10:19 AM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

Conroe ISD considers adopting tax rate of $1.2125 for FY 2020-21

The next board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18, when there will be a public hearing before the board adopts its tax rate and budget.


Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall anticipated for September

The Amazon retail location will offer popular items from its online marketplace.


BREAKING: Tomball ISD delays school year start to Sept. 8 for all students

“This calendar is recommending that all students begin on Sept. 8. No virtual or face-to-face [learning] before that. At that point families would have the option for what they chose," Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said.



Katy's American Furniture Warehouse opens, 20 jobs coming to Tomball via JDR Cable Systems: News from Houston

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


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

According to the announcement, all 2020 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown season passes and pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the 2021 season.


Montgomery County reports 2 deaths related to COVID-19 on Aug. 4; recoveries continue to rise

Active cases fell by 82 on Aug. 4 while recoveries rose by 186, according to the county public health district.


Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.



Montgomery County accepting bids for Rayford Road improvement plan

The project is anticipated to begin work later this fall and will take a year to complete.


Harris County announces evening testing hours, faster turnaround on COVID-19 tests

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward.


Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


Harris County Pets announces free adoption days in August

As part of a national initiative to clear animal shelters, Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions for spayed or neutered and heartworm-positive pets.



U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.




Montgomery County's active coronavirus cases continue slow drop; 69th death reported Aug. 3

A hospitalized man in his 20s with no comorbidities has died.




Registration open for 11 YMCA locations offering virtual learning centers to help working families this fall

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release.


Spring-based Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep Services sees change in ownership

The business offers in-home and online tutoring, as well as test preparation services for students in grades K-12.


Texas Medical Center ICU capacity returns to Phase 1 levels as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline

The Texas Medical Center has fewer patients in intensive care units as of Aug. 2.



Cinepolis The Woodlands movie theater officially reopens with discounted classics

The theater reopened July 31 after being closed for more than four months.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


Lone Star College delays in-person class meetings to September

In-person and hybrid courses will begin meeting Sept. 8 after initially being scheduled for Aug. 24.


Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.