Sugar Land museum to debut new exhibit, Humble luxury apartments to open in fall: News from Houston area

"Robot Zoo," a new exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, features larger-than-life-sized mechanical animals. (Courtesy HMNS at Sugar Land)
"Robot Zoo," a new exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, features larger-than-life-sized mechanical animals. (Courtesy HMNS at Sugar Land)

"Robot Zoo," a new exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, features larger-than-life-sized mechanical animals. (Courtesy HMNS at Sugar Land)

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Sugar Land-Missouri City

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land set to open to public with new exhibit July 31

The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land is reopening to the public July 31 after temporarily closing in mid-March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood



Luxury apartment complex The Sarah at Lake Houston aims for fall opening

The Sarah at Lake Houston will debut this fall at 17571 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble. Property Manager Kristen Buckley said the 17-acre multifamily development will include 350 units—344 one- to three-bedroom units and six townhomes.

The Woodlands

Hearsay Gastrolounge announced for Waterway Square, fourth in state


Howard Hughes Corp. announced a new restaurant, Hearsay Gastrolounge, is going to be opening a new location at 20 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, in the near future.

Cy-Fair

Breakfast Brunch Cafe closes Boardwalk Towne Lake location


After operating at 9955 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 110, Cypress, since October 2016, Breakfast Brunch Cafe officials announced via a Facebook post July 26 the restaurant was permanently closed, effective immediately.

Spring-Klein

Brazilian Joe's to permanently close food truck, restaurant on Kuykendahl Road

After six years of business in the Spring and Klein area, Brazilian Joe’s announced that it will be permanently closing both its restaurant and food truck at the end of July.

Kelly Schafler, Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5. (Community Impact staff)
Galveston County COVID-19 cases pass 9,000 mark

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The overall death total in Harris County hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.

UHCL has come up with an in-person and remote learning plan for the upcoming school year. (Designed by Community Impact staff)
University of Houston-Clear Lake looks at plans for fall semester

University of Houston-Clear Lake will be offering both in-person and online classes in the fall.

Restaurants in Houston can now opt to take up to 50% of its designated parking spaces to create outdoor dining space as long as COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston restaurants can now tap parking lots for outdoor dining

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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

Galveston Bay Park, Coastal Texas Study, Jim Blackburn, Rob Rogers
Galveston Bay Park idea earns top honors in Houston 2020 Visions competition

A plan to create a 10,000-acre public park of chained islands in Galveston Bay to mitigate storm damage to the coast was among three projects to win top honors in the international design competition Houston 2020 Visions.

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County announces evening testing hours, faster turnaround on COVID-19 tests

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
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Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions in August. (Courtesy Harris County Pets)
Harris County Pets announces free adoption days in August

As part of a national initiative to clear animal shelters, Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions for spayed or neutered and heartworm-positive pets.