4:34 PM Jul 6, 2020 CDT

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.


Harris County coronavirus count: 2,489 new cases, 13 deaths confirmed over holiday weekend July 3-5

Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hit all-time highs in Harris County on July 5.



GUIDE: 7 simple home projects to consider with more time at home

AJ Mass, an interior designer with Floors and Beyond in Tomball, shared what small projects can be done to help spruce up a home.


'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.


Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive franchise development director talks commercial real estate amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.


Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.



Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.



Harris County coronavirus count: 1,249 cases, three deaths confirmed July 2

The city of Houston reported the 14-day moving average for testing positivity was at 24.8% as of June 28, up from 15.4% on June 1.


Montgomery County COVID-19 testing voucher program registration now available online

Residents may be approved for free testing vouchers after completing an informational form through the county health or hospital district websites.



Dynamo Dash Youth soccer to be offered at Broussard Park this fall

Children born between 2002 and 2017 can register for the program.


Here’s how to celebrate Fourth of July across the Greater Houston area

Several Houston-area cities are still planning fireworks shows with drive-in or virtual components this Fourth of July.


3 Houston-area amusement properties will be open Fourth of July weekend

The Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Downtown Aquarium Houston are offering a joint weekend adventure pass for $29.99.


Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."



ROUNDUP: FM 2978 construction to partially wrap up in third quarter, Hufsmith-Kohrville widening slated

One segment of the widening construction on FM 2978 is slated to be complete in the third quarter of 2020 while the next widening project on part of Hufsmith-Kohrville Road is slated to go out for construction bids in the third quarter.


Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.


Montgomery County Memorial Library System launches temporary online library card system

The new online access card will give residents access to e-book, magazines, movies and more.


Harris County coronavirus count: 1,437 new cases confirmed July 1 as Texas Medical Center pushes into ICU surge capacity

The daily total, the third highest in the county's history, came as Texas confirmed a total of 8,076 new cases overall, a new high for the state.