DMV officials say no grace period following waiver of car title, registration; new housing set for Magnolia, Cypress

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Statewide

Officials: No grace period to follow end of statewide waiver for vehicle title, registration requirements

Officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced April 5 there will be no grace period following the end of the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements this month.

Harris County



'We're close' Hidalgo says of possibility for Harris County to lower COVID-19 threat

After nearly a year of being under a Level 1, or "severe," COVID-19 threat level, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said the county is getting closer to lowering that threat to Level 2, or "significant," as vaccinations become more widely administered.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

TO-DO LIST: 7 Sugar Land, Missouri City-area events in April

As in-person events begin to resume in Sugar Land and Missouri City, here are 7 things to do in April. This noncomprehensive list includes both in-person and online events.

Cy-Fair

Developers break ground on new master-planned community Dunham Pointe in Cypress

Home presales are expected to start in August with six model homes opening this fall. New residents could move in by the end of the year.

Tomball-Magnolia

JUST IN: Master-planned Magnolia Springs set for 665 acres near Hwy. 249, FM 1486

The Signorelli Co. announced April 6 a new 665-acre master-planned community is set for Magnolia featuring green space, single-family homes and mixed-use development. Named Magnolia Springs, the new community is anticipated to feature 1,900 single-family homes, according to the release.

Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.