The Double Double: H-Town’s Top 20 Boys Teams for ‘22-’23
THE BATON HAS BEEN PASSED FOR THE MONIKER OF THE BEST (BASKETBALL BRAND) IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON. YATES WON FOUR STATE TITLES FROM 2009 TO 2014, BUT OVER THE PAST DECADE, ATASCOCITA IS ARGUABLY THE BRAND. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF COACH DAVID MARTINEZ, THE EAGLES HAVE BEEN TO THREE OF THE PAST SEVEN STATE TOURNAMENTS. IT’S “THE” PROGRAM IN H-TOWN RIGHT NOW. WHO WILL RUN THEM DOWN?
Artist from Atascocita tattoo shop ‘Hitlist Ink’ creates iconic Mattress Mack tattoo
It’s been over 24 hours since the Astros Victory Parade, and one local man Tyrone Smith got a Mattress Mack tattoo to remember this year’s World Series run, forever. Melanie Camp went out to Atascocita to catch up with the fan who received the tattoo, and the artist who brought the design to life.
Wife killed by husband moments before he was shot, killed by authorities; NCIS investigator also injured in shooting, HCSO says
An investigation is underway after a woman was fatally shot and her husband, who is believed to be the suspected shooter, was also killed at a residence in northwest Harris County, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Off-duty Pct. 3 deputy constable fatally shot in Atascocita after picking up food for his family, authorities say
An investigation is underway after an off-duty deputy constable with Precinct 3 was fatally shot in Atascocita while returning home from picking up food for his family Sunday, authorities said.
A new home for Houston Community Newspaper stories
Smiley N. Pool/Houston ChronicleLocal news coverage from 12 suburban newspapers serving more than half a million homes in the greater Houston area has a new home on HoustonChronicle.com, the exclusive subscriber website of the Houston Chronicle. The coverage appeared previously on the newspaper’s affiliated non-subscriber website, Chron.com. Top stories and photos about the day-to-day happenings in Houston Community Newspapers coverage areas – Atascocita, Bay Area, Conroe, CyFair, Deer Park, East Montgomery County, Friendswood, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Magnolia, Memorial, Pasadena, Pearland, Spring, Sugar Land, Tomball and The Woodlands – will be featured regularly on the homepage and updated continuously at HoustonChronicle.com/neighborhood.chron.com
Gyms are allowed to reopen in Texas Monday
HOUSTON Starting Monday, gyms in Texas reopened their doors and many have made changes to keep their members and employees safe. Hubbard started her day at Clockwork Crossfit on Westlake Houston in northeast Harris County near the Atascocita area. Shes been working out at home, but glad now to be back inside the gym. Theyve stopped using a lot of equipment and theyre sanitizing the equipment they are after each use. Some owners are continuing their virtual workouts for people who dont feel comfortable walking into a gym.
VYPE Houston Fan Poll: Boys Jumper of the Year
Despite the 2020 track and field season being cut short, there were still some amazing performances. VYPE has scoured the standings on MileSplit.com and have gathered the best of the best in the jumps. VYPE picked the top performers from the high jump, long jump and triple jump events! Go crazy track nation and vote for the 2020 VYPE Houston Boys Jumper of the Year in this fan poll. VYPE Houston Boys Jumper of the Year Fan Poll (Closes Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.)
