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New restrictions on horizon for Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend counties as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high
Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend counties could see public health restrictions tighten as a result of increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to data by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
League City to receive COVID-19 vaccinations from Galveston County
The Galveston County Health District Is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine—one of two available coronavirus vaccines—to county residents, including in League City, who meet certain criteria.
BREAKING: Former New Caney ISD Superintendent Kenn Franklin accused of stealing at least $30K from district, tampering with government record
New Caney ISD's former Superintendent Kenn Franklin, who suddenly left his position in mid-November, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 7 and charged with alleged theft of at least $30,000 and tampering with a government record, according to arrest records from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Bars closed, businesses back to 50% capacity in Harris County as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 15% threshold
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area Q—which includes Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend and six other surrounding counties—exceeded 15% of total hospital capacity for the past seven consecutive days, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
UPDATED: Keough allows outdoor gatherings of 10 or more in Montgomery County
In the Jan. 6 video posted to social media, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough stated the county will allow outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more, in compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's GA-32 executive order.
Adriana Rezal, Jake Magee, Kelly Schafler and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.