Refinancing a home, police departments address protests: Popular news this week from Greater Houston

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)

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‘Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August, and families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8, according to a July 1 release from the company.



Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

Ahead of a weekend of potential Fourth of July festivities, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces.

Cypress bar owners face uncertain future following second mandated closure

Gov. Greg Abbott’s June 26 shutdown order for bars across the state of Texas has some bar owners in northwest Houston worried about the future.

Houston, League City police departments changing in wake of George Floyd’s death

After native Houstonian George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis spurred nationwide protests, Houston leaders are focusing on task forces, committee meetings and other public input processes before implementing any widespread reforms. In League City, the department is going to continue de-escalation, use-of-force, race and bias training while recognizing there is room for improvement.

Anna Lotz, Matt Dulin, Shawn Arrajj and Jake Magee contributed to this report.


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