Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands and more news from the Houston area

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)
Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

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The Woodlands

Following spring postponement, Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands with events beginning in August

Wine & Food Week is set to hold a series of four events throughout The Woodlands later this year after the 16th annual tasting event week was postponed in May.

THINGS TO DO: Food truck festival, fireworks, and other outdoor activities and dates to know in The Woodlands

Read about things to do in The Woodlands.

EVENTS: Where to see live music in August and September in The Woodlands area

Live music is planned at outdoor and several indoor locations in The Woodlands area in August and September. Events are subject to cancellation. Please check with the venue before attending.

Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands announces Aug. 14 reopening

Cinemark announced it will begin reopening a select number of theaters across the country Aug. 14, including the Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands.

Sugar Land

Dining al fresco: Sugar Land allows for new outdoor seating option at restaurants

Sugar Land City Council voted unanimously Aug. 4 to allow for the temporary use of parking spaces for outdoor dining tables until indoor dining occupancy restrictions are lifted or the state of disaster due to the coronavirus pandemic is terminated.

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Liberty Kitchen reopens River Oaks location Aug. 7 under new ownership

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in River Oaks, 4224 San Felipe St., opened for dine-in service Aug. 7 after being acquired by Houston hospitality firm Culinary Khancepts.


Jayden Layne Boutique opens second location in Tomball

Owner Brittani Johnson opened Jayden Layne Boutique at 309 Market St., Ste. B., Tomball, on June 27. This is the boutique's second location, as another storefront is located in Magnolia. Jayden Layne offers children's, women's—sizes XS-3X—and men's clothing as well as accessories, wreaths and home decor, Johnson said.

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How to support Houston Restaurant Weeks in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place

With Houston Restaurant Weeks well underway, over 230 local restaurants are participating and offering specials through Labor Day.


Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Families in Texas may be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living centers—even if, by law, they still cannot hug them.

Andrew Christman, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Anna Lotz, Eva Vigh and Marie Leonard contributed to this report.



Galveston County Health District data shows 9 in every 10 cases of COVID-19 countywide are listed as recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
DATA: 9 in every 10 Galveston County COVID-19 cases is now a recovery

About 90% of the total COVID-19 cases in Galveston County are now listed as recoveries, according to the latest data from the Galveston County Health District.

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Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

Menu items include fried, grilled and boiled seafood platters as well as Cajun staples ranging from gumbo and shrimp etouffee to boudin balls and po'boys. (Courtesy The Catch)
Cajun eatery The Catch coming to Willowbrook and more Houston news

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The North Houston Highway Improvement Project proposes re-routing I-45 through the East End and Fifth Ward and expanding it through the Northside. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT releases environmental report, a pivotal step in I-45 rebuild

The report is one of the final steps before the project rerouting much of I-45 through downtown can begin.

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November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Harris County local races

Your guide to voting locations and who's on the ballot for Harris County races this November.

Here's how to get involved in a solar panel co-op in east Houston

La Porte, League City and Pasadena residents interested in utilizing solar energy can sign up to join the East Houston Solar Co-op until Sept. 30.

University of Houston—Clear Lake will resume offering its $18-per-class continuing education courses Oct. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
University of Houston-Clear Lake's weekly continuing education program shifts to Zoom for fall semester

The program is open to all, regardless of student status, age or educational background.

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The board of directors for METRO has approved the $1.15 billion FY 2020-21 budget. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.