We covered a lot of ground, from local businesses and restaurants to news, this year.
As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite photos from stories out of the Houston metro area.
At just 20 years old, Vilma Lara took over operations of Renegade Classics of The Woodlands and became the youngest owner in the motorcycle franchise’s history. Read more.
Embracing their reputation as unique restaurateurs, business partners and brothers-in-law Victor Litwinenko and Robert White opened Jupiter Pizza & Waffles Co. in Sugar Land Town Square on Aug. 1, 2013, serving hearty portions of comfort food with their own spin. Read more.
If walls could talk, Rosehill Collection & Event Hall would tell myriad stories. Instead, co-owner Duff Campbell said he lets visitors do the talking. Read more.
At first glance, One Glance seems like a high-end jewelry store. However, it also offers do-it-yourself options, including jewelry-making kits, beads and classes in addition to premade jewelry. Read more.
After three consecutive years of disastrous flooding in Harris County, officials headed into this year with a plan to secure funding for projects that could potentially bolster the region’s defenses against future catastrophic floods. Read more.
After managing a number of European-style restaurants for seven years, Kitchen Tales Restaurant owner Jerry Breton moved back to Conroe in October 2015 intending to open an eatery. Read more.
Chances are that on any typical sunny Saturday, Nathan Nalesnik, owner of Big N’s BBQ and Crawfish, can be found cooking crawfish and slicing brisket out of his permanently parked food truck off Katy-Hockley Cut Off Road. Read more.
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department sought to expand its presence in the Cy-Fair area with the opening of three new stations in spring and summer. Read more.
Submerged beneath a foot of standing water, oil residue, overgrown shrubbery and buzzing with mosquitoes, Sweet Rest Cemetery is a nearly 150-year-old plot of land that serves as the final resting place for many of Tamina’s founders and some of the first settlers of Montgomery County. Read more.
Tommy Tollett’s passion for seafood goes beyond taste; the owner of Tommy’s Seafood cares about seafood sustainability as well. Read more.
Owner Xiao Hua “Joshua” Wu opened Wu’s Fine Violins in 1999—crafting, restoring, appraising, renting and selling stringed instruments from his shop in Sugar Land. Read more.
Locally owned restaurants continue to flood the Tomball and Magnolia communities, drawing visitors from elsewhere in the Greater Houston area, community leaders and business owners said. Read more.
Over the past nine years, Woodlands Youth Rugby Club has grown to include more than 220 athletes, making it the largest youth rugby club in Texas, head coach and club Director Frank Rizzo said. Read more.