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Homes in Tomball, Magnolia selling faster despite pandemic, housing shortage

Homes are selling faster year over year in Tomball and Magnolia with fewer homes on the market as the region rides out the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the Houston Association of Realtors.


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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Tomball ISD elementary school, agricultural science project center to open in August

Two projects from Tomball ISD's bond referendum in 2017 are slated to wrap up in August with additional facilities complete by summer 2021.


Harris County coronavirus count: 1,535 new cases, six deaths confirmed July 7

See the latest data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Harris County.



4 Houston-area pastors take steps urging racial unity across region

"We wanted to unite as many pastors as possible around some basic common denominators that we felt like could make a real impact in our city and move some things forward in the area of racial injustice in our city," said Jason Shepperd, the lead pastor of Church Project in The Woodlands.


Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.


Museum scales back reopening, bar owners react to second shutdown and more: Houston-area business, community news

Read the latest news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.


Montgomery County reports slight decrease in active coronavirus cases July 7

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County increased by 104 from 2,550 on July 6 to 2,654 on July 7.



Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals rank in top 10 in the nation

Six of the top 10 hospitals in the Houston area are part of the Memorial Hermann Health System.


Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.


DATA: Average home sales prices up in Tomball, down in Magnolia year over year

The largest number of home sales took place in Tomball ZIP code 77375 in both the 12 months spanning June 2018-May 2019 and June 2019-May 2020.


New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.



Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.


Mera Vintage Park to move in residents by August

Managed by real estate developers Sparrow Partners, the 179-unit apartment complex expects residents who are age 55 and older to move in by August.


State Fair of Texas cancels 2020 season

This is the eighth time in the fair’s 134-year history that the event has been called off.


Improvements continue along Hwy. 249 frontage road

Construction is underway on Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Phase 2D to improve traffic signals and intersections along Hwy. 249 between Antoine and Spring Cypress roads.



As Harris County hospitalizations rise, COVID-19 patients now take up more than 40% of ICU beds

COVID-19 patients now make up an estimated 43.4% of ICU patients in Harris County hospitals, up from 38.1% on July 3 and 25.5% on June 22.


DATA: More than 80,000 Harris County residents cast ballots in the first week of early voting

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff election began June 29 after Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the original date due to the coronavirus pandemic.


More than 11,600 ballots cast in Montgomery County through first 5 days of early voting for July 14 runoff

More than 8,500 Republicans and 3,100 Democrats voted early through July 5.


In Montgomery County, ‘individual liberties’ a sticking point amid public health crisis

The county's sheriff's department said it will not enforce Abbott's latest order, which mandates face masks in public.



Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Texans remain focused on the coronavirus pandemic and are less optimistic about returning the state to normal quickly, according to polling by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.


Montgomery County adds 101 active COVID-19 cases, 96 recoveries over Independence Day weekend

The county's active COVID-19 case count and recovery total reached a new high July 6.


Construction wraps up on Broadstone Vintage Park

Developed by property management company Alliance Residential, the 386-unit apartment complex offers one- to three-bedroom floor plan options and has an expected move-in date for residents in July.


Texas agriculture commissioner joins voices calling for reopening of tasting rooms, taprooms

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said demand from distilleries and breweries provides an important revenue stream to the state's farmers.



Annual Tomball Night, Parade of Lights canceled due to health concerns

The event has been canceled to maintain safety and prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Right-turn lane planned at Hufsmith, Kuykendahl roads

Harris County Precinct 4 is planning to add a right-turn lane on Hufsmith Road at Kuykendahl Road.