Texas City's Crystal Lagoon to stay open throughout Oct. and more Houston-area news

Crystal Lagoon is the largest amenity of its kind in Texas. (Courtesy Lago Mar)
Crystal Lagoon is the largest amenity of its kind in Texas. (Courtesy Lago Mar)

Crystal Lagoon is the largest amenity of its kind in Texas. (Courtesy Lago Mar)

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Bay Area

Crystal Lagoon to remain open to public on weekends for Oktober Lagoonfest

The state’s largest Crystal Lagoon amenity will be open weekends through the month of October for a seasonal celebration at Lago Mar, according to a Sept. 28 media release.

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Tomball-Magnolia

16 new vendors, safety measures: What to know for the Texas Renaissance Festival's 46th season Oct. 3-Nov. 29

When the Texas Renaissance Festival begins Oct. 3, no general admission at-gate tickets will be available this year, but 16 new vendors, 11 guest vendors and new performers will fill the festival grounds in addition to returning vendors and performers, according to a Sept. 24 release from the festival.

Cy-Fair

Reach Unlimited to hold virtual week of giving Oct. 1-7

Cypress-based nonprofit Reach Unlimited is holding a virtual week of giving event Oct. 1-7 in lieu of its annual Reach for the Stars fundraiser event, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

New Caney native rebrands L&H Cafe into family-friendly eatery

L&H Cafe serves gourmet-style American food, such as hamburgers and sandwiches, as well as some Greek-inspired menu items, such as gyros and lamb over rice. The eatery currently operates at 75% dine-in capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic as well as offering takeout, curbside and delivery.

Jack in the Box permanently closes Kingwood location

Jack in the Box closed its location at 2308 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, on Sept. 13. This location was one of several in the Lake Houston area. The 24-hour restaurant chain features a drive-thru and offers burgers, chicken, salads, tacos and breakfast items.

Kingwood Meat Market continues tradition of family-owned markets

Kingwood Meat Market sells various fresh-cut meats, such as seasoned beef and chicken fajitas, barbacoa and carnitas by the pound, pan sausage, rib eye and fillets. The shop also processes deer and hog meat for hunters.

Spring-Klein

Algoo Buenoo to soon serve up protein doughnuts, gourmet shakes in Spring

Algoo Buenoo will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 10 at 16314 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. The new business will offer protein doughnuts, gourmet shakes, energy teas and protein iced coffee.

D1 Training Spring targets December opening on West Rayford Road

D1 Training Spring plans to open at 8727 W. Rayford Road, Ste. 150, Spring, in December. The performance training facility offers programs for youth athletes ages 7-18 as well as programs for adults ranging from strength training and boot camps to individual and small-group training.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Report: Just 2% of Houston’s city-funded public art is by women of color

Just 2% of the works of arts bought or commissioned by the city of Houston were made by women artists of color, according to an art equity study conducted by the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

Houston launches coronavirus mental health hotline

Houston residents struggling with poor mental health due to the coronavirus pandemic can call a new mental health hotline developed specifically in response to the virus.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Kindred Hospital Sugar Land opens new rehabilitation unit

Kindred Hospital Sugar Land, located at 1550 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land, opened a new rehabilitation unit inside the hospital Aug. 1.

Emma Whalen, Jake Magee, Colleen Ferguson, Anna Lotz, Hannah Zedaker, Andy Li, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.


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District officials shared storm damage photos at a Feb. 22 board meeting. (Courtesy Clear Creek ISD)
Clear Creek ISD updates: 88% of campuses sustained damage during winter storm, quarantine practices revised

District safety officials briefed trustees at a board meeting Feb. 22 about the extent of damages and gave other details related to CCISD’s storm responses. Of the 42 campuses, 37 sustained damages requiring immediate action, officials said.

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Evictions continue in Houston as new measures aim to stem tide

Over 32,000 eviction cases were filed in Harris County courts in 2020.

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Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The organization is open to all and serves members throughout the Greater Houston area.

Reedy Chapel, one of more than a dozen historically Black churches in Galveston, is a stop on the tour. (Courtesy Clayton Kolavo/GICVB Marketing)
Galveston tourism app guides visitors through city’s historically Black institutions, monuments

The interactive app, offered by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, allows visitors to customize a tour itinerary based on interests and time allocation.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Large multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County; Sugar Land to widen University Blvd. and more top Houston-area news

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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.