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Corks & Forks digital food pass offers culinary tour of Bay Area

The food pass encourages a tour of the Bay Area's dining scene with discounts and prizes.


Officials urge Texans to attend local fireworks shows for July Fourth amid widespread drought

As Texas experiences a dry summer, burn bans and fireworks restrictions are in place in various counties. Fireworks are always prohibited on U.S. Forest Service land.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.



U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.


Texas Supreme Court upholds Texas Central right to eminent domain power

In a 5-3 ruling, the state Supreme Court upheld a 2021 appeals court decision that determined Texas Central can use eminent domain to seize private property in its construction path


Looming end of Medicaid unenrollment freeze sounds alarms

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in March 2020, the U.S. government issued a requirement that states could no longer kick people off Medicaid during the public health emergency. The purpose was to prevent people on Medicaid—a government-run health care policy—from being left without insurance on short notice.


League City Amazon facility's opening on hold

Amazon will not open in League City as early as previously thought.


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Incoming Medicaid expiration could put enrollees at risk

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in March 2020, the U.S. government issued a requirement that states could no longer unenroll people from Medicaid during the public health emergency. That requirement is still in place two years later, but health care advocates in Texas and Houston said they are worried about what could happen when it ends and millions of people have their safety nets put into jeopardy.


METRO to launch pilot program opening high-occupancy vehicle, toll lanes on weekends

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will open its high-occupancy vehicle and high-occupancy toll lanes for weekend use this summer.


Harris County Public Health begins vaccine rollout for young children

Starting June 24, Harris County Public Health will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old.


11 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, June 24-26

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  



Report: Affordability gap growing in Houston, Harris County

The surge in housing demand over the past two years is making it harder for Houstonians to afford houses with the median income, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.


League City streets to be closed June 25 for art crawl event

Several streets around League Park in League City will be closed from noon to 8 p.m. June 25.


The House of Goth now open at stand alone location near Baybrook Mall

The House of Goth opened its doors on May 7 at 19014 Gulf Freeway, Friendswood.


Local food banks see growing demand due to inflation

As prices for grocery store items, gasoline and other necessities rise and businesses struggle with supply chain issues, Bay Area food banks said they are seeing high demand and dealing with other challenges in how they provide meals to those who need food assistance. 



Harris County commissioners approve higher property tax exemption for seniors, residents with disabilities

Commissioners Court increased the property tax exemption of individuals with disabilities or those over age 65 from $229,000 of the appraised property value to $250,000 during the June 14 court meeting.


La-Z-Boy opens in Webster

La-Z-Boy opened at 18973 Gulf Freeway, Webster, on May 14.


As Houston area sees record June temperatures, experts urge heat caution

With the metro area set to break a record for June temperatures, experts from Texas Children’s Hospital and the National Weather Service partnered to share information on heat-related deaths.


8 hospitals to seek treatment in the Bay Area

Here are details on eight Bay Area hospitals where you can seek treatment.



Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


Compare vaccination data in these 7 Houston-area counties

The rate at which residents in the Greater Houston area got the COVID-19 vaccine peaked in late March and early April 2021. Several smaller surges took place over the course of the summer and fall of that year before slowing down in 2022.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


RECAP: Winners determined during Bay Area runoff elections

Harris County Commissioners Court Precinct 2 and the Nassau City Council Position 4 races completed their runoff elections.