Fort Bend ISD prepares for 2021-22 school year; CDC issues updated mask guidance and more top Houston-area news

Raising Cane's is opening a new location in Humble this November. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)
Raising Cane's is opening a new location in Humble this November. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

Raising Cane's is opening a new location in Humble this November. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

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Fort Bend ISD

Final countdown: Here is when Fort Bend ISD students return for 2021-22 school year

With just a couple weeks remaining before the start of the 2021-22 school year, Fort Bend ISD students and families are counting down the final days of summer.

Houston metro



NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending all individuals—including fully vaccinated individuals—wear masks in K-12 schools.

Conroe-Montgomery

Montgomery adopts 20% tax break on homestead property taxes

Homeowners within the city of Montgomery can expect to receive a 20% tax break on their homestead property taxes in the next fiscal year.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Raising Cane's to expand Greater Houston-area presence with new Humble location


Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is opening a new Houston-area location in November at 7351 FM 1960, Humble.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Main Chick Hot Chicken opens first brick-and-mortar location in Sugar Land


Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location at 13513 University, Blvd., Ste. 300, Sugar Land, on July 23.

Claire Shoop, Eva Vigh and Wesley Gardner contributed to this report.



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League City working to create mountain bike trails

With League City City Council’s unanimous vote Sept. 28, the city is taking another step toward appeasing mountain bikers citywide.

Food at Casa Nomad is inspired by coastal Mexican cities. (Courtesy Michael Anthony)
Business Roundup: Casa Nomad now open, Buck Mason coming to Montrose Collective

Catch up on the latest business news in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas.

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 booster shots now available in Fort Bend County

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus.

In hopes of making Spring ISD a more attractive school district for potential bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage, the SISD board of trustees increased its bus driver pay and approved an incentive package during a special-called session Sept. 27. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Spring ISD raises starting bus driver pay to $19 per hour amid nationwide shortage

In hopes of making Spring ISD a more attractive school district for potential bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage, the SISD board of trustees increased its bus driver pay and approved an incentive package during a special-called session Sept. 27.

Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West is celebrating a 10-year anniversary and expanding in 2021. (Courtesy Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West)
Kumon Math and Reading Center of The Woodlands West celebrates 10-year anniversary in October

Kumon Math and Reading Center The Woodlands West is celebrating a 10-year anniversary and expanding in 2021.

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Nutty Brown Amphitheatre to relocate; Grand Parkway extension fuels East Montgomery County development, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 28.

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Ahead of Nov. 2 elections, Fort Bend County officials encourage voter registration

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 4.

Pearland adopted multiple new programs that city council hopes will help keep the city competitive through salary pay. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Pearland implements programs to provide competitive pay for city workers

Pearland adopted multiple new programs that City Council hopes will help keep the city competitive in its employee salaries.

building permits on desk
MAP: Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Katy, including plans for a new meat market

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial permits filed in Katy.

building permits on desk with hammer
Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including a new warehouse

Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Learning loss data has become clearer after district data showed many Katy ISD students failed to meet previously set goals. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Majority of Katy ISD students fail to reach state goals for standardized testing

Learning loss data has become clearer after district data showed many Katy ISD students failed to meet previously set goals.

In a unanimous vote, the West University Place City Council approved the fiscal year 2021-22 budget and tax rate. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
West University Place City Council approves FY 2021-22 budget, tax rate

West University Place is anticipating an increase in revenues of almost $672,000 compared to what was budgeted last year.