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."








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.


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.


Houston to consider new $15 million round of rent relief; advocates continue to call for grace period

Houston renters could become eligible for a second round of rental relief funds in August.


GALLERY: Memorial Park 100-acre Eastern Glades expansion now open to the public

The expansion includes a network of trails, boardwalks and new picnic areas.



Walk/bike study lays out path for Montrose to become ‘20-minute neighborhood’

The challenge: Almost 30% of its sidewalks are in poor condition, making 6 out of every 10 blocks potentially impassable.


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.



Houston coronavirus updates: Bilingual campaign targets Hispanic community; mayor to announce renter support effort

Mayor Sylvester Turner briefed the press July 30 on a new bilingual outreach campaign and a soon-to-be-announced tenant protection measure.



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.


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.


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.




Purchase of helmets, face shields for Houston police draws questions from council members

The vote turned into a broader discussion on protesting and the militarization of police equipment.


Houston City Council approves $15 million small business relief fund

Businesses making less than $2 million in revenue are encourage to apply when the program opens in mid-August.


New sign ordinance aims to make Houston airport corridors more visually appealing

The new rules are intended to help give visitors a better first impression of the city, proponents said.