10:43 PM Sep 16, 2020 CDT

Newly formed corporation could divert Harris County toll road revenue to non-mobility projects

A new limited government corporation formed by Harris County Sept. 15 could result in surplus revenue from the Harris County Toll Road Authority going to other county needs outside of the realm of transportation and mobility.


Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



Houston taking new approach to citywide street repairs, including sidewalks

A new system of street repairs aims to get more projects done quickly and save money to use on sidewalk work



Galveston County reports record-low new cases of COVID-19

Galveston County reported a record-low number of new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 14.


Hidalgo: Harris County trending toward COVID-19 threat level downgrade

Harris County has been at the highest possible COVID-19 threat level since late June, but the data related to the number of new cases per day, hospitalizations and testing positivity mean the threat level could be downgraded in the near future, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Sept. 15.


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Harris County resumes in-person jury duty

In-person jury trials have largely been on hold since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.


City of Houston tasks human trafficking office to support domestic violence victims

Since pandemic restrictions began, the Houston Area Women’s Center has experienced a 40% increase in calls for help, and municipal courts have seen as high as a 90% increase in requests, officials said.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.


Harris County, Houston to consider $10 million partnership on new facility for homeless individuals

A partnership is expected to move forward this week between the city of Houston and Harris County to open a new facility to help the area's homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Six months in, Houston-area apartment rents still feeling COVID-19 squeeze

Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.



As Harris County prepares to send mail ballot applications, state requests quick ruling in appeal

In the meantime, Harris County officials said they are moving forward with their plan to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters.


Get a cup of joe: Coffee shops now open, coming soon in the Houston area

Read about coffee shops nearby in the Houston area.




Mayor Turner pulls Houston out of Harris County's housing stability task force

Some members of the task force say their work was just getting started.


See how Houston-area school districts compare with in-person, virtual learning participation

In-person attendance rates range from 34%-85% in school districts around the Greater Houston area.


More road closures planned for Bay Area starting this weekend

Bay Area drivers will have to contend with more road construction starting this weekend.



IMPACTS ROUNDUP: League Park improvements nearing completion and more

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


Galveston County COVID-19 positivity rate projected to increase during week of Sept. 6

The health district’s Sept. 10 report includes a testing increase of 1,065, which puts the positivity rate at 7%, according to a news release.


Houston Police Department fires four officers in connection to Nicolas Chavez shooting

The first shots that officers fired at Chavez were deemed appropriate by officials. A second round of 21 shots was not.


Harris County clerk 'confident' in court victory in mail ballot case

At a Sept. 10 press conference, the county also released the locations where voters will be able to use drive-thru voting for the November election.