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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Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

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.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose



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.

Conroe-Montgomery

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.

Cy-Fair

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.

Statewide

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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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)
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