11:41 AM Jul 29, 2020 CDT

League City City Council members want to spend CARES Act funding on masks for residents

City staff on July 28 provided an update to League City City Council members on how the city's CARES Act funding has been spent so far, and some council members expressed a desire for the money to go directly to residents.


2:38 PM Jul 30, 2020 CDT

Here is how 4 Bay Area colleges are providing fall instruction amid COVID-19

While the schools have all committed to following state and local guidelines, including mandatory face covering policies and stringent cleaning practices, their approaches to resuming instruction are varied.


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.



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.


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."




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Attack wing commander talks mission, future of Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

The airport is for both military and public use and is located about 17 miles southeast of downtown Houston.


Houston to consider new $15 million round of rent relief; advocates continue to call for grace period

Houston renters could become eligible for a second round of rental relief funds in August.



Bridgemoor Transitional Care adds pulmonary program

The program will allow the short-term care facility to to care for non-COVID-19 patients with complex respiratory problems.


Harris County coronavirus count: 1,724 new cases, 21 deaths confirmed July 30

The vast majority of the new cases and deaths were confirmed in the city of Houston.



Houston coronavirus updates: Bilingual campaign targets Hispanic community; mayor to announce renter support effort

Mayor Sylvester Turner briefed the press July 30 on a new bilingual outreach campaign and a soon-to-be-announced tenant protection measure.



Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.


Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.


Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.


Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.



San Jacinto College named 1 of 10 finalists for national community college award

The school saw nearly a 170% increase in certificates and degrees from 2009-19.



Purchase of helmets, face shields for Houston police draws questions from council members

The vote turned into a broader discussion on protesting and the militarization of police equipment.


Houston City Council approves $15 million small business relief fund

Businesses making less than $2 million in revenue are encourage to apply when the program opens in mid-August.



Galveston County close to 8,500 COVID-19 cases as rate of growth slows

The county's seven-day average is over 118 new cases per day, down by half from the average rate of over 235 per day at the peak July 5-11.


New sign ordinance aims to make Houston airport corridors more visually appealing

The new rules are intended to help give visitors a better first impression of the city, proponents said.