9:21 AM Sep 22, 2020 CDT

Beta updates: Flood control district monitoring Brays Bayou; Willow Waterhole nears flood stage overnight

The Harris County Flood Control District lists Brays Bayou as one of several Houston-area bayous "near bankfull" as it continues to monitor flood levels. 


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Bellaire City Council approves $60 million budget, flat tax rate for 2020-21

This year, Bellaire expects to tap into its fund balance while raising less money from property taxes.




Tropical Depression Beta: Houston officials urge residents to stay home over next 24 hours

More rain bands will continue to cross the region through the day and into the evening.


Here’s how to register to vote in Harris County

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.


Beta updates: Bellaire closes facilities, adjusts services amid downpour

City Hall and the Bellaire City Library will be closed Sept. 22.


Clean-energy incubator Greentown Labs to take over Midtown Fiesta

There is a green future for the Midtown Fiesta.



Bellaire police will soon begin testing license plate readers

Bellaire will install 10 cameras on major entrances and exits into and out of the city.


Federal court filing: $186,000 seized from former Houston ISD official, contractor under investigation

The official is no longer employed by the district, and Houston ISD is not named in the filing.


Ride-hailing app Alto expanding to Houston

Dallas-based ride-hailing service Alto has its sights set on Houston for its first expansion market.


Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.



Sprouts Farmers Market set to open new Houston store Oct. 14

Sprouts Farmers Market will soon be opening a new grocery store.


Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.


Free COVID-19 testing at Texas Renaissance Festival and more Houston-area news

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




Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.


Texas Supreme Court issues order strengthening CDC eviction moratorium

The action aims to strengthen a federal order that renters' advocates say has been falling short in eviction court.


Endocrine and Diabetes Plus Clinic to celebrate one-year anniversary in October

Endocrine and Diabetes Plus Clinic will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary


Houston ISD opens school choice application window for 2021-22

Houston ISD is opening its school choice application window earlier than previous years but with an earlier deadline as well.



Bankruptcy a possibility as Francesca’s boutique chain explores ‘strategic initiatives’

Francesca’s boutique clothing store is exploring “strategic initiatives” after the company announced 2020 second quarter net sales losses.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


TxDOT: Weekend closure on I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop

Motorists can expect some delays on I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop from Sept. 18-21.



Houston Police Department to join Harris County cite-and-release program

Houston Police Department is joining Harris County's cite-and-release program.


Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.