Sharpstown Trail

Transportation

Houston’s Sharpstown neighborhood getting long-desired trail along CenterPoint easement

Posted on · The Houston Parks Board, with funding from the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones, is constructing a 1.8-mile trail in existing green space. The plan is to eventually connect it to other trails to the north and south.

The Union Pacific Railyard, located near Kashmere Gardens. Residents say the railyard is responsible for the cancer cluster in Kashmere Gardens. Taken on Jan. 27, 2021.

Development

As City of Houston moves forward with relocating Fifth Ward residents, development in cancer cluster area sparks concerns

Posted on · The city issued 88 permits for new single-family homes and 17 for multifamily units since January 2019 when the cancer cluster area was first reported. The most recent was issued in January 2024, close to the plume, before Whitmire paused issuing permits at the end of  January.   

Power Lines

Business

CenterPoint, City of Houston reach agreement on delivery rate increase slated to take effect March 1

Posted on · The Houston City Council last month denied a proposed 57% increase to CenterPoint's delivery rate for electricity, but the parties subsequently negotiated a smaller increase. Additional hikes could be coming in the months ahead because of a new Texas law that allows utility companies to make more rate increases per year.

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