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Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack seeks to provide stimulus checks to taxpayers through CARES Act funding
Noack said he hopes to use a portion of the county's nearly $105 million CARES Act allotment to distribute checks based on a percentage of 2019 county property taxes.
Hotels in Montgomery County are seeing a slight increase in occupancy, but lower room rates.
Several residents complained of "dramatically" increased property values.
Select stores in the Deerbrook Mall in Humble reopened April 24 to offer curbside pickup amid the coronavirus.
About 1 million of the 1.2 million value notices had been sent out in Harris County as of April 21.
With Gov. Greg Abbott's order allowing "retail to go" operations, many Houston shops are preparing to offer new curbside and delivery services.
Taxpayers will not be required to pay their March, April, May and June 2020 payments until the end of the contract.
The day after the price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil took a historic plunge into negative digits on April 20, it began to climb above zero.
The position will coordinate the reopening of the local economy.
Like many other industries in the Greater Houston area, the Houston Airport System took a sharp hit in the month of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While state parks reopened across Texas on April 20, restrictions remain in place for parks visitors.
Following Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement of a plan to reopen Texas' economy in stages, Montgomery County took swift local action.
Since March 14, the Texas Workforce Commission has helped more than 1.2 million Texans apply for unemployment benefits.
Officials clarified that products bought online still qualify for the exemption and urged residents who visit retailers in person to follow social distancing guidelines.
The effort's kickoff was coupled with a $100,000 donation from ExxonMobil to fund meals for first responders.
United Airlines expects to fly fewer people the entire month of May than it did in a single day in May 2019.
The webinar highlighted four Small Business Association programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the SBA Express Bridge Loan and SBA Debt Relief program.
The are still many unknowns about the virus, according to infectious disease expert Jill Weatherhead.
Patrick Jankowski said locals could see a loss of 250,000 jobs in March and April alone.
Gov. Greg Abbott released data April 13 on how Texas is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic statewide.
For those actively searching for a job, here is a noncomprehensive list of companies currently offering full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities in the Greater Houston area as of April 14.
As Texas is facing its highest rate of unemployment claims in recent history, a total of $50 million in loan funds is now available for small businesses across the state to provide economic relief.
For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.