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‘Left behind’ League City commercial development slowing

attracting workforce-generating loca- tions, such as oce buildings, along with destination spots, such as restau- rants and entertainment venues, said David Hoover, League City director of planning and development. “Those are the kind of things we’re struggling to get,” he said. City ocials said there are some reasons for this trend, including League City City Council’s tendency to avoid incentivizing developers and relatively new roadway impact fees that are charged to developers in the city. Some City Council members said League City’s benets—such as its highly rated volunteer re department and its location half- way between Houston and Galves- ton—should be enticement enough.

League City ocials said commercial developments are going to surrounding cities because League City tends to avoid incentivizing developers. COMMERCIAL SLOWDOWN

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Commercial development is slow- ing in League City, and in a city just over halfway built out, ocials said it is important to revamp developers’ interest in the area before it is too late. For the past ve years, there have been fewer new commercial develop- ments citywide each year. In 2017, 18 new commercial developments were built in the city, according to League City data. In 2021, an Amazon delivery center has been the only one. Particularly, the city is having trouble

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student body grew about 9% from fall 2016 to fall 2020. Laurel Williamson, SJC’s president and deputy chancellor, said there is an increased desire for high school students to get a head start on taking college courses. “I think that ... students in high schools want to get onto that college path more quickly,” she said. Clear Creek ISD students have a chance to take SJC courses, particularly at Clear Hori- zons Early College High School. At this cam- pus, students earn an associate degree as they earn their high school diploma; this comes at

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Student populations at southeast Houston colleges are getting progressively younger. Enrollment at San Jacinto College steadily increased from fall 2016 to fall 2019 before dipping last fall, and the portion of under-age-18 students out of the total

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facility, which will offer post-acute brain injury rehabilitation, will feature a large therapy gym and an outdoor therapy courtyard with apartments for families to stay to support patients’ rehabilita- tion. The facility will be 60,000 square feet. www.moodyneuro.org NAME CHANGES 8 JSC Federal Credit Union, 1330 Gemini St., Houston, rebranded and be- gan upgrades of digital banking features this fall, according to JSC FCU officials. The credit union formally rebranded as Wellby in October. Established orig- inally in 1961 to serve Johnson Space Center employees, the credit union now serves more than 130,000 members across Houston. Wellby is upgrading how members access, interact with and utilize their accounts and assets through a new digital experience. 281-488-7070. 9 Craved Creations Bakery is celebrat- ing five years in League City in December. The bakery, located at 812 E. Main St., bakes custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and specialty treats from custom cake pops to cookie sandwiches. 281-724-0915. www.cravedcreations.com 10 Ohayo Sushi celebrated one year in Webster Oct. 27. The seafood and Jap- anese fusion restaurant at 1027 W. Bay Area Blvd. serves sushi, sashimi and hi- bachi. The eatery offers all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner menus. 281-525-6299. www.ohayosushirestaurant.com www.wellbyfinancial.com ANNIVERSARIES

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NOWOPEN 1 Windsor Fashions opened Oct. 15 inside Baybrook Mall at 500 Baybrook Mall, Ste. 1314, Friendswood, in the Forever 21 wing next to Charlotte Russe. Windsor Fashions, a retailer with over 270 U.S.-based stores, focuses on women’s apparel for all occasions and offers dress- es; tops; bottoms; jackets; shoes; and accessories, such as jewelry, handbags 2 Land Rover of Clear Lake opened in late October at 17097 I-45 S., Friend- swood, according to the business Facebook page. Buyers can choose from a variety of new and pre-owned vehicles at the location, as well as order car parts or get vehicles serviced. 713-405-7150. www.landroverclearlake.com and hats. 281-317-7925. www.windsorstore.com

