Houston unveils mural map, Northwest Assistance Ministries seeks volunteers: News from the metro

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Tour Houston’s public art virtually or in person with new citywide mural map


A new map tracking all of Houston’s murals helps residents learn about public art throughout the city.

Here is where Houston ISD will continue curbside meal pickup through end of the summer



Houston ISD will resume its curbside meal pickup program July 20 at a dozen locations, including seven in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, which operates 250 partner sites throughout the region.

Spring-Klein

Northwest Assistance Ministries in need of volunteers to assist with daily programs, upcoming events

Northwest Assistance Ministries is in need of a large volume of volunteers to assist with food distribution and other tasks for several upcoming events throughout July and August.

Conroe

Starbucks now open in Conroe

Starbucks opened June 1 at 235 S. Loop 336 W., Ste. 100, Conroe in the Grand Central Park Marketplace. The coffee shop has about 20 employees and offers a drive-thru and nitro cold brew taps.

Cy-Fair

7 Cy-Fair restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks

Officials with Houston Restaurant Weeks announced an initial list of restaurants participating in the Aug. 1-Sept. 7 event across the Greater Houston area, including seven in the Cy-Fair area.

Cubiture.com targets end of September for new office, warehouse, showroom project

A new office, warehouse and showroom space for Cubiture.com is slated to open by the end of September at 10707 Telge Road, Houston.

Pearland-Friendswood

Texas organizations launch Texas Return to Work Initiative for workers, business owners


Several Texas organizations launched the Texas Return to Work Initiative July 15, which includes a survey and resource guide meant to help Texans return to work quickly and safely, according to the resource guide.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Candidate applications for November Missouri City City Council election to be accepted July 20-Aug. 17


The filing period for those seeking to run in the November election for Missouri City City Council opens July 18, and the city will begin accepting applications the next business day, July 20.

Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Department to host virtual community events July 26-31

Sugar Land’s Parks & Recreation Department will host virtual activities and classes each day July 26-31, according to a July 16 press release from the city. This online summer series coincides with National Park and Recreation Month.

Katy

MAP: Here are the Katy-area restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020

The 2020 Houston Restaurants Weeks will run between Aug. 1-Sept. 7, and six Katy-area restaurants have signed on to participate as of July 17.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Citing financial problems from COVID-19, Zachary's Cajun Cafe in Kingwood closes indefinitely

Zachary’s Cajun Cafe, located at 716 Kingwood Drive, is closed indefinitely, according to a June 2 Facebook post from the business. The post cited “financial problems from COVID-19” as the reason for closing.

Emma Whalen, Andy Li, Matt Dulin, Shawn Arrajj, Haley Morrison, Claire Shoop, Hannah Zedaker, Jen Para, Kelly Schafler and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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University of Houston—Clear Lake will resume offering its $18-per-class continuing education courses Oct. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
University of Houston-Clear Lake's weekly continuing education program shifts to Zoom for fall semester

The program is open to all, regardless of student status, age or educational background.

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The board of directors for METRO has approved the $1.15 billion FY 2020-21 budget. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.

About 5,600 Clear Creek ISD students receive special education services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Clear Creek ISD special education administrators, parents discuss challenges of 2020-21 school year

Clear Creek ISD, home to more than 42,000 students, is grappling with new hurdles brought about by remote learning and the coronavirus pandemic, including how to provide for special education students and families who need additional support.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

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Republic Grille opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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Meeting new needs: Clear Creek ISD adjusts to challenges for low-income, special education students amid COVID-19 pandemic

As CCISD began the 2020-21 year, parents of special education students said they felt a disconnect in information being shared between parents and the district.

Federal loans help Bay Area businesses during pandemic

Several businesses in Pearland, League City, Friendswood and Clear Lake depended on the Paycheck Protection Program to survive COVID-19.

Clear Creek ISD will hire a new superintendent at the end of 2020. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD board of trustees, search firm create superintendent candidate profile

The profile consists of a statement of desired characteristics, which will be used to help select Greg Smith's successor.