Chick-fil-A closes after employees test positive and more: Business, community news from Houston area

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Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of Houston-area businesses and events.

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Missouri City is closing after four of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The restaurant is located at 9130 Hwy. 6, Missouri City.

Monarch Health & Wellness Boutique sets soft opening date for July

Monarch Health & Wellness Boutique is set to host a soft opening July 8 at 1414 Northpark Drive, Ste. H, Kingwood, in the Centre at Northpark shopping center.

24 Hour Fitness closing dozens of locations, including one in League City

Gym chain 24 Hour Fitness announced June 15 it is permanently closing more than 100 of its gyms nationwide, including one at 2765 S. Gulf Freeway, League City, as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Mayor Sylvester Turner: Google's move to Houston contributes to city's emerging tech ecosystem

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Google's decision to open a sales office in Houston will contribute to the city's efforts toward "establishing a very integrated, robust ecosystem."

UPDATED: Alden Bridge Pool to reopen June 18 following temporarily closure

The Alden Bridge Pool will reopen June 18 following a temporary closure caused by a pool employee testing positive for COVID-19 June 17.

7 ways to treat dad this Father's Day while supporting North Houston businesses

Although Father's Day may look a little different this year due to social distancing guidelines as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are still several ways to treat dads June 21 while supporting local businesses and restaurants in North Houston.

ABC 13, Jake Magee, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.



Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

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The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
League City installs 6 flood gauges in Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou watersheds

Once installed and operational, data from the gauges will be published online so residents can track water levels during high-rainfall events.

The art classes are split into kindergarten through fifth graders and sixth through 12th graders. (Courtesy of University of Houston-Clear Lake)
University of Houston-Clear Lake expands offerings at Art School for Children

The school's first classes geared specifically towards children on the autism spectrum will be offered May 22 for grades K-12.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

(Courtesy city of Houston)
BREAKING: Collins Aerospace coming to Houston Spaceport

Houston officials have announced another company slated for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport in Clear Lake.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Dan Seal, League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area economy, BAHEP, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Economic official: Bay Area economy chugging along

Despite hurricanes, COVID-19, the February freeze and other hurdles, economic development in the Bay Area continues to move ahead in several industries.

Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Adaptive fitness program now open in southeast Houston and more

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The beaches along the lagoon have been deepened, offering about triple the amount of beach area to accommodate an expected increase in visitors and still allow for social distancing. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)
Crystal Lagoons to debut Houston's longest swim-up bar May 28

New features and activities will include a five-story waterslide, catapult swing and Houston's longest swim-up bar.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.