COMING SOON 3 Galveston Bay Brewing will open in summer 2022 at the intersection of Marina Bay Drive and Clear Lake Road in Clear Lake Shores. The business will serve award-winning beer, including its Captain’s Coffee Stout and Bull Shark Scottish Ale, both of which won bronze medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival. Galveston Bay Brewing Principal Pete Stevens said the business is excited to join the “eclectic culture” of Clear Lake Shores. www.galvestonbaybeer.com 4 Low Tide Seafood & Raw Bar will open in the coming months at 201 S. Egret Bay Blvd., League City, which is a former CVS. The location is near Clear Creek High School. The owner, Alli Jarrett, who also owns Harold’s in the Heights, plans to sell alcohol at Low Tide 000

along with various seafood and seasonal- ly inspired dishes. www.lowtideseafood.com 5 Chase Bank will open in the coming months at the intersection of Bay Area Boulevard and Moonrock Drive, Houston. Construction is underway. Chase Bank is a national bank headquartered in New York City. www.chase.com 6 Dickey’s Barbeque Pit will open a Nassau Bay location at 1850 NASA Parkway, Houston, around November. Dickey’s, which has dozens of locations across the country and is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, serves barbecue sandwiches and meat plates along with sides. www.dickeys.com 7 Moody Neurorehabilitation In- stitute will open in summer 2022 at 1275 Space Park Drive, Nassau Bay. The

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IN THE NEWS 11 San Jacinto College officials marked the grand opening of the EDGE Center at the hub of the Houston Spaceport, 13150 Space Center Blvd., with an Oct. 1 ceremony. Students began using the facility in 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19, per a media release. Programs for aerospace structure technicians, aerospace electrical techni- cians, composite technicians, industrial automation technicians and aerospace quality technicians are offered at the cen- ter, as well as drone-related programs. 281-998-6150. www.sanjac.edu 12 Phase 3A of Exploration Green , a 178-acre flood control project in the Clear Lake area, is complete as of Oct. 15. Explo- ration Green is a former golf course that is being converted into five detention ponds, each of which can hold 100 million gallons of stormwater, protecting up to 3,000 homes from flooding. Phase 3A, located northeast of the intersection of El Dorado Boulevard and El Camino Real, includes a 16.6-acre detention pond, 11.4 acres of natural habitat and wetlands, and 0.8 miles of trails. www.explorationgreen.org 13 On Sept. 28, after eight months of work, the new League City City Council Chambers opened at 200 W. Walker St., League City. The renovations include ungraded furnishings, technology and sound proofing for better audio and visual inside the chambers and during live broadcasts of meetings. While work was ongoing, City Council met at the nearby Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1000. www.leaguecitytx.gov

14 A national search for a new president of University of Houston-Clear Lake will begin this month after the departure of Ira Blake in October, according to an Oct. 11 media release. Blake accepted an invitation to serve as special assistant to Universi- ty of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator, per the release. Richard Walker, vice chancellor and vice president for student affairs and enrollment services at UH System and UH, has served as interim president since Oct. 9. 281-283-7600. www.uhcl.edu 15 College of the Mainland celebrated the contributions and legacy of a local family on Oct. 25 with a ceremony formally naming the Doyle Family Administration Building, according to a media release. This is the first building in COM history to be named in honor of anyone, per the release. Four generations of Doyles were present at the ceremony. The building, made possible through COM’s 2018 bond program, hous- es administration and student enrollment offices, including admissions, financial aid, advising and a testing center, per the release. 409-938-1211. www.com.edu 16 San Jacinto College , whose main campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, opened its newest campus—Generation Park—in October. The new 57-acre campus, located at 13455 Lockwood Road, Houston, cost $26 million to build and features a 55,000-square-foot facility that houses general education classes focused on students looking to transfer to a four-year college. San Jacinto College is considered one of the top five community colleges in the nation. 281-476-1501. www.sanjac.edu

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FEATURED IMPACT IN THE NEWS The Houston Airport System and the Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee on Oct. 12 unveiled a massive mural at William P. Hobby Airport, 7752 Brani St., Houston. Titled “Gateway to the World,” the 10,000-square-foot mural was painted by Houston street artist Mario Figueroa Jr., also known by his artist name GONZO247, and six other local artists. The mural is on a building south of Hobby Airport, and it is visible from multiple takeo and landing spots. Houston aims to bid to be one of the 10 cities that will host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. Fédération Internationale de Football Association will be visiting potential host cities in November with hopes of a nal decision coming in by mid-2022, per the FIFA website. “[The mural] represents the spirit of Houston, which is evidenced by all the work that went into this collaboration,” said Chris Canetti, president of the Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee, at the mural unveiling. The artwork took about six weeks to complete and incorporated paint, spray paint and paint markers. Some of the main features of the piece include the Astrodome, the Houston skyline and an astronaut holding a soccer ball.

