Missed any of our articles from last week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from Dec. 11-15.

Yummy Pho & Bo Ne brings authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Willowbrook Plaza

After working in the welding industry for over 10 years, Tu Hoang opened his own restaurant Yummy Pho & Bo Ne alongside the franchise owner Tony Dong on Jan. 16. The restaurant is located at the Willowbrook Plaza and is known for its fast service and Vietnamese-style cuisine.

Read the full story by Reporter Jovanna Aguilar.

Costco breaks ground on Tomball location


Ground has broken on a Costco location in Tomball at the intersection of Hwy. 249 and Holderrieth Road.

"We are excited to see the project move forward and to welcome Costco to Tomball," Tomball's Assistant City Manager Jessica Rogers said via email.

Read the full story by Reporter Lizzy Spangler.

Friendswood resident appointed to the Gulf Coast Protection District Board of Directors
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Friendswood resident Sharon Hulgan will sit on the Gulf Coast Protection District Board of Directors, according to a Dec. 11 news release from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.

Abbott appointed Hulgan to the role with a term set to expire on June 16, 2025, according to the release.

Read the full story by Reporter Rachel Leland.

Willis, Conroe libraries receive funding for children's programs


The R.F. Meador Branch and Central Branch libraries of the Montgomery County Memorial Library System have received additional funding for children's programs as of early December announcements.

The R.F. Meador Branch Library in Willis was named one of 15 2024 Family Place Libraries Project grant recipients as of a December news release from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The program was established statewide in 2015 to help public libraries address early learning.

Read the full story by Editor Anna Lotz.

La Marketa de Porter to welcome first tenants by February


After more than one year of construction, the exterior of La Marketa de Porter is now complete, and interior build-outs for shopping center tenants are underway, according to a Nov. 9 email from developer American Realty Group.

Read the full story by Reporter Emily Lincke.