10:43 PM Sep 16, 2020 CDT

Newly formed corporation could divert Harris County toll road revenue to non-mobility projects

A new limited government corporation formed by Harris County Sept. 15 could result in surplus revenue from the Harris County Toll Road Authority going to other county needs outside of the realm of transportation and mobility.


Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.


Conroe ISD trustees approve remote learning plan, 2020-21 tax rate

Conroe ISD's fiscal year 2020-21 tax rate, which represents a 1.42% decrease over the district's current rate, was unanimously approved by the board of trustees during its regular meeting Sept. 15.



Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



Conroe ISD's student-led Teach 2 Learn aims to inspire career-focused passion

Teach 2 Learn offers younger Conroe ISD students career- and interest-specific workshops with older mentors outside a traditional class setting.


The Woodlands-area school districts work to support students’ mental, emotional health

Schools and community members said they are working to ensure adequate resources are available for students’ mental and social well-being.



The Woodlands Township, neighboring cities pass FY 2020-21 budgets after gauging coronavirus effects

Among the cuts, The Woodlands Township is holding back on several new administrative positions in its fire department to save $285,000, and it is postponing discussions of a possible new arts center until hotel tax revenue improves.


Hidalgo: Harris County trending toward COVID-19 threat level downgrade

Harris County has been at the highest possible COVID-19 threat level since late June, but the data related to the number of new cases per day, hospitalizations and testing positivity mean the threat level could be downgraded in the near future, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Sept. 15.


A breakdown of data and demographics for students and teachers in Conroe ISD

The Texas Education Agency compiles information about campuses in each public school district each academic year, including enrollment and demographics. Normally, it also includes results from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests, but those were not held this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Rising property values help reduce tax rates for Conroe, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs

Increases in the tax base mean tax rates are not expected to increase in Conroe, Tomball or Magnolia ISDs in fiscal year 2020-21, according to their proposed budgets.



The Woodlands Parks and Recreation launches first 'Rocket League' esports tournament

The tournament requires advance registration, and prizes will be awarded to the top two competitors in each division.


Tamina nonprofit Children's Books on Wheels to host dance party fundraiser

The BYOB October event features dancing and live music, and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit and help the Tamina community.


The Woodlands area private schools reopen with focus on smaller, in-person classes

While local school districts pushed the start of in-person learning back to September, officials from several private schools said the demand for on-campus instruction prompted their decisions to offer traditional classes from the start of the school year.


Harris County resumes in-person jury duty

In-person jury trials have largely been on hold since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.



The Tailored Teacher in Spring, The Woodlands areas offers support for students during coronavirus pandemic

In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Tailored Teacher has expanded to help all students cope with the uncharted waters of remote learning.


Montgomery County sees rise in active COVID-19 case count, deaths Sept. 9-14; cumulative case increase includes some backlog

Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases remain active in the county, and 132 deaths related to the disease have been recorded this year.


See how salaries, enrollment compare in Conroe, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs

Compare teacher starting salaries, enrollment figures and other interesting statistics from school districts serving The Woodlands area.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.



Harris County, Houston to consider $10 million partnership on new facility for homeless individuals

A partnership is expected to move forward this week between the city of Houston and Harris County to open a new facility to help the area's homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lone Star College announces launch of video game competitions beginning Oct. 14

Lone Star College announced the launch of video game competitions through a collaboration with CSL Esports.


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.