ROUNDUP: The Woodlands, Spring welcome new soccer club, design firm and more this year

Several businesses recently announced launches, expected openings or closings around The Woodlands area.




State officials call on Harris County to halt plan to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters

A plan to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters in Harris County prior to the November election has drawn the attention of the Texas secretary of state's office.


St. Luke's-The Woodlands Hospital marks opening of Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

The collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine is an extention of the cancer center's Texas Medical Center location.


Texas Medical Center updates: ICU use drops to mid-June levels; COVID-19 cancer study gets underway

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped by 23% at Texas Medical Center hospitals as compared to a week ago.


Texas Home School Coalition: Statewide public school withdrawals skyrocket ahead of 2020-21 school year

In July 2019, THSC processed 201 withdrawals; in July 2020, the organization processed 3,114—almost as many withdrawals as were processed in the entire 2019 calendar year.



Q&A: What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, and how is it related to COVID-19?

As of Aug. 20, the CDC reports 695 confirmed cases of MIS-C across 42 states, New York City and Washington D.C., 11 of which have resulted in death. Of those confirmed cases, 99% also tested positive for SARS CoV-2.


Great Expectations Spa announces October opening

The mobile spa services pregnant women in all trimesters in the comfort of their own homes.


Entergy rolls back outage plans across Montgomery County

Entergy Texas said it has taken steps to improve the stability of its energy grid to prevent planned outages.


Remember the Alamo through virtual tours

Tickets for virtual tours begin at $10 and will be conducted by a staff member in real time.



Harris County coronavirus count: 593 cases, 18 deaths confirmed Aug. 27

The daily new case total was below 600 for the second time in August.


Texas school districts will soon begin reporting campus-level COVID-19 data to the state

The form will require districts to disclose what campuses have been affected by a positive test.


Thousands of Entergy customers experiencing outages in Montgomery County

Brownouts are being held in order to prevent a larger, extended blackout.


How Houstonians can help after Hurricane Laura

A variety of organizations on both sides of the Texas-Louisiana border are working to provide aid in this time of need.



San Jacinto River Authority presents pumping rate update to The Woodlands board of directors

The SJRA updated the board on a variety of issues, including pumping rates and subsidence.


Pepperoni's to open first franchise pizzeria in Spring

The Houston-area restaurant plans to launch its first location north of I-10 in September.



As Hurricane Laura looms, Texas Flood Registry details physical, mental toll of storms

Almost two thirds of respondents reported at least one physical health symptom due to Hurricane Harvey.



TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: Robinson Road widening at I-45 to wrap up in early fall

The project will improve I-45 frontage road access at Woodlands Parkway and Robinson Road as well as widening Robinson at Patsy Lane to four lanes.


Montgomery County reports 4 deaths related to COVID-19 on Aug. 26; active cases increase 12%

The county's active case count rose by 150 on Aug. 26, and 247 new cases were added to the county's cumulative count.



Harris County invests another $17 million as November election plan takes form

The Harris County Clerk's Office announced it will send mail ballot applications to all registered voters in the county.