Matt deGrood worked at The Daily News as a reporter from Sept. 2016 to March 2020.
Coronavirus has left many Galveston County residents feeling the stress.
The council extended a local declaration late Tuesday.
Business owners across the county were hanging on, but some are predicting casualties.
League City City Council plans to meet on the matter Tuesday.
Red Oak Café owners will continue paying employees, despite both restaurant locations closing.
'Small businesses inside this community... are the lifeblood of what makes this community happen" — Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle