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Montgomery ISD approves phased reopening; nearly 2,000 students in need of laptops

About 373 students do not have internet and 1,833 are in need of a laptop, survey results show.


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Conroe ISD considers adopting tax rate of $1.2125 for FY 2020-21

The next board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18, when there will be a public hearing before the board adopts its tax rate and budget.


Whiskey Cake restaurant to open in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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



Shortened census timeline could shortchange Houston, its most vulnerable communities

The 2020 U.S. Census response rate is already lagging behind 2010 numbers, and officials said the shortened timeline only increases the chances of an undercount.



ROUNDUP: 7 businesses, restaurants now open, coming to or relocating in the Lake Conroe area

Businesses include Wings Over Montgomery, K. Innovations and Lake Conroe Christian Academy.




Montgomery County adds 5 deaths related to COVID-19 Aug. 5; recoveries pass 4,000

The county's active case count fell by more than 6%, and more than 200 clinical recoveries were reported.


State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


First Response Family Clinic opens at new Conroe location

The clinic moved to 3401 W. Davis St., Conroe, from 3303 W. Davis St., Conroe.


Katy's American Furniture Warehouse opens, 20 jobs coming to Tomball via JDR Cable Systems: News from Houston

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



Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

According to the announcement, all 2020 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown season passes and pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the 2021 season.


Montgomery County reports 2 deaths related to COVID-19 on Aug. 4; recoveries continue to rise

Active cases fell by 82 on Aug. 4 while recoveries rose by 186, according to the county public health district.


Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.



Galavant's Coffee now open in downtown Conroe

The mobile coffee cart opened Aug. 3 in downtown Conroe.


Montgomery County's active coronavirus cases continue slow drop; 69th death reported Aug. 3

A hospitalized man in his 20s with no comorbidities has died.



Registration open for 11 YMCA locations offering virtual learning centers to help working families this fall

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release.



Texas Medical Center ICU capacity returns to Phase 1 levels as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline

The Texas Medical Center has fewer patients in intensive care units as of Aug. 2.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


Lone Star College delays in-person class meetings to September

In-person and hybrid courses will begin meeting Sept. 8 after initially being scheduled for Aug. 24.


ROUNDUP: 6 businesses now open, coming to or relocating in the Lake Conroe area

Buisnesses include Open Arms Boutique, Old Dominion Freight Line and Woodforest National Bank.



Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.