Mounted patrol marks 30 years, summer activities ranked by COVID-19 risk: News from Houston area

The Texas-based company has provided patrol and support services nationwide for three decades. (Courtesy Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol)
The Texas-based company has provided patrol and support services nationwide for three decades. (Courtesy Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol)

The Texas-based company has provided patrol and support services nationwide for three decades. (Courtesy Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol)

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

The Woodlands

Southlake-based Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol marks 30th anniversary, 27th year of service in The Woodlands


Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol marked its 30th anniversary in business May 1, which follows the passage of its 27th anniversary as a public safety provider in The Woodlands Township earlier this year.

Montgomery County Food Bank seeking volunteers following National Guard departure



After three months of assistance from the Texas Army National Guard, the Montgomery County Food Bank is seeking volunteers to cover the nearly 125% increased demand in services due to coronavirus.

Tomball-Magnolia

Tomball-based BlueSky Global markets air filtration technology believed to limit spread of airborne diseases, including COVID-19


BlueSky Global, an industrial dust collection company in Tomball, has created a dust filtration and airflow system manufactured to limit the spread of airborne diseases, such as the coronavirus, said Michael Seitz, chief executive officer and founder of BlueSky Global.

Bay Area

Here are 5 summertime activities in the Bay Area, ranked by COVID-19 risk level

The Bay Area offers numerous opportunities for residents to get out of the house, but some are safer than others even while following proper health and safety guidelines.

Exploration Green hosting online meeting for virtual volunteer opportunities

Those who want to volunteer virtually to help complete the Exploration Green project in Clear Lake can learn how at a meeting Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Opportunities include helping with communication, fundraising, amenities, financial management, outreach, environmental education and limited outdoor work.

Cy-Fair

Mr. Pixel's Classic Arcade offers extensive gaming collection in Cy-Fair

With dozens of classic arcade games collected between the two of them, Cy-Fair residents Joe Grisaffi and Olegario Gorostieta decided to share their love of the hobby with their neighbors by opening Mr. Pixel’s Classic Arcade in 2019.

Krab Kingz food truck relocating to Cypress storefront

Zee Harrison, owner of Krab Kingz food truck in Cypress, said the eatery is relocating to a brick-and-mortar storefront at 12640 Telge Road, Ste. D, Cypress. The Cajun-style seafood restaurant is slated to open in September after operating for more than a year from 11323 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Spring-Klein

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery now open in CityPlace at Springwoods Village

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery opened July 20 in CityPlace at Springwoods Village, located at 1700 City Plaza Drive, Ste. 150, Spring. This is the fourth location for the Houston-based bakery and the first to feature a full bar and lounge.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Vertical farming company Kalera to open Humble facility in 2021

Kalera, a national farming company, will open its biggest vertical hydroponic farm in spring 2021 at 7159 Rankin Road, Humble, in the Parc 59 development. Kalera will manufacture living lettuce and salad mixes from its more than 83,000-square-foot facility.

Colleen Ferguson, Danica Lloyd, Ben Thompson, Jake Magee, Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler and Andrew Christman contributed to this report.