Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall and more popular news this week from Houston

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular Houston-area news from the past week.

Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall anticipated for September

Amazon 4-star, a retail store from the Seattle-based technology company, is expected to open Sept. 9 at The Woodlands Mall, according to Brookfield Properties.

See how COVID-19 spread through Montgomery County in July with more than 4,000 new cases

The spread of COVID-19 increased rapidly in Montgomery County through July, with new case counts last month surpassing the previous 100-plus days combined, according to information from the county's public health district and emergency management office.



MAP: See COVID-19 concentrations by population in Harris County

Local officials are still grappling with ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The city of Houston is rolling out a new campaign this month targeting the hardest-hit and most at-risk communities.

JULY ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants opening, closing in The Woodlands

Throughout the month of July, several new restaurants opened and several announced plans to locate around The Woodlands area with a variety of offerings. Here are five Community Impact Newspaper reported on in the past month.

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.

Ben Thompson, Matt Dulin, Andrew Christman and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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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.

George Buenik, Houston's director of safety and homeland security, urged residents to stay home throughout the day and evening Sept. 22. (Courtesy Houston Office of Emergency Management)
Tropical Depression Beta: Houston officials urge residents to stay home over next 24 hours

More rain bands will continue to cross the region through the day and into the evening.

The deadline to register to vote in Harris County is approaching. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here’s how to register to vote in Harris County

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.

Flooding occurred in the Glen Cove neighborhood near Knollwood Street on Sept. 21. (Courtesy city of League City)
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Beta floods Bay Area roads, neighborhoods

Forecasters said the storm will stall over southeast Texas on Sept. 22 and slowly move east to northeast into Sept. 23.

Roads and parks around League City, Pearland, Clear Lake and Friendswood are flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta. (Courtesy city of League City)
Bay Area experiencing flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta

The Bay Area is under a flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Beta continues to drop rain over the Houston area.

Clear Lake Shores has a population of about 1,200 people. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Lake Shores adopts fiscal year 2020-21 budget

City Council approved the proposed budget, which is $1.8 million higher than the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, on Sept. 1.

The Harris County Department of Education lowered its tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.

(Courtesy Fotolia)
Transportation updates: Red Bluff Road widening and North Landing Boulevard extension

Here are Bay Area transportation updates to know for September.

Learn about Rustic Oaks, September's featured neighborhood

Learn more about Rustic Oaks, our featured neighborhood for September.

Forecasters currently predict Tropical Storm Beta will make landfall the evening of Sept. 22 along the middle Texas coast then slowly move along the coast or slightly inland through the Greater Houston region toward Louisiana. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties were all included in a disaster declaration issued Sept. 21; several Bay Area school districts, colleges and city entities are closed in response.

Another 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Sept. 19-20 weekend along with 48 deaths caused by the virus. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.