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Matt Stephens

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2012 but has been reporting on The Woodlands and South Montgomery County since March 2010. His reporting focuses primarily on local government, transportation, economic development and local businesses. Matt grew up in Tomball, Texas, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

Danny Baker opened uScore Soccer with his brother Lee Baker in March 2014.

Matt Stephens

uScore Soccer

Brothers’ soccer leagues booming in Spring more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Lone Star College considers November bond election

More than a year after the Lone Star College System’s nearly $500 million bond package failed to receive voter approval, the community college system may try to garner support for another bond referendum in November to help accommodate current and fu more »

Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Tuition rates on the rise for local, statewide colleges

Tuition continues to increase for colleges and universities statewide as enrollment grows at higher education institutions across Texas. more »

Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation funding problem on the horizon: the Highway Trust Fund. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments

New developments coming to Spring area

Commercial and residential development continues to pop up throughout the Spring community as two new developments are underway: a master-planned community and a commercial energy project. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Logo of Spring ISD

Spring Independent School District

Spring ISD votes to terminate three contracts, eight officials already resigned

The Spring ISD board of trustees voted to begin the termination process for three key administrators Feb. 22 following the resignation of eight other administrators in the last few weeks. more »

Feb 22, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Legislation, regulations address sex trafficking

Law enforcement investigates sexually oriented businesses, but issue still remains more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Artistic director Steven Fenley opened up the Texas Repertory Theatre with colleagues in spring 2006.

Photo by Matt Stephens

Texas Repertory Theatre

Venue thrives thanks to talent, community more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

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 1 Comments

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in the next year. more »

Jan 28, 2015 6:50 AM Pearland | Friendswood

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

Danny Baker opened uScore Soccer with his brother Lee Baker in March 2014.

Matt Stephens

uScore Soccer

Brothers’ soccer leagues booming in Spring more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Owner Joe Polumbo Jr. opened French Quarter Salons with his father in February.

Matt Stephens

French Quarter Salons

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Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Sandy and Rita Von Orb relocated Sari’s Creations to Spring Cypress Road in June.

Matt Stephens

Sari’s Creations

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Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in the next year—Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportat more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

City managers

A city manager can wear many faces of city government. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM , Pearland | Friendswood

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in the next year—Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportat more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair