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After 80 years in Tomball, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 hits hard times

According to Post 2427 Quartermaster Fred Kelly, the organization finds itself in a tight spot following a slew of event cancellations.


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Community honors legacy of Dr. Norman Graham, Tomball’s 'father of medicine'

“Good, quality health care—that was my dad's mission in life," said Leif Graham, Dr. Graham's son.


Montgomery County makes progress on backlog; school districts begin reporting cases: Five COVID-19 updates the week of Sept. 15-21

Of the county's total cases, 50 have reportedly come from the Joe Corley Detention Center and 207 from the Montgomery County Processing Center.



Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.


Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.


Free COVID-19 testing at Texas Renaissance Festival and more Houston-area news

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




Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.


New owners take over Tune Up: The Manly Salon locations in Champions, Northpointe

Rachael and Michael Worthen and Jackie and Scott Qaulley took ownership of two Tune Up: The Manly Salon franchise locations in the North Houston area effective Aug. 10.


Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library now offering drive-thru services

Drive-thru services will operate by appointment only Mon.-Thu. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fri. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Montgomery County to begin including antigen positive cases in COVID-19 daily reports

Antigen cases will now be included in total case counts. However, a breakdown of antigen versus PCR cases will be available.



Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.



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.


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.


The show must go on: Magnolia ISD to hold 36th annual livestock show Sept. 18-19

The 2020 Magnolia ISD Livestock Show will take place in the Magnolia High School agriculture barn and be livestreamed on Facebook on Sept. 18 starting at 8 a.m. with the final show at 4:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to the final live auction event at 6 p.m.




Wing of Fire eatery and bar now open on FM 1488 in Magnolia

Located at 18423 FM 1488, Ste. B, Magnolia, the restaurant specializes in chicken wings and offers a full bar.


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.


OZ Bridal catering to the 'Southern bride' now open in Old Town Tomball

OZ Bridal features dresses by Nashville designer Olia Zavozina exclusively.



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.


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.