The hope is the mural will show Houston is well-equipped to handle being one of the chosen cities, said Alton DuLaney, curator of public art at the Houston Airport System. “We really wanted to create something monumental to show that everything is bigger in Texas. Our murals are bigger in Texas, and our soccer matches can be bigger right here in Houston, Texas,” he said.

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family event that features several parades, shopping, food vendors and entertainment. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). League Park, 512 2nd St., League City. www.leaguecityproud.com 04 THROUGH 19 ENJOY CHRISTMAS ON THE BOARDWALK Kemah Boardwalk will present its annual Jingle on the Boardwalk. This weekend-only, family-friendly event includes a toy drive, holiday music and movies, a chance to meet Santa, and a parade. Noon-10 p.m. (Fri.), noon-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-9 p.m. (Sun). Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-535-8100. www.kemahboardwalk.com 11 WATCHA BOAT PARADE The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade. Viewers from all over the Bay Area will be treated to light displays from more than 60 boats as they watch from the shore. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-488-7676. www.clearlakearea.com 16 THROUGH 23 ADDMAGIC TO THE SEASON The city of Pasadena is hosting the third annual Hometown Holidays & Trail of Lights. Along with the usual display of lights, there will also be multiple specialty nights with dierent themes. 6-9 p.m. daily. Free (age 3 and under), $9-$12 (ages 4-12), $12-$17 (age 13 and older). Silver Sycamore, 5111 Pine Ave., Pasadena. 281-487-4033. www.pasadenahometownholidays.com

Bayou Boone Cycleboats will be having Fun Day Cruises throughout the rest of the year. The tour is two hours long. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. $39.60 (age 13 and under), $44 (age 14 and older). Bayou Boone Cycleboats, 2517 NASA Parkway, Seabrook. 281-630-5537. www.bayouboonecycleboats.com 20 THROUGH 21 VIEWAMMODISPLAYS At the Pasadena Gun and Knife Show there will be gun buying and trading as well as ammo, knives and camo on display. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 20), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 21). Free (age 12 and under), $10 (adults). Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena. 281-412-4824. www.texasgunshows.com 27 THROUGHDEC. 30 GAZE AT LIGHT DISPLAYS The city of Dickinson presents the Dickinson Festival of Lights for the 24th year. Guests can enjoy colorful light displays with opportunities to take photos with Santa and decorate cookies. 6-8:30 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 24-25). Free. Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM 517, Dickinson. 281-337-2795. www.dfoltx.com/en DECEMBER 03 THROUGH05 CELEBRATE THE SEASON League City Proud will host Holiday in the Park, a

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The Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre will be putting on a production of “The Nutcracker,” a classic holiday performance. 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11); 2 p.m. (Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12). $25. Bayou Theater, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-480-1617. www.bahbt.org

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Inattentive Texas drivers can now be criminally charged if they injure or kill a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to Senate Bill 1055, one of the more than 600 new Texas laws A BILL BECOMES LAW Drafted by Brian Middleton, Fort Bend County district attorney, Senate Bill 1055 makes it possible to charge negligent motorists who injure or kill pedestrians in a crosswalk with a criminal offense. MARCH 3: legislation filed APRIL 19: passes the Texas Senate with a vote of 31-0 MAY 14: passes the Texas House with a vote of 70-57 with two lawmakers present but not voting JUNE 18: Gov. Greg Abbott signs SB 1055 SEPT. 1: law goes into effect SOURCES: FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, TEXAS LEGISLATURE ONLINE/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

that went into effect Sept. 1. Also called the Lisa Torry Smith Act, the new law was inspired by the 2017 death of a Missouri City woman who died after being hit in a crosswalk while taking her son to school, according to a Texas Depart- ment of Transportation press release. The driver who hit Torry Smith and injured her son was fined $50 but did not face criminal charges. “For us, [this law] is the best thing that could have come out of a tragedy,” Torry Smith’s husband, Elliot Smith, said in audio provided by TxDOT. “There’s accountability now. [Before this law], the accountability was on the pedestrian to essentially make sure you don’t get hit by a car. ... This law puts the impetus on drivers now to pay attention, to slow down and look for people in crosswalks.” After her death, a grand jury did not prosecute the defendant in Torry Smith’s case, prompting Brian Middleton, Fort Bend County district attorney, to draft the legislation.

