Drive-thru voting in Harris County becomes popular and more top Houston-area news

An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read top stories from the past week from the Houston area.

Harris County

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



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.

Lake Houston-Houmble-Kingwood

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

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.

Katy

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.