Teen shouted for help after being left for dead in Atascocita bayou, suspect now charged, police say
Teen shouted for help after being left for dead in Atascocita bayou, suspect now charged, police sayAuthorities investigate a deadly shooting in the 6700 block of Treeline Drive on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Authorities investigate a deadly shooting in the 6700 block of Treeline Drive on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Photo: OnScene.TV Photo: OnScene.TV Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Teen shouted for help after being left for dead in Atascocita bayou, suspect now charged, police say 1 / 8 Back to GalleryPolice have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of shooting an 18-year-old and leaving him for dead in a bayou Sunday in Atascocita, authorities said. Hes accused of killing the teen around 2 a.m. behind a home in the 6700 block of Treeline Drive, police say. They heard the teenager shouting for help after being shot, according to the sheriffs office.chron.com
North Shore's Davis has been "that dude" since Little League
HOUSTON, Texas -- What LSU's Joe Burrow is to the Heisman, is what North Shore's Dematrius Davis Jr. is to the city's Player of the Year.He just keeps wowing Houston high school football fans with his arm... and his feet.The 6-foot quarterback threw for 312 yards ran for 293 yards and in a 79-46 state quarterfinal against Atascocita on a sunny day in front of 8,000 fans at Sheldon ISD Stadium.He was the show.Look, North Shore OC Willie Gaston wasn't trying to fool anyone Saturday afternoon. Fake a swing pass to ESPN No. 1 recruit Zach Evans and let Davis do the rest.Ask legendary coach Gary Joseph, the mighty Katy Tigers couldn't stop virtually the same play in the Regional Semis. Davis Jr. ran for 283 yards and three scores, while throwing for another 134 yards and three scores in a rematch against the Tigers.Entering this week against Lake Travis and Elite 11 QB Hudson Card, Texas Longhorn-commit, Davis Jr. will again show who is the best high school player in the Bayou City.abc13.com
20-year-old fatally shot Thursday near Atascocita had pistol and drugs on him, sheriff says
20-year-old fatally shot Thursday near Atascocita had pistol and drugs on him, sheriff saysA 20-year-old that was fatally shot near an Atascocita apartment complex Thursday was found with a pistol and drugs, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. A 20-year-old that was fatally shot near an Atascocita apartment complex Thursday was found with a pistol and drugs, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Photo: OnScene.TV Photo: OnScene.TV Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close 20-year-old fatally shot Thursday near Atascocita had pistol and drugs on him, sheriff says 1 / 7 Back to GalleryA 20-year-old who was fatally shot near an Atascocita apartment complex Thursday was found with a pistol and drugs, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Gonzalez said the shooting occurred in the 18500 block of Timber Forest Drive, where Leonardo Ferraz was shot and killed. He was armed with a pistol and had drugs on his person, Gonzalez said.chron.com
Crumbl Cookies to bring gourmet cookies to Atascocita area
Crumbl Cookies, a national gourmet cookie franchise, will open an Atascocita location in January at 7072 FM 1960 E., Ste. Franchise owner Dan Stansel said the Atascocita location is one of three Houston-area locations that will open in the coming months, with the other two locations set for Katy and Cypress. The shop will offer warm chocolate chip cookies and chilled sugar cookies daily. It will also offer four specialty cookie flavors that will rotate weekly, such as cookies and cream, cinnamon toast and pumpkin rolls. www.crumblcookies.comcommunityimpact.com
Stellas Place aims to be neighborhood bar for Atascocita area
Stellas Place, an Atascocita bar, opened Aug. 30 at 8110 FM 1960 Road E. Owner Rob Treat said the neighborhood bar offers 165 different cocktails, draft beer, wine, six pool tables, darts, in-house karaoke nights and live music. The bar will also soon offer a limited menu of items, such as pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks. Treat said the space was remodeled from the former JTs Sports Bar to include an open floor plan. 832- 273-3187. www.facebook.com/stellastexasbarcommunityimpact.com
Atascocita firefighters free driver trapped after major collision
Atascocita firefighters free driver trapped after major collisionA Dodge 2500 pickup collided head-on with a heavy-duty truck about 5 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Atascocita Road, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. A Dodge 2500 pickup collided head-on with a heavy-duty truck about 5 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Atascocita Road, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Photo: OnScene.TV Photo: OnScene.TV Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Atascocita firefighters free driver trapped after major collision 1 / 5 Back to GalleryA pickup collided with a heavy-duty truck Friday northeast of Houston, crumpling the cab of the pickup and trapping the driver inside, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Officers said the pickup veered out of its lane and in front of the heavy duty truck around 5 p.m. in the 4700 block of Atascocita Road. It took Atascocita firefighters 10 minutes to cut the driver free from the mangled Dodge 2500.chron.com
Atascocita man reports he was shot by girlfriend before dying, deputies say
ATASCOCITA, Texas - An Atascocita man called to report he was shot by his girlfriend Tuesday before he died, deputies said. The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. in the Kings River Villa neighborhood, near Pinehurst Trail and Pine Wind drives. According to investigators, Harris County deputies arrived and found a 65-year-old man, identified as Dale Blake, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Blake was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died, investigators said. Deputies said they located a 30-year-old woman, identified as Latonya Jones, a short time later, who said she was the Blakes girlfriend.
Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County receive smoke detector donations for local community
Officials are urging Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County homeowners to check the status of their smoke detectors and take advantage of a free service to have detectors installed in their homes if needed. On Oct. 3, the Insurance Council of Texas donated hundreds of smoke detectors to local first responder agencies. Representatives from the Atascocita Fire Department, the Spring Fire Department and the Montgomery County Fire Marshals Office received smoke detector donations from the ICT, according to a news release from the Spring Fire Department. Atascocita and Montgomery County officials said their departments also launched efforts in October 2018 to increase the number of homes with smoke detectors in their respective communities. 46can have new smoke detectors installed in their homes at no cost or have their existing alarms checked, AFD Public Information Officer Jerry Dilliard said.communityimpact.com
Luxury apartments The Sarah at Lake Houston to debut in 2020 in Atascocita
The Sarah at Lake Houston, a luxury apartment complex from Dallas-based GenCap Partners, Inc., will debut in August 2020 at 17810 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Atascocita. Development Manager Brandon Smith said the 17-acre multifamily development will include 350 units344 one- to three-bedroom units and six townhomes. It will also feature a resort-style pool, a clubhouse, a fitness area and an on-site dog park and dog wash station.communityimpact.com
3 Atascocita HS receivers each caught for 100 yards in a game
HOUSTON, Texas -- Before every Atascocita practice, the wide receivers make a bet with each other.It is to see who can make the most catches.That competitive nature on the grass field behind Atascocita High School elevates their skills, which in hand translates onto the field on Friday nights. "Real deadly," Atascocita receiver Dylan Robinson said when describing the wide receiver group. "We had three receivers over 100 yards, three of us had touchdowns. We're real deadly, it's crazy. "Against Kingwood on Sept. 13 in the Eagles' District 22-6A opener, which they went on to win 70-10, the trio of Robinson, AJ Bobb and Darius Edmonds were just that - deadly.Robinson - a University of Houston commit - finished with seven grabs for 113 yards and a touchdown, Edmonds - a Louisiana Tech commit - had four for 121 yards and a score and Bobb reeled in five catches for a team-leading 160 yards and two touchdowns.abc13.com
Fountainwood at Lake Houston to offer independent- and assisted-living apartments in Atascocita
Fountainwood at Lake Houston will open in summer 2020 at 17990 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Atascocita. The $45 million development from The National Realty Group will consist of independent- and assisted-living facilities as well as memory care. The 7-acre property will include 98 independent-living apartments, 68 assisted-living quarters and 20 memory care rooms. 281-612-3585. www.fountainwoodatlakehouston.comcommunityimpact.com
Chemical leak investigated in Atascocita neighborhood
Emergency crews in specialized suits investigate a chemical leak in the Atascocita, Texas, area on Aug. 30, 2019. ATASCOCITA, Texas - A chemical leak investigated Friday in a neighborhood in the Atascocita area has been controlled, firefighters said. The incident was reported about 9:25 a.m. near Drew Forest Lane and Lago Forest Drive in the Timber Forest neighborhood. According to a tweet from the Atascocita Fire Department, the chemical that was leaking at the community pool may have been chlorine. This is the same neighborhood that had a similar leak in June.
