1:20 PM Jul 28, 2020 CDT

Deadline extended for program providing grocery help for Texas families

Families have until Aug. 21 to apply for the program that provides a one-time payment of $285 per child to help those who lost access to free and reduced-priced meals when schools closed.


Brazilian Joe's to permanently close food truck, restaurant on Kuykendahl Road

According to a July 28 Facebook post, the Brazilian-American eatery’s last day of business will be July 30 from 4-8 p.m.


Katy Rice Festival to be held virtually, MOD Pizza to open in New Caney: News from Houston metro

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



SNAP recipients can receive up to $30 match on produce at six Houston-area farmers markets 

Six area farmer's markets are allowing SNAP customers to double their spending power.


Harris County coronavirus count: Testing positivity rate declines; officials say bigger drop-off is needed

Harris County has confirmed an average of 1,300 new COVID-19 cases each day for the past seven days, according to public health data, but various gauges of the testing positivity rate in the Houston area show that a smaller percentage of people being tested have been testing positive.


Gov. Greg Abbott waives grade promotion requirement for STAAR testing for middle school students

While students will still receive an A-F rating, the test will no longer determine whether they can graduate.


Houston's Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down, though deaths remain up

Texas Medical Center has a ways to go before it is out of the woods, but some key COVID-19 metrics are showing signs of improvement.



DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for July 27

The humber of confirmed coronavirus cases across nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes has increased by 47 cases since July 26.


Klein ISD ninth-graders now able to receive tablets for 2020-21 school year

Incoming Klein ISD ninth-graders will have the opportunity to exchange their loaned Chromebooks for a tablet computer in a curbside Freshman Tech Swap event that will take place at their designated high school July 29-31.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.


I-45, Woodridge Village, COVID-19: July 28 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting preview

Harris County commissioners have a packed agenda to discuss at a July 28 meeting.



Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”


DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for July 26

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes has increased by 85 cases over the weekend since Friday, July 24.


Face masks, school lunches and 5 other things Cy-Fair ISD parents should know about the 2020-21 school year

Parents are now able to let Cy-Fair ISD know whether they plan to send their children back to campuses or have them learn from home this fall.






DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for July 24

As of today, the 77373 and 77066 ZIP codes reported two deaths, raising the total death toll in each ZIP code to 12 and 2, respectively.



Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


ROUNDUP: 5 businesses that have recently closed or are closing in Spring, Klein

Sur La Table, J. Jill and Kiera's Dance Boutique are just a few of the Spring- and Klein-area businesses that have recently closed or are planning to close soon.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Harris County orders all public schools, nonreligious private schools to stay closed until Sept. 8

The start of in-person instruction may be delayed further based on public health conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic.