11:19 AM Aug 4, 2020 CDT

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

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

Here’s how to register a new Cy-Fair ISD student for the 2020-21 school year

The district's enrollment process allows parents to register their children online.

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.

178 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair on Aug. 7

Here's the latest from Harris County Public Health.

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.

Cy-Fair community sees 109% increase in COVID-19 cases in July

More than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths were reported in Cy-Fair in July.

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.

Completion of Hwy. 249 ramp reversal delayed until August

The project was expected to be complete in mid-July; however, Perez said ramps are now set to reopen in August.

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.

Cy-Fair nonprofits accepting, distributing school supplies for families in need

Looking for ways to serve local students this fall? Here is where you can donate school supplies.

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.

Harris County coronavirus count: Recoveries jump, active cases fall under new case tracking definitions

The confirmed number of COVID-19 recoveries in Harris County jumped over the August 1 weekend as the city of Houston began operating under a new record keeping protocol that redefines recoveries to include any cases where it has been "28 days or more since the case was reported, or released from [the] hospital and [is] not deceased."

Backlog of felony court cases grows as officials explore options to lower jail population

"We have to take the valve off. It’s a pressure cooker."

Grand Parkway, Hwy. 249 direct connector project on track for June 2022 finish

Utility adjustments and foundation work for the direct connectors are underway with construction of columns beginning soon.

MAP: See COVID-19 concentrations by population in Harris County

As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began.

Cy-Fair assisted living facilities paying heavy price for pandemic despite low case counts

Expenses for assisted living facilities have been increasing at the same time revenues have been dropping.

Harris County coronavirus count: 1,724 new cases, 21 deaths confirmed July 30

The vast majority of the new cases and deaths were confirmed in the city of 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.