Coronavirus testing: Where to find testing sites in Houston the week of June 22
This article features the latest information on how and where to find coronavirus testing locations in Houston.
Q&A: Houston-area expert speaks on institutionalized racism, racial trauma, protests
Tony N. Brown, professor of sociology and director of the Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup at Rice University spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about recent Black Lives Matter protests and institutionalized racism across the country.
Businesses, restaurants in Harris County must begin requiring face coverings June 22
All commercial businesses that serve the public in Harris County must begin requiring employees and patrons to wear face coverings, per a new executive order signed June 19 by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.
Harris County temporarily closes all COVID-19 testing sites due to severe weather June 22
All Harris County COVID-19 testing sites have temporarily closed June 22 due to severe weather, Harris County Public Health announced via Facebook on June 22.
PHOTOS: Montgomery County nonprofit celebrates Juneteenth
Despite light rain, the Good Brothers and Sisters of Montgomery County celebrated Juneteenth at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Conroe, bringing together community members and vendors to mark the historic event.
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County seeks community input on navigating coronavirus
Fort Bend County Judge KP George is asking the local community for input on actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a press release.
Crystal Lagoon opens to residents of Texas City's Lago Mar community
Residents of Lago Mar, a master-planned community in Texas City, can spend their days by Crystal Lagoon this summer, with public access as early as 2021.
Code Ninjas reopens with precautions in League City
Code Ninjas, located at 3725 E. League City Parkway, Ste. 140, League City, resumed operations in early June with added precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place
West U Parks & Rec employee tests positive for COVID-19
An employee with the West University Place Parks & Recreation Department has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a June 18 announcement from the city. West University Place was notified June 17 of the positive test result.
Wildcat PPE now open in Conroe
Wildcat PPE, a manufacturer of personal protective equipment, opened its new headquarters at 301 S. Trade Center Parkway, Conroe, on June 22.
D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro in Cypress temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro owner Amy Vasquez announced in a Facebook post the business would temporarily close as of June 18 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Dapper Dogs Premier Grooming Salon now open in Cypress
After operating a mobile dog grooming truck in the Cypress area since 2015, Henry Torres opened a storefront for the business June 2 at 7630 Fry Road, Ste. 800, Cypress.
TABC suspends license for two Houston-area bars for social distancing violations
Two Houston-area bars had their alcohol permits suspended for violating social distancing rules, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced June 21.
GALLERY: 2 Katy-area hospitals host parade, graduation to honor health care workers
During June, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital hosted events to honor the efforts of their health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Peter's United Methodist Church to break ground on new campus in Fulshear area
St. Peter's United Methodist Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony 9 a.m. June 20 for a new west campus at 4700 FM 1463, Fulshear.
Taco Bueno opens Katy-area location
Taco Bueno opened June 16 at 20995 Katy Freeway, Katy, officials said. The eatery offers a Tex-Mex menu of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as bowls and salads.
Partners in Primary Care to expand into Humble with senior-focused health care
Partners in Primary Care, a senior-focused primary care center, plans to open Aug. 17 at 9688 FM 1960 Bypass Road, Humble. Partners in Primary Care will have primary care doctors, pharmacists, social workers and activities for seniors.
Locally owned Miya Ramen Bistro offers Japanese-style cuisine from Kingwood eatery
Miya Ramen Bistro held a soft opening May 15 at 4535 Kingwood Drive, Ste. 100, Kingwood. The restaurant serves a variety of Japanese-style dishes, including bento boxes, ramen and poke bowls.
Multifamily development The Royalton at Kingwood opened in April for residents
Multifamily development The Royalton at Kingwood opened in early April at 21919 Northpark Drive, Kingwood. The 331-unit development has one- to three-bedroom apartments featuring 9-foot ceilings and walk-in closets.
Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital finishes emergency room expansion
Memorial Hermann Pearland finished the final part of its expansion in May. Additions to the center, located at 16100 Hwy. 288, Pearland, include a 16-bed Clinical Decision Unit for emergency room patients who may need additional tests, treatment or observation.
Q&A: Interim Shenandoah police chief sees need for expanded training
Troye Dunlap was named the interim chief of the Shenandoah Police Department on May 13 by Shenandoah City Council following his predecessor, Raymond Shaw, retiring May 1.
Dunlap has been with the department since 1997, and as the police chief he said he has a few things he wants to work on, such as communication between police and the public and expanding training for the officers.
GALLERY: Gleannloch Farms inaugural Juneteenth unity event sparks diversity dialogue
To celebrate Juneteenth, the Gleannloch Farms community in Spring hosted a unity event on June 19 to commemorate the pivotal moment in Black history and start a community conversation on diversity.
Off the Hook Seafood announces July opening in Spring
Off the Hook Seafood, a new seafood restaurant located at 2222 Rayford Road, Spring, announced that it plans to open in July.
Sugar Land citizens invited to submit videos reciting Pledge of Allegiance for virtual Fourth of July event
Sugar Land's annual Fourth of July celebration—Red, White and Boom—is going virtual for 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision to cancel the event was made in regular consultation with Dr. Joe Anzaldua, the city of Sugar Land’s local health authority, a June 22 release from the city stated.
Event Roundup: Things to do around Tomball, Magnolia from June 20-30
As more events start to pop up in Tomball and Magnolia, this article collects a list of events happening in the area throughout the rest of June.
Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili in Tomball temporarily closed from employee testing positive for COVID-19; hopes to reopen June 29
A Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili employee at its Tomball location, located at 14257 FM 2920, Ste. 210, tested positive for the coronavirus, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page June 18.
Crust Pizza Co. temporarily closes Creekside Park restaurant after employee tests positive for COVID-19
Crust Pizza Co. announced the temporary closure of its Creekside Park Village Center location in The Woodlands on June 19 after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19.
Killen's Barbecue announces summer opening in The Woodlands
Killen's Barbecue has purchased a second property in The Woodlands and plans to open a new location later this summer at 8800 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands.
Tamina, The Woodlands community members celebrate Juneteenth
Community members around The Woodlands area turned out for two separate events June 19 to commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday recognizing the liberation of slaves in 1865.
ABC 13, Colleen Ferguson, Beth Marshall, Adriana Rezal, Andrew Christman, Andy Li, Ben Thompson, Danica Lloyd, Dylan Sherman, Emma Whalen, Eva Vigh, Haley Morrison, Hannah Zedaker, Hunter Marrow, Jake Magee, Jen Para, Kelly Schafler and Nola Valente contributed to this report.