To-Do list: Events and things to do in the Lake Houston area in August

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of August.


Aug. 1-Sept. 3
Local restaurants participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks
There are two restaurants in the Lake Houston area that are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks, which is an annual monthlong fundraiser in which local restaurants feature special menus and donate a portion of each meal sold to the Houston Food Bank.
www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com
Chez Nous French Restaurant
217 S. Avenue G, Humble
281-446-6717
www.cheznousfrenchrestaurant.com
The Union Kitchen
23918 Hwy. 59, Kingwood
832-644-9067
www.theunionkitchen.com





Aug. 10
Watch a movie under the moon at Kings Harbor
Residents can watch the movie “Coco” on a 32-foot-wide screen at Kings Harbor. This is the third and final edition of a summer series hosted by Kings Harbor. 8:30 p.m. Free. Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood.
713-629-5200. www.kings-harbor.com





Aug. 11
Learn about the daily activities of early settlers
Visitors can sample homemade ice cream, play old-fashioned games and watch some of the daily activities of early Texas settlers. 1-3 p.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net





Aug. 16-18
Buy supplies at a
back-to-school market

Consignment retailer Just Between Friends hosts a back-to-school sale featuring childrens’ clothes and accessories at discounted prices. Free. Times vary. The Gym, 2325 Atascocita Road, Humble. 281-224-6467.
www.kingwood.jbfsale.com





Aug. 25
Vote in the $2.5B Harris County bond election

Residents have the opportunity to cast their ballots in an election that could fund flood mitigation projects in Harris County. If approved, most homeowners would experience an increase in property taxes. 713-684-4107. www.hcfcd.org




MOST RECENT

Outside of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Courthouse in Conroe
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Houston Firefighters
Appeals court rules in favor of union in longstanding Houston firefighters pay parity case

The measure, known as Proposition B, requires Houston firefighters to receive the same pay as Houston police officers of comparable rank. 

According to a July 21 district news release, all eligible full-time teachers, nurses, librarians and counselors will receive a one-time stipend of $2,000, while all other eligible staff will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 on or before the Sept. 30 paycheck. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Humble ISD board approves COVID-19 retention stipend for returning employees

According to a July 21 district news release, all eligible full-time teachers, nurses, librarians and counselors will receive a one-time stipend of $2,000, while all other eligible staff will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 on or before the Sept. 30 paycheck.

Titus Express Car Wash is hosting a grand opening event beginning at 7 a.m. July 31 at the car wash, 23685 Walton Avenue, New Caney. (Courtesy of Titus Express Car Wash)
Titus Express Car Wash in New Caney to host grand-opening event

Terry Schmidt, Titus Express Car Wash owner, said the event will feature free car washes all day, free food and snow cones, and face paintings and balloons for kids. Attendees will also have a chance to win Astro’s game tickets and gift cards at the event.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.

Exterior of Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court building
Montgomery County officials discuss employee raises on first day of budget workshops

Montgomery County commissioners debated the possibility of a 5% raise in salaries across the board as a priority for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.

Pride Houston Parade
Pride Houston fall parade and festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The downtown annual parade and festival, scheduled for Sept. 25, will be replaced by a Montrose block party and other events, organizers announced July 25.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Judson Robinson III
Historic preservation dispute complicates embattled Hurricane Harvey recovery program

Progress on home reconstructions in some areas has stalled or moved forward with a different style and sometimes smaller layout than the homes had prior to the storm.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Average testing positivity rate nears 10% after sharp increase

Over 97% of people nationwide who are being hospitalized because of the disease are unvaccinated.