Cy-Fair
12:51 PM Aug 11, 2020 CDT

Program providing free towing service expands to unincorporated Harris County, handful of new cities

The program was launched in 2018 and was previously only available within Houston city limits.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Houston ISD board to vote on next step toward District of Innovation plan

The HISD board of education is expected to vote on a measure Aug. 13 allowing the district to appoint a District of Innovation committee, the next step toward formally seeking exemptions from certain state policies.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa opens first Houston-area location

After being temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the upscale salon has leased half of its 50 private suites to independent beauty professionals.



Pearland | Friendswood

Pearland Parkway construction delayed, project to go to bid in October

The bond funded Pearland Parkway traffic improvements and a traffic circle on Pearland Parkway to replace the roundabout.


Katy

Katy to move forward with Nov. 3 elections after May elections postponed due to COVID-19

The city of Katy will have elections Nov. 3 after Katy City Council originally voted to postpone the May elections due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Spring | Klein

Klein ISD moves start of school to Sept. 8

Instead of offering remote learning to all students beginning Aug. 19, the district will postpone the start of school until Sept. 8, when parents may choose to send their students to campus or learn remotely.


Conroe | Montgomery

Montgomery County confirms 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19 Aug. 10; active cases continue decreasing

Seven of the individuals had comorbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. The report on comorbidities was not available for the eighth individual.



The Woodlands

Planning in a pandemic: The Woodlands-area school districts, private schools weigh options against health concerns

School districts in The Woodlands area scrambled in July to come up with a plan for the 2020-21 school year amid changing guidelines from the Texas Education Agency


The Woodlands

July COVID-19 case surge sparks local response from The Woodlands area hospitals, Montgomery County officials

Following more than four months of rising coronavirus cases, area hospitals collaborated to handle a surge in cases in July,


Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair ISD board members plan to adopt resolution condemning racism

“Recent events in our country have brought to the forefront the disturbing issues of racism, systemic racism, discrimination, injustice and inequality, These issues go against the motto of our district: opportunity for all." -Trustee John Ogletree


Cy-Fair

Harris County coronavirus count: Percentage of COVID-19 positive ICU patients falls below 30%

The percentage has been slowly falling since reaching a high point above 50% in early July, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Public health officials in Harris County have said they want to see that number below 15%.



The Woodlands

Businesses opening or coming soon in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.


Pearland | Friendswood

DATA: A look at Brazoria County COVID-19 case count data for Aug. 7-9

COVID-19 case count data from Aug. 7-9 shows some higher case counts for Brazoria County but an overall drop in numbers since mid-July.


Tomball | Magnolia

DATA: Take a look at commercial real estate occupancy locally in July

As of late July, occupancy was up slightly from the third quarter of 2019 for office and industrial properties, while retail properties saw occupancy dip.


Tomball | Magnolia

Grab N Go Tacos lives up to its name during pandemic

“When you try the different dishes, sometimes you’ll be eating an authentic street taco from Mexico, and the next instance you are eating a fusion fried chicken taco from California,” Co-owner Darren Ferguson said.



Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Work begins on Memorial Park's land bridge project

Construction will soon be underway on Memorial Park's 100-acre, $70 million land bridge across Memorial Drive.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Fort Bend County surpasses 10,000 coronavirus cases as backlog results in 1,143 cases Aug. 7-10

During the week of Aug. 3-10, FBCHHS reported a total of 2,827 new coronavirus cases, which account for 28% of the county’s total cases.


Spring | Klein

SURVEY RESULTS: Two-thirds of Spring ISD students opt into remote learning for first grading period of 2020-21

Thirty-four percent of survey respondents selected the district's Safety First In-Person learning option, while 66% opted for the district's Empowered Learning At-Home option.


Bay Area

Clear Creek ISD delays full return to in-person instruction; group to protest at Aug. 10 board workshop

The district has extended the final phase of its back-to-school transition plan by one week, meaning some in-person students will return beginning Sept. 14 instead of Sept. 8.



Bay Area

Bay Area officials considering ways to locally fund Coastal Texas Study

Bay Area officials are now considering ways to fund locally what could be a $23 billion-$32 billion federal flood mitigation project.


The Woodlands

Sugar Britches Cafe on FM 1488 serves sweet, savory twists on Southern cuisine

The menu at Sugar Britches Cafe features familiar breakfast items alongside exclusive items like the Cajun- and Middle Eastern-blended Southern hummus plate and cake batter pancakes.


Cy-Fair

New Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union branch opens at Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Officials with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union confirmed its newest branch opened for appointments beginning Aug. 10 at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 160, Cypress.


Conroe | Montgomery

Conroe Family Dentistry now open at new location

The new office features four hygiene rooms, six operatories and two surgical rooms.