Protests throughout Houston and more: Popular stories from this week

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

After the killing of George Floyd, a black man from Houston’s Third Ward, in Minneapolis police custody May 25 led to demonstrations throughout the country, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster and deployed National Guard troops to multiple cities.

George Floyd visitation, funeral scheduled for June 8-9 in Houston area

A public memorial for Floyd will be held June 8 at The Fountain of Praise church in southwest Houston.



Fort Bend County prepares for Tropical Storm Cristobal

The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is preparing to activate at a moment’s notice if Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is currently in Mexico, reaches the area.

UPDATED: Protesters convene in downtown Conroe over George Floyd's death

Demonstrators gathered in downtown Conroe on May 31 to peacefully mourn Floyd. A Conroe Police Department sergeant praised the organizers for working with police before the event.

Montgomery County commissioners greenlight $500 economic stimulus proposal

Montgomery County will move forward with a plan to send homeowners who complete an application $500 stimulus checks following the approval of the Commissioners Court.

Ben Thompson, Claire Shoop, Jen Para, Andy Li and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.


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