4:07 PM Aug 7, 2020 CDT

UPDATED: Harris Co. commissioners eyeing property tax rates

This article was updated Aug. 8 to clarify that an 8% tax rate increase is not considered to be on the table by commissioners.


Five COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 7; active case count continues to fall

The county's active case count fell to its lowest level in weeks, while resident deaths continue to rise.


Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands announces Aug. 14 reopening

Cinemark announced it will begin reopening a select number of theaters across the country Aug. 14, including the Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands.



Following spring postponement, Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands with events beginning in August

The annual event will be held at several locations in The Woodlands area from August through October.


Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.


Builders partner to serve homeless population through nonprofit HomeAid Houston

Since launching in 2003, the organization has helped provide 20,000 beds for homeless individuals in the Houston area.


DATA: Here's a breakdown of the homelesss population in Montgomery County

The coalition counted 145 people on its annual count, a 51% decrease from the 298 counted in 2019.



THINGS TO DO: Food truck festival, fireworks and other outdoor activities and dates to know in The Woodlands in August and September

A number of outdoor events are planned in The Woodlands area in the next month including a food truck festival and a Sept. 11 observance.


EVENTS: Where to see live music in August and September in The Woodlands area

Live music events were scheduled for several venues in The Woodlands area in August and September, including outdoor concerts



Whiskey Cake restaurant to open in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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



Tax rate cut, future of $1.8M mounted patrols among topics at The Woodlands budget meetings

On Aug. 6, The Woodlands Township board of directors arrived at a proposed tax rate and talked about the future of $1.78 million mounted security contractors Alpha & Omega.


Shortened census timeline could shortchange Houston, its most vulnerable communities

The 2020 U.S. census response rate is already lagging behind 2010 numbers, and officials said the shortened timeline only increases the chances of an undercount.





Whiskey Cake announces The Woodlands location opening in September

The farm-to-table restaurant plans to create 90 jobs and offer familiar American meals.


Creamistry set to open at The Woodlands Mall this year

The national ice cream chain will launch in The Woodlands later this quarter, according to mall management.


Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.




Montgomery County adds 5 deaths related to COVID-19 Aug. 5; recoveries pass 4,000

The county's active case count fell by more than 6%, and more than 200 clinical recoveries were reported.


State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


MAP: Here's where to expect road work on Gosling Road through 2021 as plans move north of West Rayford Road

Work on Gosling Road isn't finished yet, and 2021 will see plans proceed for work north of West Rayford Road and over Spring Creek.


TISD families get second chance to select instructional method; some UIL activities to resume Aug. 6

Tomball ISD is giving families an opportunity to adjust their preferred method of instruction for the fall.