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Bay Area

Crystal Lagoon now open to public through mid-September

Crystal Lagoon is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays starting July 15 through Sept. 13, according to a July 13 media release.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

New in the Heights: Businesses look to offer fitness and coffee, whiskey, sushi and more

Here are four businesses expected to open in the Houston Heights area in the coming months.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses now open in Valley Ranch Town Center

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, a discount eyewear and eye examination provider, opened June 26 at 21550 Market Place Drive, Ste. 200, New Caney. The national franchise carries a variety of different eyeglasses and contact lens brands as well as prescription and nonprescription sunglasses.


GUIDE: 4 home improvement projects to tackle during quarantine plus tips for a more flood-resilient house

Matt Sneller, owner of Spring-based construction company Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling, offers four simple projects to do at home.


Walmart, Sam's Club to require face coverings in all stores beginning July 20

Walmart and Sam's Club leaders announced in a press release July 15 all stores nationwide will require shoppers to wear a face covering beginning July 20.

Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Anna Lotz and Colleen Ferguson contributed to this report.