Katy Rice Festival to be held virtually, MOD Pizza to open in New Caney: News from Houston metro

A zydeco musician performs at the 2019 Katy Rice Festival. At the 2020 festival, music will be livestreamed for viewers. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
A zydeco musician performs at the 2019 Katy Rice Festival. At the 2020 festival, music will be livestreamed for viewers. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

A zydeco musician performs at the 2019 Katy Rice Festival. At the 2020 festival, music will be livestreamed for viewers. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Katy

2020 Katy Rice Festival to be held virtually Oct. 9-11


The coronavirus pandemic will not stop the city of Katy from hosting the annual Katy Rice Festival in 2020.

Six new Katy-area businesses, including Pablo’s Restaurant and Club, Houston Axe Throwing



Here are six new businesses that opened in the Katy area in May, June and July.

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ABF Remodeling in Cy-Fair offers home improvement tips for summer projects

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The Woodlands

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Read the latest business news from The Woodlands.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

MOD Pizza in Valley Ranch Town Center aims for September opening

MOD Pizza aims to open in mid-September at 12029 N. Grand Parkway E., Ste. 100, New Caney, according to Charlotte Wayte, public relations director for MOD Pizza. The pizza chain will serve individual, artisan-style pizzas as well as beer and wine.

Jen Para, Ben Thompson, Danica Lloyd and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.


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