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Face masks, school lunches and 5 other things Cy-Fair ISD parents should know about the 2020-21 school year

The district has released details about what the school year might look like online, including health and safety protocols online.

BREAKING: Harris County orders all public schools, nonreligious private schools to stay closed until Sept. 8

Public health officials in Harris County and the city of Houston signed a joint public health order July 24 mandating all public schools and nonreligious private schools remain closed for in-person instruction through at least Sept. 8.

Fort Bend County extends emergency declaration, passes resolution against hate crimes

Two agenda items related to the coronavirus pandemic were passed by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court at its regular July 28 meeting.

Pearland ISD pushes 2020-21 school start date back, discusses 4-week transition plan

Pearland ISD students will start school on Aug. 31, nearly two weeks later than the originally scheduled date of Aug. 19, allowing more time for teachers and staff to prepare for the new year.

Development pushes forward on new Kingwood Docks shopping center

Development nears completion on the Kingwood Docks shopping center in Kingwood. The Lovett Commercial development will include two 14,000-square-foot buildings.

Danica Lloyd, Shawn Arrajj, Jen Para, Marie Leonard and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.