Bellaire - Meyerland - West University

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2:34 PM May 12, 2022 CDT

Vanderbilt Square Barnes & Noble closing after 28 years

The Barnes & Noble at 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, will close June 19.


9 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, May 13-15

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


HAR: Single-family home sales decline year over year, prices continue to rise

The total sale of single-family homes stagnated in April across Houston, with year-over-year sales seeing the first decline since the start of this year, according to the Houston Association of Realtor's May 11 report.



Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf to create permanent art exhibition in Grapevine Mills with opening set for 2023

Arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf has announced plans to work with hundreds of artists to create an immersive and interactive art experience with exhibits in Grapevine and Houston.


West University Place approves design contract for new public works campus; amends budget

West University City Council approved an ordinance granting an architectural and engineering design contract for a new public works campus.


The Ion celebrates grand opening in Houston's Midtown

The Ion officially launched May 9 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with key speakers, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rice University President David Leebron.


Fox Holt pop-up store coming to Rice Village for a limited time

Fox Holt, a new fashion and lifestyle brand, is opening a pop-up store in Rice Village.



Mayor Sylvester Turner announces proposed fiscal year 2023 budget

The budget includes a fully funded stabilization fund to help with the economic uncertainty hurricane season brings.


Hamsa bringing Israeli cuisine to Rice Village

A new Israeli cuisine restaurant will open its doors May 11 at 5555 Morningside Drive, Houston.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: Rate of new COVID-19 cases increases; final dashboard report released

New average daily coronavirus cases rose week over week following reports from the Houston Health Department of an increased virus load in the city’s wastewater.


Rice Village restaurant Prego serves up a Houstonian kind of Italian

Established in 1983, Prego has served as a bastion for local Italian food in Rice Village for nearly 40 years.



Harris County launches Youth Reinvestment Fund to prevent crime

The program will prioritize investment in communities with high rates of juvenile justice referrals.


HAR Housing Affordability Index: Less than half of Houston-area residents can afford a median-priced home

Climbing prices and rising interest rates have created a climate of unaffordability for potential homeowners as the minimum required income to meet expenses of a median-priced home in the Greater Houston Area rose 26.9% in the last year, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.


Houston adopts Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

The initiative could help Houston as it submits a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.


Houston ISD launches public dashboard for ESSER funds

The dashboard is part of HISD's transparency goal under the new five-year strategic plan.



Houston City Council passes ordinance to combat rise in catalytic converter theft

The ordinance is aimed at combating violent crime associated with the theft of catalytic converters.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Investment firm buys The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano; Missouri City City Council fires city manager with cause and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 5.


18 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, May 6-8

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


Houston City Council passes amendments to noise ordinance amid resident complaints

The changes includes a new permit for commercial establishments.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 1,080-acre community to be developed at FM 1774, Hwy. 105 in Plantersville; Pflugerville ISD facing financial woes due to property values and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 4.


6 Houston-area activities to do during Cinco de Mayo

Find Houston-area Cinco de Mayo events.


GUIDE: 15 murals to check out around Houston and the stories behind them

Over the years, muralists have added their creations throughout local neighborhoods in Houston from the Art Alley at Sawyer Yards to the many murals of Westheimer Road in Montrose to the Gulfton Story Trail.