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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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The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The project has been in development for over 50 years and broke ground in 2017.

Following Hurricane Harvey, debris lined the streets in many parts of Harris County. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Department of Housing and Urban Development denies request, Texas General Land Office drafting plan to subaward Harris County $750M for flood mitigation

The Texas General Land Office now plans to subaward Harris County flood mitigation funding after the county was left out of recent Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

(Rendering courtesy Intuitive Machines)
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Scott and her husband Dan Jewett gave $30 million to the college, which is the largest private gift in San Jac’s history. (Courtesy Fotolia)
San Jacinto College receives largest private gift in college history from MacKenzie Scott

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Clear Creek ISD students will be able to freely collaborate and play during the 2021-22 school year, district leaders said. (Courtesy Pexels)
Clear Creek ISD makes strides toward pre-pandemic operations for 2021-22

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