Winter Storm + beloved TV meteorologist make city headlines in 2021

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Our City Life section covers a myriad of topics: urban development, city news, weather issues, education and, of course, Houston’s natural resource: people.

So it’s no surprise that readers have complained about stories of people and education – and a drastic weather problem. Our headlines covered Winter Storm Uri, Education Rankings (a hot topic here), TV personalities on the go (also hugely popular), and the best places to live.

With that, here’s a look back at what our urban subscribers clicked the most this year.

1. CenterPoint Energy’s online outage tracking crashes as thousands of Houstonians wake up without power. As thousands woke up without power on the morning of the onset of winter storm Uri, CenterPoint Energy’s normally reliable tracker crashed – another headache in a day and a week .

2. Charming Houston TV weather personality lands big nationwide gig. Amiable Channel 2 meteorologist Britta Merwin has announced that she is leaving Channel 2; it was quickly reported that she was joining Fox Weather, Fox News Media’s new streaming weather service.

3. Texan billionaire and his family rule as richest clan in the world. Fort Worth billionaire Alice Walton and the Walton family (from Wal-Mart) remain the richest family in the world; their wealth increased by over $ 23 billion.

4. Ken Hoffman blows up his former hero and focus in controversial new HBO documentary. Our columnist noted that while watching the controversial HBO documentary Allen vs. Farrow, he was “disappointed and repelled by the comedian whose work I loved and admired”, Woody Allen.

5. Longtime Houston TV presenter retires to be replaced by son. Leaving a 23-year-old job is never easy, but ABC13 presenter and mainstay Art Rascon surely found solace in announcing that he would be replaced by his son, Jacob.

6. The prestigious University of Houston was named No. 7 in the country and best in Texas by a new study. In its annual ranking, Niche.com ranked Rice University seventh among the best colleges in the United States and the best college in Texas.

seven. Houston’s most popular traffic anchor signs after 6 years of racing. Popular ABC13 host Katherine Whaley has announced that she is leaving the station after six years to devote herself to her family. The avid foodie always enjoys a considerable presence on social networks.

8. 2 Houston suburbs named the best places to raise a family in Texas for 2021. Two Houston suburbs were on Niche’s list of best places for families in Texas: The Woodlands (# 3), followed by Cinco Ranch (# 4).

9. Hard-working Houston suburb tops list of Texas’ biggest booming cities. Personal finance website SmartAsset ranked Conroe as the # 1 booming city in the state and # 3 among the top booming cities in the country.

ten. 7 prestigious high schools in the Houston area rank among the best in Texas for 2021. Houston schools performed well in the top categories of private and public schools.

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