Sugar Land features Houston Restaurant Weeks participants, city to ticket those without masks: News from the metro

Six Sugar Land restaurants, including Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Six Sugar Land restaurants, including Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)

Six Sugar Land restaurants, including Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)

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6 Sugar Land restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 on Aug. 1-Sept. 7

Houston Restaurant Weeks—an annual, monthlong fundraiser benefiting the Houston Food Bank—began Aug. 1 and runs through Labor Day weekend.

Service First Automotive opens Aug. 3 in Missouri City after experiencing coronavirus-related delays

Service First Automotive had a grand opening for its Missouri City service center Aug. 3. The new location at 9450 Hwy. 6, Missouri City, is offering 50% off oil changes until Aug. 9.


ROUNDUP: 6 businesses now open, coming to or relocating in the Lake Conroe area

Read the latest on businesses in the Lake Conroe area.


Willie Mae's Soul Food Cafe and Music Lounge to open in Katy area

Willie Mae's Soul Food Cafe and Music Lounge will open in the Katy area in 2021, said Ryan Muccular, the co-founder and owner of That's My Dog, which she runs alongside her husband, Kevin Muccular.


Cy-Fair nonprofits accepting, distributing school supplies for families in need

The start of the school year is just around the corner, and local nonprofits are accepting donated school supplies to distribute to families in financial need.

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Get a sneak peak inside the new Humble Museum before it opens

Robert Meaux, the president of the museum’s board of directors, said the old location saw roughly 2,000 visitors a year, but he hopes the new location with its new logo, well-lit displays and more organized layout will encourage tourists, local residents and students to learn about Humble’s rich history.

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Cinepolis The Woodlands officially reopens with discounted classics

Cinepolis The Woodlands announced July 31 that it has reopened following a four-month closure due to coronavirus.

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Houston police will start writing tickets for refusing to wear a mask

Citing continued community spread and high COVID-19 positivity rates, Houston police officers will be instructed to issue citations for refusal to wear a mask in public, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Aug. 3.

Andrew Christman, Claire Shoop, Kelly Schafler, Andy Li, Danica Lloyd and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.



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.

George Buenik, Houston's director of safety and homeland security, urged residents to stay home throughout the day and evening Sept. 22. (Courtesy Houston Office of Emergency Management)
Tropical Depression Beta: Houston officials urge residents to stay home over next 24 hours

More rain bands will continue to cross the region through the day and into the evening.

The deadline to register to vote in Harris County is approaching. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here’s how to register to vote in Harris County

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.

Flooding occurred in the Glen Cove neighborhood near Knollwood Street on Sept. 21. (Courtesy city of League City)
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Beta floods Bay Area roads, neighborhoods

Forecasters said the storm will stall over southeast Texas on Sept. 22 and slowly move east to northeast into Sept. 23.

Roads and parks around League City, Pearland, Clear Lake and Friendswood are flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta. (Courtesy city of League City)
Bay Area experiencing flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta

The Bay Area is under a flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Beta continues to drop rain over the Houston area.

Clear Lake Shores has a population of about 1,200 people. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Lake Shores adopts fiscal year 2020-21 budget

City Council approved the proposed budget, which is $1.8 million higher than the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, on Sept. 1.

The Harris County Department of Education lowered its tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.

(Courtesy Fotolia)
Transportation updates: Red Bluff Road widening and North Landing Boulevard extension

Here are Bay Area transportation updates to know for September.

Learn about Rustic Oaks, September's featured neighborhood

Learn more about Rustic Oaks, our featured neighborhood for September.

Forecasters currently predict Tropical Storm Beta will make landfall the evening of Sept. 22 along the middle Texas coast then slowly move along the coast or slightly inland through the Greater Houston region toward Louisiana. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties were all included in a disaster declaration issued Sept. 21; several Bay Area school districts, colleges and city entities are closed in response.

Another 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Sept. 19-20 weekend along with 48 deaths caused by the virus. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.