4:35 PM Oct 22, 2020 CDT

Area county judges reflect on COVID-19 during BayTran State of the Counties

Though the event was held virtually this year, county leaders had a lot to say during the 21st Annual State of the Counties for the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership.


11:35 AM Oct 23, 2020 CDT

Texas Supreme Court rules Harris County drive-thru, curbside voting can continue

More than 98,000 ballots cast at drive-thru polling sites across Harris County will be counted in the Nov. 3 election.


Drive-thru voting in Harris County becomes popular and more top Houston-area news

Read top stories from the past week from the Houston area.



Learn about Bal Harbour Cove, October's featured neighborhood

Learn about Bal Harbour Cove, the Bay Area's featured neighborhood for October.


Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.


Houston creates new system for low-income residents to address late court fees

The system was among the recommendations made by the mayor's police reform task force in their report.


IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Floor & Decor coming soon to Webster and more

Here is a roundup of local business news in Clear Lake and League City


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'Inspiring during challenging times': Space Center Houston adjusts to pandemic, plans future attractions

Due to COVID-19, Space Center Houston officials have implemented changes while focusing on long-range plans.


CHI St. Luke's Hospital faces potential contract termination with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas at multiple Houston, Southeast Texas locations

If an agreement cannot be reached, up to 40,000 Houstonians could find their local hospital is out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.


State of the city: Mayor Sylvester Turner warns Houston’s recovery could be slow, inequitable

The mayor touted the city's resilience but said that recovery from the coronavirus recession is starting to leave vulnerable communities behind.


Clear Creek ISD ignites students’ STEM passions virtually, in person through enhanced science programs

Liaisons for the Science Magnet and Elementary-STEM programs said the experiences young learners gain through enriched STEM education are critical in maintaining their social and emotional health amid the coronavirus pandemic.



Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.


Harris County’s early-voting turnout up 23% over same time frame in 2016 general election

The five busiest polling locations in Harris County have averaged more than 1,700 in-person voters daily thus far during early voting.


Galveston Bay report card highlights importance of local pollution reduction

Although the 2020 Galveston Bay report card placed the bay at the same health rating for the sixth consecutive year, experts said local pollution reduction efforts are taking off and spurring improvements on a smaller scale.


Target to open fourth Inner Loop location and more Houston-area business, community news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.



Houston approves lower tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21 amid calls for further reductions

The rate may still result in an increase for some taxpayers with the average homestead property value rising about 4%.


Here is what 2020 U.S. Census self-response rates look like for 6 Southeast Houston, Bay Area cities

About six in every 10 residents in Harris, Brazoria and Galveston counties had responded to the 2020 Census as of Oct. 16, three days after the United States Supreme Court ruled to end data collection early.


Baylor College of Medicine recruiting participants for COVID-19 prevalence study

The study will collect samples from 70,000 individuals nationwide.


Q&A: Houston hydrologist explains climate change’s role in intensified flooding, importance of planning for future storms

“We’re looking at more intense and more frequent storms, and so, as a region, we’re going to need to think about that when we’re planning. We need to plan for that worst-case climate change [scenario].”



Harris County partners with Lone Star College to offer free workforce training this fall

Furloughed, unemployed and underemployed Harris County residents could be eligible for one of 17 training programs.


Get ready for the holidays with these 5 ‘The Nutcracker’-themed events in League City

The League City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre have partnered to host a ballet performance, a festive holiday weekend and ballet or sword-building classes.


Tate’s Home Decor & Custom Framing: Family-run League City business captures local history

Randall Tate began working in his father’s framing shop as a young adult in the mid-1960s. More than half a century later, he has framed everything from jerseys to space gear to “polar bear poop.”


Sales tax revenue rebounds in some Houston cities following COVID-19 shutdowns

While revenue data shows both positive and negative regional trends in 2020, experts said businesses must brace for more changes as the economy fluctuates.



Greater Houston region faces glut of industrial, commercial space and multifamily housing

While the Greater Houston area has seen a glut of office space for the last six years, Patrick Jankowski said the industrial buildup has happened more in the past year and a half.


BREAKING: League City City Council candidates left off some Galveston County ballots

Due to an electronic glitch, League City City Council races and candidates were omitted from some Galveston County electronic ballots.