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Area sees job growth amid oil slump

Area sees job growth amid oil slump

Nearly 5,000 new jobs were added in the Katy area between 2013 and 2014, according to a May 11 economic survey statement from the Katy Area Economic Development Council.

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Magnolia ISD preps for November bond election

For the first time in just over a decade, the Magnolia ISD board of trustees announced and approved plans May 18 for a $92 million bond election to be held in November with no proposed tax rate increase. more »

May 20, 2015 6:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Sugar Land City Council approves reinvestment zone creation for future development

The Sugar Land City Council approved the creation of a reinvestment zone for 3.59 acres of lakefront property located adjacent to Creek Bend Drive in Lake Pointe at its May 19 meeting. more »

May 21, 2015 4:40 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

FBISD board approves pay increases for teachers, non-teaching staff members

The Fort Bend ISD school board approved pay increases for teaching and non-teaching staff members at its May 18 meeting. more »

May 19, 2015 4:50 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Tomball City Council discusses effectiveness of red light cameras

Over the past seven years, drivers in the city of Tomball have accumulated $1.9 million in unpaid red light camera violations. At the May 18 City Council meeting, officials discussed the effectiveness of the city’s red light camera system. more »

May 20, 2015 5:15 PM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

Missouri City Fire Station 5 set to open July 1

Missouri City Fire Station 5 is opening its doors July 1 to begin serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. more »

May 20, 2015 4:30 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Alvin ISD board taps Hestand as principal of Shadow Creek HS

The Alvin ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Kelly Hestand as principal for the new Shadow Creek High School at its May 12 meeting. The district's third comprehensive high school will open in August 2016. more »

May 15, 2015 11:00 AM Pearland | Friendswood

Missouri City City Council adopts pay increase for police personnel

Missouri City City Council unanimously approved to adopt pay structures and incentives for certified Missouri City police officers during its May 18 meeting. more »

May 18, 2015 9:25 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Sienna South debuts first 500 home sites in Village of Sawmill Lake

Sienna South’s first 500 home lots are now available to homebuyers as Johnson Development announced May 7 the opening of Village of Sawmill Lake. more »

May 7, 2015 4:05 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Updated: County commissioner, bond opponents call for new road bond in November

Days after Montgomery County voters turned down the $350 million road bond proposal on May 9, those who led opposition to the bond as well as one county commissioner are calling for a new bond vote in November. more »

May 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

Constable Hickman named interim sheriff following Garcia’s resignation

Ron Hickman, Harris County Precinct 4 constable since 2000, was appointed to interim sheriff by Commissioners Court May 12 after former Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his resignation to run for mayor of Houston in November. more »

May 13, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Conroe ISD wins national music award

For the fourth year in a row, Conroe ISD has won the National Association of Music Merchants Best Communities for Music Education award. NAMM is a California-based nonprofit organization that promotes music education. CISD Communications Director S more »

May 13, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Sugar Land police to conduct drunk driving enforcement initiative May 18-31

The Sugar Land Police Department has announced it will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 18-31. more »

May 12, 2015 3:40 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

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