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Employers prep for ACA mandate

Nearly 200,000 Houstonians signed up for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace by April 2014 following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Members of PBK Architects at a Katy ISD board of trustees meeting Nov. 17 presented their plans for the district’s eighth high school and 15th junior high.

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Architects reveal plans for new Katy ISD high school, junior high, 2 elementary schools

​Construction on six new schools inside Katy ISD is in the works, and on Nov. 17 at a meeting of the board of trustees, the public and school officials got their first look at plans for four campuses, including the district’s eighth high school. more »

Nov 17, 2014 11:45 PM Katy 5 Comments

Klein ISD announces plan to lower district's budget reserves

In anticipation of a potential bond election in May to finance the district needs, the Klein ISD board of trustees heard a plan Nov. 17 to lower the district’s reserves to $110.8 million. more »

Nov 18, 2014 5:32 PM Spring | Klein

County studies possible Woodlands Parkway extension

Montgomery County commissioners have approved a $42,500 contract with Amani Engineering for a traffic study to evaluate the effect of a proposed Woodlands Parkway extension on the existing Woodlands Parkway. more »

Oct 13, 2014 6:25 PM The Woodlands 4 Comments

Cy-Fair ISD trustees approve namesake for Science Resource Center

Cy-Fair ISD trustees honored long-time former employee Charlotte Burns on Nov. 10 when the board officially approved her as the namesake for the district’s Science Resource Center. more »

Nov 12, 2014 6:10 PM Cy-Fair

Lone Star College announces finalists for Small Business of the Year awards

Six winners—one representing each LSCS campus—will be announced at a Nov. 20 awards banquet at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:15 PM Cy-Fair

The City of Katy Fire Department unveiled its newest fire truck in October.

Jordan Gribble

Katy City Council approves $47,000 for fire station roof repairs

At its regular meeting Nov. 10, the Katy City Council unanimously approved a measure to allocate $47,021.51 in funds to repair the roof of the city's fire station. more »

Nov 11, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

New master-planned community to spur development along Grand Parkway

More than 6,000 new homes will be constructed in the next 10 to 12 years along the Grand Parkway between Cypress and Katy as part of the master-planned community Elyson. more »

Nov 11, 2014 4:13 PM Cy-Fair

Deborah Rose Miller, Magnolia ISD board of trustees president, gathers with other community members to celebrate the life of Patsy Williams.

Liza Winkler

Magnolia City Hall dedicated in honor of late mayor pro tem

A group of residents and city officials gathered for a ceremony Nov. 11 to honor and dedicate Magnolia City Hall to late Mayor Pro Tem Patsy Williams. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:35 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Local city and county officials gather for the opening of the University Boulevard North extension.

Photo courtesy city of Sugar Land

University Boulevard North extension project complete, open to motorists

The $5 million project to extend University Boulevard North from Hwy. 6 to Hwy. 90 in Sugar Land has been completed. The roadway extension opened to motorists Nov. 11. more »

Nov 11, 2014 10:35 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

New Tomball hotel slated to open in March 2016

Clarus Hotels and JTS Development, Ltd. officials are in the process of designing plans for a new hotel expected to open in March 2016 at the corner of Hwy. 249 and Medical Complex Drive in Tomball. more »

Nov 6, 2014 11:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Spring ISD hosts community forums in November, December

In an attempt to strengthen the district, Spring ISD is inviting the community­—including staff, parents and other community members—to participate in one of four community forums in the next two months. more »

Nov 10, 2014 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center.

Jim Levesque

Memorial Hermann breaks ground on Convenient Care Center in Katy

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center. more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:30 AM Katy

Magnolia nonprofit hosts winter clothing, bedding drive

As temperatures continue to drop, nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans in Magnolia is prepping for the winter season by hosting a clothing and bedding drive for residents in need. more »

Nov 7, 2014 4:37 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Young Ranch master-planned community approved

The Young Ranch Planed Development District, a master-planned community approved by the Katy City Council in October, will cover 388 acres south of Interstate 10 between Anserra and Willow Creek Farms on Pederson Road. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Katy 2 Comments

Options for senior living increase

Sugar Land and Missouri City residents are seeing an increase in assisted living and senior care options in their area, which is affording more local options and services to an aging population. more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:30 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Voters approve state Proposition 1

According to unofficial results, Texas constitutional amendment proposition 1 passed, as the measure received 3,192,488 votes of approval, or 79.78 percent, with 8,378 of 8,453 precincts reporting. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:16 PM Vote 2014

$484 million FBISD bond initiative passes by large margin

The $484 million bond initiative for Fort Bend ISD is projected to pass by an overwhelming margin with 74 percent of residents voting in favor and 26 percent voting in opposition. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:25 PM , Vote Houston Metro

Residents approve $748 million Katy ISD bond

Katy residents have approved a $748 million bond for the school district a year after rejecting a smaller proposal, with 55.4 percent voting for the referendum and 44.6 percent voting against it, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:31 PM Katy

Cisco's Salsa Company owner Laura Wilson celebrates the overturning of the 1944 liquor ordinance on election night.

Mike Baxter

Voters support removal of Old Town Tomball liquor ordinance

Voters overwhelmingly supported the removal of the 1944 liquor ordinance in Old Town Tomball. more »

Nov 5, 2014 2:55 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Bluejack National now accepting golf membership registration

With construction underway since June, Bluejack National is now accepting membership registration for its 18-hole golf course set to open for play in October 2015. more »

Oct 31, 2014 2:24 PM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

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