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Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal remembered for faith, service

Memorial services were held Oct. 2 for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot while conducting a traffic stop in the Copperbrook subdivision on Friday, Sept. 27. The 42-year-old was a 10-year veteran of the HCSO and is survived by his wife and three children.


RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."


Now open: 10 businesses that opened in Houston in September 2019

September was a hot month for business and restaurant openings in Houston. Here are 10 that opened their doors in the Heights, Montrose, River Oaks, Meyerland and Bellaire areas.



DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.


Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.


Houston ISD now accepting pre-K, school choice applications for 2020-21

Houston ISD The district’s school choice program began accepting applications from parents Sept. 27 for the 2020-21 school year. This includes applications for pre-kindergarten programs.


Crossing Borders International Preschool opens new building at Rice Village location

Crossing Borders International Preschool opened a new building on its campus at 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston, on …



5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …


Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, …


River Oaks Baptist School, Field Elementary earn National Blue Ribbon honors

Three Houston schools were among the 362 named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 26—including the River Oaks Baptist School, located at 2300 Willowick Road, Houston, and Houston ISD's Field Elementary, located at 703 E. 17th St., Houston.


Harris County commissioners set sights on flood plain violations

Several days after Topical Depression Imelda brought more than 40 inches of rainfall to parts of Harris County causing road closures and structural flooding, Harris County commissioners approved a request from the county attorney's office to fast-track civil lawsuits against flood plain violators.



Two ride-hailing apps for parents—VanGo and HopSkipDrive—move into Houston market

In the past month, two ride-hailing apps for parents have entered the Houston market with plans to expand services into its suburbs.


Landry's Inc. to acquire Del Frisco's chain from equity firm

Landry’s Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses and the Del …


4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.


What Harris County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country are expected to be registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.



Close to 2,000 homes reported damaged in Harris County as post-Imelda assessment process begins

In hopes of securing federal funding, city and county recovery officials have started performing damage assessments of properties affected by tropical depression Imelda.


New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.


Imelda hovers over first public hearing on proposed Harris County tax rate increase

With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.




Over 200 flood-stranded cars recovered by Houston police; effort to continue overnight

Work to clear roadways is still underway after a respite from Tropical Storm Imelda, which dropped several inches of rain across the city Sept. 19.


Houston ISD cancels classes for Friday, Sept. 20

Houston ISD has canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 20, according to an announcement on its website.