Spring | Klein
1:01 PM CDT

Completion of Hwy. 249 ramp reversal delayed until August

The project was expected to be complete in mid-July; however, Perez said ramps are now set to reopen in August.


Katy
1:02 PM CDT

Funeral for Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith set for Aug. 5

Sheriff R. Glenn Smith, 61, died Aug. 1 from an apparent heart attack.


The Woodlands

Lone Star College delays in-person class meetings to September

In-person and hybrid courses will begin meeting Sept. 8 after initially being scheduled for Aug. 24.



Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair nonprofits accepting, distributing school supplies for families in need

Looking for ways to serve local students this fall? Here is where you can donate school supplies.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

6 Sugar Land restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 on Aug. 1-Sept. 7

Houston Restaurant Weeks—an annual, monthlong fundraiser benefiting the Houston Food Bank—began Aug. 1 and runs through Labor Day weekend.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

$1.3B airport plan could bring international business, construction jobs to Houston region

Contractors are moving forward this summer on a billion-dollar expansion program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport that officials said could bring construction jobs and economic growth to the region.


Tomball | Magnolia

Traffic signal still slated at Cherry Street, Holderrieth Road in Tomball

A traffic signal is proposed for Cherry Street and Holderrieth Road as part of a larger improvement project on Holderrieth Road in Tomball.



Conroe | Montgomery

ROUNDUP: 6 businesses now open, coming to or relocating in the Lake Conroe area

Buisnesses include Open Arms Boutique, Old Dominion Freight Line and Woodforest National Bank.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University real estate: See some of the properties that sold in July 2020

Homes that sold in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area included several expansive custom homes but also a well-maintained and expanded 1938 home in the Southampton neighborhood.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.


Katy

Fort Bend County discusses FY 2020-21 budget, lowering property tax rates

Commissioners Court and county staff considered the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both the county and its residents.



Sugar Land | Missouri City

Service First Automotive opens Aug. 3 in Missouri City after experiencing coronavirus-related delays

While the auto repair store was initially scheduled to open in mid-March, it was delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Bay Area

Moody National Bank acquires Clear Lake branch of Spirit of Texas Bank

Moody Bank is the one of the largest community banks in the Houston area, with banking centers in Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Houston housing advocates fear for surge of evictions as mayor holds off call for grace period

Renters’ best hope for relief may rest with local officials.


Cy-Fair

Harris County coronavirus count: Recoveries jump, active cases fall under new case tracking definitions

The confirmed number of COVID-19 recoveries in Harris County jumped over the August 1 weekend as the city of Houston began operating under a new record keeping protocol that redefines recoveries to include any cases where it has been "28 days or more since the case was reported, or released from [the] hospital and [is] not deceased."



Cy-Fair

Backlog of felony court cases grows as officials explore options to lower jail population

"We have to take the valve off. It’s a pressure cooker."


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Rankin Road expansion project completed in late July

The project expanded a portion of Rankin from two to four lanes and add a raised median.



Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Get a sneak peak inside the new Humble Museum before it opens

Damages from Hurricane Harvey served as the catalyst to relocate the old Humble Museum from downtown Humble to the band hall of the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center.




The Woodlands

See how COVID-19 spread through Montgomery County in July with more than 4,000 new cases

More COVID-19 cases were confirmed in July than during the four months since the county's first case was identified.


Tomball | Magnolia

RECAP: With face-to-face learning delayed, here's how school could look this fall in Tomball, Magnolia ISDs

“It was a priority to get our schools back and operate in Magnolia ISD,” Superintendent Todd Stephens said during a July 20 board meeting. “We will have to fill in a lot of blanks of what [the start of school] will look like.”


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

How to get rent relief: Houston’s proposed expansion program to offer at least $19 million in aid

The program is on next week's City Council agenda.



Tomball | Magnolia

Grand Parkway, Hwy. 249 direct connector project on track for June 2022 finish

Utility adjustments and foundation work for the direct connectors are underway with construction of columns beginning soon.


Tomball | Magnolia

Harris County Precinct 4 proposes widening Zion Road in Tomball

A project to widen a portion of Zion Road to four concrete lanes is in the study phase, according to Precinct 4 information.