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10 Greater Houston area lane closures to be aware of this weekend, Aug. 18-20

By at August 18, 2017 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

Several lane closures are scheduled to take place this weekend, Aug. 18-20, in and around the Greater Houston Area, according to Houston TranStar. If you are planning to travel this weekend, here are a few lane closures to note: 1. One inside lane of 610 Loop South will be closed westbound from Scott Street to FM 521 Almeda Road until 10 a.m. Aug. 19. The post 10 Greater

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Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20

By at August 17, 2017 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

From a solar eclipse history lesson to a taco and tequila festival, there are several ways to spend time in and around The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20. Saturday, Aug. 19 Solar Eclipse: History, Science & Belief The post Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20 appeared first on Community Impact

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Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20

By at August 17, 2017 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

From a solar eclipse history lesson to a taco and tequila festival, there are several ways to spend time in and around The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20. Saturday, Aug. 19 Solar Eclipse: History, Science & Belief The post Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20 appeared first on Community Impact

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10 things to know about the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

By at August 17, 2017 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

The total solar eclipse set to occur Monday will be the last in America until 2024, said Andrew Renshaw, University of Houston assistant physics professor. Find out everything you need to know about the eclipse below and click here for places in Houston to watch the eclipse. Editor’s note: The following interview with Renshaw was edited for length and clarity.  1.

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10 things to know about the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

By at August 17, 2017 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

The total solar eclipse set to occur Monday will be the last in America until 2024, said Andrew Renshaw, University of Houston assistant physics professor. Find out everything you need to know about the eclipse below and click here for places in Houston to watch the eclipse. Editor’s note: The following interview with Renshaw was edited for length and clarity.  1.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Central announce joint agreement supporting high-speed rail project

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Development of Texas Central’s high-speed rail route took another step forward Thursday morning as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his support for the project by signing a memorandum of understanding at Houston City Hall. According to a statement from Texas Central, the city of Houston and Texas Central will seek job creation and economic development

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Central announce joint agreement supporting high-speed rail project

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Development of Texas Central Railway’s high-speed rail route took another step forward Thursday morning as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his support for the project by signing a memorandum of understanding at Houston City Hall. According to a statement from Texas Central, the city of Houston and Texas Central will seek job creation and economic

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Where to find solar eclipse viewers in The Woodlands

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will darken the skies of Houston on Aug. 21 from 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Although Houston is not in the path of totality, peak obscuration of almost 70 percent will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m., according to the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Here are a few events in The Woodlands area where you can learn more about

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Where to find solar eclipse viewers in The Woodlands

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will darken the skies of Houston on Aug. 21 from 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Although Houston is not in the path of totality, peak obscuration of almost 70 percent will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m., according to the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Here are a few events in The Woodlands area where you can learn more about

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9 places to view the solar eclipse in the Greater Houston area, Aug. 21

By at August 17, 2017 | 10:44 am | 0 Comment

On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will block the sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse that will be visible across all of North America. The last total solar eclipse was 38 years ago, and the next one will occur April 8, 2024, according to Space Center Houston. Although the Lone Star State is not directly in the eclipse path from northern Oregon to South Carolina, Texans can

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Gov. Abbott signs bill giving Texas maternal mortality task force more time

By at August 16, 2017 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill on Wednesday giving a state task force more time to study why an alarming number of Texas mothers are dying less than a year after childbirth — and how to curb the deaths.  Under Senate Bill 17, the state’s Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity would continue its work until 2023. The task force, launched by the

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Taco, tequila festival, community events: 5 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Aug. 18-20

By at August 16, 2017 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

There is plenty to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, including a Conroe Parks and Recreation events and the Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival in Conroe. Here is what is going on in the area on Aug. 18-20: 1. Senior Dances Aug. 18 Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts its weekly senior dances, where couples and singles age 60 or older gather to

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Budget approval, STAAR results, new school names: 3 things you missed during last night’s Conroe ISD board meeting

By at August 16, 2017 | 11:47 am | 0 Comment

Conroe ISD’s board of trustees approved the FY 2017-18 budget, presented STAAR test results and revealed suggested names for the district’s new intermediate school, set to open in August 2018. 1) Budget approval  During Tuesday’s meeting the board unanimously approved a balanced budget of $473 million, a $25.45 million increase over the $447.58 million

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Budget approval, STAAR results, new school names: 3 things you missed during last night’s Conroe ISD board meeting

By at August 16, 2017 | 11:47 am | 0 Comment

Conroe ISD’s board of trustees approved the FY 2017-18 budget, presented STAAR test results and revealed suggested names for the district’s new intermediate school, set to open in August 2018. 1) Budget approval  During Tuesday’s meeting the board unanimously approved a balanced budget of $473 million, a $25.45 million increase over the $447.58 million

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this week, Aug. 16-20

By at August 16, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Check out the line up for live music performances in Montgomery County this week,  Aug. 16-20. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com Aug. 16 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 18 | The King Bees | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 19 | Michael Player Band | 9 p.m. | Free The post Live music

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this week, Aug. 16-20

By at August 16, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Check out the line up for live music performances in Montgomery County this week,  Aug. 16-20. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com Aug. 16 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 18 | The King Bees | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 19 | Michael Player Band | 9 p.m. | Free The post Live music

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session

By at August 16, 2017 | 8:57 am | 0 Comment

By Patrick Svitek Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House—particularly Speaker Joe Straus—for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. The post Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session appeared first on Community Impact

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session

By at August 16, 2017 | 8:57 am | 0 Comment

By Patrick Svitek Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House—particularly Speaker Joe Straus—for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. The post Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session appeared first on Community Impact

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Texas Legislature ends special session without passing property tax measure

By at August 16, 2017 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

BY MORGAN SMITH AND PATRICK SVITEK The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott‘s top priority. Hours earlier, the House abruptly adjourned sine die – the formal designation meaning the end of a session – after advancing a school finance compromise to

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Texas Legislature ends special session without passing property tax measure

By at August 16, 2017 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

BY MORGAN SMITH AND PATRICK SVITEK The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott‘s top priority. Hours earlier, the House abruptly adjourned sine die – the formal designation meaning the end of a session – after advancing a school finance compromise to

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Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

By at August 16, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

WOLFFORTH, Texas – As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection

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Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

By at August 16, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

WOLFFORTH, Texas – As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection

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Houston-area monthly sales tax revenue increases in August

By at August 15, 2017 | 10:32 pm | 0 Comment

August allocations of monthly sales tax revenue totaled $779.2 million across the state, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made April-June by businesses that file quarterly. The top cities by net payment during this period and payment

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U.S. Congressman to propose tax reform legislation by end of 2017: 4 takeaways from Rep. Kevin Brady’s legislative update

By at August 15, 2017 | 9:45 pm | 0 Comment

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady aims to propose comprehensive tax reform legislation by the end of 2017. Brady delivered a legislative update to the local community at the April Sound Country Club on Tuesday morning, speaking about topics like revamping the U.S. tax code and the division between Republicans and Democrats on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Here is what you missed

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