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Katy ISD's $748 million bond up for vote

Katy ISD’s $748 million bond up for vote

The future of Katy ISD is in the hands of its tax paying residents again.

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Sections of I-45 to be closed for Hwy. 242 flyover construction

Commuters might encounter frightening traffic this Halloween weekend, as heavy traffic is expected to continue this weekend on I-45 in The Woodlands when Hwy. 242 construction crews close down some northbound lanes and all frontage road lanes. more »

Oct 29, 2014 The Woodlands

Klein ISD steering committee narrows 2015 bond recommendations to $498.1 million

The Klein ISD 2015 bond steering committee and consulting firm DeJong Richter narrowed the list of possible bond recommendations to less than $500 million from an initial list of more than $725 million in possible bond projects more »

Oct 29, 2014 Spring | Klein

The Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center is expected to open early next fall in the Fairfield area.

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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to build new emergency care center

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is set to break ground in mid-November on a 9,600-square-foot freestanding emergency care in Cypress. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Donations to sprout arboretum in Katy

The Keep Katy Beautiful Board accepted a $20,000 donation from CenterPoint Energy to pay for the construction and planting of a 3-acre arboretum in Katy City Park at the regular city council meeting Oct. 27. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Katy

Harris County has started construction on a new $65 million forensic facility in the Texas Medical Center.

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Harris County breaks ground on new forensic science facility

Harris County has begun construction on a new forensic science facility to be located in the Texas Medical Center. The nine-story, 200,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in 2017. more »

Oct 27, 2014 The Woodlands

Katy ISD enrollment could top 105,000 in 10 years

Katy ISD officials already knew the school district’s enrollment was growing, and they now have an even better idea on how much the student body could expand—possibly exceeding 105,000 students in 10 years. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Katy 1 Comments

City of Katy to accept online payments

​At its regular meeting Oct. 27, the Katy City Council approved a resolution to begin accepting online credit card payments for several services later this year. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Katy

Cypress Creek Lakes hosts inaugural Zombie Stomp

With Halloween just around the corner, the master-planned community of Cypress Creek Lakes is set to debut the inaugural Cypress Creek Lakes Zombie Stomp event this weekend featuring a 5K and 1-mile family walk. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Cy-Fair

Proposed landfill expansion on Fairbanks N. Houston draws opposition

Residents filled up a public meeting Oct. 23 at the Sam Houston Race Park to express a wide range of concerns over a proposed landfill expansion at 8205 Fairbanks N. Houston Road. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Cy-Fair

Traffic backs up along I-10 in Katy, Texas on Oct. 16. Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment designed to boost the state's  transportation funding.

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November proposition aims to drive road funding

Voters statewide will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to combat the state’s transportation funding woes and repair its ailing road infrastructure. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Katy

Township reconsiders field turf after cancer concerns raised

The Woodlands Township is reconsidering installing crumb rubber-based field turf at its Gosling Sports Complex after an NBC News report detailed concerns that chemicals in the field may cause cancer. more »

Oct 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Missouri City and Fort Bend County officials gathered in mid-October for the groundbreaking of the Lexington Boulevard extension that will connect Texas Parkway to Scanlin Road. The $2.96 million project is slated to be completed spring 2015.

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Missouri City, HCC officials to review possible campus relocation

Missouri City officials, in conjunction with Houston Community College, have started looking at possibly relocating the HCC–Missouri City campus to two vacant tracts of land on either side of the extension. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Katy school board hears options for future if bond fails

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton L. Frailey stressed it wasn’t a “doomsday” meeting Oct. 20 when trustees heard recommendations from a community volunteer advisory committee on what the district could do to cope with its growing enrollment if the school more »

Oct 20, 2014 Katy

Luxury apartments in Shenandoah ready in 2016

WoodLofts Apartment complex ready in 2016 more »

Oct 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Klein ISD hosts community dialogue Oct. 20 for 2015 bond planning

With only two months left until the steering committee finalizes the list of recommendations for the 2015 bond package, Klein ISD will host a community dialogue Oct. 20 to receive feedback from the public on work done on the bond options. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Spring | Klein

Two health care facilities planned for Rayford Road area

A pair of medical care facilities is scheduled to open in the next year in the Harmony master-planned community on Rayford Road. more »

Oct 21, 2014 The Woodlands

SHSU announces plans for Montgomery County's first medical school

Sam Houston State University is working toward a deal with the Johnson Development Corporation to build a medical school on the site of the former Camp Strake property, which the development company purchased last year. more »

Oct 17, 2014 The Woodlands 1 Comments

TBPW hosts annual fall food festival Oct. 21

The Tomball Business and Professional Women organization will host its annual Fall Food Festival on Oct. 21 to raise money to provide scholarships to local women seeking to enhance their education or careers. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Officials discuss details for proposed Lone Star College–Magnolia Center

Local officials held a forum Oct. 15 to discuss more details regarding the new Magnolia Center. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

More than 10,000 guests are expected to attend Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland Oct. 25.

Courtesy Bridgeland

Dog days of fall return with Bridgeland's Howl-O-Ween Fest

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland on Oct. 25 featuring animal performances, a pet costume contest and more than a dozen food trucks. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Cy-Fair

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