• News for Human Interest

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 25, 2020 – As the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves, City of Pearland officials continue to coordinate with County Health officials to put measures in place that will aid in protecting Pearland residents and help to limit the spread of COVID-19. With that objective in mind, today Mayor Tom Reid signed two new orders, named TR 3 and TR 4 that will go into effect tomorrow, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Locations of food distribution  Christian Helping Hands                             281-485-97763402 Swensen Dr  The Well on Mastersroad                          832-541-79736911 Masters Rd  Houston Food Bank                                    713-223-3700535 Portwall St.  St. Helen Catholic Church                          281-485-29762209 old Alvin Rd                                          ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
       Latest News from the Greater Houston Partnership    Houston Chronicle: Senate approves historic stimulus Houston Chronicle: What we know about the stimulus dealHouston Chronicle: Healthcare workers scrounge for protective gearHouston Chronicle: Virus spread could burn out by mid-MayCommunity Impact: Houston area testing sites and who can get a testKPRC: 3.3 ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Texas Association of Business participated on a call with the Texas Workforce Commission and the actions they're taking and recommending for Texas employers and employees. TWC has suspended the week waiting period before applying for benefits.TWC has suspended the work search requirement.Any overpayment collections in the unemployment benefits system are suspended until the crisis has ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 23, 2020 – For the protection of the community and to lead by example the City of Pearland has made the decision to close all city facilities to public access effective Tuesday, March 24th through Sunday, April 12th to continue City operations in electronic and forms other than in-person.  The move helps add a layer of safety for City staff while also inhibiting the spread ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Always Available - TXGLO Disaster Recovery  The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) team for disaster recovery activities with the Texas General Land Office CDR division thanks you for your leadership amidst the COVID-19 outbreak across the State of Texas. The work you do for your constituents is exceptional and we applaud your dedication to protecting your communities from all ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Press Release:  For Immediate Release from COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK As a leader in providing Primary Care Services, Community Health Network remains committed to the health and wellbeing of our community.  Community Health Network has taken all necessary steps to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our community by expanding our testing capabilities. While we are providing COVID 19 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed an Executive Order to expand hospital bed capacity as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus. These actions will reinforce Texas' health care capabilities and provide additional space for hospitals to provide care to COVID-19 patients. Under this order, the Governor directed all licensed health care professionals and facilities to postpone all ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Texas small business can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.   What's an EIDL?The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available ...read more
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    Saturday, March 21, 2020
     Texas small business can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.What's an EIDL?The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    ACC to Close in Response to Coronavirus  The Alvin Community College campus will remained closed until March 30 due to the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.  Classes will resume March 30 exclusively online. College services will open that day as well though service will be limited to 10 students at one time.  “We are extending the closure of our campus to protect our students, staff and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    March 18, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release  Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately. This temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing will remain open solely for the purpose of providing initial CDLs. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Memorial Hermann is consistently updating our COVID-19 resource center (www.memorialhermann.org/coronavirus) with new blogs, resources and system updates. These resources are available to you for publication as needed. Our blog at blog.memorialhermann.org will also be receiving daily updates.RESOURCESYour Risk for COVID-19‘Self-Quarantine’: What Does It Mean—and How to Get It RightWhat Employers ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The CDC recently released community mitigation strategies to help impede the spread of Coronavirus to (1) help protect our most vulnerable population & (2) buy time to mitigate the impact on the healthcare system. The attached provides guidance to individuals, families & households as well as employers, schools, childcare centers, community & faith-based organizations. Equally important, the last ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    SBA is working closely with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Once the Governor makes a formal request to SBA certifying that at least five small businesses in a designated area have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19, the SBA may issue ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 12, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution and because of the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Pearland Parks and Recreation Department is joining area partners and will close several facilities to help prevent exposure to residents, staff and the community.The Recreation Center and Natatorium at 4141 Bailey Road will be closed from March 13 – 24, ...read more
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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance LoansWASHINGTON – 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 ...read more
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