Bellaire - Meyerland - West University

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3:43 PM Apr 25, 2022 CDT

TxDOT declares 2021 second-deadliest year for Texas roadways; traffic deaths up 15% over 2020

The Texas Department of Transportation sent out a press release in March detailing its findings that are part of a larger issue nationwide: Roadways are becoming increasingly deadly. TxDOT reported there were more than 4,480 deaths on Texas roads in 2021, only a little behind 1981, the deadliest year to date with over 4,701 deaths.


Blenders Eyewear opens first Texas store in The Galleria

The store caters to customers with an active lifestyle.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Plano Antique Mall relocates to new west-side location; Local Table relocating to a larger space in Katy area 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 25.



Montrose diner Lankford's plans to open second location in Bellaire

Lankford’s, the long-standing American and Tex-Mex diner in Montrose, is opening a new location in Bellaire.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress 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 22.


City of Bellaire sets out on new flood management initiative

Bellaire City Council began discussions during an April 18 workshop on how to address flooding issues over the next 10-20 years.


Major road closure at I-69, Loop 610 interchange set to take place April 29

As work continues to build new connectors camps between I-69 and Loop 610 in southwest Houston, a major closure is set to take place April 29.




CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills 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 21.


Barvin bringing mixed-use development to former Sellers Bros. site in Braes Heights

Barvin, a Houston-based real estate investment and service company, announced April 20 plans for a new 10-acre mixed-use development at the corner of Stella Link Road and South Braeswood Boulevard in Braes Heights.


Security cameras, lighting for some businesses now required as One Safe Houston initiative continues

A new ordinance now requires bars, nightclubs, convenience stores, game rooms and sexually-oriented businesses to have exterior security cameras and lighting.




Houston may require security cameras, lighting for some businesses as fight against crime continues

The ordinance will require security cameras and lighting at five specified business types.


Houston-area property sales rise in March year over year despite fewer listings, increase in mortgage interest rates

Property sales in the Houston area increased 4.3% in March compared to the previous year, according to an April 13 press release from the Houston Association of Realtors.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis 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 19.



Emancipation Park to hold 2-day Juneteenth celebration for its 150-year anniversary

The celebration will include family-friendly activities and live performances.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hoots Wings opening delayed in Round Rock; Grab N Go Tacos now open in New Caney 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 18.


Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to save Texans estimated $1.5M

The sales tax holiday for emergency supplies is estimated to save Texans $1.5 million.


Ground breaks on new Trees for Houston campus in Oak Forest

The nonprofit Trees For Houston broke ground April 13 on a planned 1.5-acre campus that officials said will greatly expand their ability to distribute and plant trees throughout Houston.



20 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, April 15-16

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


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Plano ISD could cut programs due to rising state recapture bill; Frosties to offer daiquiris to go in downtown Hutto 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 14.


Houston City Council approves paid parental leave for city employees

With the new paid parental leave, city employees will also have prenatal care benefits.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Developer eyes demolition of downtown Austin block home to Oilcan Harry's, Coconut Club 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 13.