Middleton said the law aims to clarify the definition of criminal negligence as it pertains to collisions in a crosswalk. Under the new law, if a driver causes bodily injury to a pedestrian, they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. If the colli- sion causes severe injury or death, the driver can be charged with a state jail felony, Middleton said. Middleton said the law updated the Texas Transportation Code to require drivers to stop and yield to pedestri- ans legally using a crosswalk. Pedestrian deaths account for 1 in 5 of all traffic fatalities, and the number of pedestrian fatalities from vehic- ular crashes rose 5% from 2016-20, according to TxDOT. “We’re hoping these efforts raise people’s awareness that when they are approaching a crosswalk area, they need to slow down; be observant; and check the area for pedestrians, cyclists and people with motorized mobility devices,” Middleton said.

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QUOTEOFNOTE “WE’RE THANKFUL THAT OUR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE RE-ENGAGINGWITH OUR SCHOOLS.” ROBERT BAYARD, CLEAR CREEK ISD DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, DATE TOKNOW remote conferencing unless needed in the future due to COVID-19 trends. Oct. 29 was the final day CCISD offered DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS CLEARCREEK ISD Several projects from Clear Creek ISD’s 2017 bond update are nearing completion, Superintendent Eric Williams said Oct. 25. The Clear View High School rebuild will be complete in time to welcome students to the facility in January, he said. Landolt and Hall elementary schools are also receiving finishing touches. CLEARCREEK ISD The district can make purchases of up to $100,000 without board approval after the approval of a policy update Oct. 25. This is a 100% increase from the previous cap of $50,000. The February winter storm caused damage to many district facilities, ON CAMPUSES HOSTING IN-PERSON EVENTS WITH PARENTS IN ATTENDANCE MEETINGSWE COVER CLEARCREEK ISD While Stage 4 of the health mitigation protocols means there are no restrictions on visitors, the district will continue to social distance in all elementary cafeterias until Jan. 4 and then designate certain areas for social distancing. This will allow families who choose to have their children vaccinated to complete the five-week process, per CCISD. per district documents, and the amendment was made to allow the superintendent to contract for facility repairs in the event of an emergency or natural disaster without board approval. The superintendent must report any contracts made to the board at the next regular meeting. Clear Creek ISD board of trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Education Support Center, 2425 E. Main St., League City. Watch online at www.ccisd.net/boardmeeting. MEETINGSWE COVER

Remote conferencing paused

CLEAR CREEK ISD As COVID-19 cases in the community and within Clear Creek ISD continued to decline, the district paused its remote conferencing instructional option at the end of October. “If warranted in the future, we will reinstitute it,” Superintendent Eric Williams said during his district updates at the Oct. 25 board of trustees meeting. Remote conferencing was available to students from Sept. 7 to Oct. 29. It was offered via the Texas Education Agency and meant for those who may need to receive instruction from home for durations

of up to 20 days, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. This learning method was previously available only with an issuance of a waiver that had to be requested for each individual stu- dent, per the TEA. Virtual learning will continue to be an option for kin- dergarten through sixth grade as the program is independent of remote conferencing, officials said. On average, nine-week grades this year are higher than they were last year, which is indicative of brick- and-mortar learning being the better option for most students, Williams said during the meeting.

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COVID-19health protocols revised

CLOSER TONORMAL Stage 4 of Clear Creek ISD’s health mitigation protocols eliminates social distancing measures and restrictions on visitor access.

