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Face masks will be required in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Face masks will be required in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Face masks will be required in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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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.


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New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

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League City City Council rezones more land for commercial development

Similar to the zoning change approved in late April, League City City Council on May 11 approved another zoning change to align land uses.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Clear Creek ISD officials said recounting election votes will be a first for the district. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Clear Creek ISD to recount votes from District 5 race

Unofficial results show incumbent Jay Cunningham won re-election with 1,406 of the votes. His opponents, Christine Parizo and Keith Esthay, earned 841 and 10 votes, respectively.

Pfizer vaccines could become available to kids 12 and up as soon as next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
FDA expands Pfizer vaccine authorization to children ages 12 to 15 years old

This is the first time people under the age of 16 have been granted access to a coronavirus vaccine.

The deadline is May 17 for residents to protest their appraised property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District earlier this year, and officials are encouraging protesters to take online options into account. (Courtesy Pexels)
Harris County residents have until May 17 to protest property values

High demand for residential properties along with a shrinking inventory of homes translated into a roughly 8%-10% increase in residential values on average across the county this year

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

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College of the Mainland officials unveiled the new buildings at the end of April. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: College of the Mainland opens new STEAM, administration buildings and more

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The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

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