Heights - River Oaks - Montrose

Stay informed about the latest local news in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose, including Houston City Hall coverage, transportation updates, the latest new businesses coming to the area and HISD news.

1:30 PM Apr 22, 2022 CDT

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.


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.


Zalat Pizza to soon make its debut in the Heights

Zalat pizza in the Heights will have limited seating but a variety of menu items to choose from for take-out.




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.


Anya Tish Gallery to host Slava Ukraini, a fundraiser for Ukrainians in need

The Anya Tish Gallery is hosting a fundraiser with 100% of proceeds going to the Care Ukraine Crisis Fund, providing immediate aid to Ukrainians in need.


Upcoming livestock show and auction to help Lamar High School FFA complete new barn

A livestock show and auction being hosted by the Lamar High School FFA on April 28-30 is seeking to raise $75,000 in funds, which officials said will help the group complete interior work on a new barn on school grounds.



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.


New Magnolia Brewing plots grand opening celebration with cohort of Houston breweries that opened during pandemic

New Magnolia Brewing Co. may have opened at its Shady Acres venue in November 2019, but for co-founder Shayn Robinson, a chance to truly celebrate the opening of the brewery never emerged due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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.


Cabo Bob's set to open 3 new restaurants in Houston area

Cabo Bob’s, an Austin-based burrito restaurant with a seafood twist, is expanding its presence in Houston with three new eateries.


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.


Houston exploring changes to noise ordinance, new permit for commercial establishments near residences

Residents all over Houston complained about the bad-actor bars affecting the peace in their homes.