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We asked Texans who should regulate Uber and Lyft. Here’s what they said.

By at June 26, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Over the past few legislative sessions, lawmakers have voted to override several local ordinances with new statewide measures on everything from ride-hailing services to sanctuary cities. The Texas Tribune wants to know what you think about these issues — and how decisions made in the Capitol affect you.  More in this series Via Texas Tribune The post We

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House education leaders won't budge on school finance, private school choice

By at June 25, 2017 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

The top House education leader said Sunday that “private school choice” is still dead in the lower chamber. “We only voted six times against it in the House,” House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty said. “There’s nothing more offensive as a parent of a special-needs child than to tell me what

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20 things Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to address in a special session

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he’s calling lawmakers back for a special legislative session starting July 18. But he’s not just calling them back to finish up must-pass legislation that keeps agencies afloat. And he added a lot more to the call than two issues that were anticipated — property tax relief and bathroom restrictions for

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California's Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General

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California bans state-funded travel to Texas, no one in Texas seems bothered by it

By at June 23, 2017 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

For years, Texas politicians have warned of the looming influence California is trying to exert through liberal policies and economic maneuvers. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texas was on its way to becoming more like its West Coast large state counterpart with the adoption of city-level ordinances that restricted individual actions. “The truth is Texas is being

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REACTION: Texas-California feud extends beyond this week’s travel ban

By at June 23, 2017 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

For years, Texas politicians have warned of the looming influence California is trying to exert through liberal policies and economic maneuvers. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texas was on its way to becoming more like its West Coast large state counterpart with the adoption of city-level ordinances that restricted individual actions. “The truth is Texas is being

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8 lane closures to look out for in Houston this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Be aware of these lane closures while driving around Houston this weekend, June 23-25. All I-45 N. lanes will be closed on the northbound exit ramp for Lockwood Drive and Elgin Street until July 14 at 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes will be closed on the Spur 5 to I-45 connector ramp until Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. One eastbound and westbound inside lane will be closed on Loop

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Dog show, bird expo: 4 things to do in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:25 am | 0 Comment

Conroe and Montgomery are full of activities geared towards animal-lovers this weekend, June 23-25, including a bird expo, a dog show and a dog adoption fair benefiting Operation Pets Alive. Here are a few events to consider adding to your weekend plans. 1. Bird Expo June 24 Bird Events in Texas hosts this bird expo featuring exhibitors from the National Cockatiel

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Texas falls short on mental health access, spending

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

With more than 500,000 Texans suffering from serious and persistent mental illness and 1 in 5 Texans experiencing a mental health condition each year, behavioral health continues to be a problem with no long-term solution in sight. Although lawmakers locally and statewide are working to allocate more money toward mental health services, health care providers and Greater

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Legislators to address property tax reform, other key issues in special session

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:59 am | 0 Comment

Local lawmakers passed several bills this session that affect Montgomery County residents, but the Legislature will return for a special session July 18 to address sunset legislation and 19 other high-priority bills outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott called for a special session June 6 after the regular Legislative session ended May 29 without addressing some of the

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Transportation Updates June 2017

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

1. FM 1097 widening The Texas Department of Transportation is expanding FM 1097 between I-45 and Hwy. 75 from two to four lanes. Construction is about 82 percent complete. Timeline: July 11, 2016-third quarter 2017 Cost: $3.5 million Funding sources: TxDOT The post Transportation Updates June 2017 appeared first on Community Impact

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Featured Neighborhood: Longmire on Lake Conroe, 77304

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment

Longmire on Lake Conroe is a private residential community in Conroe. The gated community offers a boat ramp for residents. The community is also deed-restricted. Build-out year: ongoing Builders include: Signorelli Custom Homes, John Payne/Sundance Custom Homes, Wincrest Homes, Lasky, Garvey Custom Homes Square footage: 2,000-5,500 Home values: $250,000-$1.5 million HOA

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New Montgomery ISD schools prompts mobility, safety improvements on Keenan Cut Off Road

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment

An expansion of Keenan Cut Off Road and construction of a new fire station are in design to accommodate growth from two new Montgomery ISD schools and the additional development the schools are expected to attract to the Montgomery area. The road expansion project is in response to projected growth in the area and additional traffic from MISD’s two new schools—Keenan

