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Beekeeping a buzz in Elgin

She had always had the normal aversion to bugs, crawling creatures and flying things, however, by college, the naturally science-minded Jones decided it was time to face her fears by taking an Entomology class. She found the class fascinating. The class only lightly touched on bees, but it was enou

ELGIN COURIER - 2017-09-19 22:30:00

Festivals, art workshops and more for Southwest Austinites to do this weekend

Downtown Austin will be bustling this weekend as the Texas Tribune Festival and Pecan Street Festival kick off their 2017 runs. Southwest Austin residents can also participate in a blood drive and art workshop Sunday. See what other events are happening this weekend: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24 Texas

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:13:14

Unwine'd lounge now open in downtown Richmond

Unwine'd opened at 310 Morton St. in downtown Richmond this August. The wine and cheese lounge offers a variety of red and white wine, artisan cheeses and cured meats. Guests can enjoy wine flights as well as cheese and charcuterie boards that feature a variety of cured meats, such as Serrano ham, p

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 23:16:00

4 highlights from Eanes ISD's state of the district address

Throughout the months of September and October, Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard will be presenting his annual state of the district address at district schools.On Tuesday morning, Leonard presented at Eanes Elementary School for the first of 11 scheduled discussions, highlighting district prior

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 23:01:29

Travis County judge: "We have to preserve the rights of these dreamers and continue to support them while they are here"

Confronting local immigration issues is a familiar battle Travis County will continue to stay involved in, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said, and the Sept. 5 announcement by the Trump administration of the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is no different. Deferred Act

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 22:11:01

ACC Highland Mall breaks ground on Phase 2 of its development Thursday

Austin Community College District celebrated the ground breaking of Phase 2 of its Highland Mall campus, which will include the construction of a creative digital media center, a culinary arts and hospitality center with a restaurant staffed by ACC students, and a bioscience incubator. Supported by

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 21:56:15

16 lane closures to know this weekend in Cy-Fair, Sept. 22-24

Hwy. 290 eastbound from Jones Road to FM 529 Total closure from 6-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Drivers can detour to the frontage road and re-enter the mainlanes after FM 529. Hwy. 290 eastbound connector ramp to I-10 One inside lane will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, to 4 p.m. Sunday, S

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 21:36:45

Travis Forward coalition kicks off 2017 county bond campaign

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt closed the press conference by asking county residents to support the bond when they head to the polls this November. (Luz Moreno-Lozano/Community Impact Newspaper) A coalition of Travis County bond supporters, Travis Forward, kicked off the 2017 bond campaign with a pre

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 21:30:07

Marco's Pizza will open its third Pearland location in November

National pizza chain Marco's Pizza will open at 1510 E. Broadway St., Ste. 120, Pearland in November. The location will feature a mixture of classic pizza flavors, as well as unique ones such as the White Cheezy and the Chicken Fresco. Along with pizza, the chain offers salads and sub sandwiches as

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 21:27:52

Hot sauce, baseball and video games: 10 events happening in Houston this weekend, Sept. 22-24

From live music benefitting Hurricane Harvey victims to the Houston Astros' last home series of the regular season, there's an event for everyone to enjoy in Houston this weekend. Sept. 22: Outdoor movie at Discovery Green Three female NASA employees help launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit in Hi

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 19:36:09

New Conroe donut shop Malenee Donuts & Deli is open early

Malenee Donuts & Deli opened in Conroe on July 7, specializing in fresh baked goods like donuts, kolaches, biscuits and breakfast tacos, as well as fresh coffee daily. Owner Ny Luy said the locally owned and operated establishment offers a variety of donut styles, including glazed, powdered, jelly-f

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 17:00:30

Connector ramps, some toll lanes to close this weekend near Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike, Aug. 23-25

Both east- and westbound President George Bush Turnpike connector ramps to southbound Dallas North Tollway will close this weekend. The North Texas Tollway Authority announced partial DNT lane closures south of the intersection of PGBT and DNT will last from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Crews wi

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 16:58:26

Stroll Thru the Renaissance, Elite Yong-In grand opening and 4 more events happening in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Sept. 22-24

The City of Magnolia hosts a preview event of the 2017 Texas Renaissance. (Courtesy City of Magnolia) Tomball and Magnolia residents can attend several events this weekend. 1. Elite Yong-In hosts its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 23, where guests watch Master Sung Min Park break boards as well as pa

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 16:38:27

Everything you should know about registering to vote for Nov. local elections in Texas

What is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 7 election? Tuesday, Oct. 10 What are the requirements? You must be: How do I know if I am already registered? You can check your registration status on your county's or the Texas Secretary of State's website. Look here for Williamson County, Tra

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 16:28:10

Ahead of Austin City Limits, Rollingwood police chief offers advice to festival attendees, area residents

Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place at Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, from Oct. 6-8 and 13-15. Many festivalgoers will travel through the city of Rollingwood, located just west of MoPac, by car or by foot when commuting to the park. "Several thousand people a night come thr

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 16:58:59

Hays County median housing price rises 6.5 percent

Hays County was the third fastest-growing county in the nation in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. (Courtesy Top Prop Aerial) Even though Brandy Guthrie, president of the Austin Board of Realtors said the Central Texas housing market just experienced the strongest su

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:52:13

"Uber for lawn care"-Greenpal launches in Cypress

Greenpal, a phone app that developers describe as "the Uber for lawn care," official launched in the Cypress area this past weekend. The app gives users the ability to contract with pre-screened lawn care vendors within their communities for mowing, trimming and other yard services. The app works by

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:01:48

Tasting room Texas Reds and Whites opens

Texas Reds and Whites, a new tasting room specializing in Texas wines, opened Sept. 23 in the same building as the Austin Visitor Center at 407 Red River St., Austin. The company, co-owned by Diana Mortensen and Martha Fischer, will offer daily custom wine tastings and will feature wines from local

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:00:13

Lululemon Athletica's new Houston Premium Outlet store opening delayed until further notice

Lululemon Athletica's grand opening at Houston Premium Outlets, originally set to open this week, has been delayed until further notice due to technical difficulties. The athletic apparel store, located at 29300 Hempstead Road, Ste. 813, Cypress, specializes in yoga, running and training gear and wi

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 14:32:16

Houston-area weather update: Heavy downpours again Thursday could bring isolated street flooding

Deep tropical moisture will combine with the daytime heating to produce scattered heavy storms. The coverage and intensity of the storms will be similar to what the area received on Monday. Areas of street flooding will be possible since the storms will be heavy and slow moving. The storms will begi

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 14:14:10