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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