4:58 PM Jul 16, 2020 CDT

Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Department to host virtual community events July 26-31

Virtual events include cooking and fitness classes as well as bingo, trivia and performances from local musicians and dancers.



Houston Restaurant Weeks returns with new takeout, delivery options in 2020

Participating eateries will offer special menus and donate $1 from each meal to the Houston Food Bank.



Metrostudy: ‘We didn’t see the drop off of home starts’ in Houston area during COVID-19

However, whether home starts and new home sales will continue this performance throughout 2020 depends on a few factors such as interest rates and oil prices.



Fort Bend County July 15 coronavirus update: 73 new cases, 2 new deaths

The new cases bring the total coronavirus case count countywide to 5,284.


Teachers, parents express concern about what 2020-21 could hold for Houston-area schools

As school districts throughout the Greater Houston area begin to release details about what in-person and virtual learning options will look like in the fall, questions remain for local parents and educators.



Houston Museum of Natural Science names new director for HMNS—Sugar Land, George Observatory

Kavita Self is the new director of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and the George Observatory in Needville.


Gov. Abbott: Texas Education Agency to extend online learning option for school districts in 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts may be able to continue online learning for longer than three weeks, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.


UPDATED: Target, CVS, join major retailers in issuing face covering requirements

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.


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.



Fort Bend County July 14 coronavirus data shows 196 new cases

Recoveries increased day over day by 30 for a total of 1,865 in the county. Two new deaths were also reported for a total of 65.


July 14 primary runoff: Fort Bend County Democratic, Republican parties announce winners of county races

Here are the results from six races in Fort Bend County including county sheriff, county attorney and state Rep. District 26.


UPDATE: Nehls claims spot on Nov. 3 ballot as Republican candidate in US Congress District 22 race

The Republican runoff winner will face Sri Preston Kulkarni, who received the majority of votes on the Democratic ticket in the March 3 primary election, on the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot.




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.


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.


Fort Bend ISD to begin 2020-21 school year online, phase in face-to-face learning

Superintendent Charles Dupre said the reasoning for this decision was twofold: first, to protect the health and safety of students and staff, and second, to get students and teachers acclimated to online learning in the event that schools close during the year because of the coronavirus.


Fort Bend County increases COVID-19 threat level from moderate to high risk

“If you don’t need to go out, please don’t go out,” County Judge KP George said.



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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Fort Bend County COVID-19 cases surpass 5,000, per July 13 data

Hospitals’ intensive care beds are 92.6% occupied, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.


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.