5:24 PM Jul 27, 2020 CDT

Search begins for firm to select Clear Creek ISD superintendent candidates

The board has about five months until Greg Smith's tenure as superintendent concludes.


Houston's Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down, though deaths remain up

Texas Medical Center has a ways to go before it is out of the woods, but some key COVID-19 metrics are showing signs of improvement.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.



I-45, Woodridge Village, COVID-19: July 28 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting preview

Harris County commissioners have a packed agenda to discuss at a July 28 meeting.


Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”



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Galveston County COVID-19 cases near 8,000 heading into weekend

Galveston County has reached 7,914 total cases of COVID-19 as of July 24, putting the county on pace to break 8,000 over the weekend.


Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.



Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Harris County orders all public schools, nonreligious private schools to stay closed until Sept. 8

The start of in-person instruction may be delayed further based on public health conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic.


METRO board approves $1.8 million payment for frontline workers during COVID-19

METRO frontline workers are getting some financial assistance.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.



Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.


Space Center Houston reopens

Space Center Houston, located at 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston, reopened July 19 after being closed since mid-March.


Harris County coronavirus count: Hispanic population bearing brunt of recent increase in deaths

Roughly two weeks ago, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a joint statement with the Consul General of Mexico warning of recent research that showed the coronavirus having a "disproportionately heavy impact" on the Hispanic and Latino population.




Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Uber and Lyft users in Houston to see higher fees for airport rides

Riders will now pay a fee for drop-offs in addition to higher pickup fees.


Harris County begins reshaping flood control task force into community resilience task force

The community has until July 30 to share feedback on the task force change and its proposed bylaws.


Houston Sustainability Office gets $2M boost from BP

The effort aims to assist in the city's goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.