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Humble ISD switches to online only Sept. 22 due to Tropical Storm Beta

All students will switch to the district's online learning platform.


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Here's how to register to vote in Montgomery County

Find out early voting dates and the deadline to register.


Tropical Depression Beta: Houston officials urge residents to stay home over next 24 hours

More rain bands will continue to cross the region through the day and into the evening.



Homeless shelter plans advance with Montgomery County approval, $1.8M in federal funding

Federal funds will help Montgomery County purchase and rehabilitate a building that will be used to help shelter homeless families.


Here’s how to register to vote in Harris County

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.


Montgomery County makes progress on backlog; school districts begin reporting cases: Five COVID-19 updates the week of Sept. 15-21

Of the county's total cases, 50 have reportedly come from the Joe Corley Detention Center and 207 from the Montgomery County Processing Center.


Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.



Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.


Free COVID-19 testing at Texas Renaissance Festival and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.



Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.



Texas Supreme Court issues order strengthening CDC eviction moratorium

The action aims to strengthen a federal order that renters' advocates say has been falling short in eviction court.


Montgomery County to begin including antigen positive cases in COVID-19 daily reports

Antigen cases will now be included in total case counts. However, a breakdown of antigen versus PCR cases will be available.


UPDATED: Northwest Assistance Ministries relocates semimonthly food distribution site near IAH

By relocating the site to Ecopark-IAH, the nonprofit will be able to supply 3,000 families with 70 pounds of food in one day.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.



TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Houston Police Department to join Harris County cite-and-release program

Houston Police Department is joining Harris County's cite-and-release program.


Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.



Newly formed corporation could divert Harris County toll road revenue to non-mobility projects

A new limited government corporation formed by Harris County Sept. 15 could result in surplus revenue from the Harris County Toll Road Authority going to other county needs outside of the realm of transportation and mobility.


Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.



Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



Houston taking new approach to citywide street repairs, including sidewalks

A new system of street repairs aims to get more projects done quickly and save money to use on sidewalk work