Bellaire | Meyerland | West University
4:19 PM Aug 7, 2020 CDT

Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down 10% since Aug. 3

The number of deaths reported has been declining for the past three week, according to the Texas Medical Center.


Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair ISD officials respond to teacher concerns at Aug. 6 board meeting

Teachers at last night's board expressed health concerns around schools reopening, saying if students have the choice to learn remotely, teachers should be able to opt to teach from home.


The Woodlands

The Woodlands-area private schools weigh in on reopening precautions, demand for in-person learning

Several private schools in The Woodlands area plan to welcome students back to campus to begin the 2020-21 school year.



Spring | Klein

UPDATED: Harris Co. commissioners eyeing property tax rates

This article was updated Aug. 8 to clarify that an 8% tax rate increase is not considered to be on the table by commissioners.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Federally funded COVID-19 surge testing site to open in Kingwood

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch a new temporary COVID-19 testing site in Kingwood.


Katy

40K Katy ISD students choose to stay home and learn virtually

Superintendent Kenneth Gregorski said children can learn virtually for a grading period or the entire school year if the parents choose to do so.


The Woodlands

Five COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 7; active case count continues to fall

The county's active case count fell to its lowest level in weeks, while resident deaths continue to rise.



Spring | Klein

Check out this month's Spring, Klein featured neighborhood: Falls at Champion Forest, 77379

Located near the intersection of Champion Forest Drive and Louetta Road, Falls at Champion Forest is within walking distance of Meyer Park and is zoned to Klein ISD.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

How to support Houston Restaurant Weeks in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place

Prix-fixe menus range from $20 for lunch and brunch to $35-$45 for dinner, with $1 of each meal being donated to the Houston Food Bank.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

With change in reporting system, Fort Bend County coronavirus cases count grows by 1,687 in 4 days

A change in the coronavirus case tracking system and an influx of data from a local hospital and lab resulted in higher-than-before numbers of newly reported cases this week.


The Woodlands

Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands announces Aug. 14 reopening

Cinemark announced it will begin reopening a select number of theaters across the country Aug. 14, including the Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands.



Sugar Land | Missouri City

Dining al fresco: Sugar Land allows for new outdoor seating option at restaurants

Restaurants in Sugar Land now have the option to use parking lots as outdoor dining space.


Katy

COVID-19 is increasing time spent on social media, affecting mental health, experts say

Americans have been spending more of their lives online since the coronavirus outbreak forced bars, restaurants and movie theaters to close in March.


The Woodlands

Following spring postponement, Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands with events beginning in August

The annual event will be held at several locations in The Woodlands area from August through October.


Tomball | Magnolia

Jayden Layne Boutique opens second location in Tomball

Owner Brittani Johnson opened Jayden Layne Boutique at 309 Market St., Ste. B., Tomball, on June 27.



Conroe | Montgomery

Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.


Cy-Fair

Builders partner to serve homeless population through nonprofit HomeAid Houston

Since launching in 2003, the organization has helped provide 20,000 beds for homeless individuals in the Houston area.


Conroe | Montgomery

DATA: Here's a breakdown of the homelesss population in Montgomery County

The coalition counted 145 people on its annual count, a 51% decrease from the 298 counted in 2019.


The Woodlands

THINGS TO DO: Food truck festival, fireworks and other outdoor activities and dates to know in The Woodlands in August and September

A number of outdoor events are planned in The Woodlands area in the next month including a food truck festival and a Sept. 11 observance.



Spring | Klein

Buying back the flood plain: 3 years after Hurricane Harvey, home buyouts lag in Cypress Creek watershed

FROM THE COVER: While home buyouts are used to remove homes from areas that are so low in the flood plain, that other flood damage reduction projects are not cost-effective, experts agree they are not a solution to Cypress Creek’s chronic flooding.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Lockwood Road expansion pushed back to third quarter of 2020

A project to expand Lockwood Road between Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad from a two- to four-lane road will begin in the third quarter of 2020. Harris County commissioners awarded the project contract to Allgood Construction Co. Inc. at the Feb. 11 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting. Once construction begins, it will take nine months to complete.


The Woodlands

EVENTS: Where to see live music in August and September in The Woodlands area

Live music events were scheduled for several venues in The Woodlands area in August and September, including outdoor concerts


Bay Area

Clear Creek ISD changing education model during pandemic

Clear Creek ISD administrators are working to provide in-depth education to the district’s 42,000 students while following health and safety restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.