Upcoming Katy events, Houston Restaurant Weeks to feature 3 Humble, Kingwood eateries: News from Houston

She   Geeks Out is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion meetup in July. (Courtesy She   Geeks Out)
She Geeks Out is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion meetup in July. (Courtesy She Geeks Out)

She Geeks Out is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion meetup in July. (Courtesy She Geeks Out)

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TO-DO LIST: 6 Katy-area events in July, August 2020

Here is your local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in June and July.


The Toasted Yolk holds grand opening in Cypress July 20

After experiencing delays in the inspection process, The Toasted Yolk is holding a grand opening July 20 at 27008 Hwy. 290, Ste. 100, Cypress. The eatery is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and serves breakfast, brunch and lunch.

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Montrose thrift store The Cottage Shop goes online

The Cottage Shop, the thrift store that benefits The Women's Home nonprofit in Montrose, has launched an online shopping option. The Women’s Home programs help women and families recover from homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Bellaire Broiler temporarily closed during transition to new management

Though no reopening date has been confirmed, Bellaire Broiler Burger at 5216 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, remains temporarily closed to make way for a new management team, according to a June 21 Facebook post from the restaurant and a phone voicemail greeting left by ownership.

Daddy's Burgers pop-up is headed for Rice Village as Kitchen at the Dunlavy reopens

Clark Cooper Concepts' summertime pop-up Daddy's Burgers will open in its new digs July 21 at 5212 Morningside Drive, Houston, in Rice Village.

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Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 features 3 Humble, Kingwood eateries

Houston Restaurant Weeks, a monthlong fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank, returns to the Greater Houston area Aug. 1-Sept. 7.

The Woodlands

Kitchen 1488, a new Louisiana-inspired eatery, plans for August opening

Kitchen 1488, a new restaurant inspired by Louisiana comfort food, is planning a summer opening on FM 1488 north of The Woodlands.


Tomball's BJ Services files for bankruptcy

BJ Services, an oil service company located at 11211 FM 2920, Tomball, filed for bankruptcy, according to a July 20 company news release.


The Kitten House Rescue to reopen under new name, ownership

After nine years and the rescue of more than 1,500 kittens, Debrah Rogers, The Kitten House Rescue managing director, announced the nonprofit animal rescue would be closing and reopening under a new name and new ownership, via Facebook on July 19.

Hannah Zedaker, Hunter Marrow, Nola Valente, Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.



University of Houston—Clear Lake will resume offering its $18-per-class continuing education courses Oct. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
University of Houston-Clear Lake's weekly continuing education program shifts to Zoom for fall semester

The program is open to all, regardless of student status, age or educational background.

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The board of directors for METRO has approved the $1.15 billion FY 2020-21 budget. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.

About 5,600 Clear Creek ISD students receive special education services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Clear Creek ISD special education administrators, parents discuss challenges of 2020-21 school year

Clear Creek ISD, home to more than 42,000 students, is grappling with new hurdles brought about by remote learning and the coronavirus pandemic, including how to provide for special education students and families who need additional support.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

(Courtesy The Republic Grille/Liz Grimm Public Relations)
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Meeting new needs: Clear Creek ISD adjusts to challenges for low-income, special education students amid COVID-19 pandemic

As CCISD began the 2020-21 year, parents of special education students said they felt a disconnect in information being shared between parents and the district.

Federal loans help Bay Area businesses during pandemic

Several businesses in Pearland, League City, Friendswood and Clear Lake depended on the Paycheck Protection Program to survive COVID-19.

Clear Creek ISD will hire a new superintendent at the end of 2020. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD board of trustees, search firm create superintendent candidate profile

The profile consists of a statement of desired characteristics, which will be used to help select Greg Smith's successor.