IMPACTS ROUNDUP: College of the Mainland opens new STEAM, administration buildings and more

College of the Mainland officials unveiled the new buildings at the end of April. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)
College of the Mainland officials unveiled the new buildings at the end of April. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)

College of the Mainland officials unveiled the new buildings at the end of April. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)

Now Open

World Famous Daiquiris & Margaritas To Go opened May 1 on the corner of Egret Bay Boulevard and NASA Parkway near Space Center Houston, according to the business’s website. The establishment at 1010 E. NASA Parkway, Ste. A, Houston, offers 12- to 64-ounce sized cocktails to consume inside or purchase at the drive-thru window, including nine types of daiquiris and nine types of margaritas. This is the business’s second Bay Area location, the other being on Clear Lake City Boulevard. 281-532-6457. www.goworldfamous.com

Coming Soon

On April 27, League City City Council approved a special-use permit to allow Caliber Collision to open at 871 W. FM 517, League City. The location, which officials have said will open this year, will be 14,700 square feet with 10 service bays to allow the business to repair and glass windshields, repair structural damage to vehicles, install and align vehicle components and provide detailing. www.calibercollision.com

Expansions


College of the Mainland’s new STEAM and administration buildings were unveiled during a ceremony April 30. Additionally, the college broke ground on its planned Industrial Careers building. The college at 1200 N. Amburn Road, Texas City, is “laying the foundation for the future” with these new buildings, which were funded through the college’s 2018 bond program. 409-938-1211. www.com.edu

In the News

On April 24, the League Park basketball court was named the Lenox Family Court during a ceremony that included Lenox family members from across Texas. The court at 512 2nd St., League City, is now a tribute to members of the Lenoxes, a local family of basketball players who played for area high schools, Texas A&M, Southwest Texas State and even the NBA. League City resident Lynn Davis, who knew the Lenoxes, spearheaded the effort to rename the court, and League City City Council approved the idea in September. 281-554-1000. www.leaguecity.com
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.
By Jake Magee

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