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Texas House panel considers “private school choice” for kids with disabilities

By at April 28, 2017 | 12:31 am | 0 Comment

To many in the room, much of the discussion on whether Texas should subsidize private school tuition for some students with disabilities probably felt like a repeat. Activists, educators and parents stayed past midnight on Friday morning to give their thoughts on why the House Public Education Committee should or should not pass its own version of a “private school

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Senate passes bill to give charters funding for facilities

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:03 pm | 0 Comment

The Texas Senate on Thursday voted to give public charter schools state money to build facilities — a day after the governor joined thousands of charter students, parents, educators and activists in a rally on the Capitol steps. Charter school advocates have been asking the state for facilities funding so they do not have to dip into operating costs to expand their

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12 lane closures to be aware of in Houston this weekend, April 27-30

By at April 27, 2017 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

Greater Houston area drivers will encounter several road closures along Loop 610, Hwy. 290 and Beltway 8 this weekend, April 27-30. Allow extra time for heavier traffic and detours during any travels in and around the city. 1. The eastbound connector ramp from Loop 610 South to I-45 will be closed continuously until 3 p.m. Sept. 30. Traffic will be redirected to take

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House panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unions

By at April 27, 2017 | 1:43 pm | 0 Comment

When he was 16, Joe Montemayor joined a union the first day he began sacking groceries at Houston Kroger store in 1998.  “When you’re young and naïve, you need protection,” he told House lawmakers at the Texas Capitol Thursday. “And I didn’t need my parents there to tell me [joining a union] was the right thing to do.”  A

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ExxonMobil ordered to pay $20 million for air pollution at Houston plants

By at April 27, 2017 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

In a huge win for environmental groups, a federal judge has ordered ExxonMobil to pay nearly $20 million for spewing millions of pounds of excess air pollution from its Houston-area industrial facilities. The Sierra Club and Environment Texas sued the energy giant in 2010, alleging that over a five-year period it had emitted more than 8 million pounds of hazardous

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Johnson accepts Montgomery County Animal Shelter director position

By at April 27, 2017 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

Montgomery County officials announced the hiring of Aaron Johnson as Montgomery County Animal Shelter director on Thursday. Set to assume the position May 23, Johnson will replace former director Charles Jackson who resigned from the position in mid-April to accept a position with Rescued Pets Movement, county officials said. Johnson is the latest in a rotating cast

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Crawfish festival, Houston Comicon: 4 things to do in Houston this weekend, April 28-30

By at April 27, 2017 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Between a crawfish festival, a burger throwdown competition and comicon, there is no shortage of events happening in the Greater Houston area this weekend, April 28-30. Texas Crawfish & Music Festival April 29-30 This 31st annual festival at Preservation Park in Old Town Spring features 11 local musicians performing on two different stages, including Mo Pitney and

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Texas lawmaker’s bill attempts to eliminate “school lunch shaming”

By at April 27, 2017 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

A Dallas Democrat is warning against the hazards of school lunch shaming. Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, says school children who can’t pay for their lunches are facing humiliation in cafeterias as lunches are often snatched from their hands when their insufficient payment is revealed. Giddings said the problem is further exacerbated by the fact that one in four

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7 things to do in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, April 28-30

By at April 27, 2017 | 5:30 am | 0 Comment

There is no shortage of events in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, April 28-30, between charitable causes, plays and live music. Find something to add to your weekend plans, here. St. Mary’s Quilt Show April 28-29 Quilts are displayed in the historic painted church. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, which assists the local community through charity on a

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Dallas police officers, firefighters rail against mayor's handling of pension crisis

By at April 26, 2017 | 5:23 pm | 0 Comment

DALLAS — After a gunman fatally shot five police officers amid a peaceful protest here last summer, city officials appeared at memorial services and on international television to speak about solidarity and support for first responders. Less than nine months later, hundreds of Dallas police officers stood at City Hall on Wednesday morning and said Mayor Mike

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3 takeaways from Tuesday’s Montgomery City Council meeting

By at April 26, 2017 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment

Montgomery City Council met April 25 to discuss a variety of items including alcohol beverage permit applications and funding for infrastructure projects. All council members were present with the exception of Position 1 Council Member Jon Bickford. Here are a few highlights from the meeting. To view the full agenda, click here. The post 3 takeaways from Tuesday’s

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Conroe City Council cancels meetings this week

By at April 26, 2017 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

The city of Conroe canceled its City Council meetings this week for lack of a quorum. City Manager Paul Virgadamo said several council members are out of town and another was unable to attend the meetings, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. The council will instead meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 1. The council was scheduled to discuss several items,