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CISD 2017-18 budget preview: 3 things to know in Conroe, Montgomery this week June 19-23

By at June 22, 2017 | 5:11 pm | 0 Comment

Between the previewing of Conroe ISD’s 2017-18 budget and the appointment of a new Conroe Department of Public Works Director, here are a few things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know this week, June 19-23. 1. The Conroe ISD board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the preliminary 2017-18 budget and consider approval of employee raises and

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Changes to the city engineering department, MUD expansion deferred: 5 things to know from Thursday’s Conroe City Council meeting

By at June 22, 2017 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Conroe City Council met Wednesday for its workshop meeting and again on Thursday morning for its action agenda meeting. Council members approved a number of initiatives during Thursday’s meeting. Council members approved funding changes for the safety improvement project on Hwy. 105 between I-45 and Hwy. 75. The city will spend an additional $328,000 to install a

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Houston votes to join other Texas cities in lawsuit over new immigration law, Senate Bill 4

By at June 21, 2017 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment

The largest city in Texas will join San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other local governments in a lawsuit against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. The Houston City Council voted 10–6 Wednesday morning to join the lawsuit, which was filed last month against Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. The suit takes aim at Senate Bill 4, a

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Hurricane season preparedness checklist: How ready is your family?

By at June 21, 2017 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Just a few weeks into hurricane season, which began June 1 and runs until Nov. 30, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to approach the Texas coast this week, bringing with it 3-6 inches of rain. With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year with 11-17 named storms—five to nine of which are expected

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this week, June 21-25

By at June 21, 2017 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Round out your plans for the week by listening to some live music at one of these local venues. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com June 21 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free June 22 | Open Mic Jam with Adam McFarland and Josh Pitt | 9 p.m. | Free June 23 | Glen Tate | 9 p.m. | Free June

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Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

By at June 21, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Despite years of sleepless nights, emergency room trips and long stares into the financial abyss, Kate Robinson-Howell and Bob Howell of Austin are adamant that they are a Medicaid success story. Their second child, Apollo, was born with a malformed esophagus and trachea. He had emergency surgery to reconstruct his airway when he was just four months old. Now two years

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SLIDESHOW: See the new Alien Chaser ride at Wet’n’Wild SplashTown on I-45

By at June 20, 2017 | 11:03 am | 0 Comment

Wet’n’Wild SplashTown, the iconic water park located off I-45 in Spring, added its first new ride since 2014 on June 16, a six-story, purple and green tube slide named Alien Chaser. The Alien Chaser is a drop-and-dive style slide, which takes pairs of riders on a 429-foot-long slide through tubes and then plunges them into saucer-shaped platforms. “We are always

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UT/TT Poll: Few Texas voters believe education spending is too high

By at June 20, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

While small numbers of Texas voters believe spending on public and higher education is too high, pluralities think the state is not spending enough, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. In both cases, 27 percent of voters said the state is spending about the right amount. Almost half of Texas voters — 47 percent — would spend

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Ted Cruz on health care overhaul: “Of course I'll compromise”

By at June 19, 2017 | 7:11 pm | 0 Comment

WASHINGTON – Five years ago, Ted Cruz was running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Texas. One of his biggest talking points: repealing President Obama’s 2010 health care law. “Now is not a time for conciliation,” he said at the time. “The Senate will be the battleground on Obamacare, and I intend to lead the fight

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Prairie View A&M names Ruth Simmons, the former leader of Brown, interim president

By at June 19, 2017 | 4:29 pm | 0 Comment

Prairie View A&M University has lured a prominent former Ivy League president to temporarily lead the historically black university — a move that will likely surprise many in the higher education world, and even surprised the new president at first.  The decision was finalized by a unanimous vote of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on

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What language curriculum should a Texas high school student be able to master? State Board of Education to decide this week

By at June 19, 2017 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

The State Board of Education will decide Friday whether to approve the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, curriculum for high school English Language Arts and Reading, Spanish Language Arts, and Reading and English as a Second Language. Curriculum in the latter two subjects has not been amended since 2014. If approved, the revised curriculum would be

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  • June 26, 2017 – Charles Peters
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