Cy-Fair ISD to delay school year start, League City to give CARES Act funds: Most popular news from Houston

Students respond to health screenings during strength and conditioning camps in June. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Students respond to health screenings during strength and conditioning camps in June. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Students respond to health screenings during strength and conditioning camps in June. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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Cy-Fair ISD announces plans to delay start of 2020-21 school year

During Cy-Fair ISD’s second special-called meeting of the month on July 21, the board unanimously voted to postpone the start of the 2020-21 school year from Aug. 24 to Sept. 8.

New Caney ISD delays in-person classes until at least Sept. 8

All New Caney ISD students will start off the 2020-21 school year virtually amid uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to district officials. Teachers are still expected to return to campus on Aug. 3.



Harris County judge, health director: Local schools should not open for in-person classes before October

Due to the pervasiveness of the coronavirus pandemic in Harris County, local schools should start the year off virtually, said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, in a letter to school district superintendents July 20.

League City City Council reverses course, votes to give Galveston County CARES Act money

League City City Council on July 21 reversed a vote made July 14, resulting in League City agreeing to give up to 18% of its CARES Act funding to Galveston County for COVID-19 funding.

Kitchen 1488, a new Louisiana-inspired eatery, plans for August opening

Kitchen 1488, a new restaurant inspired by Louisiana comfort food, is planning a summer opening on FM 1488 north of The Woodlands.

Danica Lloyd, Kelly Schafler, Jake Magee and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.


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