Bay Area
6:00 AM Aug 7, 2020 CDT

Local tourism groups pivot toward daytrippers as hotel revenue drops

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Bay Area tourism industry has taken a blow.


Most Cy-Fair ISD students opting for virtual instruction in 2020-21 according to early survey results

Initial survey results are in, but parents have until Aug. 25 to complete the questionnaire or change their original learning method selection.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Police reform task force asks Houston residents to share opinions through Aug. 9

The Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform is circulating a survey among Houston neighborhoods to collect opinions from residents.

Bay Area

Whiskey Cake restaurant to open in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Houston ISD to launch parent educational course on virtual learning Aug. 10

The district is asking parents to complete the course by Sept. 4.

Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Officials provide updates on COVID-19, Lake Houston dam gates, mouth bar dredging at Kingwood BizCom

Local business leaders and community members gathered virtually at Kingwood BizCom on Aug. 6, which was hosted by the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Liberty Kitchen reopens River Oaks location Aug. 7 under new ownership

Liberty Kitchen is back in River Oaks.

The Woodlands

Tax rate cut, future of $1.8M mounted patrols among topics at The Woodlands budget meetings

On Aug. 6, The Woodlands Township board of directors arrived at a proposed tax rate and talked about the future of $1.78 million mounted security contractors Alpha & Omega.

Shortened census timeline could shortchange Houston, its most vulnerable communities

The 2020 U.S. census response rate is already lagging behind 2010 numbers, and officials said the shortened timeline only increases the chances of an undercount.

Spring | Klein

DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 6

This number has increased by 92 cases since July 31 and includes 1,290 active cases, 2,293 recoveries and 39 deaths.

Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Rice Village updates: 4 new business openings, closings and relocations to know

Look out for these openings and closings in Rice Village.

Conroe | Montgomery

Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline as Montgomery County reports decrease of 167 on Aug. 6

The county also confirmed the 77th coronavirus-related death.

Conroe | Montgomery

Montgomery ISD approves phased reopening; nearly 2,000 students in need of laptops

About 373 students do not have internet and 1,833 are in need of a laptop, survey results show.

The Woodlands

Transportation updates: Robinson Road work to be complete by early fall, Montgomery County officials said

The $2.4 million project on Robinson Road saw progress in July.

Bay Area

Proposed League City budget includes property tax rate decrease

The proposed fiscal year 2020-21 budget for League City, which begins Oct. 1, includes a property tax rate drop and decreases in operating and capital project expenses.


Cypress Christian School prepares to start 2020-21 school year Aug. 13

With plans to open next week, Executive Director Jeff Potts said the school’s admissions office has been busier than ever heading into a unique school year.

Spring | Klein

Northwest Assistance Ministries now accepting online applications for rental, mortgage assistance

According to the release, NAM officials will randomly select 100 applicants every Thursday afternoon from the correctly completed online applications and contact those individuals to schedule an appointment.

The Woodlands

Whiskey Cake announces The Woodlands location opening in September

The farm-to-table restaurant plans to create 90 jobs and offer familiar American meals.

Spring | Klein

Spring ISD to distribute Chromebooks to students Aug. 6-14

Chromebooks will be distributed to high school students Aug. 6-7, to middle school students Aug. 10-11 and to elementary school students Aug. 13-14.

Sugar Land | Missouri City

Sugar Land Legacy Foundation aims to assist local businesses looking to up online operations

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is providing local businesses with up to $1,000 to help them build a digital presence and remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bay Area

Galveston County COVID-19 cases pass 9,000 mark

Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5.

Spring | Klein

As local districts delay in-person start dates, parents and teachers call remote learning a 'tough' but flexible alternative

FROM THE COVER: Despite not all residents being in favor of pursuing virtual education in the upcoming school year, state and local leaders have released guidance for school districts to implement online learning in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus in schools.