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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Katy

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.

Cy-Fair



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.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

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.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

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.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

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-Magnolia

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.

Spring-Klein

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.


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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)
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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.