened in April, …

Tonkotsu Ramen Shop sets soft opening for Nov. 2 in Vintage Marketplace in Houston

Tonkotsu Ramen Shop, located at 10111 Louetta Road, Ste. 800, Houston, will host a soft opening Nov. 2, to be followed by a grand opening celebration Nov. 8. The eatery will offer build-your-own ramen along with its signature noodle options. The eatery is the sister company of U’Maki Sushi Burrito.

Star Seafood Crawfish now serving seafood and boba drinks in Spring

Star Seafood Crawfish, located at 4660 Louetta Rd., Ste. 180, Spring, opened in September and offers breaded …

UPDATED: Vote totals continue to lag 2015 numbers after first week of early voting in Harris County

One week into the early voting period of Nov. 5 elections, overall turnout is down from 2015, the last time a mayoral election took place in the Greater Houston area.

Spring Cypress Road improvements continue between Telge Road and Louetta Glenn Drive

As part of the ongoing Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality project, or CMAQ IV-Phase IA, construction is underway on a series of improvements on Spring Cypress Road between Telge Road in Cypress and Louetta Glenn Drive in Spring. The project will improve 25 intersections and install four new traffic signals along the corridor.

Beltway 8 frontage road improvements underway

CMAQ IV-Phase 2E will improve several intersections along the Beltway 8 frontage road between West Gulf Bank Road in Cypress and TC Jester Boulevard in Spring. The project was awarded to Main Lane Industries, and the notice to proceed with construction was issued Aug. 13, said Pamela Rocchi, director of the Capital Improvement Projects division for Harris County Precinct 4.

Completion of Gosling Road Section 2 widening delayed until first quarter 2020

 Construction is underway on a project to widen Gosling Road to a four-lane concrete section with improved drainage between Mossy Oaks and West Rayford roads. The project’s completion date has been delayed from fourth quarter 2019 to first quarter 2020, Rocchi said.

Cypress Station Drive, Hollow Tree Lane intersection improvements delayed until fourth quarter 2019

Harris County Precinct 4 is in the design phase of a project to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Cypress Station Drive and Hollow Tree Lane. The notice to proceed with construction has been pushed from third quarter 2019 to fourth quarter 2019 due to utility relocation conflicts, Rocchi said. Precinct 4’s goal is to have the traffic signal fully operational by first quarter 2020.

Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.

Champions Drive upgrades underway between FM 1960, Cypress Creek

Construction is underway on a project to upgrade Champions Drive from a two-lane asphalt road to a two-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between FM 1960 and Cypress Creek. It is still on track for completion by April 5, 2020, Rocchi said.

Spring-based Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop prepares for grand opening

Locally owned Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop will be hosting a soft opening Oct 23-24 from 4-9 p.m. at their new location at 3625 FM 2920, Spring. The soft opening is in celebration of their grand opening weekend, occurring Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 1-9 p.m.

Project to widen Riley Fuzzel Road in design phase

Harris County Precinct 4 is in the design phase of a project to widen Riley Fuzzel Road from a two-lane asphalt road to a five-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between Elm Street and the Hardy Toll Road. The project will realign the corridor to remove sharp turns, close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street and open a new crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road. Precinct 4 sought authorization from Harris County Commissioners Court on Sept. 10. Following approval, the bid and award phase will take approximately three to four months until construction can begin, Rocchi said.

Flood Control District recommends $743 million worth of projects in Cypress Creek watershed

Harris County Flood Control District officials recommended $743 million worth of projects for new detention, channel projects and buyouts in the Cypress Creek watershed during its project progress and community engagement meeting Oct. 21.

Harris County Precinct 4 studying Stuebner Airline Road extension

Harris County Precinct 4 is studying a project to extend Stuebner Airline Road as a four-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between FM 2920 and the Grand Parkway. A construction timeline will be identified upon completion of project development, Rocchi said.