CLEAR CREEK ISD During the week of Nov. 8, Clear Creek ISD leaders announced new COVID-19 protocols for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year and moved one stage closer to normal operations. The district moved from Stage 3, the mitigation stage, to Stage 4, the monitoring stage, Nov. 10. Stage 4 entails COVID-19 vaccines being available for school-age children and adults, weekly case trends being sta- ble in Galveston and Harris counties as well as in CCISD, and the district’s attendance rate being at least 90% of the historical average. The revised protocols are not a change in philosophy but do take into account trustee and community feedback that indicated a desire for clearer language, Superintendent Eric Williams said. The protocols will be continually examined and adjusted as needed to best serve the needs of all students, trustees and district leaders emphasized during a Nov. 8 CCISD board workshop. The most significant change to the protocols is the inclusion of specific language dictating when the district will move between stages. CCISD moved to Stage 4 based on cases trending downward in Harris County, Galveston County and CCISD

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for three weeks and the case average remaining unchanged or decreasing, per the new protocol language. Stage 4 removes restrictions around school activities. Since early October, all campuses have hosted in-person events with parents in attendance, and community members have embraced the step toward prepandemic life, said Robert Bayard, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Nov. 8. “We’re thankful that our parents and community members are re- engaging with our schools,” he said.

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CITY& COUNTY

News from Clear Lake, League City & Harris County

QUOTEOFNOTE “WE ARE ABOUT TO FLY.” PAUL MARSHALL, ORION PROGRAM MANAGER FOR NASA, WHO NOTED ARTEMIS I, A MISSION WITHOUT A CREW, IS TARGETING A FEBRUARY LAUNCH DATE NUMBER TOKNOW is the Johnson Space Center’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget. $2.3B CITY HIGHLIGHTS LEAGUE CITY During an Oct. 26 workshop about League City’s future land use map, which is a document by which the city plans how to develop the rest of the city, Mayor Pro Tem Hank Dugie asked city staff to compile data related to future tax revenue. Specifically, Dugie requested data that shows how the tax base may be affected depending on how the undeveloped southwest part of the city develops, whether commercially or residentially. By showing residents the difference in their tax rate depending on how much commercial development comes to the city, residents will realize its importance, Dugie said. City officials want commercial developments in League City’s southwest side to build a stronger tax base for the future. Houston City Council will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15 at City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston. Meetings are streamed at www.houstontx.gov/htv. League City City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 14 at League City City Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker St., League City. Meetings are streamed at www.facebook.com/ leaguecitytexas. MEETINGSWE COVER

BayArea supports NASAas agency readies return to themoon

UPCOMING SPACE EXPLORATION Before the end of the decade, NASA will make significant strides in space exploration.

BY JAKE MAGEE

CLEAR LAKE NASA is preparing to return to the moon in a fewmonths, and the Johnson Space Center will continue to rely on the Bay Area workforce to make that and future missions happen, NASA leaders said. During a Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership meeting Nov. 3, three Johnson Space Center leaders spoke about Artemis, NASA’s spaceflight program that will return humans to the moon for the first time since 1972; Gate- way, the small space station that will orbit the moon and allow astronauts to do research and move to and from the lunar surface; Orion, the new space vehicle that will take astronauts from Earth to Gateway and the moon; and the International Space Station. “We are about to fly,” said Paul Marshall, Orion program manager for NASA, who noted Artemis I, a mission without a crew, is targeting a February launch date. This mission will see Orion fly around the moon as a test of its capabilities before a crewed flight, Artemis II, in 2024, Marshall said. The Orion program supports a large industry in the state’s economy. Today, the program has over 4,000 civil servants and subcontractors. In Texas, there were 81 suppliers, 44 of which are from the Greater Houston area; 1,200 jobs; and

February 2022: Artemis I launch

2024: Artemis II launch and return of humans to the moon

November 2024: Launch of Gateway space station to the moon 2030: Planned end of International Space Station operations

$300 million spent, mostly in the Houston area, due to the Orion program, all in fiscal year 2021 alone, Marshall said. Meanwhile, NASA is shooting for a November 2024 launch for Gateway. Gateway will have a 15-year life and allow astronauts to live on board for 30 to 60 days and travel to and from the moon. The Gateway program bolsters the Bay Area’s economy. The spending for Gateway contractors located in the Bay Area to date is about $172.8 million, and about 950 civil servants and contractors support the program.

