Businesses relocate, pool opens: News from Greater Houston

Read the latest business and community updates from the Houston area.


The Meating Place BBQ & Bakery relocates to Magnolia

After three years at 35421 Hwy. 249 in Pinehurst, The Meating Place BBQ & Bakery will move to 41902 FM 1774 in Magnolia. The restaurant is expected to open during the first week of July.

Havana House relocates to new Magnolia location

Havana House relocated from 33418 Lago Vista Real to 5111 FM 1488, Magnolia, on June 6. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes from Cuban sandwiches to pastries and even custom Cuban Cakes. Havana House also offers catering services.

Bay Area

Seabrook opens public pool with COVID-19 restrictions

Pelican Bay, the town of Seabrook’s public swimming pool at 1109 Hammer St., Seabrook, opened for the season June 9 after approval from City Council with updated COVID-19 procedures.


Pearland mayor issues order requiring face coverings in businesses

Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order requiring people to wear masks inside businesses, the city announced in a June 25 press release.

Interim HealthCare regional headquarters move to Pearland

Interim HealthCare has moved its regional headquarters to the Trinity Professional Building in Pearland, located at 1920 Country Place Parkway, Pearland.


Poppa’s PoBoys food truck now open in Cypress

A new food truck called Poppa’s PoBoys launched in Cypress on May 30 serving up Louisiana-style po’boy sandwiches, burgers, wraps, seafood baskets, fries and boudin balls.


Houston Heights Association to host weekly blood drives in July

After holding five blood drives as of June 26, the Houston Heights Association is now committing to weekly drives in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for the month of July.

Dylan Sherman, Colleen Ferguson, Haley Morrison, Matt Dulin and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



Photo of an H-E-B store
H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

Each of the new locations will be available to the public to distribute and receive voter registration forms and applications to vote my mail as well as assisting with other election-related services. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Harris County elections administrator announces 8 new branch office locations

Registering to vote will soon be more convenient for Harris County residents with the opening of eight new branch office locations announced by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office in a news release May 17.

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)
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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.