4:57 PM Jul 27, 2020 CDT

Houston's Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down, though deaths remain up

Texas Medical Center has a ways to go before it is out of the woods, but some key COVID-19 metrics are showing signs of improvement.


CY-FAIR DATA: See active, confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code as of July 31

Harris County reported 175 new cases in Cy-Fair on July 31.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.



I-45, Woodridge Village, COVID-19: July 28 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting preview

Harris County commissioners have a packed agenda to discuss at a July 28 meeting.


Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


ABF Remodeling in Cy-Fair offers home improvement tips for summer projects

As Cy-Fair residents spend more time at home, this summer is an opportune time to take on some home improvement projects.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”



Face masks, school lunches and 5 other things Cy-Fair ISD parents should know about the 2020-21 school year

Parents are now able to let Cy-Fair ISD know whether they plan to send their children back to campuses or have them learn from home this fall.


During pandemic, local garden helps build sense of community in Cy-Fair

In the age of COVID-19, the mission of Oasis Gardens at The Living Legacy Center has become even more important.






Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Harris County orders all public schools, nonreligious private schools to stay closed until Sept. 8

The start of in-person instruction may be delayed further based on public health conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic.



METRO board approves $1.8 million payment for frontline workers during COVID-19

METRO frontline workers are getting some financial assistance.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.


Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.


Harris County coronavirus count: Hispanic population bearing brunt of recent increase in deaths

Roughly two weeks ago, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a joint statement with the Consul General of Mexico warning of recent research that showed the coronavirus having a "disproportionately heavy impact" on the Hispanic and Latino population.




New multifamily projects in Cy-Fair could face leasing challenges amid pandemic

“The demand for new, clean, affordable units is there, but people are renewing existing leases more regularly. They are just a little more reluctant to move.”


Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Harris County begins reshaping flood control task force into community resilience task force

The community has until July 30 to share feedback on the task force change and its proposed bylaws.