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December 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to honor Harris County Engineer and Director of Public Infrastructure Art Storey for his service to the TPC and the region. More
December 16, 2014 -- Executive Director Jack Steele on Tuesday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors that progress has been made toward consensus on a storm surge suppression effort. More
December 08, 2014 -- Texwood Shows, Inc. is inviting the public to the 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show The Woodlands on March 7 and 8, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an Open House and public meeting about the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan on December 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Library in Conroe. More
November 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to open the process to receive public comment on the Draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and Air Quality Conformity Finding. More
November 21, 2014 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a report on Region H water planning projects in their continuing series on coastal issues. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted it’s State of the Port Address featuring an address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has invited service members and their families to enjoy the museum without charge. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Houston Association of Realtors has announced its endorsements in the Woodlands Township Board of Directors election on November 4. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed new rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources, specifically electric utility generating units; but the item was worded to express concerns about the federal intrusion. More
August 23, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved funding for three Houston projects and Galveston’s On-Street Bicycle Network; and held a spirited discussion about a request to include Galveston County’s Victory Lakes Park & Ride service to the Transportation Improvement Program which will be considered at next month's meeting. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Director today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2014 Budget. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- Voters are casting their ballots today in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 13, 2014 -- Artist Expo Houston will present The HeART of Giving Gala, benefiting The Woodlands Children's Museum on July 18. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights weekend events including free films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Friday Night Creature Features" at the historic downtown Depot in Tomball, Summer Solstice at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Juneteenth Parade in Galveston. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Woodlands Bar Association will offer its free monthly law line service on June 2. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Houston-based Asakura Robinson to conduct a livable centers study in the East End and Fifth Ward of Houston for an amount not to exceed $287,500. More
May 14, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today issued a reminder that assistance is still available for those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
May 02, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on historic homes, dragon boats and a festival of words and pictures as just a few ways to pass the time this weekend. More
April 30, 2014 -- Parelli Natural Horsemanship will hold the Future of HorseManShip Tour on May 17 and 18 in Conroe. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance, a new economic development organization, is offering entities in a ten-county region an opportunity to participate in the organization's efforts to promote the area for development. More
April 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed an administrative report on 25 Transportation Improvement Plan projects, including a request to use transportation development credits for a project in Houston's East End Management District. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to repair or replace failing on-site sewage facilities in the H-GAC region, in an amount not to exceed $492,000. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 21-7 to “accept” the Our Region 2040 Plan, a long range plan designed to help the region address critical challenges such as housing, transportation, economic development and the environment. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on February 27 regarding the South Montgomery County Mobility Study. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host three public meetings in March to discuss the ongoing bacteria study for the watersheds of the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto River. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, an event that had been rescheduled from last week because of inclement weather. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to find a proposed extension of public wastewater service to the Tenaris Bay City plant site and the construction of new traffic lanes on State Highway 35 to be “consistent with regional plans and policies” to support a requested Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant application in the amount of $1.44 million for the grant request for the Colorado County project. More
January 05, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Watch for Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, including the City of Houston from 3 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today, on a motion by Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb, voted unanimously to approve a resolution for award of Transportation Development Credits in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the 2014 H-GAC Budget and Service Plan, with a 2.75 percent increase in personnel compensation. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to find that a proposed landfill on Fairbanks N. Houston Road "is consistent with plans, policies and H-GAC review criteria". More
November 14, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District on Tuesday was updated on Houston Region Freight Rail Activity by Brenda Mainwaring of Union Pacific, Rollin Bredenberg of BNSF and Brad Howell of Lodestar Logistics. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve three amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
October 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it will close its Regulatory Branch Office due to the absence of available federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly, with only League City City Council Member Heidi Thiess opposed, to approve a resolution in support of Proposition 6 on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to negotiate a contract for Rail Network Analyses with a team composed of Kimley-Horn and Associates, TransSystems, Inc., URS Corporation, R.L. Banks & Associates, Inc., Quadrant and C J Hench & Associates, Inc. More
October 04, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced construction closures for the mainlanes of Highway 59/Interstate Highway 69 in east Montgomery County this weekend due to demolition of the Community Drive Bridge for the Grand Parkway. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association will hold a free legal clinic on October 26 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a solid waste administration and implementation contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for continued operation of the H-GAC’s regional solid waste implementation activities. More
