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In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to be closed at least through the April … more
Sunday's biggest developments: UT-Austin President tests negative for COVID-19 Community spread detected in Matagorda County DFW airport one of 13 accepting flights from Europe. State … more
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told school superintendents and lawmakers Sunday to be prepared for long-term school district closures, potentially through the end of the school year, … more
Katy Christian Ministries released a statement Friday afternoon affirming that it will continue operations during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak in the Greater Houston area. All programs … more
H-E-B announced changes to the company’s store hours and operations in order to fight the spread of novel coronavirus – known by its scientific abbreviation COVID-19 – until further … more
March 14, 2020 - Brazoria County is reporting its first two cases of the new coronavirus in what is possibly the third instance of community spread in the state. The individuals, who reside in the … more
Stop buying all the toilet paper. There's no shortage if everyone takes only what they need. By Carrington Tatum, The Texas Tribune March 13, 2020 "Stop buying all the toilet … more
March 13, 2020 - Gov. Greg Abbott declared Friday that the new coronavirus is a statewide public health disaster and said that Texas is on the verge of being able to significantly ramp up its testing … more
March 11, 2020 - Dozens of Texas universities announced Wednesday and Thursday that they would extend students' spring breaks and start switching to online classes, joining a swelling group of … more
In a brief statement, Katy ISD’s Media Relations Manager Maria DiPetta released the district’s plans to provide breakfasts and lunches to all minors within Katy ISD. Meals will be … more
Katy ISD announced via its website that it will be extending spring break through March 22 in order to ensure student safety while concerns regarding COVID-19 are present. The district will reassess … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has announced that he has declared a state of public health disaster for the county. This declaration comes less than 24 hours after Harris County and the city of … more
Houston officials announced in a 12 p.m. press conference today that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will close down  due to novel coronavirus cases present in the Houston area. The action … more
Pattison’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of all city residents participating in the 2020 census at their March 3 meeting. Council members and City Secretary Christa … more
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies found four bodies and two pets killed at a home in the 9200 block of Sabastian Drive, just southeast of the Katy area. The officers had responded to a … more
In a joint effort led by the Fort Bend County Constables Office for Precinct 3’s animal cruelty investigator, 227 animals were seized from a home in the 2000 block of Saddlehorn Trail in Katy, … more
Less than 24 hours after Fort Bend County announced its first “presumptive positive” case of Novel Coronavirus, Harris County officials have announced three more cases. Two of the new … more
Samer Chadi Wehbi was arrested March 5 for possession of child pornography by members of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office who are part of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children … more
With three counties, multiple congressional districts at the state and federal levels and a variety of other items on the ballot the Katy area had a plethora of elections March 3. The information … more
A man in his 70s who recently travelled abroad has tested “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 virus – otherwise known as the Coronavirus – Fort Bend County Health & … more
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