Harris County commissioner precincts adjusted

NEWBOUNDARIES Harris County Precinct 2 boundaries have been adjusted due to the release of the 2020 U.S. census. 45 6

BY ANNA LOTZ

Precinct 2 is now Precinct 3. All four commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding stating existing services can continue within the precinct boundaries that were in place before the redistricting maps were approved through the first quarter of 2022. 10 69 6

HARRIS COUNTY On Oct. 28, Har- ris County commissioners approved a map showing new commissioner precincts following the 2020 U.S. census. Commissioners agreed the transition to the precinct boundaries would be completed by March 31. The precinct redistricting takes into account population changes over the past ten years shown in the 2020 U.S. census. According to the new maps, the existing Precinct 3 will now largely become Precinct 4 and vice versa, and the northern part of

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INSIDE INFORMATION

COMPILED BY COLLEEN FERGUSON

Data from the 2020 decennial census released in September by the U.S. Census Bureau shows how residential populations within cities, school district boundaries and counties have changed over the last two decades. Local demographics have also changed as more residents have moved to the Bay Area.

A changing population

SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Population growth League City’s population has more than doubled since 2000, according to the latest census data. Populations in both Galveston and Harris counties have increased by 15%-20% since 2000. 2000 2010 2020

Race breakdown over time As minority populations grew, the percentage of white residents declined from 2010-20 in both Harris and Galveston counties as well as in Clear Creek ISD, which has schools in both counties. In Galveston County, the number of white residents increased by less than 2% from 2010-20. White Black/African American American Indian/Alaska Native Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Asian Other Two or more races

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The number of Hispanic and Latino residents in Nassau Bay has increased by nearly 94% since 2010. Galveston County saw more growth in the number of Hispanic and Latino residents than Harris County from 2010 to 2020.

Hispanic or Latino population changes

Nassau Bay

Clear Lake Shores

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Harris County

League City

Galveston County

10-year growth in number of Hispanic/ Latino residents Note: People who identify their origin as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Percentage of total population that is Hispanic/Latino

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S E N I O R L I V I N G G U I D E

DIRECTORY

There are numerous senior residential facilities throughout the Bay Area that oer a variety of services. The following list is not comprehensive. Key/denitions

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5 Independent - living communities cater to older adults with limited care needs. Most include amenities, such as tness programs, housekeeping, communal meals and more. 5 Assisted-living communities specialize in providing care and supervision. These facilities frequently oer a full range of amenities as well as limited medical assistance. 5 Memory care facilities specialize in providing care to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive issues. Sta members are trained to help residents manage these diseases.

5 SERENITY GARDENS 1 1 118 W. Willowick Ave, Friendswood 8322103139 www.serenitygardenspch.com 6 STERLING OAKS ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE 1 1 505 N. Clear Creek Drive, Friendswood 3463850123 www.sterlingoaksalf.com CLEAR LAKE &WEBSTER 7 THE ADDINGTON PLACE OF CLEAR LAKE 14225 Crescent Landing Drive, Houston 2819382800 www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/texas/ the-addington-place-of-clear-lake 5 Home care services oer medical care and other services to seniors who wish to remain at home. Sta members help with care, such as medication administration, meals and transportation to medical appointments. Service oerings vary by company. 5 Mixed-use facilities oer some or all of these services. 5 Hospice care is intended to relieve symptoms and suering associated with a terminal illness in those who have been given six months or less to live. Patients must choose to forgo further curative treatment. 5 Nursing home/skilled nursing facilities provide care to those with illnesses or mental conditions that require full-time monitoring and medical care.