August 30, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on Labor Day Weekend events around the Gulf Coast region. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday held a spirited discussion of a plan by the Texas Department of Transportation to abandon maintenance of 1,897 miles of state highways in urban areas as a cost-cutting measure and to shift those costs to the cities and counties. More
August 07, 2013 -- A memorial tribute hosted by The Mitchell Family and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, "with special thanks to The Woodlands Development Company", will honor George P. Mitchell Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association congratulated four members of the association who are undertaking the Leadership Montgomery County class. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved 18 projects in the Houston District at the July 25 meeting, over half of them in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously to approve a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to award transportation development credits that does not include hike and bike trails in Galveston. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday broke ground on the latest segments of the Houston-area SH 99/Grand Parkway. More w/Video
July 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a luncheon and groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the start of construction on three segments of the Grand Parkway that will connect Highway 290 in Harris County to Highway 59 in Montgomery County. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew an existing agreement with the World Corporation to promote teleworking, working entirely from home. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance will unveil two sculptures honoring the arts on August 3 at Founders Plaza Park. More
July 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy art and music this next week in and around the Gulf Coast region. More
July 09, 2013 -- Old West Melodrama in Old Town Spring is preparing to unveil its next dinner show – a spoof on haunted mansions and Louisiana politics with a pirate’s treasure and plenty of puns and popcorn thrown in for good measure. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
July 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams of The Woodlands announced Wednesday he will not run for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the 2014 Republican primary. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved the widening of a segment of State Highway 105 in Montgomery County at the June 27, 2013 meeting. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted 15-2-1, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who chairs the TPC, and Harris County Engineer Art Storey opposed; and Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria abstaining, to approve project selections from the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 23-3, with League City Council Member Heidi Thiess, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark and Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley opposed, to authorize staff to develop voluntary particulate matter reduction strategies as recommended by the H-GAC Regional Air Quality Planning Committee. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to include funding for transportation in the call for the 83rd Legislative Session was in part a response to a letter initiated by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and signed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and several other elected, appointed and civic officials in the Greater Houston Region. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum today announced that proceeds raised from a Lemonade Day event the museum helped organize will be used to help pay off the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $18,045,926 in contracts for housing construction management services associated with the H-GAC's Round 2 Chambers County Disaster Recovery Program. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve several projects for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects, but deferred action on a recommendation by the H-GAC Technical Advisory Committee to not include Uptown Houston’s proposed transit system that includes dedicated bus lanes on Post Oak Boulevard and a connection at transit centers to the METRO system and to freeways for commuters. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 16, 2013 -- Pregnancy Assistance Center North will welcome former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum as the keynote speaker for its annual spring banquet on Friday, April 19 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proclamation in honor of Frank Thompson, Jr., the chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who died recently. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Pregnancy Assistance Center North will host former Pennsylvania Rick Santorum on April 19 for the center's annual spring banquet. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew a contract with the Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Park & Ride service from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical campus in League City to Galveston’s employment and activity centers on weekdays during peak periods for another year. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Woodlands Children’s Museum will host "Easter Eggtivities" on March 29 and 30. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday officially welcomed Bert Keller as its new chair following his appointment by Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court. More
March 07, 2013 -- Uptown Houston, originally formed in 1975 as a voluntary association of businesses and property owners in the Galleria area, and officially approved by the Texas Legislature and the governor as a management district in 1987, is now embarking on a major new amenity for its members – a plan to improve mobility in the area. More
March 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has posted a Guest Column for the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Monday. More
February 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comment on potential 2013-2016 projects under consideration. More
February 23, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its annual General Assembly Meeting on Friday. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to join an alliance of regional planning entities collaborating on opportunities and challenges associated with the Eagle Ford Shale Play. More
February 07, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the North Forest Independent School District has published a statement of a statement of disappointment in the Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s decision not to consider alternative options to his closure recommendation. More
February 04, 2013 -- The North Forest Independent School District Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Education, Monday night voted to begin engaging in strategic partnership discussions with Texas A&M University. More
January 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously on Friday to support a recommendation by the Bylaws Committee chaired by Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello to deny a request by The Woodlands Township to be included in the membership of the TPC. More
January 09, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association will host a free legal advice clinic for veterans on January 26 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
