Pearland | Friendswood
1:33 PM Nov 13, 2019 CST

Pearland City Council adds vaping to city smoking ban

The city of Pearland voted to amend its ordinance banning smoking in public places to also ban vaping in public places on Nov. 11


Cy-Fair

Road widening underway on recently built section of Cypress North Houston Road

The stretch of road is being widening after being built in 2016.


Spring | Klein

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.



The Woodlands

Glade Cultural Center to open art-focused bar in 2020

The bar will focus on the art of wine and mixology, according to the cultural center.


Katy

Construction begins on temporary road to relieve traffic on Charger Way in Fulshear

The temporary road will help relieve traffic associated with the three Lamar CISD schools located on the 0.7-mile Charger Way.


Spring | Klein

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.


Bay Area

League City, TxDOT officials review Bay Area transportation projects

A slew of transportation projects are in the works or pending, and League City and Texas Department of Transportation officials teamed up Nov. 12 to inform residents of the construction they can expect over the next several years.



Conroe | Montgomery

Montogmery County Animal Shelter opens wellness clinic

The clinic's purpose is to provide basic pet care and vaccines at a low cost.


Pearland | Friendswood

GUIDE: 14 holiday events in Pearland, Friendswood

The Pearland and Friendswood area has plenty of events and activities to explore this winter. Here are 14 events in Pearland and Friendswood, as well as some events nearby.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kingwood High School to transform into ‘inverse aquarium’ to prevent future flooding

At the Nov. 12 school board meeting, architectural firm PBK Architects presented the preliminary design plans for the $30 million flood barrier project.


Spring | Klein

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.



Conroe | Montgomery

Montgomery Public Works Department identifies potential source for 9 million-gallon leak

Director of Public Works Mike Muckleroy told the Montgomery City Council a public works employee discovered a leak behind the Kroger Marketplace at 20168 Eva St., Montgomery.


Spring | Klein

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.


Katy

Kinokuniya Bookstore opens in Katy area

The retailer sells books, magazines and stationery from Japan.


Katy

Construction on connector roads from Westpark Tollway to Grand Parkway to begin in mid-2020

The project cost is about $46.5 million.



Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Total Wine & More sets opening date for Lower Heights District location

It will be the chain's 12th Houston location.


The Woodlands

My Protein Grill opens Spring location at Harmony Commons plaza

My Protein Grill offers customizable meals and snacks that can be ordered for dine-in and carry-out.


The Woodlands

Montgomery County commissioners approve 10 members for new county ethics commission

Funding for two county flood planning initiatives was also approved at the couty's Nov. 12 meeting.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Grant-funded Shepherd-Durham project expected to reduce crashes by half

A federal grant clears the way for a $50 million overhaul of a major corridor.



Pearland | Friendswood

Pearland’s debt service tax used to fund big projects, maintain quality of life

While the maintenance and operations rate is typically the larger portion of the tax rate for nearby cities, the debt service makes up the larger portion of Pearland’s rate.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital to celebrate first anniversary Nov. 20

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital is commemorating its one-year anniversary with a holiday celebration Nov. 20.


Katy

Ross distribution center to open in Brookshire in 2021

In addition to increasing the number of jobs and potential tax base, the distribution center is also driving new roads and road improvements in the area.


Spring | Klein

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.