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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced in a late-afternoon press conference that she has issued an executive order requiring masks to be worn inside businesses in the county. Hidalgo said the … more
Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The state's top education officials confirmed the plans in a … more
The reopening of the Texas economy has sparked a second wave of COVID-19 across the state, prompting county officials to respond. According to the Texas Department of Health Services, 89,108 cases … more
The 70-day Texas 4000 for Cancer bike ride has gone virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local athlete and University of Texas at Austin student Clara Souza is participating in the virtual … more
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved the creation of a $100 million scholarship fund Monday to help the system's 11 universities address "diversity issues," as … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to institute police reforms when he met with the Houston family of George Floyd, who was handcuffed and killed by police in front of a Minneapolis, Minn. … more
Those business owners wishing to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program should make sure they apply by June 20 according to a statement released by Valerie Maher, lead economic development … more
Texans who want to vote in the upcoming Texas primary runoff election have until Monday, to register. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delayed the upcoming primary runoffs from May to July after the … more
Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune June 9, 2020 "Number of Texans hospitalized with coronavirus hits all-time high as experts say cases are likely to continue increasing" was first … more
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to make landfall this weekend and Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Monday morning about the potential impact of the storm on the state of Texas. He … more
The state’s top health agency announced Friday it’s launching a study on the coronavirus’ effect on vulnerable populations in Texas, which will include data on things such as race, … more
More than 1,000 Katy residents of all ages, races, and genders came together to honor Houston-native George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis, Minn. police custody May 25, and call out what they called … more
Katy for Justice, a student-led organization created by Katy ISD seniors Erika Alvarez, Foyin Dosunmu and Jeffrey Jin.  Organizers' estimates of attendance prior to the event were between 1,000 and 1,100 protesters. more
Texans still face obstacles to collecting unemployment benefits months into the coronavirus pandemic's economic crisis By Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune June 4, 2020 "Texans … more
Three Katy ISD students have organized a protest against racial injustice at Katy Park from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in response to the death of George Floyd, a Houston native that was killed while in the … more
Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday to ease rules on small-business owners who are participating in a loan program meant to mitigate the economic … more
A weekend of protest and mourning: George Floyd’s death spurs demonstrations in Texas cities By Eddie Gaspar, Shelby Tauber, Pu Ying Huang and Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas … more
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urged the protesters filling downtown streets Friday evening to remain peaceful as they demonstrated their anger about the death of George Floyd, a black man killed in … more
In unanimous votes by the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, Stephanie McElroy was promoted to principal of Bear Creek Elementary School while Shannon Smith was appointed principal at Shafer Elementary … more
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