Atascocita firefighter killed in fiery head-on crash with 18-wheeler
CLEVELAND, Texas - An Atascocita firefighter was killed in a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler near Cleveland, officials said. Atascocita Fire Department said the person killed was Lt. Jared Snell, 35, who was a firefighter with the department and was on his way home. Atascocita Fire Department Lt. Jared Snell was killed in a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler Friday. Snell was not able to pass the vehicle in time and crashed head-on with the 18-wheeler, bursting into flames, authorities said. According to the Atascocita Fire Department, Snell was married and had four children.
Atascocita firefighter dead after vehicle crashes into 18-wheeler carrying canisters of apple juice in Liberty County
LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An Atascocita firefighter was killed in a crash involving highly-concentrated, sub-zero canisters of apple juice.On Friday night, Lieutenant Jared Snell, 35, was headed eastbound on Highway 105 when he collided with a refrigerated 18-wheeler.Snell, who was a member of the Atascocita Fire Department since April 2017, was pronounced dead on the scene.Officials told ABC13 that the driver of the 18-wheeler jumped out of the big rig before it went up into flames. He is expected to be okay.Snell leaves behind a wife and four children. He graduated from the Cleveland Fire Academy in Cleveland, Texas in 2005.abc13.com
Atascocita firefighter dies in head-on collision with 18-wheeler
Atascocita firefighter dies in head-on collision with 18-wheelerPhoto: Houston Chronicle Photo: Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Atascocita firefighter dies in head-on collision with 18-wheeler 1 / 1 Back to GalleryAn Atascocita firefighter was killed Friday night after colliding head-on with an 18-wheeler truck on State Highway 105 near Cleveland, the Atascocita Fire Department announced. Lt. Jared Snell was driving home around 8 p.m. when authorities said he tried to pass a vehicle in his eastbound lane and crashed head-on into the 18-wheeler traveling west, KPRC reported. The crash occurred about 10 miles east of Cleveland, Atascocita Fire Department spokesperson Jerry Dilliard said. "Our hearts are broken, and our thoughts and prayers are with Jared Snell's family," Dilliard said. Snell joined the Atascocita Fire Department in April 2017 after previously serving in the Baytown Fire Department.chron.com
Charming Charlie company files for bankruptcy; Atascocita store to close in late August
Charming Charlie, a national chain that sells jewelry, handbags, apparel and gifts, will close its doors Aug. 31 at 6621 FM 1960 E., Atascocita. The closing is part of the company filing for bankruptcy July 11. All 261 Charming Charlie locations across 38 states in the U.S. will close by Aug. 31, according to a news release from the company. Store Manager Hannah Forsythe said the store is offering a 20% discount on all items, and discounts may increase as the closing date nears. 281-812-2618. www.charmingcharlie.comcommunityimpact.com
Pool service franchise debuts in Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita
Pool Scouts, a pool service franchise, expanded into Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita on July 8. Pool Scouts operates in the Houston area, and the Lake Houston area is the second territory for the company. The company offers various services including pool cleaning, maintenance and minor repairs at residential properties. 281-800-1484. www.kingwood-thewoodlands.poolscouts.comcommunityimpact.com
Lightning strike causes Atascocita house fire
Lightning strike causes Atascocita house fireAn Atascocita home was destroyed Saturday evening after its attic was struck by lightning and a fire ensued. The fire spread quickly despite firefighters putting out most of out it within 10 minutes, said Ron Fovargue, battalion chief for the Atascocita Fire Department. He said the interiors were a total loss due to water or smoke damage. The family, who has insurance, had only recently moved in. The home is in the Eagle Springs community of Atascocita.chron.com
Residential growth booms in master-planned communities in West Lake Houston Parkway area
Several developers of master-planned communities are targeting the West Lake Houston Parkway corridorwhich travels from Kingwood through Atascocita down to Beltway 8. In fact, three Lake Houston-area communities ranked among the 30 communities with the most new homes under construction in that time period. Mark Mitchell, the president of the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership, said he believes the Lake Houston area has become attractive to single-family home developers in recent years. RELATED Ask the editor: How has renter occupancy changed in the Lake Houston area? Upon build-out, which is estimated to be in the next five years, the Balmoral community will feature approximately 2,200 single-family homes.communityimpact.com