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A recent increase of COVID-19 cases has prompted Goose Creek CISD to adjust its summer schedule as well as its planned in-person graduation walk. 

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Some school districts in Texas were troubled when they heard the Texas Education Agency was putting CARES Act funds toward money lost in the 2019-20 school instead of them receiving the funds directly. 

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Early voting in the Primary Election runoffs continues is underway now and continues through Friday, July 10, with regular Election Day set for July 14.

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With early voting ongoing for runoff elections, both Harris and Chambers counties are taking precautions to ensure voters are safe from catching COVID-19. 

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In May, the City of Baytown held its “Mayor’s Mall to Marina bike ride to promote the hike-and-bike route from San Jacinto Mall to Bayland Island Marina.

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After someone lodged a complaint about the Highlands Food Town grocery store, claiming the store was not following social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s office declared that it was compliant. 

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Baytown has a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 this week, as Harris County Public Health is set up at Memorial Baptist Church through Friday. Testing is free, but reservations must be made online or by phone before going to the site.

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Both names are familiar in the Democratic Primary runoff for Precinct 3 Constable, as former Constable Ken Jones is challenging current Constable Sherman Eagleton.

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An update from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg about the investigation into the shooting death of a Baytown woman in May 2019 gives some insight into what is going on with the investigation, but doesn’t answer the question of when the case will go to a grand jury.

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Goose Creek CISD hired a new deputy superintendent for administrative services Monday: Dr. Demetrius McCall, formerly Sheldon ISD’s assistant superintendent of administration.

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A group of Texas bar owners filed lawsuits Monday seeking to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that closed their businesses to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Texas.

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Sheriff Brian Hawthorne and Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance locating the person, or persons, responsible for the murder of a well-known businessman in the Double Bayou area of Chambers County.  

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A standoff between police and a man who claimed to have killed someone lasted more than six hours on Saturday before ending peacefully. Police learned the suspect, 41-year-old Mauricio Alaniz of Baytown, had not shot anyone.

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City takes steps to increase homestead exemptions for elderly, disabled residents

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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America’s fastest reopenings.

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State and local officials reacted to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases this week, with Gov. Greg Abbott ordering bars to close again, reducing restaurant capacity and delaying further steps in reopening the state’s businesses.

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Citing the COVID-19 atmosphere, the Baytown Municipal Development District has decided that now is not the time to finance or construct the Bayland Island hotel/convention center project.

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A standoff that lasted more than six hours Saturday on Patsy Drive in Baytown ended with no injuries. A claim by the suspect that he had executed a woman inside the home was false, police said.

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The Baytown Fire Department christened its first fireboat Friday, with Fire Chief Kenneth Dobson keeping the tradition of breaking a bottle over the bow to symbolize its official first launch.

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Due to the current rise in positive COVID-19 test results and hospitalizations throughout the Greater Houston Area, effective Friday, June 26, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital implements a revised inpatient visitation policy that no longer permits visitors for admitted hospitalized patients. 

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