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Fort Bend County

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Commissioner DeMerchant unseated; McCoy and Sane headed to runoff

According to unofficial voting results, the Democratic Fort Bend County commissioner Precinct 4 race will head to a runoff election about two months after no candidate secured more than 50% of the vote. Incumbent Ken DeMerchant secured 14.34% of the vote, with 1,140 votes total, and has been unseated for the Democratic position.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Master-planned community Balmoral to add more than 1,000 new units in Humble

Balmoral—a 750-acre, master-planned community in Humble—will add more than 1,000 new build-to-rent units as a result of a new partnership between Balmoral developer Land Tejas and Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent communities.


The Crack Shack coming soon to Katy

The Crack Shack, a California-based chicken restaurant, will be opening a location at LaCenterra this spring.

Bay Area

League City City Council denies support for Clear Lake Apartments

League City City Council’s vote against supporting a proposed apartment project has effectively killed it.

Houston metro

UPDATED: Incumbent Cecil Bell Jr. wins Texas House District 3 race

Incumbent Cecil Bell Jr. has won the Republican primary election for the Texas House District 3 race.

Laura Aebi, Wesley Gardner, Jake Magee and Maegan Kirby contributed to this report.