ROUNDUP: Montgomery County stay-home order lifted and other Houston-area news from this week

County Judge Mark Keough announced in a Facebook video April 17 that he has terminated the county's curfew and its "Stay at Home, Stop the Spread" order. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
County Judge Mark Keough announced in a Facebook video April 17 that he has terminated the county's curfew and its "Stay at Home, Stop the Spread" order. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

County Judge Mark Keough announced in a Facebook video April 17 that he has terminated the county's curfew and its "Stay at Home, Stop the Spread" order. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Catch up on some of the latest news in the Houston area from the past week.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough terminates 'Stay at Home, Stop the Spread' order, curfew

Shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to gradually lift certain coronavirus-related restrictions, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough responded by terminating the county’s stay-home order.

Employees at national grocery store chains test positive for coronavirus in Lake Houston area

Meanwhile, in the Lake Houston area, employees at two H-E-B locations and a Kroger have reported coronavirus cases in employees. Aldi, which has three stores in the area, has not had any employees test positive for the virus.



CY-FAIR DATA: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in all 10 of the ZIP codes within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries.

Work begins on Hwy. 249, Grand Parkway direct connectors in Tomball

The project, expected to continue through June 2022, will add ramps in four directions connecting the Tomball Parkway and the Grand Parkway.

The Woodlands-area businesses preparing for reopening following governor's orders

Following an April 17 announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott, businesses in The Woodlands area will soon reopen operations in phases despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Eva Vigh, Kelly Schafler, Danica Smithwick, Anna Lotz and Andrew Christman contributed to this report.