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Houston ISD considering longer school day, year-round schedule, virtual learning for 2020-21

Houston ISD is deliberating on how to proceed with the 2020-21 school year during the ongoing pandemic and is expected to announce a decision within the next four weeks.

Houston Food Bank to distribute food, cleaning supplies to Humble area

The Houston Food Bank partnered with a local cleaning supply company to distribute food and other supplies to thousands of families May 20.

Legal fees driving up water rates across Conroe, Montgomery

Years of ongoing, costly lawsuits among local entities have caused water rates to increase for Montgomery County residents.

UPDATED: Applications for Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund to open June 11

The $30 million fund will assist poor residents and other targeted populations adversely affected by the pandemic pay for rent, utilities and other necessities.

Harris County further extends disaster declaration through June 10

The declaration primarily allows the county to allocate funds to respond to the pandemic and be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Eva Vigh and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.