Crystal Lagoon in Texas City opens to public, new businesses in the Heights: News from Houston area

Crystal Lagoon opened for resident use in early June, and public access is available July 15-Sept. 13. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)
Crystal Lagoon opened for resident use in early June, and public access is available July 15-Sept. 13. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)

Crystal Lagoon opened for resident use in early June, and public access is available July 15-Sept. 13. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)

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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.



Houston police
Houston will spend $4.1 million from CARES Act to rein in rising crime rate

Violent crime is up 11% in the city of Houston and there are six hot spots throughout the city that are seeing the most violent crime numbers.

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Galveston County averages fewer than 25 new COVID-19 cases per day in October

With approximately 400 new cases reported since Oct. 1, the case count total of 12,123 reflects an average of about 22 new cases per day over the last 18 days.

Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County ballot totals approach 630,000 in first six days of early voting

Ballot counts have averaged about 100,000 daily. Twelve days of early voting remain before the Nov. 3 general election.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and faith leaders
Houston coronavirus updates: Positivity rate hits 5%, places of worship get guidance for reopening

Churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship are recommend to limit gatherings to 25%.

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Inc.)
Amazon center in Katy to bring 3K jobs and more Houston-area news

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

An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drive-thru voting locations in Harris County see greater numbers than in-person, despite challenges

More than 42,000 residents in Harris County have used the drive-thru centers so far in early voting.

League City early voting November 2020 elections
Galveston County seeing record voter turnout

Four days into early voting, Galveston County is already seeing record turnout.

The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
Outlet mall in Cy-Fair opens 3 new stores and more top Houston-area news

Read the most popular news form the past week from our Houston coverage area.

The Toasted Yolk will open soon where Olympia Grill once stood. (Courtesy Brockway Commercial)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Toasted Yolk coming to League City and more

Here is a roundup of local business and related news in Clear Lake and League City.

Meet the candidates running for U.S. House of Representatives District 36

Incumbent Brian Babin has three challengers in the U.S. House District 36 race.