Featured Neighborhood: West Ranch at a glance

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This master-planned community along Clear Creek is zoned to Friendswood ISD and is close to entertainment and medical centers.

Build-out year: currently under construction
Builders: Perry Homes, Village Builders, Toll Brothers
Square footage: 3,000-5,000
Home values: $375,000-$935,000
HOA dues (estimated): $1,250 annually
Amenities: recreation centers, nature trails, pools, parks
Schools: Cline Elementary School, Friendswood Junior High School, Friendswood High School

Property taxes (in dollars):
Galveston County - 0.54615
Friendswood City - 0.52735
West Ranch Management District 1 - 0.50000
Friendswood ISD - 1.36700
County Road/Flood - 0.00575
Galveston County Consolidated Drainage - 0.10800
Total (per $100 valuation) - 3.05430
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These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.

Texas Medical Center reports only 4% uptick in ICU bed use despite continued COVID-19 case increases

Compared to 1,350 total intensive care units in use June 30, Texas Medical Center has seen only a slight uptick in occupancies since then, with 1,394 reported July 9.

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Harris County coronavirus count: 907 cases, 12 deaths confirmed July 9

The 12 deaths—the largest single day total in Harris County since the pandemic began—brings the total COVID-19 death count in the county to 423.

Here are the coronavirus case counts in Brazoria County for July 9. (Community Impact staff)
Brazoria County reports 84 coronavirus cases, one death July 9

The death was of a Pearland nursing home resident.

Effective July 9, hospitals in more than 100 counties across the state must now postpone elective surgeries unrelated to COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.

In compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 executive order, the University Interscholastic League is requiring the use of facial coverings when practical to do so for all summer activity participants, among other guidelines. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.

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The majority of the claims are in the oil and gas industry and the restaurant industry.

Craft Burger is one of 15 restaurants, catering companies and food trucks participating in this year's Black Restaurant Week. (Courtesy Craft Burger)
Houston's fifth annual Black Restaurant Week returns July 10-19

Participating patrons can play Black Restaurant Week Bingo and vote for their favorite participating eateries for a chance to win prizes such as restaurant gift cards, culinary treats and cash prizes.

The city of Houston confirmed only 204 new cases July 8, down from over 1,000 July 7, a discrepancy that officials attributed to a "computer system slowdown." (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 701 new cases confirmed as hospitalizations hold steady July 8

The city of Houston confirmed only 204 new cases July 8—down from over 1,000 July 7—a discrepancy that officials attributed to a "computer system slowdown."

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Brazoria County. (Community Impact staff)
Brazoria County reports 125 coronavirus cases July 8, a new daily high

As of July 8, all age groups have more confirmed cases than recoveries.

Here are the coronavirus case counts from the Fourth of July weekend in Brazoria County and an analysis of rise of cases in the county. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
UPDATED: A look at coronavirus case counts over the July 4 weekend in Brazoria County

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