On May 5, The Groves hosted a grand opening to celebrate The Hearth Amenity Center. The center features a resort-style pool, event pavilion, great lawn, hammocks, an outdoor fireplace, and a creek overlook, creating a central gathering place for Groves residents. More than 1,000 residents and visitors enjoyed a free, Cinco de Mayo-themed grand opening celebration, including food trucks, music, games, drinks, giveaways and more family-friendly activities. These girls had a blast in a bouncy house.


Multiple repairs have recently started on Kingwood Drive. The work includes the removal and replacement of identified deteriorated pavement sections of existing roadway in an effort to preserve and prolong the life of the road base while providing a smoother surface. Crews will begin panel replacements in the eastbound lanes of Kingwood Drive between The Lodge at Kingwood Apartments (938 Kingwood Dr.) and Green Oak in the eastbound gutter and center lanes. There will also be a single panel replacement in the westbound lane of the Kingwood Drive and Green Oak Drive intersection. Construction is expected to be complete by Monday, June 18, weather permitting. On that day, crews will begin another panel replacement on Kingwood Drive in the eastbound gutter and center lanes, near Chase Bank (2611 W. Lake Houston Pkwy). Construction is expected to be complete by June 30. There will be one lane open at all times during the time of construction to maintain the flow of traffic. Construction equipment movement in the driving lanes will be limited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its 10th-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star-certified buildings in the preceding calendar year. Houston placed 10th on the list with 247 buildings. Other Texas cities on the list are Dallas at No. 3 and Austin at No. 17. “Earning a spot in the Energy Star Top Cities ranking demonstrates a city’s commitment to cutting building-related energy costs and reducing waste,” said Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator for Air and Radiation at the EPA. “With help from Energy Star, city leaders and building owners are working together to strengthen their economies, foster competition, and create a healthier environment.” Los Angeles was No. 1 with 716 certified buildings, while New York was fifth with 434.



The Transportation Security Administration set another screening record during the 2018 spring travel period, March 15-April 15, with 72,137,639 passengers and nearly 45 million checked bags screened nationwide. This represents an almost 5 percent increase over the same period last year.


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