What's Happening This Week in Houston, Texas, U.S.: Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

FOX 26 virtual correspondent Riva Houston delivers the stories to look out for this week, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3.

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Houston ISD heads back to school

Houston ISD, the largest school district in Texas, heads back to class on Monday. It’s the first day of school for students since a takeover of the district by the Texas Education Agency brought some big changes.

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Houston under water conservation measures

The City of Houston is implementing mandatory water conservation for residents because of the drought. Outdoor water use will be restricted between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on certain days depending on street address.

- Sundays and Thursdays for single-family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses

- Saturdays and Wednesdays for single-family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses

- Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers

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New Texas laws go into effect Sept. 1

More than 700 laws go into effect on Friday, addressing everything from school safety to hairstyle discrimination to animal cruelty and pet ownership.

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