New H-E-B opens near Fulshear and more: Business, community news from Houston area

H-E-B opened a new store near Fulshear. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B opened a new store near Fulshear. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B opened a new store near Fulshear. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Houston area.

Katy

Spring Green Market H‑E‑B opens June 24 near Fulshear


H-E-B opened its Spring Green Market on June 24 at 9211 FM 723, Richmond, near Fulshear. The grocery store includes curbside and delivery options for shopping.

The Toasted Yolk to open Fulshear location June 29



The Toasted Yolk will open a new location at 6727 FM 1463, Ste. 15, Fulshear, on June 29, according to a press release. A few days before the opening, first responders are welcome to stop by for a free meal June 26.

Katy ISD asks for parent input on options for fall 2020

Katy ISD families may choose for students to be educated in person or virtually for the 2020 fall semester, Superintendent Ken Gregorski said at the regular June 22 board meeting and in a June 22 Facebook video.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Texas Children's Hospital taking adult patients as COVID-19 cases mount

Texas Children's Hospital is taking adult patients, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes as Harris County and surrounding hospitals started seeing more cases, more hospitalizations and fewer beds available.

Cy-Fair

Marvino’s Italian Kitchen celebrates 5 years in Cypress with anniversary special

Through the end of June, Marvino’s Italian Kitchen is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special three-course menu at 24002 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

Cavity Patrol Pediatric Dentistry coming soon to Fry Road in Cypress

Drs. Chun Yin Wong and Dzhuliya Servetnik plan to open Cavity Patrol Pediatric Dentistry in mid-July at 7914 Fry Road, Ste. 280, Cypress.

Imagine Early Education & Childcare now open in Cypress

Imagine Early Education & Childcare opened June 22 at 24130 Hwy. 290, Cypress. The center offers programming for social and academic development in children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Tomball

Rise Gym now open on Spring Cypress Road


Rise Gym held its soft opening June 5 at 11703 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball. Rise Gym allows patrons to use gym equipment and also has personal trainers available.

The Woodlands

Live music returns in The Woodlands


Live music venues have begun to open back up following the state loosening some coronavirus restrictions.

Houston

Politan Row Houston to reopen June 24 after temporary weekend closure


Politan Row Houston, located at 2445 Times Blvd., Houston, will remain temporarily closed until June 24, the restaurant announced through its official Instagram account June 23.

Spring-Klein

GALLERY: LA Home Solutions to celebrate grand opening of Spring showroom Aug. 8


LA Home Solutions, a full-service handyman and home remodeling company, will celebrate the grand opening of its new showroom at 6635 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. B, Spring, on Aug. 8.

Bay Area

League City still hosting annual Citizen Appreciation Day event July 4

League City will still host its annual Citizen Appreciation Day on July 4, but the COVID-19 pandemic is changing it a bit.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County mandates face masks inside businesses effective June 25


At a June 23 press conference, Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced he signed an order requiring face masks be worn inside commercial retail businesses physically located within the county.

Texas

Texas agency to distribute free masks to those tested for coronavirus at state-run locations


Starting June 25, the Texas Division of Emergency Management will distribute four masks free of charge to every Texan who is tested for the coronavirus at a state-run mobile test site, according to a press release from Gov. Greg Abbott.

Jen Para, Dylan Sherman, Andrew Christman, Hunter Marrow, Danica Lloyd, Hannah Zedaker, ABC 13, Jake Magee and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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