Catch up on progress from Fort Bend ISD's 2018 Bond

By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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Federal coronavirus funding will be used in Missouri City to establish a rent and utilities assistance program. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Missouri City to spend $2.3 million on coronavirus relief, including rental assistance, small-business grants

In addition to the community outreach efforts, the federal funding will be used for personal protective equipment and upgrades to city buildings.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Registration open for 11 YMCA locations offering virtual learning centers to help working families this fall

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release.

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Texas Medical Center ICU capacity returns to Phase 1 levels as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline

The Texas Medical Center has fewer patients in intensive care units as of Aug. 2.

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Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

During the week of July 27-Aug. 1, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 661 new coronavirus cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County reports 100th coronavirus-related death, sees hospitalizations decline July 27-Aug. 1

During the week of July 27-Aug. 1, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 661 new coronavirus cases.

Six Sugar Land restaurants, including Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
6 Sugar Land restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 on Aug. 1-Sept. 7

Houston Restaurant Weeks—an annual, monthlong fundraiser benefiting the Houston Food Bank—began Aug. 1 and runs through Labor Day weekend.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Fort Bend County discusses FY 2020-21 budget, lowering property tax rates

Commissioners Court and county staff considered the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both the county and its residents.