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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

Mike Turco spoke with Community Impact about groundwater and subsidence issues in the Katy region.

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Coffee with Impact - Mike Turco

Population growth in the Greater Houston area continues to put a strain on groundwater resources throughout the region. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

From left, Mike Turco, general manager of the Harris/Galveston and Fort Bend subsidence districts and Al Rendl, president of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, participated in a panel on water issues Feb. 18.

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Groundwater, subsidence organizations

Population growth in the Greater Houston area continues to put a strain on groundwater resources throughout the region. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Legislation filed to better regulate noise in unincorporated Harris County

Law enforcement officials in Harris County could have additional tools to address noise pollution if a new law is passed by the Legislature this session. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM , Cy-Fair

Parks, pathways bloom along Cypress Creek as part of greenway project

Rapid development in north Harris County in the last decade is prompting the addition of parks and trails along Cypress Creek. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Coffee With Impact–Local water organizations

Population growth in the Greater Houston area continues to put a strain on groundwater resources throughout the region. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Congress battles to solve Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in 2015—on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation fund more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM , Georgetown

Parks, pathways bloom along Cypress Creek

County, local leaders partner on park projects more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 1 Comments

From left: Mike Turco and Al Rendl discuss existing and future issues with groundwater and surface water throughout the Greater Houston area, including Harris and Fort Bend counties.

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Local water organizations

Houston leaders discuss future of groundwater resources more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 1 Comments

Feds to address Highway Trust Fund

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in 2015—on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have a long-term transportation funding problem. more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM , Lake Travis | Westlake

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Local water organizations

Population growth in the Greater Houston area continues to put a strain on groundwater resources throughout the region. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Panel of water officials

Paul Nelson (left)
Nelson has served as the assistant general manager of the LSGCD since 2011, and has prior experience in water conservation and long-range water planning. Nelson worked for the Public Works and Engineering Department for the city of Houston and spent five years with the NHCRWA.
Mike Turco (center)
Turco has served as the general manager of the Harris/Galveston and Fort Bend subsidence districts since 2013 and is responsible for the management of district operations. Prior to joining the districts, Turco worked on water and groundwater research projects for the U.S. Geological Survey in Texas for 17 years.
Al Rendl (right)
Rendl is president of the NHCRWA board and helped pass legislation that allowed voters to have control of their own future water supplies in 1997 and 1999. Rendl previously served as Harris County Water Control District No. 91 director for 16 years and was the chairman for the North Harris County Water Issues and Annexation Reform Group.

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Local water organizations

Leaders discuss subsidence, future resources more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:15 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

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

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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