Read top stories from the past week from the Houston area.
Drive-thru voting locations in Harris County see greater numbers than in-person, despite challenges
Over 42,000 residents in Harris County voted through drive-thru polling locations in the first four days of early voting Oct. 13-16.
Sugar Land Town Square redesign to bring more outdoor space, updated storefronts
Sugar Land Town Square owner Lionstone Investments announced a multiphase renovation of the mixed-use development and shopping center in a press release Oct. 14.
Study: Kingwood Diversion Ditch, Taylor Gully projects could remove 449 structures from flow paths of 100-year storm
Following a yearlong study of Kingwood's internal channels, the Harris County Flood Control District recommended two local flood projects move into the preliminary engineering stage. The two Kingwood projects could remove almost 450 structures from flow paths during 100-year storms and benefit almost 650 historically flooded structures.
Cy-Fair ISD designates remote learning days for teacher planning purposes
Officials with Cy-Fair ISD have announced seven remote learning days for all students in the district in 2020-21 to provide teachers additional planning time.
New Katy Amazon sorting center to employ 3,000 full- and part-time positions
Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9 and will serve as a facility to sort packages before they are transferred to a delivery station or to a last-mile delivery partner for final delivery for customers. The center will employ over 3,000 full- and part-time employees starting at $15 per hour.
Andy Li, Kelly Schafler, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd and Nola Valente contributed to this report.