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Mayor Sylvester Turner asks authorities to investigate false social media posts; assures residents the city of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend

2020-03-21T10:18:46-05:00March 21st, 2020|Community News|

The City of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend because of COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking Houstonians to get their information from credible sources such as HoustonEmergency.org and to ignore false social media rumors designed to create anxiety and confusion.  "There is not going to be a lock-down, the city is not shutting down," [...]

First Houston COVID-19 Testing Site Expands to Older Adults with Symptoms

2020-03-21T10:02:56-05:00March 21st, 2020|Community News|

The first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Houston will expand services on Saturday, March 21, 2020, to symptomatic people age 65 and older. People 65 and older with cough, difficulty breathing, and fever may call the Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be screened. People [...]

Federal Relief for Businesses and Other Tax Filers

2020-03-20T09:07:12-05:00March 20th, 2020|Community News|

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus Emergency Aid Package Signed into Law The legislation signed Wednesday [...]

The Advocate: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for Public Water Systems

2020-03-18T19:20:57-05:00March 18th, 2020|Community News|

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) would like to provide you with important information regarding your public water system and preparing for and responding to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. A centralized website has been organized at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/response/covid-19 to make resources and guidance more readily available to you. A drinking water related webpage has also been created to [...]

BOMD: Public Service Announcement

2020-03-18T16:46:40-05:00March 18th, 2020|Community News|

In partnership with the Federal, State, County and City Officials to protect the public health and help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Brays Oaks District offices are closed and all meetings and events are cancelled through March 31. Staff is working remotely and may be contacted as follows: Ben Brewer, Executive Director (210) 889-5815 [...]

Harris County Clerk Closing Main Office and Annexes to the Public Residents Encouraged to Use Online Services

2020-03-18T13:56:41-05:00March 18th, 2020|Community News|

(Houston, Texas) – The Harris County Clerk will close its main office and annexes to the public on the advice of county leadership as a measure to help contain and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The closure will take effect Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and continue until further notice. “We are actively monitoring [...]

Houston Food Bank: Meal distribution sites are open to all families

2020-03-18T12:43:12-05:00March 18th, 2020|Community News|

Wednesday March 18 (Note new locations and times) Bonham Elementary School, 8302 Braes River Dr., 9 a.m. – noon Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd., 9 a.m. – noon Furr High School., 520 Mercury Dr., 9 a.m. – noon Jane Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., 1 – 4 p.m. Kelso Elementary School, 5800 Southmund [...]

Harris County Tax Office Eliminating Services Inside Offices

2020-03-17T18:24:56-05:00March 17th, 2020|Community News|

Property Owners, Commercial Customers, Automobile Dealers/Title Services and Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars Asked to Use Tax Office Drop boxes Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett announces that Tax Office operations will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic by using drop box payment methods for property owners, Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars, commercial customers, [...]

SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

2020-03-17T18:15:17-05:00March 17th, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation: “The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses are vital economic engines in every community and state, and they have helped make our economy the strongest [...]

BOMD: Public Service Announcement

In partnership with the Federal, State, County and City Officials to protect the public health and help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Brays Oaks District offices are closed and all meetings and events are cancelled through March 31. Staff is working remotely and may be contacted as follows: Our public safety and security patrols, graffiti, litter, and bandit sign abatement, and landscape maintenance are operating as normal and all personnel are asked to take the recommended precautions related to COVID-19. We offer the following sites to monitor for news and updates. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reach out to update the community as new information and resources become available.