5:10 PM Aug 6, 2020 CDT

DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 6

This number has increased by 92 cases since July 31 and includes 1,290 active cases, 2,293 recoveries and 39 deaths.


Northwest Assistance Ministries now accepting online applications for rental, mortgage assistance

According to the release, NAM officials will randomly select 100 applicants every Thursday afternoon from the correctly completed online applications and contact those individuals to schedule an appointment.


Spring ISD to distribute Chromebooks to students Aug. 6-14

Chromebooks will be distributed to high school students Aug. 6-7, to middle school students Aug. 10-11 and to elementary school students Aug. 13-14.



As local districts delay in-person start dates, parents and teachers call remote learning a 'tough' but flexible alternative

FROM THE COVER: Despite not all residents being in favor of pursuing virtual education in the upcoming school year, state and local leaders have released guidance for school districts to implement online learning in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus in schools.


Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.



DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 5

This number has increased by 74 cases since Aug. 4 and includes 1,264 active cases, 2,228 recoveries and 38 deaths.



State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


Religious private schools in Spring, Klein see renewed interest ahead of 2020-21 school year

Local religious private schools, including Frassati Catholic High School and Northland Christian School, will begin the fall semester with in-person instruction Aug. 12; Providence Classical School will begin the school year with in-person instruction Aug. 24.


Construction continues on Riley Fuzzel Road expansion

The project will also realign the road at West Hardy Street to incorporate a four-way intersection and close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street to accommodate a new railroad crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road.


Katy's American Furniture Warehouse opens, 20 jobs coming to Tomball via JDR Cable Systems: News from Houston

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



Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

According to the announcement, all 2020 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown season passes and pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the 2021 season.


Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.


DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 4

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes has increased by 119 cases since July Aug. 3.


Harris County announces evening testing hours, faster turnaround on COVID-19 tests

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward.



Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


Harris County Pets announces free adoption days in August

As part of a national initiative to clear animal shelters, Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions for spayed or neutered and heartworm-positive pets.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.


Here’s how to register a new Cy-Fair ISD student for the 2020-21 school year

The district's enrollment process allows parents to register their children online.



Louetta Automotive opens 12th Greater Houston-area location on Spring Cypress Road

The new location is managed by Houston resident Bruce Zacaria, who has more than two decades of experience in the industry.


Cypress Station Drive, Hollow Tree Lane intersection improvements remain on hold

The project was initiated in November, and according to Pamela Rocchi, the director of Harris County Precinct 4’s Capital Improvement Projects Division, 30 construction days remain for the project’s completion following the resolution.