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Baker Hughes announces company-wide layoffs, officials say potential effect on Tomball campus is unknown

Baker Hughes announces companywide layoffs, officials say immediate effect on Tomball campus is unknown

With a steep decline in oil prices over the past few months, Baker Hughes officials announced plans in late January to cut 7,000 jobs worldwide.

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Sugar Land moves forward with phase two of Brazos River Park, festival site construction

Sugar Land City Council voted Jan. 27 to move forward with construction of phase two of the Brazos River Park and an adjacent festival site. more »

Jan 29, 2015 10:20 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Cypress Creek Master Trails Plan could feature pathways, sidewalks, bike lanes

the Cypress Creek Master Trails Plan provides a blueprint for several miles of pathways and other amenities that could be built throughout the area around Louetta Road and Hwy. 249. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Friendswood bond authorization brings key improvements to city

More than a year after voters approved $24 million in bond projects for the city, Friendswood residents are beginning to see changes throughout their community. more »

Jan 28, 2015 7:00 AM Pearland | Friendswood

Going up: Residential growth in Katy area taking trek north

The Katy area has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, and there is no sign it is slowing down anytime soon. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

HCC to relocate Sienna campus to Texas Parkway

The Houston Community College board of trustees approved Jan. 23 the $3.6 million purchase of 41 acres along Texas Parkway to relocate the HCC–Southwest Missouri City Center from Sienna Plantation. more »

Jan 27, 2015 8:50 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

The groundbreaking for the upcoming Memorial Hermann hospital in Cypress took place Jan. 22. The first phase is expected to be complete early 2016.

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Memorial Hermann breaks ground on new Cypress hospital and care center

Members of the Cypress community celebrated with Memorial Hermann officials at the groundbreaking for a new hospital and Convenient Care Center Jan. 22. more »

Jan 26, 2015 10:35 AM Cy-Fair

Commercial development ramps up in Cypress

Several commercial development projects are underway in Cy-Fair’s master-planned communities that developers hope will transform the landscape of the community into a regional destination. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Wal-Mart proposes new neighborhood market store in Cypress

​Plans for another Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store in Cypress are moving forward following the approval of a letter of non-objection from Cy-Fair ISD. more »

Jan 23, 2015 12:00 PM Cy-Fair 6 Comments


The University of Houston has taken preliminary measures to file a tuition revenue bond worth $60 million to fund the construction of a new campus in Katy. The University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch provides only junior- senior- and graduate-level courses, and certificate programs.

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University of Houston looking to grow in Katy

The University of Houston has taken preliminary measures to file a tuition revenue bond worth $60 million to fund the construction of a new campus in Katy. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Whole Foods sets opening date for first Woodlands store

Whole Foods has announced it will open its first Woodlands location at 8 a.m. March 18. more »

Jan 20, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

FBISD administration presents final recommendation for feeder pattern, attendance zone realignment

Fort Bend ISD officials presented final plans Jan. 12 to the school board for a district-wide feeder pattern and attendance boundary realignment designed to balance enrollment and accommodate future growth. more »

Jan 19, 2015 7:15 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Klein ISD board calls bond election for May 9

After more than a year of planning, the Klein ISD board of trustees approved its $498.1 million bond recommendations Jan. 12 and called a bond election to be on the ballot May 9. more »

Jan 16, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Commercial development booms in Spring

Construction continues on projects near Grand Parkway, ExxonMobil campus more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 2 Comments

New Cinco Ranch Walmart Neighborhood Market to hire 95 employees

A hiring center has been set up at Westland Center at 1315 Grand Parkway, Ste. 114, in Katy to recruit 95 employees for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction in Cinco Ranch. more »

Jan 18, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Questions surface over the future of groundwater use in Montgomery County

Cities and utility providers continue to grapple with future use of water resources throughout Montgomery County, even after hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to establish infrastructure for alternative water sources. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Residents address Magnolia City Council, voice concerns on Magnolia Ridge PID plan

A large group of residents filled the Magnolia City Hall chambers Jan. 13 to voice concerns regarding the assessment plan for the Magnolia Ridge Phase 1 public improvement district. more »

Jan 14, 2015 4:09 PM Tomball | Magnolia

The 66-acre Hughes Landing development, on the northeast shore of Lake Woodlands, will see many of its projects open in 2015, including Restaurant Row.

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The Woodlands economy to remain strong in 2015

The Woodlands is expected to continue developing commercial, residential and transportation projects in the coming year despite an energy economy slowdown that could force many of the companies the community covets to tighten their financial belts. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

ORN gears up for future growth

In 2015 the city of Oak Ridge North will look to build on the momentum of recent economic success and to continue advancing long-term development plans in the community. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Katy city officials break ground on the new city hall building.

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Katy city officials break ground on new City Hall

Katy city officials broke ground Jan. 15 on the site for a new city hall across from the current facility on Avenue C. more »

Jan 17, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Riley named interim president of LSC–Montgomery

The Lone Star College System has named Rebecca Riley as interim president of the Montgomery campus to replace Austin Lane—who was recently promoted to LSC executive vice chancellor. more »

Jan 13, 2015 5:31 PM

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