Bay Area
7:31 PM CDT

Bay Area residents sew nearly 400 masks for local medical centers

Jane Sweeney and approximately 30 other members of the Lakeview Quilters Guild decided to take action after hearing of the need for personal protective equipment in area hospitals.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose
6:59 PM CDT

Following state order, Houston ISD extends campus closure through at least May 4

Following updated federal guidelines and an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston ISD officially announced that it would keep schools closed until May 4.

Franklin | Brentwood

What to know about the Paycheck Protection Program: Small-business loan questions answered

Small businesses that have had to shut down during the coronavirus outbreak may be eligible for federal loans.


Katy ISD extends temporary closure due to coronavirus through May 4

Katy-area charter and private schools also have campus closures.

Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Houston takeout: Search Bellaire, Meyerland, West University takeout and delivery options

Here is a roundup of some local options to consider for your next meal.

Tomball | Magnolia

JUST IN: Tomball ISD closed until further notice; Magnolia ISD extends closure

Both Tomball and Magnolia ISDs issued statements late March 31 noting the districts will remain closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Humble, New Caney ISDs extend school closures through May 1 following governor's recommendation

Humble ISD and New Caney ISD have chosen to follow a statewide recommendation to keep public schools closed until May 4, according to both school districts.

Pearland | Friendswood

Pearland and Friendswood ISD extend school closures to May

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order addressing the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic going forward.

Spring | Klein

All Klein ISD facilities to remain closed until May 4

The decision to extend the district-wide closure follows an executive order issued earlier today by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Spring | Klein

Spring ISD extends school closures until further notice

Spring ISD officials announce district facilities will remain closed until further notice following an executive order issued earlier today by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Two additional METRO employees test positive for COVID-19

The two new cases follow two of METRO’s other employees that tested positive for the virus.

Conroe | Montgomery

Conroe, Montgomery and Willis ISDs extend school closures through May 4

CISD Superintendent Curtis Null said the district will continue to communicate changes as they come and to provide distance learning and distribute meals as planned.


With local funding on the line, Houston's census advocates navigate coronavirus challenges

An undercount in the Houston area could affect federal aid allocations and congressional representation.

Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Lake Houston-area businesses, school districts adapt to new coronavirus restrictions

For the second time in 2 1/2 years, Assistant General Manager Rachel Wolfe had to temporarily lay off her entire front-of-house staff at Raffa’s Waterfront Grill in Kingwood.

Lake Travis | Westlake

‘It is important to recognize how our mental health can be affected by the pandemic': Statewide mental health support line established in light of COVID-19

Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or other emotional challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic will now be able to utilize a 24-hour mental health support line.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Second Houston-led drive-thru coronavirus testing site opens April 1

Another drive-thru testing site, which will be able to test 250 people per day, will open in Houston on April 1.

Sugar Land | Missouri City

Four takeaways from Missouri City’s March 30 special City Council meeting

Council was presented with a clean financial audit, discussed the search for a new city manager, moved toward postpoining the May 2 election and more.


GUIDE: Here are the latest updates on Katy-Fulshear area park rules amid coronavirus outbreak

While parks remain open, many cities, including Katy, are urging locals to stay at least 6 feet apart and maintain proper hygiene at all times when out in public parks.


Harris County stay-at-home order extended until April 30; some nonviolent inmates to be released from county jail

The order requires Harris County residents to stay home and avoid nonessential travel.


Fort Bend County extends emergency declaration to April 30

The decleration was initially signed March 12 and was extended twice by Commissioners Court.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands community remembers former board member, arts council director Mike Bass

Members of The Woodlands Township board of directors and other members of the community reacted this week to news that former board member Mike Bass died in late March

Conroe | Montgomery

'When home is not your safe place': Domestic violence cases jump 35% in Montgomery County during coronavirus

Victims now have limited resources and safe places to turn to, which makes leaving an abuser even more risky.


BREAKING: Cy-Fair ISD announces school closure extension through May 1

Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent Mark Henry announced March 31 that district campuses and facilities would remain closed through May 1.

Sugar Land | Missouri City

JUST IN: Fort Bend ISD extends online learning through May 4

The district had previously suspended in-person classes until April 10.

Bay Area

‘They’re very disappointed’: Bay Area Little Leagues suspend seasons amid outbreak

Bay Area children are being kept home not only from school but from sports as well.