Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to stay shut for 2020, Amazon 4-star coming to The Woodlands: News from Houston

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4.

The Woodlands



Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall anticipated for September

Amazon 4-star, a retail store from the Seattle-based technology company, is expected to open Sept. 9 at The Woodlands Mall, according to Brookfield Properties.

Cy-Fair

PHOTOS: Cy-Fair Fire Department, Harris County ESD No. 9 open new facility

Cy-Fair Fire Department and Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 relocated their administration offices from 9630 Telge Road, Houston, to 10710 Telge Road, Houston, in late July.

The new 115,000-square-foot facility features meeting and training rooms, office spaces, department operations center, backup dispatch center, a fitness room and break rooms.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

2020 Fort Bend County Fair canceled due to pandemic

The Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo has been canceled for the first time since World War II, according to a post from the fair's Facebook page. The fair was scheduled to run from Sept. 25-Oct. 4.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Family-owned Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant thrives for decades in Lake Houston area

For Jose Guadalupe Reyes, managing his family’s restaurant with his brother, Juan Javier Reyes, is continuing the legacy their father created. The family has been operating Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant in the Lake Houston area for more than 25 years.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Houston restaurants can now tap parking lots for outdoor dining

Houston City Council has approved a proposal to allow restaurants to take over 50% of their parking spaces to expand outdoor dining capacity.

Matt Dulin, Claire Shoop, Ben Thompson, Kelly Schafler and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


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