New Fort Bend ISD schools get names; H-GAC passes I-45 resolution and more top Houston-area news

New Fort Bend ISD schools get names; H-GAC passes I-45 resolution and more top Houston-area news

Former trustee Sonal Bhuchar will be the namesake for Fort Bend ISD’s 53rd elementary school, while the district’s 12th high school will be named for former English teacher Almeta Crawford. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

New Fort Bend ISD elementary, high schools named after former district trustee, teacher

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees unanimously approved naming two upcoming district schools after leaders in local education during its March 29 meeting.

Pearland-Friendswood

Hwy. 288 frontage road in Pearland to alleviate congestion, improve safety, TxDOT says

The Texas Department of Transportation plans to finish construction on the Hwy. 288 frontage road in December.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

In divisive vote, Houston-area leaders OK agreement with TxDOT on I-45 project terms

For the second time in three months, Houston-area politicians and transportation leaders attempted to come to an agreement on the terms of the planned $7 billion overhaul of I-45 through downtown Houston and much of the city’s north side.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

See how the Lake Houston-area real estate market fared in February

The number of home sales increased in three out of seven Lake Houston-area ZIP codes in February compared to February 2020, which is due to the area’s low home inventory.

Statewide

Department of State Health Services launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

The same day COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opened up to Texans age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced the launch of a new tool known as the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler to help expedite the vaccination process.

Claire Shoop, Haley Morrison, Emma Whalen, Kelly Schafler and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.

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