The city of Houston released guidelines for celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic while case numbers continue to rise around Harris County and the state.
Numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services showed a total of 5,760 new cases in Texas as of Friday, with an estimate of 88,206 active cases statewide. Harris County Public Health Data showed a total of 157,392 confirmed cases.Read More
For the sixth consecutive year, the Harris County Department of Education board of trustees voted unanimously to lower the tax rate.
“During these unprecedented times, I think it is important for residents of Harris County to know that we are in this together,” said HCDE Board President Eric Dick in a press release. “Many businesses are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Harris County Department of Education is going to tighten its belt and lead fellow school districts by example.”… Read More
Hospitalizations for coronavirus are rising across Texas, but a recent poll shows that many Texas voters may not take a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed.
The poll, conducted by the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas, shows that only 42 percent of Texas voters would try to get the vaccine, the Tribune reported, while 36 percent said they would not. This is a drop from a previous poll they had conducted in June, which showed 59 percent of Texas voters would try to get the vaccine.Read More