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.


Harris County coronavirus count: Hospitalization trends remain flat

The hospitalization trendline has slowly been moving downward in the county since around July 9. It has remained almost completely unchanged over the past five days.


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.