Houston to consider new $15 million round of rent relief; advocates continue to call for grace period
Houston renters could become eligible for a second round of rental relief funds in August.
The vast majority of the new cases and deaths were confirmed in the city of Houston.
Crumbl Cookies coming to Cypress, The Rose Lounge to open in The Woodlands: News from the Houston area
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Bellaire Town Center is seeing more new tenants open their doors.
Houston coronavirus updates: Bilingual campaign targets Hispanic community; mayor to announce renter support effort
Mayor Sylvester Turner briefed the press July 30 on a new bilingual outreach campaign and a soon-to-be-announced tenant protection measure.
Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21
TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.
Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.
All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.
Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.
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The vote turned into a broader discussion on protesting and the militarization of police equipment.
Businesses making less than $2 million in revenue are encourage to apply when the program opens in mid-August.
The new rules are intended to help give visitors a better first impression of the city, proponents said.
The hospitalization trendline has slowly been moving downward in the county since around July 9. It has remained almost completely unchanged over the past five days.
FEMA has adjusted its pre- and post-disaster response due to COVID-19.
Q&A: Houston business leader says federal Paycheck Protection Program has ‘made a significant difference’
"The doors [for business assistance] have been opened just about as wide as they can be made because it’s very unusual times," said Tim Jeffcoat, the district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.
The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.
With August rent due this weekend, housing advocates are calling on the county to act fast.
Sugar Land museum to debut new exhibit, Humble luxury apartments to open in fall: News from Houston area
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American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches
According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.
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Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Decision to close schools lies with school districts, not health officials
The Texas Education Agency said July 28 it will follow the guidance laid out by Attorney General Ken Paxton and will not allow schools to close in-person instruction based solely on a blanket order from a local health authority.