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When Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Oct. 7 allowing establishments to open back up at 50% capacity Oct. 14, he left it up to county judges to decide whether or not to include their … more
The Katy Rice Festival has gone virtual this year as a means of keeping the tradition alive while allowing for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival began this morning and goes … more
The Waller County Commissioners Court announced the implementation of its own COVID-19 testing program in partnership with AccessHealth during its Sept. 30 meeting. It also had a flag-raising … more
After a weekslong trial that started in July, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison ruled that Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials acted with deliberate indifference toward the inmates’ … more
During its Sept. 23 meeting, the Waller County Commissioners Court formally approved the Nov. 3 election and multiple measures supporting the election, including COVID-19 safety measures for poll … more
Less than three weeks before early voting begins in Texas, a U.S. district judge has blocked the state from eliminating straight-ticket voting as an option for people who go to the polls this … more
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chairman Allen West, … more
In Texas — as around the country — college towns are emerging as new hot spots for the coronavirus, with cases surging among student populations and administrators scrambling to keep … more
As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who announced that Texas restaurants could expand dine-in service to 75% … more
While scattered showers kept the weather cool and Katy ISD administrators gathered to excitedly cheer young students on at McElwain Elementary School, KISD’s newest elementary, students … more
Christ Clinic will be celebrating its ninth Breakfast for a Blessing event this year – though with a few changes given the COVID-19 pandemic. The local nonprofit, which helps uninsured patients … more
In anticipation of students returning to campuses Sept. 8, Katy ISD has launched a dashboard which allows parents and students to see how many cases are active at each campus and the status of each … more
After a smooth start to the school year, given the virtual requirements through Sept. 8, Katy ISD is adding more safety monitoring with COVID-19 testing for employees and taking steps to identify a … more
Texas schools struggled this spring to abruptly shift from teaching students in classrooms to reaching them at home. Many students fell behind in the makeshift remote learning systems cobbled … more
As schools and universities across Texas begin reopening, families, students and educators are adjusting to remote instruction, schools are preparing to file weekly reports on COVID-19 cases and … more
Katy ISD will continue to provide grab and go meals to students this fall, similarly to how they delivered food to students during the spring semester as the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to go … more
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House voted on Saturday to send $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service and reverse operational changes that have slowed the mail service until at least through the end of the … more
The University of Houston’s Katy campus opens Monday for the fall semester. In preparation, staff and faculty have been preparing throughout the summer to establish safety protocols and … more
Katy ISD began classes Aug. 19 with the first three weeks of classes slated to be held virtually, rather than in the classroom for all students. In preparation for that, Katy ISD has issued thousands … more
Before the coronavirus hit Texas earlier this year, Eric Silverstein celebrated one year of opening his newest restaurant, Bar Peached, in Austin. But ever since the pandemic led to business … more
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