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Bay Area experiencing flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta

The Bay Area is under a flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Beta continues to drop rain over the Houston area.


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PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Beta floods Bay Area roads, neighborhoods

Forecasters said the storm will stall over southeast Texas on Sept. 22 and slowly move east to northeast into Sept. 23.


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.



MAP: See how much rain Friendswood hot spots have received from Tropical Storm Beta

Here is a look at how much rain different areas in Friendswood have received due to Tropical Storm Beta.


DATA: COVID-19 patient stays in Brazoria County hospitals remain consistent Sept. 14-20

The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU and general use beds in Brazoria County remained consistently low this past week.


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.


Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties were all included in a disaster declaration issued Sept. 21; several Bay Area school districts, colleges and city entities are closed in response.



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.



Pearland City Council gives initial approval to tax rate, budget

Council will give final approval to the tax rate and budget at the Sept. 28 meeting.


Galveston County removes many of Sept. 8 reported deaths; total now 139

The percentage of active COVID-19 cases has also dropped below 20% for the first time in September.


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.



DATA: A look at demographic data in Alvin ISD

A large percentage of the district's students are Hispanic or Latino, followed by Black and white populations of roughly similar size.


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.


Friendswood applying for grant for $78 million drainage project

Friendswood city staff is in the process of applying for a grant for a $78 million drainage project officials said would benefit at least 4,100 residents.



DATA: A look at demographic data in Friendswood ISD

Here is a look at demographic data in Friendswood ISD.


DATA: A look at demographic data in Pearland ISD

Pearland ISD is a diverse school district with large Hispanic and white student populations.


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.



DATA: Alvin, Friendswood, Pearland ISDs boast high retention rates and other local district data

Alvin, Friendswood and Pearland ISDs have competitive teacher salaries and retention rates.


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.