New restaurants, winter weather: Here are the top 5 stories in Spring in Klein in January

Augusta Woods Village is a retail center under construction at the northeast corner of Kuykendahl Road and Timbercrest Village Drive.

Augusta Woods Village is a retail center under construction at the northeast corner of Kuykendahl Road and Timbercrest Village Drive.

Readers were interested in news about local businesses and restaurants in January, with stories about new shopping centers and flood recovery topping our list of most-viewed stories in Spring and Klein this month. Stories about winter weather and transportation are also reader favorites. Here are our most popular stories in January.




  1. Impact Roundup: Chick-fil-A, Sub Zero Ice Cream plus 12 other proposed, confirmed Augusta Woods Village tenants


Anchored by a new concept “smart” Wal-Mart Supercenter, the shopping center is located off Kuykendahl Road.






2. 5 new restaurants and bars Now Open or Coming Soon in Spring and Klein in January
Several new bars and restaurants announced plans to open in Spring and Klein in January.






3. These renovated and new businesses near Cypresswood Drive plan to open soon in Spring
Stores and restaurants in shopping centers that flooded during Hurricane Harvey near Cypresswood Drive and Stuebner Airline Road have started to reopen.






4. Spring, Klein ISDs announce Wednesday school closures due to winter weather warning
Spring and Klein ISDs were closed for two days in January due to icy road conditions.






5. Congestion mitigation and air improvement projects to begin in 2018
Harris County plans road work on Spring Cypress Road and Cypresswood Drive to address congestion and pollution.


By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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