Houston unveils mural map, Northwest Assistance Ministries seeks volunteers: News from the metro

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Tour Houston’s public art virtually or in person with new citywide mural map


A new map tracking all of Houston’s murals helps residents learn about public art throughout the city.

Here is where Houston ISD will continue curbside meal pickup through end of the summer



Houston ISD will resume its curbside meal pickup program July 20 at a dozen locations, including seven in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, which operates 250 partner sites throughout the region.

Spring-Klein

Northwest Assistance Ministries in need of volunteers to assist with daily programs, upcoming events

Northwest Assistance Ministries is in need of a large volume of volunteers to assist with food distribution and other tasks for several upcoming events throughout July and August.

Conroe

Starbucks now open in Conroe

Starbucks opened June 1 at 235 S. Loop 336 W., Ste. 100, Conroe in the Grand Central Park Marketplace. The coffee shop has about 20 employees and offers a drive-thru and nitro cold brew taps.

Cy-Fair

7 Cy-Fair restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks

Officials with Houston Restaurant Weeks announced an initial list of restaurants participating in the Aug. 1-Sept. 7 event across the Greater Houston area, including seven in the Cy-Fair area.

Cubiture.com targets end of September for new office, warehouse, showroom project

A new office, warehouse and showroom space for Cubiture.com is slated to open by the end of September at 10707 Telge Road, Houston.

Pearland-Friendswood

Texas organizations launch Texas Return to Work Initiative for workers, business owners


Several Texas organizations launched the Texas Return to Work Initiative July 15, which includes a survey and resource guide meant to help Texans return to work quickly and safely, according to the resource guide.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Candidate applications for November Missouri City City Council election to be accepted July 20-Aug. 17


The filing period for those seeking to run in the November election for Missouri City City Council opens July 18, and the city will begin accepting applications the next business day, July 20.

Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Department to host virtual community events July 26-31

Sugar Land’s Parks & Recreation Department will host virtual activities and classes each day July 26-31, according to a July 16 press release from the city. This online summer series coincides with National Park and Recreation Month.

Katy

MAP: Here are the Katy-area restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020

The 2020 Houston Restaurants Weeks will run between Aug. 1-Sept. 7, and six Katy-area restaurants have signed on to participate as of July 17.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Citing financial problems from COVID-19, Zachary's Cajun Cafe in Kingwood closes indefinitely

Zachary’s Cajun Cafe, located at 716 Kingwood Drive, is closed indefinitely, according to a June 2 Facebook post from the business. The post cited “financial problems from COVID-19” as the reason for closing.

Emma Whalen, Andy Li, Matt Dulin, Shawn Arrajj, Haley Morrison, Claire Shoop, Hannah Zedaker, Jen Para, Kelly Schafler and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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Mayor Turner and the honor guard.
Houston joins nationwide coronavirus memorial, lights landmarks

The memorial was planned as a component of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inauguration.

If the park becomes a hub, it would join two others currently established in the county: One is at the University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston, and the other hub is at the Galveston County Health District. The health district will offered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those 65 years of age and older by appointment only after receiving 1,000 additional doses; appointments were filled within hours. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
NEW: League City's Walter Hall Park closed to become potential mass vaccination site

Two other vaccine hubs are currently established in Galveston County, neither of which are offering new vaccine appointments the week of Jan. 18.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Bay Area-based company Intuitive Machines has selected SpaceX as the company that will deliver two of its payloads to the moon, according to a Jan. 13 press release. (Courtesy Intuitive Machines)
Bay Area aerospace company selects SpaceX as vehicle to moon

Bay Area-based company Intuitive Machines has selected SpaceX as the company that will deliver two of its payloads to the moon, according to a Jan. 13 press release.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

Houston City Hall aerial view
Houston City Council ethics committee to review speech policies

The discussion comes after Facebook posts by Council Member Greg Travis led to calls for his resignation or censure.

For the next few months, League City City Council will hold meetings at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center because the council chambers next door are under renovation. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City council chambers under renovation

For the next few months, League City City Council will hold meetings at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center because the council chambers next door are under renovation.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is scheduled to return in person in October. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)
Bayou City Art Festival scheduled for in-person return in October

The Memorial Park version of the festival will be celebrated through alternative virtual and smaller in-person events.

At a Jan. 15 emergency court hearing, officials came up with a plan to try to reduce the inmate population at the Harris County Jail that centers on hosting more bail reduction hearings. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
With open beds dwindling, officials look for ways to reduce Harris County jail population

The inmate population at the Harris County Jail is rising, and officials are looking for ways to quickly ease the pressure as concerns grow over the ability to quarantine and restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)
Italian eateries open in Generation Park; Houston bike lane fines enforced and more local news

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Minute Maid Park
Houston Health Department vaccine appointments fill up in 16 minutes

The department will administer 5,000 doses at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 16 and 17.