7:25 PM Apr 2, 2020 CDT

UPDATE: Fulshear issues new recycling processes after waste services employee tests positive for COVID-19

Starting April 6, three recycling receptacles will be available at one location on Plymouth Lane near the Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center, which is at 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane.


7:33 PM CDT

Coronavirus: Roundup of April 6 Katy-area updates, case counts

Local insitutions, businesses and organizations are reacting to the coronavirus and taking action to prevent its spread.

VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 5 Katy-area activities to stream from home

Businesses and organizations are adapting to the new social distancing regulations due to the coronavirus, and many are offering online alternatives to help individuals keep busy at home.



VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.


Coronavirus case count: Houston confirms 402 new cases, citing backlog

Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise.


REPORT: Stay-at-home order has saved an estimated 4,500 lives in Harris County so far

New data from the Rice University Kinder Instutite of Urban Research suggests social distancing efforts have been effective.


April 6: 5 coronavirus stories South Houston readers should know

Here are five stories from our last week of coronavirus coverage in South Houston.



Ivy Kids of Cross Creek hosts groundbreaking for upcoming Fulshear location

The business provides day care, preschool, before-school care and after-school care for children.


Fort Bend County encourages mail-in ballots for July primary runoff, November elections

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is July 2 for the primary runoff election.


Construction underway for coronavirus medical shelter at NRG Stadium

Just weeks after the Houston Rodeo was canceled due to fears of coronavirus community spread, NRG Stadium is undergoing a transformation to serve as an ancillary medical site for patients.


Essential workers in Southeast Texas can now search for child care, receive financial assistance

Essential workers struggling to find child care amid coronavirus shutdowns can now find a provider and potentially receive financial assistance through a new Southeast Texas database.



How to watch, participate in April 6-10 virtual city, county meetings in the Katy area

Katy City Council and Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties are hosting virtual public meetings to attend to business during the coronavirus.


Judge orders halt to Harris County inmate release

The plan to release certain nonviolent inmates was announced earlier this week to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak at the Harris County Jail.


GUIDE: 10 ways to help the Katy-area community during the coronavirus outbreak

Supplies and volunteers are running low at several local organizations.


TSA limits checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport; Houston Airport System expects significant decline in March passengers

With low passenger travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been consolidated to make better use of resources and personnel, Houston Airport System officials said.



Peek road widening project in Katy area finishes paving portion

Remaining project items include a final traffic switch to the new lanes.


ROUNDUP: 5 recent coronavirus stories from the South Houston area readers should know

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the South Houston area below.


ExxonMobil makes $250,000 donation to local food banks

The energy company said the Houston Food Bank will receive $200,000, including $50,000 in gasoline gift cards. The Montgomery County Food Bank will also receive $50,000.


VIDEO: Texas Tribune interviews Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact in Houston

The Texas Tribune demographics reporter Alexa Ura interviewed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on April 3.



Fort Bend County one of fastest-growing counties in Texas, United States last decade

In the last decade, Fort Bend County's population grew by 38.8%, making it the fifth-fastest-growing county in the state by percent growth.


GiAu Bar n Bites opens in Katy area

However, the restaurant announced March 30 that it will be temporarily closed until April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Daikin temporarily closes Waller plant after second employee tests positive for COVID-19

Employees will be taking unpaid time off during the closure, but the company said it does not expect to cut any jobs.


5 recent business stories from the Houston area readers should know

Read updates on how local businesses are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.



Q&A: Houston-area Realtor describes changes in business during coronavirus outbreak

Prices are more of an indicator of real estate activity during the coronavirus pandemic than location or geography, a local Realtor said.


Struggling to pay April rent? Here are some resources in the Greater Houston area

The deadline for April rent is looming as renters—both in public and private housing—in the Greater Houston area may be struggling financially in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.