8:18 PM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.



Montgomery County adds 5 deaths related to COVID-19 Aug. 5; recoveries pass 4,000

The county's active case count fell by more than 6%, and more than 200 clinical recoveries were reported.



UPDATED: TxDOT celebrates virtual ribbon cutting for Hwy. 249 Segment 1A

Although the road will be tolled, tolls will not be collected on Segment 1A until later this fall, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.


State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


TISD families get second chance to select instructional method; some UIL activities to resume Aug. 6

Tomball ISD is giving families an opportunity to adjust their preferred method of instruction for the fall.


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.



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.


FM 2978 widening will not fully finish until 2022

Nearby residents, businesses and commuters will have to endure an extra year of construction along FM 2978, as the four-year widening project will not be completed until 2022, according to mid-July information from the Texas Department of Transportation.


UPDATED: JDR Cable Systems Inc. US headquarters to bring new jobs to Tomball

In two years, 20 new jobs will be added to the new U.S. headquarters coming to Tomball.


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.


Texas Railroading Heritage Museum no longer coming to Tomball after five years in the works

The Texas Railroading Heritage Museum had been slated to relocate to Tomball since 2015 when city council members then approved a contract with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society to relocate its museum to Tomball, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.



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.