Kingwood nail salon reopens after Harvey damage, Uber and Lyft fees increase at airports: News from Houston

S&A Nails reopened May 9 after remaining closed for almost three years. (Courtesy S&A Nails)
S&A Nails reopened May 9 after remaining closed for almost three years. (Courtesy S&A Nails)

S&A Nails reopened May 9 after remaining closed for almost three years. (Courtesy S&A Nails)

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Longtime Kingwood nail salon S&A Nails reopens after Hurricane Harvey

S&A Nails reopened May 9 at 4423 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, after being closed for nearly three years. The salon, which originally opened in 2001, received several feet of water during Hurricane Harvey and had to close.

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Uber and Lyft users in Houston to see higher fees for airport rides

Uber and Lyft users will see higher fees for rides to and from Houston’s airports.

Houston may allow restaurant owners to convert parking lots to outdoor dining areas

Restaurants in Houston, currently limited by 50% indoor capacity limits, may soon be able to serve diners in parking lots to accommodate more guests.


Darrel's Catering now open in Conroe

Darrel's Catering opened July 16 at 101 Silverdale Drive, Conroe. In addition to catering, the storefront also offers lunch barbecue options.


Magpies Gifts on Barker Cypress Road now operating as The Brook Home & Gift

The mother-daughter duo who previously ran Magpies Gifts on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress said they reopened in June as The Brook Home & Gift after taking full ownership of the location.


Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

As industry name brands and small businesses navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Texas will still celebrate its state sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9.

Emma Whalen, Kelly Schafler, Andy Li and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.



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Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

Menu items include fried, grilled and boiled seafood platters as well as Cajun staples ranging from gumbo and shrimp etouffee to boudin balls and po'boys. (Courtesy The Catch)
Cajun eatery The Catch coming to Willowbrook and more Houston news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

The North Houston Highway Improvement Project proposes re-routing I-45 through the East End and Fifth Ward and expanding it through the Northside. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT releases environmental report, a pivotal step in I-45 rebuild

The report is one of the final steps before the project rerouting much of I-45 through downtown can begin.

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November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Harris County local races

Your guide to voting locations and who's on the ballot for Harris County races this November.

Here's how to get involved in a solar panel co-op in east Houston

La Porte, League City and Pasadena residents interested in utilizing solar energy can sign up to join the East Houston Solar Co-op until Sept. 30.

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.