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Texas teachers respond to Gov. Abbott’s calls for legislative, district committees on school safety following Uvalde shooting

The Texas State Teachers Association wants lawmakers to push for gun legislation in the wake of the Uvalde shooting.

Houston City Council approves fiscal year 2022-23 budget

The budget was approved after hours of discussion. Out of over 100 amendments, 16 passed.

Harris County Flood Control District offers tips to prepare for start of hurricane season

June 1 marks the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which is predicted to have above-average hurricane activity, according to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization.

Sustainable clothing brand Dunya Boutique opens in Rice Village

Dunya Boutique, a sustainable fashion retailer, recently opened in the Village Square at 2368 Rice Blvd. on May 1.

Houston-Galveston Area Council seeks input ahead of transportation plan update

The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a virtual public meeting June 2 as the organization embarks on the early stages of updating its 2045 Regional Transportation Plan for the region.

Memorial Hermann Health System names new senior vice president, chief medical quality officer

The Memorial Hermann Health System has a new leader that will be tasked with ensuring safety across its numerous hospitals across the Greater Houston area.

Shell Freedom Over Texas event returns to Houston after 2-year hiatus

The event will have live performances, activities, traditions and a firework show.

Amerant Bank relocating from Montrose to medical center area

Amerant Bank is relocating its central Houston location from Montrose to a new location at 2555 Holcombe Blvd., Houston.

After nearly 30 years of construction, Harris County celebrates completion of Project Brays

Federal, county and city leaders gathered at Brays Bayou Park on May 26 to celebrate the completion of Project Brays, a 35-year plan to reduce flooding along Brays Bayou.

Houston ISD teachers to get 11% pay raise to kick off 2022-23 school year, exceeding earlier pitch

Several months after Houston ISD Superintendent Millard House II released the outline of a five-year strategic plan for the district, he is making good on one of the key priorities: boosting teacher pay.

Design contract approved for West U water line replacement

West University Place City Council approved a $244,525 construction design contract for the Milton Waterline with IDS Engineering Group.

9 Houston area events to check out this weekend

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Houston leaders express grief, anger following Uvalde shooting

One day after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, elected officials spoke out in the Houston area.

Three new businesses coming soon to Rice Village

More businesses continue to lease space in Rice Village in 2022, including several new businesses that were announced May 24.

Harmony Public Schools to offer fully virtual option for students

On May 23, Harmony Public Schools announced it will offer full online learning options to all students during the 2022-23 school year, according to a press release from the charter school system.

UPDATED: Johnny Teague poised to win Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 7

As election night results continue to come in, Johnny Teague is poised to win the Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 7.

UPDATE: Alexandra del Moral Mealer wins Republican nomination for Harris County judge

Del Moral Mealer received 85,498 votes, or 75.46% of all votes, while Vidal Martinez received 27,810 votes, or 24.54% of all votes. 

UPDATE: Lesley Briones wins Democratic nomination for Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner

Lesley Briones took the lead over Ben Chou for a spot to represent the Democratic party on the Nov. 8 ballot for Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner.

Housing market, economy starting to recover in Houston

Despite rising inflation and a previous year of record high apartment prices, the housing market is expected to be back on track in the Greater Houston area this year, according to market experts. 

Harris County invests $306K to evaluate efforts to reduce opioid overdoses

Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement, which will receive a maximum backing of $306,841, according to the court’s May 24 agenda.