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The Harris County Tax Office released a statement March 30 saying it is providing a three-month extension to all 12-month delinquent property tax payment plans in order to help ease stress for … more
As the new coronavirus continues to spread in Texas’ two biggest county jails, Gov. Greg Abbott has made it harder for thousands of inmates to get out of local lockups. In an executive order … more
As Katy area businesses struggle to get by under orders to close down or limit services to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Katy Area Economic Development Council has partnered with local banks to … more
Harris County reported that an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday. The prisoner was arrested March 17 and is one of about 30 inmates that are exhibiting symptoms of the Novel … more
Gun stores are essential business and should be allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday. Paxton said in his nonbinding opinion that state … more
MKT Distillery owners Nick and Nici Jesset are expanding their business to include distributing hand sanitizer on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., Nick said. The move comes as the distillery pitches in … more
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services announced the county’s first Novel Coronavirus-related death in the county Friday afternoon. A woman in her 70s with significant pre-existing health … more
The city of Katy announced today that Republic Services, the city’s trash services vendor, is temporarily stopping heavy trash pickup due to a 30% increase in regular garbage volume. The … more
Nelsin White, 33, who was arrested by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 17 for stealing a tractor and has been arrested again after FBCSO’s Auto Theft Division found him to be … more
In a brief press release, Methodist hospitals announced changes to its visitation policy which are intended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Generally, the new policy does not permit visitors … more
Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled an executive order Thursday requiring visitors flying to Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Orleans to self-quarantine for 14 days during the coronavirus … more
In press release late Thursday, the city of Katy announced that it will be closing City Hall to the public. Access to city hall will be limited to city personnel only due to COVID-19 concerns, the … more
OakBend Medical Center in Richmond’s Director of Public Relations Linda Drummond has issued a statement with revised visitation policies that go into effect March 27. The new policy limits the … more
In a 3 p.m. press conference Thursday, the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation announced the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, a financial fund begun to … more
The Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the extension of the county’s declaration of a public health emergency by County Judge Lina Hidalgo from an April 3 expiration to an April 29 … more
OakBend Medical Center is now providing testing for COVID-19. In a Wednesday evening press release, Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend County Health Authority Dr. Jacquelyn Minter … more
Nonprofits’ fundraising events have been cancelled in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic as Katy residents work on social distancing to minimize community spread. The lack of revenue and … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced during a 4:30 p.m. press conference today that he has issued a “stay home to save lives” order which will go into effect at midnight tonight in … more
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a stay at home order for all of Harris County Tuesday morning as part of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is set to go … more
Citing public safety concerns and the related logistics of conducting an election during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Katy City Council voted unanimously to postpone the city’s … more
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