4:42 PM Aug 3, 2020 CDT

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.





See how COVID-19 spread through Montgomery County in July with more than 4,000 new cases

More COVID-19 cases were confirmed in July than during the four months since the county's first case was identified.


Montgomery County reports 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19 July 31; active case count continues to fall

Five Montgomery County resident deaths related to COVID-19 were reported July 31 alongside a drop in the county's active case count, the county public health district and office of emergency management announced.


Montgomery County commissioners propose 1.4% property tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

County Judge Mark Keough and Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack voted against the measure and said they favored an effective tax rate.


Attack wing commander talks mission, future of Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

The airport is for both military and public use and is located about 17 miles southeast of downtown Houston.




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.


Montgomery County reports 5 deaths related to COVID-19, passes 6,000 cumulative cases July 30

The county's cumulative case count surpassed 6,000 cases, while active cases fell by 79.


Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.



Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.


Lone Star College makes $14 million in budget reductions for FY 2020-21

Lone Star College is taking a conservative approach while planning for its upcoming budget.


Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.


City of Montgomery approves reduced-budget amendment

City Administrator Richard Tramm said city departments have been reviewing their internal budgets since the beginning of the pandemic to reduce expenditures.





FEMA adapts disaster responses due to convergence of COVID-19, busy hurricane season

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.