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Q&A: SHSU professor discusses senior population risks and COVID-19 response

Walkley said she hopes the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to a broader national discussion about senior needs and long-term care.


Dawn Milne CPA relocates in Tomball

Dawne Milne CPA moved next door in late February to 25298 FM 2978, Tomball, from 25302 FM 2978.



Longer school days and more: Top stories from this week in Houston

Read the most popular stories covering the Greater Houston area from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.


Greater Houston area sees record-breaking unemployment rate in April at 14.2%

The previous high for the Greater Houston area's unemployment rate was set in January 2010 at 8.7%.


Harris County unanimously votes to increase homestead exemptions for seniors, the disabled

Harris County homeowners who are age 65 or older or who have disabilities can expect property tax relief this year in the form of expanded property tax exemptions.


2 new COVID-19 deaths, 26 recoveries reported in Montgomery County May 22

The deaths reported May 22 include two women in their 70s from Conroe and Montgomery.



As coronavirus among Montgomery County’s seniors rise, statewide efforts to test nursing homes unclear

A recent state order requires 100% of nursing home staff and employees to be tested.


LIST: What is open, closed in Texas and how businesses can operate

Texas openings are staggered with different opening dates and operating limits.


Texas Medical Center reports continued week-over-week increases in COVID discharges, deaths; hospitalizations, ICU numbers remain steady

Texas Medical Center has seen nearly a 26% increase in COVID-19 discharges over the past few weeks.


Amira adds 130 acres to master-planned community on Mueschke Road

Amira, a master-planned community in Tomball, is adding 113 acres of property to its development at 20508 Mueschke Road, Tomball.



Texas to test all state hospitals, supported living centers for COVID-19

All patients, residents and staff at Texas' 23 state hospitals and supported living centers will be tested for coronavirus regardless of symptoms or exposure.


Budget cuts slated for Texas state agencies, higher education institutions in 2020-21 biennium

Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Harris County coronavirus count: 188 new cases, 141 recoveries and six deaths confirmed May 21

Active cases of COVID-19 came in at 6,012 in Harris County as of May 21, up from 5,208 one week ago on May 14. However, the total number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have remained flat over that time.




As hurricane season nears, Harris County reworks flood bond plans

The district is creating locally funded, watershed-spanning implementation plans in Halls Bayou after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not approve federal funding.


Lone Star Flight Museum reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

The museum will reopen Saturday, May 23 with a celebration.


Dentists, optometrists in Tomball and Magnolia ease back into seeing patients

After having to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, dentists and optometrists are starting to see their patients again.


Meat shortages put strain on North Houston meat shops, restaurants

Meat product shortages and frequent price changes from meat processing plants across the country remain a challenge for local-area providers and restaurants.



Gov. Abbott removes late-fee barrier for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission license, permit renewal

Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to waive the late fee for license and permit renewals that have lapsed since March 13, according to a May 20 press release.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extends 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order, releases worker protection guidelines

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the extension of the county's "Stay Home, Work Safe" order and released worker guidelines for the retail and construction industries during a press conference May 21.



Harris County coronavirus count: 236 new cases brings case total above 10,000

Of the 10,095 known cases, a total of 5,971 are considered active, while another 3,914 have recovered and 210 have died, according to county data.



METRO sales tax revenue could see over $100 million hit in fiscal year 2020-21

The agency expects to use at least $180 million in CARES Act grant funds to cover revenue losses.


State, federal officials offer resources, advice for Texas small business owners

“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.