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First Affordable Housing Community to Break Ground Since COVID-19

Jason lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country began to shut down to curb the spread of the virus, businesses closed, some permanently. Many people lost their jobs. They then lost their ability to afford their rent, ...

METRO Mechanic, Engineering Contractor Test Positive for COVID-19

METRO has received confirmation a mechanic and an engineering contractor have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 51 METRO employees and 12 contractors. Twenty-six of the employees had no contact with the public. METRO ...

FIRST CLASS STUDENTS: UH College of Medicine Selects Inaugural Class

Maya Fontenot was gifted with a natural aptitude for science and math, but her passion for medi- cine and activism started as a child in southwest Houston. Though she grew up middle class, Fontenot recalls frequent visits to the county ...

Let’s Play Ball Finally

If 2020 hasn’t taught us anything else, we have learned that nothing is ever done in a normal fashion on a day-to-day basis and this past Tuesday was no different.

Mayor Turner Names Task Force To Review HPD Policies and Pratices

This week, Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed 45 members to his Task Force on Policing Reform to explore best practices and procedures in operating the Houston Police Department.

Mayor Turner Police ReformTask Force Members

Chair – Laurence “Larry” Payne Director of Strategic Partnerships, Civic Engagement and Critical Conversations for the Houston Public Librar

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Announces New COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements for Businesses

As hospital admissions for COVID-19 continue to climb across the county, to- day, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order requiring businesses to generate, post, and implement health and safety policies which include, at a minimum, a requirement that ...

Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

Texas’ Hispanic population has grown by more than 2 million since 2010, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the state's demographer now predicts that Hispanics will be the state's largest population group by ...

Houston Symphony Returns to the Stage w/ Livestream Series

The Houston Symphony announces its return to the stage with the concert series Live from Jones Hall—a new hour-long livestream from Jones Hall at 8 p.m. each Saturday night in July and Saturday, Aug. 1. This series will introduce audiences ...

METRO Board Approves Requiring Facial Coverings on System

METRO is continuing to expand its public service efforts requiring all riders, employees, contractors and visitors wear a face covering unless impracticable due to a medical condition. The health and safety rule unanimously approved today by METRO's Board of Directors ...

Flood Control District Monitoring Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring severe weather through the region. Overnight heavy and persistent rainfall occurred over far western Harris County into northern Fort Bend County where rain totals of 5-8 inches have fallen overnight from Jersey ...

Fresh Bus produce delivery ends this week, Thursday deliveries canceled due to weather

The Fresh Bus produce delivery program will come to an end this week as the grant provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program has concluded.

Aldine Census Mural Brings the Importance of the Census to Life Through Words and Pages

Unifying. Diverse. Inclusive. Three things that books, libraries and Census 2020 have in common.

Legacy to Host HIV Testing Fair for National HIV Testing Day on June 27

Saturday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. To honor the observance and to help people get tested, know their HIV status, and get linked to care and treatment, Legacy Community Health will be offering free HIV testing to the ...

New COVID-19 business grading system could help economy reopen more safely

Restaurants have long been subject to health department inspections evaluating their cleanliness and safety. Researchers at Rice University’s Texas Policy Lab (TPL) propose creating a similar system for grading businesses on COVID-19 safety, which they hope will help consumers make ...