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All Klein ISD facilities to remain closed until May 4

The decision to extend the district-wide closure follows an executive order issued earlier today by Gov. Greg Abbott.


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Spring ISD extends school closures until further notice

Spring ISD officials announce district facilities will remain closed until further notice following an executive order issued earlier today by Gov. Greg Abbott.

With local funding on the line, Houston's census advocates navigate coronavirus challenges

An undercount in the Houston area could affect federal aid allocations and congressional representation.



Harris County stay-at-home order extended until April 30; some nonviolent inmates to be released from county jail

The order requires Harris County residents to stay home and avoid nonessential travel.


Houston economist predicts more than 150,000 job losses this year due to coronavirus

While sectors that are considered nonessential and cannot deliver their goods and services remotely are most at risk, the economist said all jobs are on the line if the shutdown continues after May.


'Now is the time to redouble our efforts': Abbott issues executive order for state on COVID-19 extending school closures, clarifying essential services

Gov. Greg Abbott updated Texans and issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during a March 31 afternoon press conference.


Howard Hughes Corp. announces Press Waffle Co. will open in Creekside Park West

Press Waffle Co. has been announced for Creekside Park West later this summer.



Lone Star College campuses closed until April 30

Lone Star College's updated spring semester includes keeping campuses closed until April 30.


Q&A: Federal Reserve business economist discusses the energy industry's 2020 outlook

The industry is contending with effects of the coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty in the oil market following a steep price drop in March.


Hidalgo: Extension of stay-at-home order not a matter of 'if,' but 'how long'

The order was set to expire April 3 but will be extended as cases of COVID-19 spike in the county.


Coronavirus case updates: Houston, Harris County combine for more than 110 new cases

Total cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Houston area continue to rise.



Champions-area Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. switches gears from producing whiskey to hand sanitizer

At 10 a.m. on March 31, the distillery will be distributing 32-ounce bottles of house-made hand sanitizer to local residents free of charge.


How Houston-area school districts are responding to coronavirus

Here are some updates from the last week on how school districts across the Greater Houston area are adapting during the coronavirus outbreak.


Going virtual: Cooking classes, story times, wildlife encounters to break cabin fever in Spring, Klein

Whether families want to learn more about wildlife, brush up on cooking skills or take up yoga, several Spring and Klein business and nonprofits are offering free, online ways to break up the monotony of quarantine.


Coronavirus causes layoffs for Texas Central’s high-speed rail project

Texas Central officials announced multiple employees would be laid off March 27 in the wake of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak.



Lone Star College loans ventilators, protective supplies to area hospitals

Lone Star College-Kingwood has loaned medical supplies to area hospitals to combat coronavirus.


METRO reduces Park & Ride service, closes HOV lanes; two employees test positive for COVID-19

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County suspended all Park & Ride routes except those serving the Texas Medical Center, effective March 30.


Here is the latest on news on stay-at-home orders across the Greater Houston area

As counties and cities across the region issue shelter-in-place orders to combat the spread of the coronavirus, find out more information on what they mean for your community in the stories below.


Houston-area musicians go virtual to play for fans amid coronavirus cancellations of live shows

As non-essential businesses like bars and music venues are forced to close due to coronavirus concerns, musicians find themselves performing for audiences behind computer screens and asking for virtual tips.



Q&A: U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady discusses the passage of the CARES Act

The stimulus package passed through Congress this week and was expected to be signed by President Donald Trump on March 27.


Local Spring, Klein farms see decrease in demand from restaurant clientele, increase in customer spending

Here's how local farms are responding to the recent coronavirus outbreak.


Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.


Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.



DATA: Cases, recovery rates and death rates for COVID-19 in the Greater Houston area

A total of 441 cases of coronavirus have been identified in the Greater Houston area as of March 26.


Klein ISD will not administer STAAR testing in the 2019-20 school year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements for the state in a March 16 announcement.