IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Exploration Green opens art installation and more

Exploration Green (Courtesy Frank Weary)
Exploration Green (Courtesy Frank Weary)

Exploration Green (Courtesy Frank Weary)

Here are four business-related news briefs from around Clear Lake and League City.

Expansions

Community Health Network began the demolition, expansion and reconstruction of its clinic at 2360 S. Gulf Freeway, Ste. 100-C, League City this fall. League City Women and Children’s Clinic is now Victory Lakes Family Care, offering care to all children, women, men and seniors including primary care, obstetrics, pediatrics, dental and behavioral health, according to an Aug. 31 Community Health Network media release. The clinic also offers COVID-19 vaccinations and financial services, and plans to expand its dental services. 281-824-1480. www.mychn.org

In the News

A temporary art installation has opened as of early September at Exploration Green, a former Clear Lake golf course that is in the process of being converted into a detention pond and walking trails complete with native vegetation and local wildlife. The installation, located at Phase 1 of the project at 16205 Diana Lane, Houston, is titled “Sounds of Tomorrow - The Oracle Tree” by artist Lina Dib. Around a prominent pine tree in Phase 1 are benches that give residents a vantage point of Exploration Green, and speakers in the tree play nature sounds recorded by Dib. 281-317-7535. www.explorationgreen.org


Clear Lake-based nonprofit COVID-19 Wall of Memories partnered in September with local nonprofits and businesses to donate eight carts worth of healthy snacks, energy drinks and other items to intensive care unit staff at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. Seabrook nonprofit Changing Hearts and Minds Program, Webster ice cream shop Scoop Craft Creamery, Clear Lake-based personal injury firm Krist Law Firm and the Bay Area Democratic Movement participated in the donation events on Sept. 9 and 10. www.covid19wallofmemories.org

Closings

Abendigo's Cafe and Cupcakes served its last meal in late September. The business, located at 1035 Clear Lake City Blvd., Houston, was known for its homemade soups, fresh salads and various specialty cupcakes. www.abendigoscafeandcupcakes.com
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.

By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.


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