TIMELINE: The past, present and future of Grand Texas Theme Park

After several setbacks, construction will begin in August on Big Rivers—the water park planned at the Grand Texas Theme Park, CEO Monty Galland said. Here is how the park went from concept to construction and the future plans at the 630-acre entertainment district.




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Harris County Precinct 2's meal delivery program for homebound seniors served 160 people prior to its expansion. (Courtesy of Harris County Precinct 2)
Harris County Precinct 2 expands homebound senior food delivery program amid coronavirus outbreak

The program, which is 30 years old, originated with Commissioner Jim Fonteno and is the product of a partnership between the precinct and nonprofit Precinct2gether.

The floor of the house on April 11, 2019. (Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune)
Houston-area lawmakers urge DA to investigate possible 'non-existent' March primary candidate

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Students can now drop courses until May 1. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Houston City Council could soon consider an ordinance to require all hotel and motel operators to adopt human trafficking prevention training for all of their employees. (Courtesy Pexels)
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If adopted, Houston would be only the second city in the nation to adopt such a requirement.

All city of Houston parks are closed through Easter weekend to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Following Harris County, all city of Houston parks closed for Easter weekend, April 9-13

Mayor Turner said the decision was spurred by the fact the city of Houston reported 615 new positive coronavirus cases April 9, the highest jump to date.

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The Harris County Homeless Outreach Team is providing homeless individuals with hand sanitizer, face masks and information sheets on the coronavirus. (Courtesy Harris County Sheriff's Office)
Harris County's Homeless Outreach Team spreads coronavirus awareness, distributes essential supplies to vulnerable populations

On the frontlines of one of the county’s most vulnerable populations, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Homeless Outreach Team is spreading awareness and providing essential supplies to homeless populations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Affordable Counseling Collaborative Associates offers various kinds of therapy, including family and child therapy. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Affordable Counseling Collaborative Associates offers online counseling during coronavirus outbreak

“We don’t come at them like, ‘We’re gonna tell you how to live your life,’” therapist Tracy Morris said. “It’s far more about helping them find the strength even when they feel like they don’t have any.”

Montgomery County commissioners met for an emergency court session April 8 in Conroe. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Texas Workforce Commission's phone and online systems have been overwhelmed as measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue to have a crippling effect on the economy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Hospitals in the Greater Houston area are adapting to accommodate a surge of coronavirus cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Report offers first glimpse at hospital readiness across Houston area

Hospitals within the Texas Medical Center system in the Greater Houston area have plans in place to increase the number of ICU beds available by as much as 80%.

Dr. Campbell talks about the effect of the coronavirus on mental health.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Dr. Stefanie Campbell discusses the coronavirus’ effect on mental illness.