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Six months in, Houston-area apartment rents still feeling COVID-19 squeeze

Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.

Expansion of Independence Boulevard Segment 2 completed in Missouri City

The roadway is now open, and city officials said motorists will experience an easier commute and fewer traffic delays in the area.

To meet their learning needs, some Fort Bend ISD special education students return to campus

While the majority of Fort Bend ISD students began the 2020-21 school year online, the district welcomed some students who receive special education services back to campuses Aug. 24.

Get a cup of joe: Coffee shops now open, coming soon in the Houston area

Read about coffee shops nearby in the Houston area.

See how Houston-area school districts compare with in-person, virtual learning participation

In-person attendance rates range from 34%-85% in school districts around the Greater Houston area.

DATA: Fort Bend County records 250 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 4-10, more local coronavirus updates

For the first time since May, Fort Bend County hospitals see ICU patient numbers in the single digits.

Online instruction reveals challenges, inequities, learning gaps in Fort Bend ISD

FBISD Superintendent Charles Dupre said district officials believe it will take two years to remedy the learning loss that happened when school closed for nine weeks at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

KIPP Texas Public Schools plans to open new Sugar Land campus, begins school year virtually

The new campus, which will house to separate school, is home to the KIPP Journey program.

Rudy's Bar-B-Que to open in Conroe and more Houston-area news

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

Plano-based JCPenney expected to sell to Simon and Brookfield for $1.75B

JCPenney is expected to enter into a $1.75 billion sale agreement with commercial real estate companies Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners.

Missouri City City Council presents survey results, proposes priorities for COVID-19 aid spending

With its $4.1 million of CARES Act funding, Missouri City is proposing a small business grant program and a mortgage, rental and utilities assistance program.

Houston-area home sales continue to outperform 2019 for third-straight month

Houston's housing market continued to see more sales growth in August, but the inventory has reached its lowest level in five years.

What Houston renters need to know about the new CDC eviction moratorium

The moratorium does not take effect automatically. Here is how to make sure you are protected if you are facing eviction.

Sugar Land drivers warned of delays as traffic lights on Hwy. 6 see repairs Sept. 9-10

During the repairs, the two traffic signals will be out of operation, which could cause delays for motorists, according to the city.

Luby's to dissolve company, sell restaurants; locations remain open for now

The family restaurant chain has 60 locations in Texas and first opened in 1947.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center accepting blood, raising awareness for childhood cancer through September

Blood donated to the center serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions.

Learning gaps due to online learning will disproportionately affect low-income students, expert says

Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Houston-based nonprofit Children at Risk, said while the challenges of online learning will affect all students, those from low-income families are at a higher risk of falling behind.

1101 Southern Kitchen to open in Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

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

In-N-Out Burger opens in Willowbrook and more Houston news

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Fort Bend County sees nearly 75% decline in new coronavirus cases reported week over week

The county reported 291 new coronavirus cases Aug. 28-Sept. 3, compared to 1,102 the week prior.