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BP MS150 cyclists could face storms this weekend

By at April 26, 2017 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Will it be déja vu for the BP MS150? After last year’s ride was shortened by severe weather, ABC13 is tracking another powerful storm system that could complicate things for cyclists this weekend. Right now this weather system is currently near northern Japan and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, so there is tremendous uncertainty with the forecast. The post BP

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this weekend, April 26-30

By at April 26, 2017 | 9:04 am | 0 Comment

Several pubs, wineries and eateries in Montgomery County will host various musicians throughout this weekend, April 26-30. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com April 26 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free April 28 | Willow James | 9 p.m. | Free April 29 | Tyler Cannon | 9 p.m. | Free The post

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Texas lawmaker seeks to revoke DOI ability to change start/end dates of school

By at April 25, 2017 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, is seeking to remove a common district of innovation, or DOI, exemption that allows school districts to alter the Legislature-mandated start and end dates of school years. This exemption is the most sought-after by districts seeking DOI status, according to a recent Community Impact Newspaper DOI analysis. Krause’s bill would allow

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10 things to check out at Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston

By at April 24, 2017 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment

Perched on the edge of downtown Houston, Buffalo Bayou Park is one of the Bayou City’s largest green spaces. The park is a haven for walkers, runners and cyclists, but there is much more to do there than just exercise. Check out some of the park’s most exciting attractions and activities: Running and biking trails Miles and miles of trails encircle the bayou,

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4 things to know in Conroe, Montgomery this week, April 24-28

By at April 24, 2017 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

There are plenty of things going on this week in Conroe and Montgomery this week, April 24-28, between the Montgomery City Council  and Montgomery County Commissioners Court meetings and several events taking place this weekend. Here are a few things you should know before starting the work week: 1. Conroe City Council meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for its workshop

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Video: What “repeal and replace” could mean for Texas

By at April 24, 2017 | 7:50 am | 0 Comment

Watch video of our conversation in Austin on the potential impact on Texas of the end of the Affordable Care Act. Our panelists included: Anne Dunkelberg, associate director for the Center for Public Policy Priorities; Chip Roy, director of the Center for the Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Avik Roy, president of The

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Ballpark Figures: Dive into the finances of Texas college athletics

By at April 24, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Texas A&M University $194,388,450 University of Texas at Austin $187,981,158 Texas Tech University $77,182,090 University of Houston $26,313,812 University of Texas at El Paso $14,495,074 University of North Texas $13,020,674 University of Texas at San Antonio $12,172,569 Texas State University $9,646,208 Via Texas Tribune The post Ballpark Figures: Dive into the

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8 ways TxDOT plans to ease road congestion in Greater Houston area

By at April 21, 2017 | 1:30 pm | 0 Comment

Houston roads are getting increasingly congested as the area population swells, but Patrick Gant, Texas Department of Transportation civil engineer, told the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that plans are in the works to help provide relief on some of the region’s major corridors. “There’s going to be more and more trade coming into the Houston

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Senate targets tuition reform, proposes cuts

By at April 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

Colleges across the state could be forced to make significant cuts in the next biennium as the state Senate has proposed bills to alleviate tuition costs at public universities while also suggesting a budget that could cut funding for public universities by 8 percent. Prioritized by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Senate Bills 18 and 19 aim to decrease tuition costs at public

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Montgomery County TOMA violation case dismissed

By at April 21, 2017 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and other elected officials will remain in office, without the cloud of a looming criminal case, after presiding Judge Randy Clapp of Wharton County’s 329th District Court dismissed the case against the elected officials—instead ruling that a portion of the Texas Open Meetings Act is unconstitutional. The case was heard in

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Pecan Hill Florist & Gifts, Groggy Dog Tees

By at April 21, 2017 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

The term ‘full house’ does not begin to describe the household of Montgomery Mayor Kirk Jones and wife, Emily, who are raising three teenagers and operating two family businesses all under one roof. Emily, a Montgomery native, and Kirk, originally from Herford, met while attending Texas A&M University in College Station. The couple married and returned to

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Honey Bee Ham & Turkey

By at April 21, 2017 | 12:57 pm | 0 Comment

When an unfamiliar face walks through the doors of Honey Bee Ham & Turkey, owner Chris Hancock greets each new customer with the same expression:  “We’ve been here for 20 years; where have you been?” Hancock bought Honey Bee Ham & Deli in 1998 and oversaw the operations of all six locations across the Greater Houston area. He has since sold each location

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