Heights | River Oaks | Montrose
4:49 PM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

Houston OKs $20M in rent relief with provision to delay evictions

The new funds will also be prioritzed to the most vulnerable residents rather than a first-come, first-served process.


Spring | Klein

DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 5

This number has increased by 74 cases since Aug. 4 and includes 1,264 active cases, 2,228 recoveries and 38 deaths.


Central Austin

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.



The Woodlands

MAP: Here's where to expect road work on Gosling Road through 2021 as plans move north of West Rayford Road

Work on Gosling Road isn't finished yet, and 2021 will see plans proceed for work north of West Rayford Road and over Spring Creek.


Cy-Fair

PHOTOS: Cy-Fair Fire Department, Harris County ESD No. 9 open new facility

This former mattress manufacturing warehouse now features meeting and training rooms, a fitness space and a vehicle maintenance facility for the department.


Bay Area

Galveston Bay Park idea earns top honors in Houston 2020 Visions competition

A plan to create a 10,000-acre public park of chained islands in Galveston Bay to mitigate storm damage to the coast was among three projects to win top honors in the international design competition Houston 2020 Visions.


Spring | Klein

Religious private schools in Spring, Klein see renewed interest ahead of 2020-21 school year

Local religious private schools, including Frassati Catholic High School and Northland Christian School, will begin the fall semester with in-person instruction Aug. 12; Providence Classical School will begin the school year with in-person instruction Aug. 24.



Sugar Land | Missouri City

2020 Fort Bend County Fair canceled due to pandemic

This is the first time the annual event has been canceled since World War II.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Houston adopts new development rules to promote walkable, transit-oriented projects

New development moving forward will have to conform to new standards along transit corridors and new "Walkable Places" areas.


Tomball | Magnolia

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.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Bellaire seeking over $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding

Eligible uses include public health and safety payroll, equipment and grant programs.



Construction begins on 110,000-square-foot physician office building at HCA Houston Healthcare's North Cypress campus

The building is being developed in partnership with Cypress-area physicians, who will own and manage it upon completion.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Fort Bend County COVID-19 case counts to 'exponentially increase,' officials say

Reports of COVID-19 cases will exponentially increase in Fort Bend County over the next week, County Judge KP George said in an Aug. 5 press conference.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Developer acquires Montrose-Westheimer block for potential mixed-use project

More development is coming to the Westheimer/Montrose area.


Conroe | Montgomery

Conroe ISD considers adopting tax rate of $1.2125 for FY 2020-21

The next board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18, when there will be a public hearing before the board adopts its tax rate and budget.



Spring | Klein

Construction continues on Riley Fuzzel Road expansion

The project will also realign the road at West Hardy Street to incorporate a four-way intersection and close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street to accommodate a new railroad crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Family-owned Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant thrives for decades in Lake Houston area

For Jose Guadalupe Reyes, managing his family’s restaurant with his brother, Juan Javier Reyes, is continuing the legacy their father created.


Conroe | Montgomery

First Response Family Clinic opens at new Conroe location

The clinic moved to 3401 W. Davis St., Conroe, from 3303 W. Davis St., Conroe.


The Woodlands

Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall anticipated for September

The Amazon retail location will offer popular items from its online marketplace.



Bay Area

Learn about Bay Pointe, July's featured neighborhood

The Bay Pointe neighborhood is located in Houston’s 77062 ZIP code and the Clear Lake City master-planned community.


Tomball | Magnolia

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.


Bay Area

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.


Pearland | Friendswood

Portion of Hughes Ranch Road in Pearland to remain closed through September

Hughes Ranch Road will become a four-lane, raised median boulevard.