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The Woodlands Children's Museum dials back reopening in light of rising regional COVID-19 cases

Less than a month after it reopened for limited public hours, The Woodlands Children's Museum has returned to being closed for most in-person activities.


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UPDATED: Lakes Edge, Riva Row boat houses temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Several businesses and facilities in The Woodlands area have been temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19.


As Harris County hospitalizations rise, COVID-19 patients now take up more than 40% of ICU beds

COVID-19 patients now make up an estimated 43.4% of ICU patients in Harris County hospitals, up from 38.1% on July 3 and 25.5% on June 22.



DATA: More than 80,000 Harris County residents cast ballots in the first week of early voting

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff election began June 29 after Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the original date due to the coronavirus pandemic.



In Montgomery County, ‘individual liberties’ a sticking point amid public health crisis

The county's sheriff's department said it will not enforce Abbott's latest order, which mandates face masks in public.


Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Texans remain focused on the coronavirus pandemic and are less optimistic about returning the state to normal quickly, according to polling by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.



Montgomery County adds 101 active COVID-19 cases, 96 recoveries over Independence Day weekend

The county's active COVID-19 case count and recovery total reached a new high July 6.


Texas Agriculture Commissioner joins voices calling for reopening of tasting rooms, taprooms

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said demand from distilleries and breweries provides an important revenue stream to the state's farmers.


India Bazaar of The Woodlands opens on Sawdust Road

A new Indian, Pakistani and Arab grocery store opened on Sawdust road in mid-June.


Right-turn lane planned at Hufsmith, Kuykendahl roads

Harris County Precinct 4 is planning to add a right-turn lane on Hufsmith Road at Kuykendahl Road.



Harris County coronavirus count: 2,489 new cases, 13 deaths confirmed over holiday weekend July 3-5

Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hit all-time highs in Harris County on July 5.


Student-led Food Drive Initiative donates 10,000 pounds of food to Montgomery County Food Bank

A local student-led nonprofit has been hosting food drives and donation campaigns to help the Montgomery County Food Bank.


Row House now open in The Woodlands at Hughes Landing

The rowing workout studio opened at Two Lakes Edge in May.


'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.



Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive CEO talks commercial real estate, essential business operations amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has franchise locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.


Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.


Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.


Boardwalk at Town Center announces completion of building, apartment renovations

The 450-unit property's interior and exterior renovations had been in progress since fall 2018.




Harris County coronavirus count: 1,249 cases, three deaths confirmed July 2

The city of Houston reported the 14-day moving average for testing positivity was at 24.8% as of June 28, up from 15.4% on June 1.


Montgomery County COVID-19 testing voucher program registration now available online

Residents may be approved for free testing vouchers after completing an informational form through the county health or hospital district websites.


Here’s how to celebrate Fourth of July across the Greater Houston area

Several Houston-area cities are still planning fireworks shows with drive-in or virtual components this Fourth of July.



3 Houston-area amusement properties will be open Fourth of July weekend

The Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Downtown Aquarium Houston are offering a joint weekend adventure pass for $29.99.


Conroe-based company made unusable COVID-19 test supplies using $10-million FEMA grant

About one month after receiving the grant, the company ceased production, leaving behind millions of unusable products and little trace of the company’s existence.