Whiskey Cake restaurant to open in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

The farm-to-table restaurant plans to create 90 jobs and offer familiar American meals. (Courtesy Whiskey Cake)
The farm-to-table restaurant plans to create 90 jobs and offer familiar American meals. (Courtesy Whiskey Cake)

The farm-to-table restaurant plans to create 90 jobs and offer familiar American meals. (Courtesy Whiskey Cake)

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The Woodlands

Whiskey Cake announces The Woodlands location opening in September

Farm-to-table restaurant Whiskey Cake has announced it is anticipating a September opening at 27800 North Fwy. Service Road, Oak Ridge North.

Creamistry set to open at The Woodlands Mall this year



Creamistry, a national chain offering liquid nitrogen ice cream and ice cream cakes, is expected to open at The Woodlands Mall in August or September, according to mall management.

Bay Area

Holly Berry Tea Room: Restaurant owner turns historical house into comforting eatery

At Holly Berry Tea Room in League City, tea is in the name, but there are other reasons customers return, owner Rhonda Karim said.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming soon to League City

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expected to open a League City location in the Victory Lakes Town Center, on the northeast corner of I-45 and FM 646, in late 2020, according to a media release. The theater will feature 10 screens, including a 60-foot “Big Show” large screen, and offer in-seat food and beverage service.

Axe Masters Texas: League City facility provides indoor axe-throwing experiences

While indoor axe-throwing may not traditionally be associated with weddings or family events, Richard Langseth has seen it all at Axe Masters Texas in the business’s first full year.

Langseth, who owns the business with his wife, Robin Langseth, said Axe Masters frequently hosts bachelor and bachelorette parties, which is why he is a member of the Bay Area Wedding Programs Facebook group.

Spring-Klein

Northwest Assistance Ministries now accepting online applications for rental, mortgage assistance

Northwest Assistance Ministries is now accepting online applications for rental and mortgage assistance, according to an Aug. 6 news release from the nonprofit.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Sugar Land Legacy Foundation aims to assist local businesses looking to up online operations

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is partnering with businesses in the community to ensure owners have the tools and resources they need to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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

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

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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.