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UTMB experts say COVID-19 airborne transmission is responsible for rapid spread; virus lasts more than 12 hours in air

Two infectious disease experts from the Bay Area gave an update on the coronavirus and current research efforts July 14.


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DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for July 14

Since July 13, data shows the Spring and Klein area reported 153 recoveries–the area's first decrease in active cases thus far in the month of July.


Texas Renaissance Festival to offer limited number of date-specific tickets July 18; face masks encouraged during 46th season

Should the festival season be canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, all tickets will be honored for the 2021 festival season, or guests may request a refund, according to festival information.




HARRIS COUNTY ELECTION UPDATES: All voting centers fully closed, no lines remain as of 9 p.m.

Along with 150,000 ballots cast throughout the two-week early voting process, total voter turnout broke records for primary runoffs in the county.


ELECTION RESULTS: Joe Danna maintains lead in Republican primary for Harris County sheriff with 93 of 109 voting centers reporting

Two candidates faced each other in the July 14 primary run off for the Republican spot on the November ballot for Harris County sheriff.




Federal unemployment payments of $600 per week end July 25

While the added $600 federal unemployment benefits will end, Texans are still eligible for other forms of relief.


Raising Cane's coming soon to Vintage Park shopping center

The location is scheduled to open later this year.


Klein ISD to hold elections for trustee Positions 1 and 2 in November

Prospective candidates can file to appear on the ballot from July 20-August 17.


Improvements along Hwy. 6, FM 1960 corridor continue

Construction is underway on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Phase 2F to improve intersections and modify signals along Hwy. 6 between West Little York and West roads and on FM 1960 between Fallbrook and Kenswick drives.



Disease expert discusses ongoing pandemic and nearing school year

Dr. Steven H. Kelder recently answered several questions for Community Impact Newspaper regarding COVID-19; trends in cases statewide; and important considerations for parents, students and educators as the 2020-21 school year approaches.


'Community Impact Newspaper' seeks feedback and more Houston-area business, community news

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Harris County coronavirus count: 2,001 cases, 8 deaths confirmed July 13

Public health officials in Houston and Harris County reported that 2,001 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed July 13, a new single-day record for the county.


DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for July 13

The nine ZIP codes within the Spring and Klein area reported 123 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend since July 10.



Houston school districts assess digital divide amid virtual learning preparations for 2020-21 school year

Access to digitial devices and at-home internet will be critical as virtual learning becomes the new norm for many students in the upcoming school year.


Interfaith prepares for contactless school supply drive

Interfaith of The Woodlands hopes to raise supplies for around 2,000 area students.


Department of Defense task forces deployed to help Texas combat COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 13 the U.S. Department of Defense would provide more resources to Texas to combat the rise of COVID-19.


ROUNDUP: 8 businesses recently opened, coming soon or relocating to Old Town Spring

Twisted Sisters Nutrition Shack, Excalibur Brewing and Golden Gypsies are just a few of the businesses that have recently opened in, are coming soon to or are relocating to Old Town Spring.



'Community Impact' now seeking feedback from parents, teachers regarding 2020-21 school year

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Harris County now accepting applications for $30M small-business assistance program

Harris County businesses with fewer than 30 employees may apply for funding through July 24.


See how many Harris County residents voted early in the July 14 primary runoff election

About 46% of Harris County voters cast mail-in ballots during the early voting period.


DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein

The Spring and Klein area has seen an increase of 18 confirmed, active coronavirus cases since July 9.



Harris County coronavirus count: After three weeks of surging cases, death toll starts to rise

The seven-day rolling average of deaths per day in Harris County has increased from 3.86 on July 8 to 8.29 on July 12.