Friendship Haven Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center COURTESY FRIENDSHIP HAVEN HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

Morada Friendswood

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The Cottages at Clear Lake

The Shores at Clear Lake

SOURCE: AARPCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

COURTESY OF THE SHORES AT CLEAR LAKE

COURTESY THE COTTAGES AT CLEAR LAKE

FRIENDSWOOD 1 ABSOLUTE HOSPICE 3346 FM 528, Friendswood 4094408199 www.absolutehospice.com 2 THE BELDON 555 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood 2819967778 www.thebeldon.com 3 FRIENDSHIP HAVEN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1 1 1500 Sunset Drive, Friendswood 2819924300 www.friendshiphaven.net 4 MORADA FRIENDSWOOD 1 1 1 1310 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood 2816099130 www.moradaseniorliving.com

8 BRIGHTON SENIOR LIVING AT REGENCY VILLAGE 409 Greene St., Webster 2813324738 9 BROOKDALE CLEAR LAKE 780 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster 2813169055 www.brookdale.com/en/communities/ brookdale-clear-lake.html 10 COMFORT KEEPERS 17045 El Camino Real, Ste. 104, Houston 2812187400 www.comfortkeepers.com/oces/texas/ houston-southeast 11 ESSENTIAL HOSPICE &

12 HEARTIS CLEAR LAKE 1 1 1 14520 Hwy. 3, Webster 2814880762

www.heartis.com/locations/clear-lake 13 HEART TO HEART HOSPICE 16441 Space Center Blvd., Ste. C300, Houston 7139842100 www.hearttohearthospice.com 14 INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF HOUSTON SOUTHEAST TX 1100 NASA Parkway, Ste. 500, Houston 8324042006 www.interimhealthcare.com/houstonse/ our-services/home-care-home-healthcare 15 THE SHORES AT CLEAR LAKE 1 1 19400 Space Center Blvd., Houston 2818238088 www.theshoresatclearlake.com

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23 REGENT CARE CENTER OF LEAGUE CITY 2620 W. Walker St., League City 2813095400 www.regentcare-leaguecity.com 24 VILLAGE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE 1 1 1 631 Egret Bay Blvd., League City 2815546742 www.myvillagehomehealth.com OTHER LOCATIONS 25 CHESAPEAKE BAY LUXURY

TREMOR-DOMINANT PARKINSON’S DISEASE

www.srgserv.com/locations/ synergyhomecarebayarea LEAGUE CITY

Houston Physicians’ Hospital offers NEURAVIVE , an incisionless treatment for essential tremor patients who have not responded to medication or who have medication-refractory tremor-dominant PD. This advanced technology allows neurosurgeons to treat deep in the brain with no incisions or permanent implant by using focused sound waves guided by MRI. Your quality of life can be rediscovered with MR-guided focused ultrasound at Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

17 BAYWIND VILLAGE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION 1 1 411 Alabama Ave., League City 2813329588 www.baywindvillagecare.net 18 THE COTTAGES AT CLEAR LAKE 400 Landing Blvd., League City 2813164281 www.alzcottages.com/project/clear-lake 19 THE CROSSINGS 1 1 1 1 255 N. Egret Bay Blvd., League City 2818169907 www.mrcthecrossings.org 20 THE DELANEY AT SOUTH SHORE 1 1 1 2605 Marina Bay Drive, League City 2817244057 www.thedelaneyatsouthshore.com 21 ORCHARD PARK AT VICTORY LAKES 1 1 2760 W. Walker St., League City 2813694404 www.orchardparkatvictorylakes.com 22 REGAL ESTATES OF LEAGUE CITY 500 Enterprise Ave., League City 2815385993 www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/texas/ regal-estates-of-league-city

ACTIVEADULT COMMUNITY 2300 Repsdorph Road, Seabrook 2819579488 www.cbluxuryseniorliving.com 26 COLONIAL OAKS SENIOR LIVING 1 1 4004 Vista Road, Pasadena 7139414663 www.colonialoaks.com 27 HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE 1 1 3210 Strawberry Road, Pasadena 2813774320 www.homeinstead.com/location/435 28 LAKE HAVEN APARTMENT HOMES 1051 Columbia Memorial Parkway, Kemah 2815385559 www.havencommunities.com/ lakehaven.htm 29 SERENITY GARDENS 1 1 1816 Gill Road, Dickinson 8322258990 www.serenitygardenspch.com

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Proud to be physician owned. Houston Physicians’ Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Houston Physicians’ Hospital cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.

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