Conroe ISD COVID-19 cases reach peak; The Woodlands home prices increase and more top Houston-area news

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Conroe ISD

Conroe ISD total positive COVID-19 cases reach all-time highs; the district is experiencing substitute teacher shortage

On Aug. 26, Conroe ISD reached 1,997 total positive cases among students.

The Woodlands



Seven ZIP codes in The Woodlands area saw median home prices increase in summer 2021


Data on home sales in The Woodlands area shows that 53 homes sold for $1 million or higher in July.

Conroe-Montgomery

JUST IN: Conroe’s new hotel and convention center to break ground in September


The Hyatt Regency Conroe Hotel and Convention Center is set to break ground in early September, according to a Sept. 1 news release from the city of Conroe.

Tomball ISD

Tomball ISD 'strongly considering' limited virtual option for K-6 as COVID-19 cases

Districtwide, active cases account for 3.35% of total enrollment and 1.77% of staff as of Sept. 1, according to the dashboard.

Greater Houston

Q&A: Dr. Sayed Raza speaks on monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19


Dr. Syed Raza, vice president of operations with St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, spoke with Community Impact Newspaper regarding the monoclonal antibody treatment being used at the hospital’s campus.

Ally Bolender, Anna Lotz, Vanessa Holt, Chandler France and Andrew Christman contributed to this report.



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Missouri City's population grew by 10.25% from the 2010 to the 2020 census. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Following 2020 census, Missouri City to redraw City Council district boundaries

Missouri City's population grew by 10.25% from the 2010 to the 2020 census.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Caney ISD officials address allegations regarding student with a gun at on-campus event

According to NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert, the incident is being investigated by the New Caney ISD Police Department and the Porter High School administrative team, though he stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event.

Selected artwork will be showcased in several display windows on the first floor of the Ion. (Courtesy of the Ion)
Ion opens call for art with installations forthcoming

Looking for art to showcase in display windows, The Ion and Rice Management Company are calling for preliminary installation proposals from local artists.

A demographic report completed this spring by demographics firm Population and Survey Analysts projects Montgomery ISD’s enrollment will grow more than 45% in 10 years. As a result, the district is beginning discussions for a possible May 2022 bond election, district officials said.
Montgomery ISD eyeing possible May 2022 bond, forming citizens bond advisory committee

A demographic report completed this spring by demographics firm Population and Survey Analysts projects Montgomery ISD’s enrollment will grow more than 45% in 10 years. As a result, the district is beginning discussions for a possible May 2022 bond election, district officials said.

The restaurants featured in this article in Sugar Land and Missouri City offer deals on kids' meals. (Photo courtesy Canva)
Check out these Kid's Eat Free options in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area

Check out these restaurants in Sugar Land and Missouri City that offer deals on kids' meals.

Many restaurants in Katy offer deals on free or discounted kids' meals. (Photo courtesy Canva)
Check out these Kid's Eat Free options in the Katy area

Check out this list of Katy restaurants offering deals on kids meals.

After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County sees active COVID-19 cases drop; cases in children under 12 remain high

After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high.

Located near the intersection of TC Jester Boulevard and Alvin A. Klein Drive, Windrose West comprises 961 single-family homes and is zoned to Klein ISD. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Check out September's featured neighborhood in the Spring and Klein area: Windrose West, 77379

Located near the intersection of TC Jester Boulevard and Alvin A. Klein Drive, Windrose West comprises 961 single-family homes and is zoned to Klein ISD.

Betty's Salon moved to its new location at 801 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 108, Friendswood, in March. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Betty's Salon relocates to new location in Friendswood

Betty's Salon moved to its new location at 801 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 108, Friendswood, in March.

Located at 22916 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 100, Spring, the neighborhood wine bar and shop will offer 60 varieties of quality boutique wine as well as several varieties of beer including local favorites. (Courtesy Pexels/Brian Parker)
The Classy Cork to bring more than 60 varieties of wine to north Spring

Owners Alicia Zeringue and Angela Conant plan to open a wine room called The Classy Cork in north Spring in October.

Tomball Animal Hospital will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October at 802 W. Main St., Tomball. (Courtesy Tomball Animal Hospital)
Tomball Animal Hospital celebrates 50 years, plans Oct. 16 festival

Tomball Animal Hospital will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October at 802 W. Main St., Tomball.