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.


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See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

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BREAKING: Collins Aerospace coming to Houston Spaceport

Houston officials have announced another company slated for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport in Clear Lake.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Dan Seal, League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area economy, BAHEP, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Economic official: Bay Area economy chugging along

Despite hurricanes, COVID-19, the February freeze and other hurdles, economic development in the Bay Area continues to move ahead in several industries.

Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Adaptive fitness program now open in southeast Houston and more

Here is a roundup of recent business and community news in the Bay Area.

The beaches along the lagoon have been deepened, offering about triple the amount of beach area to accommodate an expected increase in visitors and still allow for social distancing. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)
Crystal Lagoons to debut Houston's longest swim-up bar May 28

New features and activities will include a five-story waterslide, catapult swing and Houston's longest swim-up bar.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over two years after implementing roadway impact fees, League City City Council on May 11 directed staff to begin the process to increase the fees. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
League City City Council approves increasing roadway impact fees

Over two years after implementing roadway impact fees, League City City Council on May 11 directed staff to begin the process to increase the fees.

In June 2018, in response to Hurricane Harvey, League City City Council made its development standards stricter to help mitigate flooding for new developments. Now, the council is considering relaxing those ordinances at staff’s request. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City City Council debates whether to loosen flood standards for developments

In June 2018, in response to Hurricane Harvey, League City City Council made its development standards stricter to help mitigate flooding for new developments. Now, the council is considering relaxing those ordinances at staff’s request.

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

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League City City Council rezones more land for commercial development

Similar to the zoning change approved in late April, League City City Council on May 11 approved another zoning change to align land uses.