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.

Spring-Klein

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.

Statewide

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.


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George Strait will perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 90th anniversary celebration next year. (Courtesy Pexels)
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Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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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)
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Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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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

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