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Kingwood craft studios switch gears to sew face masks for community

What began as a way to keep Creativity Shell's crafty students engaged and mentally healthy during the coronavirus outbreak has now turned into an effort to sew 1,000 face masks and donate them to the Lake Houston-area community.


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Preliminary designs for Phase 2 of Atascocita Hike & Bike Trail revealed

Harris County Precinct 2 is designing Phase 2 of the Atascocita Hike & Bike Trail.

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 North Houston readers need to know

See recent stories regarding the coronavirus that have been published recently in North Houston.


America's ER Medical Centers opens first drive-thru testing site in Montgomery County

America's ER Medical Centers opened the first drive-thru testing site for the new coronavirus disease in Montgomery County on April 4.



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.


Montgomery County inmate tests positive for coronavirus

All Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office jail staff and inmates are now required to wear masks.


Construction of long-term water projects continue in Lake Houston area

As multibillion-dollar water projects continue to take shape in the Lake Houston area, residents living near Beltway 8 could feel stress on their roadways and water bills.



METRO seeks feedback on second stop for Humble Community Connector

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is seeking feedback from Humble residents and commuters before the authority launches a Community Connector.


Harris County commissioners to deliberate Woodridge Village purchase in April 7 executive session

In an executive session at the April 7 Commissioners Court meeting, Harris County commissioners are set to deliberate on whether the county will participate in purchasing the Woodridge Village property in south Montgomery County.


Gloves, gowns, protective supplies donations to be collected at Minute Maid Park on April 8

The drive only accepts sealed boxes of supplies, but monetary donations can be made as well.


Houston parks stay open with new distancing measures in effect

The Head of Houston Parks Department said closing some or all, city parks is not off the table is social distancing protocols cannot be followed.



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.


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

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


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.


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.


Lone Star College offers online learning tips for parents

Lone Star College is providing tips for parents and students adapting to online learning.


Lake Houston-area leaders discuss coronavirus relief options for small businesses at virtual Kingwood BizCom

Lake Houston-area leaders met remotely for the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's Kingwood BizCom on April 2.


Tint World celebrated grand opening of Humble facility in early March

National automotive styling franchise Tint World had its grand opening March 7 at 8090 FM 1960 E., Humble.



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.


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.