Bellaire - Meyerland - West University

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10:21 AM May 4, 2022 CDT

Harris County reports more than 72K early ballots cast ahead of May 7 elections

Early voting has ended for the May 7 local, special and constitutional amendment elections, and the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office reported 72,734 total early votes were cast over the nine-day period.


Upscale 20-story apartment building planned at former Ashby high-rise site in University Place

A luxury apartment building is in the works at the former site of the planned Ashby high-rise at 1717 Bissonnet St., Houston.


Houston-Galveston Area Council releases public input schedule for 2045 transportation plan

The metropolitan planning organization will have in-person and virtual meetings in May and June for the public to provide input on the 2045 regional transportation plan.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: PGA of America announces inaugural championship in Frisco; new H-E-B under construction in Georgetown 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 3.


Coronavirus pandemic, fentanyl exacerbate opioid crisis in Houston

Opioid overdose rates have risen in Houston and across Texas since the pandemic began in 2020, and local entities are working to prevent addiction.


Houston to host community meeting for new affordable housing project along Stella Link Road

The city of Houston has announced a meeting scheduled for May 5 for the planned development of new affordable homes along Stella Link Road.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 10 businesses now open or coming soon to Round Rock; McKinney to seek public input for reimagined SH 5 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 2.



Houston Methodist receives $50 million donation to further specialized research

An anonymous donation of $50 million was gifted to Houston Methodist Hospital System for furthering specialized research, according to an April 29 press release from Houston Methodist.


Plans approved for mixed-use project Bellaire Place; work could begin in 2023

After years of rezoning and fine-tuning city ordinances, plans for a 30-acre campus in Bellaire are moving forward and could ultimately bring a slate of new restaurants, office space and entertainment venues to the city.



Outdoor concerts and nature center garden party: 11 events to check out in May in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area

A number of events are taking place in the Bellaire, Meyerland, West University and surrounding areas in May, including a cocktail party to raise funds for a local nature center and the Art Bike Festival, a spinoff of Houston's Art Car Parade.



Temporary license plates cost Harris County $80M-$88M annually, report finds

Harris County analysts have determined illegally issued temporary license plates could be costing the county $80 million-$88 million in lost annual revenue and contributing to higher crime rates, county leaders announced during an April 26 news conference.


Gasmer redevelopment community meeting set for April 30 at Westbury High School

Brays Oaks Management District will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. April 30 at the Westbury High School auditorium, 11911 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, to go over the Gasmer Drive redevelopment master plan.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: US 183 resurfacing begins; 11 acres in Frisco receive first approval for residential zoning and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 28.


What Harris County homeowners need to know as the appraisal protest deadline approaches

The deadline to file a written or online appraisal protest is May 16.



9 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, April 28-May 1

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


BARC Houston to reduce pet adoption fees with return of Empty the Shelter campaign

Adoption fees will be reduced to $10 for all pets, including adult dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.


What Texas voters should know about statewide property tax propositions on May 7 ballot

Propositions 1 and 2 would provide homeowners with property tax relief and received bipartisan support from legislators in 2021, but they could place more of public education funding burden on the state.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: The Domain, Austin's ‘second downtown,’ marks 15 years; Pearland's first inclusive playground to open this fall and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 27.



Harris County Public Library donates Chromebooks, Wi-Fi hotspots to Cunningham, Braeburn elementary school students

The Harris County Public Library, in partnership with the Houston-based nonprofit Literacy Now, announced April 26 the donation of 750 Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots to families of students in Literacy Now's Reading Intervention program.



Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: After consistent declines, new COVID-19 cases flatten out

After a month of consistent declines in the weekly average of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Texas Medical Center, new cases have remained flat over the past week with no increase or decrease.