December 23, 2012 -- Following the recent closure of New Horizon Family Center in Baytown, executive directors of four Houston area agencies along with the Texas Council on Family Violence are coordinating efforts to serve individuals and families who experience domestic violence or sexual assault. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the $258,996,272 Budget and Service Plan for 2013. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service will host a free tree giveaway on December 8 for residents in Grimes, Montgomery and Waller counties affected by last year's drought and wildfires. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution for “approval of air quality conformity determination”. More
November 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve appointments to various advisory committees. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the district’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that it has selected Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, J.V. as the design-builder for the design and construction of portions of the Grand Parkway Project in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
October 28, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday heard reports on the Houston Intermodal Terminal Rail Access Study and the North Corridor (IH 45) Environmental Impact Study. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Woodlands Bar Association will hold its Law Line on November 5 for Montgomery County residents. More
October 05, 2012 -- The execution of Jonathan M. Green, who was convicted in the murder of Christina Neal in 2002, has been scheduled to take place on October 10. More
September 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to support a $2.5 million grant amendment for the Galveston Seawall; and voted to approve a resolution supporting a joint request to the Federal Transit Administration by the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township that they be granted “designate recipient” status for federal funding. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted to negotiate with BBC Research & Consulting for consulting services to support the fair housing portion of the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and to approve several contracts with firms for case studies in the various communities involved in the project. More
August 24, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today talked about commuter rail between Galveston and Houston and a proposed high speed rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday engaged in a spirited discussion of “sustainability” and whether the board should take a vote on whether to support projects with that designation. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 08, 2012 -- The Woodlands Bar Association has elected a new Board of Directors and Officers for 2012-2013. More
July 26, 2012 -- Restaurants in the Greater Houston area, as well as from Galveston and Montgomery counties, will participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks in August to benefit area food banks. More
July 18, 2012 -- Attendance information has been added to Tuesday's report on the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Despite an intensive battle to represent the Galveston City Council at the H-GAC, there was no Galveston representative at the meeting. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the award of almost $2 million in homeless prevention grants for Veterans in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties. More
July 18, 2012 -- The 10th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show will be at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott on August 25-26. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the H-GAC Round 2 Phase 2 Method of Distribution of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which reallocates non-housing, public housing and subsidized housing funds. More
June 12, 2012 -- The Houston–Galveston Area Council has developed two new products, a website and a video, to help access and functional support needs individuals and others better prepare for hurricane season. More
May 25, 2012 -- A dozen elected and appointed officials appealed to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council to move forward on improvements to State Highway 146 from Red Bluff to FM 518. More
April 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comments about projects included in $2 billion in statewide funding approved last week by the Texas Transportation Commission. More
April 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew contracts with Goodwill, Gulf Coast Trades Center, Inc. and SER-Jobs for Progress to train out-of-school youth for jobs, but to not renew a contract with the Houston Area Urban League for the training. More
March 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update to program $162 million of state bond funding for outbound improvements to the US 290/IH 610 interchange. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors was two members short of a quorum, in part because of very bad weather, and agreed to have a discussion among the members present. More
February 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved a resolution in support of several amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update as well as a resolution in support of recommendations for use of Rider 42 Bond funds. More
February 25, 2012 -- A Montgomery County Grand Jury on Friday indicted the Mayor of Patton Village and other city officials on charges of Abuse of Official Capacity, Misuse of Official Information, Misapplication of Fiduciary Property, Securing Execution of Document by Deception, and Theft by a Public Servant. More
February 21, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a list of appointments by H-GAC Chair Delores Martin, who is mayor of Manvel. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it will move forward with a design-build strategy for the next sections of the Grand Parkway, which includes segments of the new toll road in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to elect new officers for 2012. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of the 2011 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to request an extension in the time for comments for a proposed expansion of the ozone non-attainment area by the Environmental Protection Agency that would include Matagorda County. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a series of meetings over the next two months to develop a plan for the 13 county region. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Veterans Legal Initiative will hold the second Montgomery County legal clinic for veterans on January 28 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 26-3 to approve an amendment to the First Round Method of Distribution for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which adds Galveston Housing Authority as an eligible housing fund sub-recipient, and reallocates $25 million in housing funds from City of Galveston to Galveston Housing Authority. More
December 16, 2011 -- Representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Transportation Policy Council on the Houston-Austin Intercity Rail Study. More
November 17, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 29-0-1, with Houston City Council Member Sue Lovell abstaining, to approve a method of distribution for Second Round Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funds for submission to the Texas General Land Office. More
November 13, 2011 -- The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized The Woodlands Township with the designation of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), an award presented to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling. More
November 11, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to modify the district’s contract with Klotz Associates for the Hempstead Corridor Commuter Rail Feasibility Study More
October 31, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program to include the 2010 Call for Projects and Proposition 12 Bond Program Projects. More
