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By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the county was raising its coronavirus threat level from yellow to orange in a press conference Aug. 3. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County raises COVID-19 risk level as case numbers rise

In a press conference Aug. 3, Fort Bend County Judge KP George and other local officials encouraged residents to wear a mask and get vaccinated following an uptick in coronavirus cases.

In July 2021, Montgomery County recorded 367 cases of COVID-19 in children under 12, the second-most in 2021 and over five times higher than the number in June (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County records increase in COVID-19 cases in children under 12

The county saw the second straight week of active cases increasing by over 1,000. COVID-19 hospitalization reached 12.4% of total hospital capacity.

Flooring and home improvement store iFloors tx is preparing to open in Sugar Land in mid-August. (Courtesy Pexels)
Flooring and home improvement store iFloors tx to open in Sugar Land

Slated to open in mid-August, the iFloors tx showroom will carry flooring samples and smart home technology.

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Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Testing positivity rate continues to climb, surpassing 11%

Between July 26 and Aug. 1, an average of 11.5% of patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Anytime Fitness closed its Missouri City location in Township Square on July 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Anytime Fitness closes location at Missouri City's Township Square

The gym's Missouri City location closed on July 31.

Mahesh's Kitchen, an upscale Indian restaurant, is preparing to open in Sugar Land Town Square near the end of August. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Upscale Indian restaurant coming to Sugar Land; Freebirds Tex-Mex to open in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area, including that E-bikes will not be permitted on The Woodlands Township pathways.

NewQuest Properties will break ground on the second phase of the Fort Bend Town Center on Aug. 5. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)
Missouri City's Fort Bend Town Center II to include new movie theater, retail, restaurants

Are you excited for the new shopping center? Construction on Fort Bend Town Center II will begin Aug. 5 and be completed in 2023.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

The county budget will be filed by September, according to Pamela Gubbels, Fort Bend County's director of finance and investments. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Fort Bend County to potentially lower tax rate by $0.006

The county budget will be filed by September, according to Pamela Gubbels, Fort Bend County's director of finance and investments.

From 9 p.m. July 30 until 5 a.m. Aug. 1, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Section of I-45 to be closed this weekend due to bridge maintenance

From 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10.

Fort Bend ISD students will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
All Fort Bend ISD students to eat breakfast, lunch for free during 2021-22 school year

Ahead of the 2021-22 school year, Fort Bend ISD announced all students in the district will be able to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost.

Mahesh's Kitchen, an upscale Indian restaurant, is preparing to open in Sugar Land Town Square near the end of August. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Upscale Indian restaurant Mahesh's Kitchen opening at Sugar Land Town Square in August

Mahesh's Kitchen's menu will feature a wide variety of vegetarian options as well as curries, naan and pretzel bread.