GALLERY: Spring firefighters rescue nearly 100 people during Tropical Storm Imelda

The Spring Fire Department has rescued nearly 100 people due to flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, SFD Communications Director Tracee Evans said Sept. 19.

Firefighters are targeting the east side of Spring, including the Postwood, North Spring, Sandpiper Trails, Fairfax Village and Birnamwood neighborhoods and subdivisions, Evans said.

Rescued residents are being relocated to shelters mostly in Willowbrook and Humble, she said.

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By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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Visitors line up in front of Northwest Assistance Ministries to request rental assistance. (Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries)
Northwest Assistance Ministries now accepting online applications for rental, mortgage assistance

According to the release, NAM officials will randomly select 100 applicants every Thursday afternoon from the correctly completed online applications and contact those individuals to schedule an appointment.

Chromebooks will be distributed to high school students Aug. 6-7, to middle school students Aug. 10-11 and to elementary school students Aug. 13-14. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Spring ISD to distribute Chromebooks to students Aug. 6-14

Chromebooks will be distributed to high school students Aug. 6-7, to middle school students Aug. 10-11 and to elementary school students Aug. 13-14.

Harris County Public Health data reports there have been more than 2,500 confirmed coronavirus cases among school-age children in the county as of July 30. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
As local districts delay in-person start dates, parents and teachers call remote learning a 'tough' but flexible alternative

FROM THE COVER: Despite not all residents being in favor of pursuing virtual education in the upcoming school year, state and local leaders have released guidance for school districts to implement online learning in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus in schools.

The overall death total in Harris County hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.

Harris County Public Health provides daily updates on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 5

This number has increased by 74 cases since Aug. 4 and includes 1,264 active cases, 2,228 recoveries and 38 deaths.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

Frassati Catholic High School is offering in-person and remote learning options for families in the upcoming 2020-21 school year, which will begin Aug. 12. (Courtesy Frassati Catholic High School)
Religious private schools in Spring, Klein see renewed interest ahead of 2020-21 school year

Local religious private schools, including Frassati Catholic High School and Northland Christian School, will begin the fall semester with in-person instruction Aug. 12; Providence Classical School will begin the school year with in-person instruction Aug. 24.

A notice to proceed with construction was issued April 13 on a project to widen Riley Fuzzel Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a five-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between Elm Street and the Hardy Toll Road. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction continues on Riley Fuzzel Road expansion

The project will also realign the road at West Hardy Street to incorporate a four-way intersection and close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street to accommodate a new railroad crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

According to the announcement, all 2020 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown season passes and pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the 2021 season.

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.

Harris County Public Health provides daily updates on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 4

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes has increased by 119 cases since July Aug. 3.