October 20, 2011 -- The Fire Marshal's Offices for Harris and Montgomery counties on Wednesday advised residents to use caution when using their fireplaces and chimneys as temperatures cool. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a draft recommended method of distribution for Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery funds and announced that three public hearings will be held on the recommendations. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold three public hearings to garner public input on the method of distribution for approximately $969 million in Community Development Block Grant Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that assistance may be available to help repair wells or septic systems that were damaged during recent wild fires. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is having state and federal specialists available for wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon, Waller and Montgomery counties at recovery centers opening in those areas. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an in-kind match of $216,570.51 for a $639,091 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to enforce the law against driving while intoxicated. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the Loop 404 Bridge in Montgomery County at White Oak Creek through November 1 for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge, which was originally built in 1948. More
August 26, 2011 -- John Barton, who on Thursday was named interim executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on development of SH 99, the Grand Parkway. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Ninth Annual Fall Home and Garden Show at The Woodlands will collect funds to support the Montgomery County Food Bank during the garden show's event on August 27-28. More
August 17, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to reaffirm its previous decision to negotiate with AECOM as the consultant to conduct a series of public outreach activities for initial input into development of the H-GAC sustainability plan More
August 15, 2011 -- The San Jacinto River Authority reports that the impact to Lake Conroe from the measured release to Lake Houston could be approximately 5 to 6 inches per week; and advises lakefront property owners with boat slips to monitor water levels and take appropriate action as needed. More
August 09, 2011 -- The North Forest Independent School District reports that Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott said that the reported closing of the district is premature. More
August 08, 2011 -- Susan Hollier, a teacher at The Woodlands High School, was recently selected to receive the Texas A&M University Inspiration Award for Exceptional Education. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body of a female found in a wooded area in Montgomery County has been identified as Amber Chantel Elkins. More
July 29, 2011 -- The San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors on Thursday authorized the execution of an agreement with Montgomery County Utility District No. 2 to develop a well into the Catahoula Aquifer to serve UD 2 customers in Seven Coves subdivision. More
July 25, 2011 -- Four Texas WorkForce Centers in the region covered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council are being considered for closure, including offices in Downtown Houston, Spring Branch, Galveston and Winnie. More
July 24, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee on Friday voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Unified Planning Work Program. More
July 22, 2011 -- The Laura Recovery Center and the Greater Houston Search Dog Team on Saturday will search a ravine in Spring, Texas near where 16 year old Ali Lowitzer disappeared 15 months ago. More
July 20, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday held extensive discussion of the previous vote of the board to negotiate with AECOM rather than AmericaSpeaks to coordinate public engagement activities in preparation of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. More
July 01, 2011 -- A committee of the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Tuesday took issue with the decision of the H-GAC Board of Directors to negotiate with AECOM as the vendor to conduct public engagement for the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program, despite the committee’s number one ranking of AmericaSpeaks for the project. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Woodlands Township has cancelled its Fourth of July fireworks display for this year due to drought conditions that have increased wildfire risks in the area, but will continue other activities planned for the holiday. More
June 22, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a new policy regarding a bill that requires regional planning commissions to offer ex-officio, non-voting, membership on their governing bodies to a member of the Texas Legislature. More
June 07, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Area Agency on Aging recently assisted in the 14th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature elections for the Houston-Galveston region. More
May 22, 2011 -- The North Houston Association has awarded its “North Star Award” to Nelda Luce Blair, owner of The Blair Law Firm and Director on The Woodlands Township Board. More
May 20, 2011 -- Kenny Speight has announced his candidacy for Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 3. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Bacteria Reduction Implementation Plan developed by a steering committee composed of government, business and community leaders “with a common goal of developing a plan for reducing bacteria in area waterways. More
May 01, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program, the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan; and administrative amendments to the 2011-2014 TIP and the 2035 RTP. The actions included approval of two issues related to the FM 646 Project in Galveston County. More
March 16, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide up to $300,000 to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments for its Hurricane Ike housing repair work and to provide up to $190,000 to the City of Shoreacres to clean up and restore public lands damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
March 12, 2011 -- Conroe Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton and Conroe ISD Education Foundation President Nelda Luce Blair thanked Ian Powell, a Partner with PBK architectural and engineering firm, for PBK’s Presenting Sponsorship commitment for the Foundation’s Scholarship Breakfast. More
February 26, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Houston City Council Member Mike Sullivan and Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon to his new bipartisan Task Force on Unfunded Mandates, which is charged with identifying "burdensome unfunded mandates" that have been passed down from the state to local governments, such as cities, counties and school districts. More
February 26, 2011 -- Elected officials from the 13 counties that comprise the Houston-Galveston Area Council gathered on Friday for the general assembly of the organization and the election of new officers for 2011. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted to defer action on approval of the funding targets for the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program until next month's meeting. More
February 20, 2011 -- The Conroe Independent School District Education Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its Annual Scholarship Breakfast on April 12 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
February 13, 2011 -- Classic Cabaret, an evening of best-loved music classics benefiting the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, will take place April 16 at a private residence in the Woodlands. More
