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Multiuse district to further develop Lower Kirby

Multiuse district to further develop Lower Kirby

A $300 million master-planned and multiuse center known as the Ivy District is slated for construction in Pearland and is expected to further the development of the growing Lower Kirby Urban Center.

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Texas State Technical College announces new Fort Bend campus

Texas State Technical College unveiled plans for a new Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg during the April 16 Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council meeting. more »

Apr 16, 2015 12:30 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Packers Plus Energy Services is the first tenant announced for the new 120-acre Tomball Business and Technology Park located at the corner of Holderrieth and Hufsmith-Kohrville roads.

Tomball Economic Development Corporation

Tomball announces first tenant for Tomball Business and Technology Park

Tomball officials announced international oilfield services company Packers Plus Energy Services as the first tenant under contract at the new Tomball Business and Technology Park. more »

Apr 22, 2015 9:46 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Forum held for Katy ISD board of trustees candidates

Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Students held their annual KISD candidate forum April 21. more »

Apr 22, 2015 6:51 PM Katy

Pearland ISD approves additional teaching positions, raises meal prices

​The Pearland ISD school board approved the addition of 41.5 teacher positions and two classroom aide positions for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting April 21. more »

Apr 22, 2015 6:00 PM Pearland | Friendswood

As part of its concessions to Creekside Park the Development Company will plant loblolly pines around the Creekside Park H-E-B perimeter adding to the existing trees at the shopping center.

Julie Butterfield

The Woodlands Development Company responds to Creekside Park petition

The Woodlands Development Company responds to the Creekside Park peition with concessions: replanting bigger trees and of more variety. more »

Apr 21, 2015 7:14 PM The Woodlands

Work will begin in the coming weeks on improvements to Pridgeon Stadium. Voters approved a $1.2 billion bond referendum last May that included upgrades to the stadium.

Courtesy PBK Architects

Cy-Fair ISD to begin work on upgrades to Pridgeon Stadium

Work is set to begin in the coming weeks on the first round of renovations to the Pridgeon Stadium complex off Windfern Road. more »

Apr 21, 2015 2:50 PM Cy-Fair

City approves ordinance for church to hold services in business district

At its regular meeting held Monday, April 13, Katy City Council approved an ordinance that will allow The Church at Cane Island to worship at Midway BBQ at 6025 Highway Blvd., Katy. more »

Apr 17, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Jersey Village finds new recycling service, aims to increase participation

The service, which starts May 20, offers residents larger, 65-gallon bins with covers and wheels and does not require recyclable items to be sorted. more »

Apr 22, 2015 2:30 PM Cy-Fair

Costco will open a store in The Woodlands in November.

Shawn Epps

Pearland City Council approves agreements for new Costco

Pearland City Council unanimously approved a pair of agreements with Costco at its meeting April 13, paving the way for a new store to open in October at the northwest corner of Hwy. 288 and CR 59. more »

Apr 14, 2015 7:15 PM Pearland | Friendswood

(Named from left to right) Belinda Sipp, Clint McClaren, Bruce Bernhoft and Richard Barlow answer questions before an audience of Oak Ridge North residents as part of a forum for the city council member elections.

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Oak Ridge North residents hear council candidates views at forum

The Oak Ridge North candidate forum was held April 9 at Oak Ridge North City Hall, giving city residents the opportunity to become more informed on candidates’ views on city issues. more »

Apr 10, 2015 4:45 PM The Woodlands

Brixology Crafted Cocktails is one of several new businesses in the Northwest Houston area. The upscale bar offers a variety of cocktails and light appetizers.

Courtesy Brixology

IMPACT ROUNDUP: New cafe opens in Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair residents have a new coffee shop option following the opening of The Cast Iron Cafe. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:45 PM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Liza Winkler

Local leaders celebrate opening of Tomball Tollway

Despite some brief rainstorms and cloudy skies, the Tomball Tollway grand opening event—Stroll the Toll—was celebrated without a hitch on April 12. more »

Apr 15, 2015 9:24 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Union Pacific began work on its double-track expansion through Sugar Land in August. The project is in response to growing demand throughout the Gulf Coast.

John Rigg

Update: New road closures scheduled for Union Pacific Railroad expansion

United Pacific Corp. announced April 8 additional road closures along Hwy. 90 at various crossings, including Dairy Ashford Road, Wood Street and Research Street. more »

Apr 9, 2015 2:40 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

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Spring Independent School District

Spring ISD considers changing bus pickup policy

The Spring ISD board of trustees is considering shifting its bus policy to picking up students 1.5 miles or more from their respective campuses. The district currently has a 2-mile pickup policy. more »

Apr 10, 2015 6:10 PM Spring | Klein

The 2014–15 Katy City Council, from left: Durran Dowdle, James Mendez, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Charles Brawner, Steve Pierson and Bill Lawton

Photo courtesy city of Katy

Katy City Council purchases, annexes land

At its regular meeting on Monday, April 13, the Katy City Council authorized the purchase of four tracts of land and approved the annexation of land west of the city of Katy. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Tomball to utilize new emergency notification system

Tomball Fire Chief Randy Parr announced at the April 6 city council meeting that the city would be switching to a new emergency notification system, Civic Ready. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:30 PM Tomball | Magnolia

ESD No. 16 seeks voter approval for 1 cent sales tax in Klein area

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16 has placed a proposition on the May 9 ballot for Klein area voters to decide whether to use an available 1 cent of sales tax revenue in portions of the region. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Julie Pickren to take over Alvin ISD school board Position 1

​Julie Pickren will be the newest member of the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees after Position 1 incumbent Mike Lansford declined to file for re-election. more »

Apr 9, 2015 2:40 PM Pearland | Friendswood

City of Katy approves purchase of fire truck

At its regular meeting held Monday April 13, the Katy City Council authorized the purchase of a $785,772 fire truck to be used by the city’s planned second fire station on Kingsland Blvd. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady visited leaders with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital April 10 to discuss advocacy issues and challenges in the region.

Shawn Arrajj

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady discusses Medicare reform, advocacy issues with Methodist hospital officials

Leaders with the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital met with U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, April 10 to discuss advocacy issues related to health care in the region. more »

Apr 14, 2015 2:50 PM Cy-Fair

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