Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall and more popular news this week from Houston

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular Houston-area news from the past week.

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.

See how COVID-19 spread through Montgomery County in July with more than 4,000 new cases

The spread of COVID-19 increased rapidly in Montgomery County through July, with new case counts last month surpassing the previous 100-plus days combined, according to information from the county's public health district and emergency management office.



MAP: See COVID-19 concentrations by population in Harris County

Local officials are still grappling with ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The city of Houston is rolling out a new campaign this month targeting the hardest-hit and most at-risk communities.

JULY ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants opening, closing in The Woodlands

Throughout the month of July, several new restaurants opened and several announced plans to locate around The Woodlands area with a variety of offerings. Here are five Community Impact Newspaper reported on in the past month.

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.

Ben Thompson, Matt Dulin, Andrew Christman and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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The El Camino Real H-E-B will close soon, but is open as of Dec. 6. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Lake H-E-B to open just ahead of New Year's Eve

The location is less than three miles from the Clear Lake location at 16811 El Camino Real, Houston; the El Camino Real store will close soon, but is open as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Julia De Leon, a Harris County Precinct 3 resident and essential worker, spoke Nov. 30 at commissioners court in favor of establishing the Harris County Essential Workers Board. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County creates board for essential workers during ongoing pandemic

Local essential workers will now be given a voice to improve working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the Harris County Essential Workers Board was established during the Harris County Commissioners Court session Nov. 30.

Although it is still to be determined how much funding trickles down to Houston from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden Nov. 15, city officials are looking to be prepared for when new competitive grant programs open up and start taking applications. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here is what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could mean for Houston

Although it is still to be determined how much funding trickles down to Houston from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden Nov. 15, city officials are looking to be prepared for when new competitive grant programs open up and start taking applications.

Jaguar of Clear Lake opened in late October at the same location as Land Rover of Clear Lake. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Jaguar of Clear Lake now open along I-45 South

Jaguar of Clear Lake opened in late October at the same location as Land Rover of Clear Lake.

The work done by Clear Lake aerospace company Intuitive Machines will be instrumental in cementing Houston's position as "the leader in the space race to the moon and beyond,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a groundbreaking event Dec. 2. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
'The leader in the space race': Intuitive Machines breaks ground on new lunar production, operations center

The company will become the first-ever private company to travel to the moon—cementing Houston as a powerful player in the rapidly expanding aerospace industry, according to local elected officials and space industry experts.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Here are five local winter activities worth checking out in the Pearland and Friendswood area. (Courtesy Pexels)
5 winter-themed events happening across the Pearland, Friendswood area

Here are five local winter activities worth checking out in the Pearland and Friendswood area.

Zoo Lights is a light show within the Houston Zoo that happens every year. (Courtesy Houston Zoo Lights)
10 holiday light displays to see in the Greater Houston area

Check out these nine free and ticketed displays to see through December and January in the Houston area.

Several Texas police departments received $7,500 to be used for purchasing and strengthening K-9 units. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
League City, Tomball, Magnolia among Texas police departments receiving K-9 grants

The departments received $7,500 to be used for purchasing and strengthening K-9 units.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.