5:06 PM Sep 28, 2020 CDT

Houston formalizes new police cite-and-release policy

The policy will allow Houston police officers to issue citations for some low-level offenses rather than perform arrests.


2:49 PM Sep 25, 2020 CDT

November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Harris County local races

Your guide to voting locations and who's on the ballot for Harris County races this November.


Amazon 4-star store opens at The Woodlands Mall and more business, community news from September

Read business and community news from September from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Houston area.



Washington Avenue updates: Pearl recognized, Sugar Room returns and Bottled Blonde opens

Bars on Washington Avenue made some news in September. Here are three updates to know.


Harris County commissioners set proposed FY 2020-21 tax rates, schedule public hearing and adoption dates

Harris County taxpayers could see a tax rate decrease in fiscal year 2020-21 after commissioners set the proposed tax rates for each of the county's four taxing entities.


Houston ISD holds virtual meetings for input on district goals

Two Zoom meetings are scheduled in October.


Greater Houston judges discuss COVID-19 management, economic recovery

Leaders from Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton counties joined a Greater Houston Partnership panel in late September to discuss COVID-19.




Harris County budget office recommends tax rate decrease ahead of Sept. 29 discussion

However, officials are proposing a tax rate increase for the county's flood control district.


Houston ISD launches COVID-19 dashboard to track student, staff cases

There were 23 total confirmed cases among district students and staff reported as of Sept. 28.


DATA: Explore trends in Houston ISD enrollment, teacher pay, taxes

Take a look at these data snapshots of Houston ISD.





Cajun eatery The Catch coming to Willowbrook and more Houston news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.


Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.



TxDOT releases environmental report, a pivotal step in I-45 rebuild

The report is one of the final steps before the project rerouting much of I-45 through downtown can begin.


After yearlong project, Christian Community Services Center moving into new building

The Christian Community Service Center is moving into its new building.


Houston ISD extends deadline for parents to opt out of in-person learning

Parents that do not respond will be automatically counted as an "in-person" choice in order to facilitate planning.


Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.



Three Houston ISD schools earn Blue Ribbon honors

Memorial Elementary, the High School for Law and Justice and the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy are all first-time recipients and are among 26 schools nominated in Texas.



METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.


Scientists using sewage samples to find Houston coronavirus hot spots faster

The data has been collected weekly since May.



Art installation honors Black soldiers killed after Houston Riot of 1917

The project is part of a grant program to commission public art in each of the city's 11 council districts.


Home interior design retailer Ballard Designs picks River Oaks for Houston expansion

Ballard Designs will open its first Houston location in the River Oaks Shopping Center.