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After eight years working at the University of Houston-Victoria and 52 years working in the field of education overall, Fred Litton, the UHV school dean, is preparing to retire the end of this July. … more
With the approaching first anniversary of Operation Freedom, Fort Bend County Judge KP George hosted a Facebook Live panel with several community members and elected officials to discuss human and … more
Virginia Smith, 80, wakes up every morning and goes through the same routine she has had for the last four years. She tends to her husband Fred’s daily needs, a necessity after he suffered two … more
In Brookshire, just off of Velasco Road, lies the Hangar Unity Center – a small, faith-based nonprofit run by Ryan Orbin. The nonprofit works to reach everyone in the community by providing … more
After a two-month hiatus, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center in Sugar Land will be re-opening with new changes designed to keep children and families safe from COVID-19. more
Several payments and purchases were approved by the Waller County Commissioner’s Court during their July 8 meeting. The court approved a payment of $521,693.75 to Collier Construction, LLC … more
The Pattison City Council approved an agreement with Waller County and will host a COVID-19 testing site, as discussed during their July 7 meeting. The council passed an interlocal agreement … more
As the Republican Party of Texas moves forward with plans for an in-person convention next week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday he has directed his administration to explore ways to … more
The Houston Rotary District 5890 has chartered a new club for Greater Houston veterans as well as announced its 2020-2021 Rotary International Theme. The newly chartered Rotary Club of Greater … more
Across Greater Houston, including the Katy area, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported a total of 40,903 cases of COVID-19 since March 4, when the department began tracking data. Of … more
Local officials and experts in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Fort Worth have expressed concerns in recent days that increasing coronavirus hospitalizations could overwhelm their intensive care … more
More than 46,000 Texans who lost their jobs in recent months are having portions of their unemployment benefits clawed back after the Texas Workforce Commission found that they were initially … more
Sarah Ramos has spent her summer anxiously awaiting a fall return to Texas A&M’s campus at College Station. She is hoping for some normalcy after she and her classmates were abruptly forced … more
When Tony Washington moved from his small town of Delhi, Louisiana to the Houston area in 2005, opening a seafood restaurant was not on his mind. Fresh out of high school, Washington attended DeVry … more
Katy area voters have several items on the ballot for the runoff election slated for July 14. Early voting began June 29 and will run through July 10. Voters should check their county’s … more
“How many more are coming?” What it’s like inside hospitals as coronavirus grips Texas’ Rio Grande Valley By Shannon Najmabadi and Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas Tribune … more
The Texas GOP's executive committee voted Thursday night to proceed with plans to hold the party’s in-person convention in Houston later this month. The State Republican Executive Committee, … more
Harris and Fort Bend counties have both extended their relevant mask orders for businesses to require all staff and visitors to their establishments wear face masks to help stop the spread of … more
Alvaro De la Cruz Jr., a recent graduate of the University of Houston–Victoria, has been appointed as a student regent on the UH System Board of Regents by Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, until … more
Beginning Monday, businesses in Brookshire will be required to have their employees and customers wear masks inside their buildings. The Brookshire City Council, meeting Thursday at noon online, … more
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