February 09, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing rain has arrived in parts of Houston, but that Chambers and Galveston counties are not covered by any winter weather advisories, watches or warnings. More
February 01, 2011 -- Texas Department of Transportation maintence crews in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be pre-treating all bridges and overpasses with a liquid magnesium chloride, anti-icing solution on Wednesday in preparation for the possibility of icy conditions Thursday night and Friday. More
January 30, 2011 -- John Barton of TxDOT on Friday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council that the Texas Transportation Commission voted to accept primacy for the Harris County portions of the Grand Parkway so that the project can move forward. More
January 18, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $1.2 million request by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc. to establish a training center for coastal habitat restoration and conservation in Galveston County. More
January 12, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2011 Annual Meeting on Tuesday. More
November 11, 2010 -- The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society will host the 27th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition and Entergy Finalists' Concert & Awards event on March 10-12 at the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. More
October 03, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced four public meetings within the H-GAC eight-county transportation region. More
September 26, 2010 -- Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee Chair Senator Tommy Williams told the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday that the Texas Legislature will face a challenge in development of the budget for the next biennium. More
September 21, 2010 -- Houston-Galveston Area Council Executive Director Jack Steele today told the H-GAC Board of Directors that there has been some movement in the next phase of the Community Development Block Grant Hurricane Recovery Program. More
September 02, 2010 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a $120,000 grant for an archery park north of Houston. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted unanimously to "release for public comment" the proposed Community Development Block Grant Second Round Regional Allocation Formula August 2010 Method Of Distribution that had previously been approved unanimously by the H-GAC Hurricane Ike Recovery Committee. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
June 26, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimous approval of the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Plan. More
June 18, 2010 -- The Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office and the Houston Fire Department's Arson Division on Thursday arrested a suspected serial arsonist after he set fire to a home under construction in northeast Harris County. More
June 15, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted 21-5 to defeat a motion to negotiate a contract with the Greater Houston Partnership, for an amount not to exceed $400,000, to provide “layoff aversion services” to at risk businesses in the region. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council and Area Agency on Aging will host listening sessions on the needs of older Texans, with sessions at various locations starting Wednesday. More
May 02, 2010 -- At the request of her family, the Laura Recovery Center will be organizing a volunteer search for 16 year old Alexandria Lowitzer, missing since April 26 from Spring, Texas. More
May 01, 2010 -- Attorney General Abbott has charged a Montgomery County adult day care facility with abusing residents. More
April 15, 2010 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs on Wednesday announced that the city of Conroe has reclaimed $760 in unclaimed property, and that Montgomery County has reclaimed $25,161 in property from the state's unclaimed property list. More
March 28, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved several amendments to the 2008-2011 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
March 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that the River, Lakes, Bays 'n Bayous Trash Bash will be held on March 27. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules that will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. More
February 22, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it is preparing for possible freezing conditions for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning on roads in Montgomery and Waller counties. More
January 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today held a spirited discussion of the method of distribution of Community Development Block Grant Funds, but took no action at the meeting. More
January 16, 2010 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves was elected Chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council at the council of government's annual meeting on Friday at the Westin Galleria in Houston. More
January 15, 2010 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves will be sworn in as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Houston-Galveston Area Council at the council of government's General Assembly Meeting tonight. More
January 11, 2010 -- United States Attorney Tim Johnson on Friday announced that a Montgomery, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the bank where she worked of more than $25,000. More
January 08, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that its Houston Emergency Operations Center remains at increased readiness, and reports minor icing on some roadways. More
January 06, 2010 -- Today maintenance crews in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be spraying a magnesium chloride solution on elevated structures to prevent any moisture accumulation from freezing. More
December 18, 2009 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved funding for additional mobility and transportation enhancement projects, including expansions to Interstate 10 in Houston and Interstate 45 in Conroe, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly referred to as the federal economic stimulus bill. More
December 17, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2010 General Assembly Annual Meeting has been set for Friday, January 15, 2010 in the Monarch Ballroom at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston. More
December 10, 2009 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command on Wednesday announced that it is in need of new, unwrapped gift donations for local children and seniors registered for Christmas assistance. More
December 08, 2009 -- Texas author Michael T. Gracey has published a new science fiction novel, “The Time Shift,” set in the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 02, 2009 -- The Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District is making preparations for the possibility of icy conditions on Friday night. More
October 21, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to negotiate several contracts recommended by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. More
July 01, 2009 -- The United States Small Business Administration's Houston District Office on Tuesday announced that July 14 is the deadline to apply for a disaster loan for damages resulting from storms on April 27-28. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
May 20, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to send a resolution to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking that he not sign legislation that would mandate Brazoria County to withdraw from the H-GAC, if it is passed by the Texas Legislature. More


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