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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Typhoon Texas kicks off the 2020 summer season Friday, May 29 with a new reservation system that's designed to keep crowds within capacity limits set by Gov. Greg Abbott during the COVID-19 period.

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WASHINGTON - Texas is being considered to host the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in an interview with Fox News. Pence's comment comes after President Donald Trump threatened in a series of tweets Monday morning to pull the convention from North Carolin…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Houston Community College (HCC) has launched a new initiative, JobsNowHouston.org, showcasing in-demand occupations and the accelerated certificate programs offered by HCC needed to obtain these jobs. During this time of significant job loss, HCC is taking a da…

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KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - COVID-19 may have delayed their opening, but it won't stop Chicken Salad Chick from unlocking its doors and welcoming customers to their grand opening on June 3, 2020.  Located at 9615 Spring Green Boulevard near FM 1093, the Katy Cinco Ranch loc…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - There have been more unemployment claims in the Katy area and Fort Bend County than any other place in the state. Those facts are revealed in a Texas Workforce Commission report showing unemployment claims grouped by legislative districts.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The YMCA of Greater Houston is getting ready to reopen a limited number of its facilities for fitness-related services beginning June 1 as part of the organization’s phased opening approach.

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) - A new video being release by veterans is encouraging electric car manufacturer Tesla to move to Fort Bend County. This comes just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will move his company's headquarters and all future programs to Texas or Nevada in response…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Texas State Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy) is urging Gov. Greg Abbott to sign an executive order to allow Texas distillers to sell more than two bottles per person within 30 days at their distilleries. Currently, individuals are only allowed to purchase two bottles, o…

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KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas gyms can reopen on Monday, May 18 in a limited capacity, with showers and locker rooms still closed. Life Time Cinco Ranch, Cypress, and Sugar Land has announced its locations will be reopening on Monday at 5 a.m. The …

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy based Igloo is donating $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. From March 19 through May 1, 2020, Igloo pledged 100% of the profits from all Playmate Coolers sold on Igloocoolers.com to benefit the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fu…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Baylor College of Medicine has developed a comprehensive guide to reopening businesses in Houston, offering an outline on what employers can do to maintain the health and well-being of their workers and patrons.

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HOUSTON - Houston-based giant Halliburton announced that it is laying off 1,000 employees at its headquarters, the Houston Chronicle reports. In March, the oilfield services company had already furloughed 3,500 employees amid the coronavirus crisis and a drop in oil prices.

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RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) - The Fort Bend County District Clerk’s Office has resumed normal business hours. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the district clerk is encouraging minimum public contact while conducting business.

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WASHINGTON - The Texas Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, is calling on the federal government to improve working conditions for employees in the meat processing industry. In a letter sent to senior Trump administration officials, the federal lawmakers also a…

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CITY OF KATY/HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Katy Mills in Katy, the Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress, and the Galleria in Houston are all reopening on Friday.  All three shopping centers are owned by Simon Properties. Gov. Greg Abbott announced that malls can reopen this week with 25% capacity.

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AUSTIN - The governor's office announced Friday that $11.3 million in rental assistance will be easier to access for Texans in need during the COVID-19 crisis.Earlier in April, Gov. Greg Abbott asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to waive some requirements on these fun…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Restaurant owners across Texas have spent the past month pivoting to new business models, offering meals to-go and the sale of bulk produce and other staples. About half of all restaurants report temporarily or permanently closing in the month since Gov. Greg A…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy Christian Ministries has seen a big increase in demand for its services in a time when people are losing their jobs and are quarantined due to coronavirus. According to executive director Deysi Crespo, more people are depending on the KCM food pantry as layof…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Expect to see more stores reopening and offering curbside pick up starting today, April 24. Their reopening is part of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to restart the economy after many retail stores had been forced to close for several weeks due to stay-at-home orders and…

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) - Retail stores in Texas will be partially reopening on Friday, April 24, 2020. The loosening of COVID-19 restrictions is part of a phased approach to reopening the economy and was accomplished by an executive order signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, April …

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FORT BEND ISD (April 14, 2020) – Fort Bend ISD will hold its seventh annual All Star Talent Draft in a virtual format this month, as it continues to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. 

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a "slow process" guided by public health concerns as he continued to preview a forthcoming executive order that will detail his strategy to reignite business in the state.

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AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) - Gov. Greg Abbott will hold an 11:30 a.m. press conference at the state Capitol on Monday at which he is expected to announce "a new small business initiative in Texas." No details of the initiative have been released but Janie Barrera, president and CEO of LiftFund, …

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) - American Shaman, a CBD products store, has leased 1,200 square feet of retail space at 7909 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond, near the West Belfort Street intersection.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Dr. Luis Rey has been practicing at Marcel Dental for two-and-a-half years. On Friday he celebrated the office's membership with the Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce with a rope cutting.  

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RICHMOND, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - M Dental at Aliana has leased 2,100 sf of retail space in the Grand at Aliana, located at the intersection of West Grand Parkway South and West Airport Boulevard in Richmond.

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SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend News) – Continental Poly, a producer of packaging products for commercial and consumer use, will expand its Sugar Land campus by adding 18,000 square feet of warehouse space at 767 Industrial Blvd. in the Sugar Land Business Park.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Nearly 20-thousand Houston-area teachers and school support staff returning for the new academic year boosted an otherwise lackluster September jobs report and helped push unemployment lower, according to numbers released Friday by Workforce Solutions.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr came to Houston Monday to see that the infrastructure that will ultimately help enable 5G cellular service across Houston, including major hospital systems and education institutions. 5G is the fifth generation o…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The American dream is being lived by Julio Chavez who dropped out of high school to support his family by making sandwiches for Which Wich and now he's a successful franchisee who owns three stores, two in Katy and one in the Woodlands. 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Following a nationwide search, Memorial Hermann Health System is announcing the appointment of David L. Callender, M.D., MBA, FACS, as its next President and CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2019.