This Week's Headlines

New 43-acre development comes to area

Early voting currently underway

Sparks fly at constable candidate forum

Local high school music students make All-State

Store clerk shot multiple times

Fuqua apartment complex catches fire

South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce honors Outstanding Students of the Month for January

Houston airport traffic increasing

Martin hosts CIP town hall

CCISD presents news, media club

South Belt shines at spelling bee

CCISD awards Gold Key for art writing

Congressional District 22 candidates respond to Leader questionnaire

PISD Hall of Fame banquet sold out

Defending champs get past Mavericks, seize first place

Horns beat Brook 11-0 in opener

Pasadena ISD hosts 10th annual spring Chess Classic

JFD’s Stanton succeeding at Prosper ISD

Lajaunie tennis tournament moves forward

Annual event held in honor of Dobie grad

UH-Clear Lake announces calender briefs

Stonebrook now open in South Belt


New 43-acre development comes to area

A massive 43-acre business park is being constructed along the 14100 block of the Gulf Freeway between Beltway 8 and Scarsdale.

Set to open later this year, the Gulfpoint Business Park will be a master-planned, multi-use development with easy access to both I-45 and the Sam Houston Parkway.

The park currently includes shovel-ready sites for medical, office, distribution, single tenant manufacturing, and multi-tenant flex space for sale and lease. The sites are available for design/build construction to purchase, as well as build-to-suit lease options on all buildings.

Constructed by Wycoff Development, the project offers building spaces from 5,000 to 60,000 square feet.

The site’s first anchor store has been claimed by Texas Injection Molding, a Houston-based manufacturer of plastic injection molded products.

Currently located on Frey Road, Texas Injection Molding will soon occupy 94,000 square feet at the new facility. The first phase of the $6.5 million construction project will encompass 64,000 square feet. Starting in 2013 with 10 molding machines and 22 employees, Texas Injection Molding has now evolved to include 23 presses and 94 employees.

“This is as state of the art as it gets,” said Texas Injection Molding owner Jeff Applegate. “This facility will take us to the next level.”

This point was re-emphasized by Texas Injection Molding President Scott Kelley.

“This investment in modern molding technology and automation has put our team members and company in a position to advance the success of our customers businesses with competitive and high-quality injection molded components.” Kelley said. “We are very proud of our team and are excited to see our customers and teammates prosper with the new manufacturing facility.”

For additional information on the development, visit


Early voting currently underway

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections is currently underway and will continue through Friday, Feb. 28.

Voters will decide on a number of different races, ranging from local judgeships to the position of president.

Local contests of importance to South Belt residents include U.S. House District 22, state Senate District 11, state House District 129, Harris County Precinct 1 commissioner and Harris County Precinct 2 Constable.

Nearby early voting locations include the Harris County annex at 10851 Scarsdale and Beamer; the east Harris County Activity Center at 7340 Spencer Highway in Pasadena; and the Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane in the Clear Lake area. Residents may cast their ballot at any polling location, regardless of their precinct.

Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Feb. 22; 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. To see a complete list of polling locations or a sample ballot, visit

See related congressional candidate questionnaire in this weeks paper on Page 5A.

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