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


CDC loosens guidelines on social distancing in schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new relaxed guidelines for schools to navigate reopening in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.


‘To know Rob was to love Rob’: Tomball remembers City Manager Rob Hauck

The Tomball community gathered the week of March 15 to honor the late City Manager Rob Hauck, who died March 13 in a single-vehicle crash in Waller County, according to an obituary release from the Tomball Police Department. A memorial service was held at the Tomball ISD stadium March 19.

Yokohamaya Japanese restaurant coming soon to Tomball Marketplace

Japanese restaurant Yokohamaya is slated to open its second Houston location in Tomball in late March, according to owner Jian Fang. Originally located in Cypress, the eatery offers a selection of Japanese foods such as takoyaki, gyoza and sushi. Yokohamaya is expected to open in the Tomball Marketplace shopping center at 14257 FM 2920, Tomball.

Sauced Up mobile food truck now serving pizzas off of FM 1774 in Magnolia

Mobile food truck Sauced Up opened at 36825 FM 1774 in late January, according to business owner Dawn Patterson. Currently operating as a mobile, wood-fired pizza trailer, Sauced Up offers Neapolitan-style pizza with vegan options.


Tomball-based The Market home decor, DIY studio plans second location in Cypress

The Market, a home decor, gift and DIY shop based in Tomball, is slated to open a second location in April at 16326 Mueschke Road, Ste. E4, Cypress. While this location will offer a selection of gifts and home decor items, officials said it would focus more on DIY supplies and project workshops.


ROUNDUP: 3 businesses that opened in Pearland, Friendswood in January, February

Here are three locally owned businesses that opened in Pearland and Friendswood in January and February.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Imagine Early Education and Childcare Atascocita to open facility in May

Imagine Early Education and Childcare Atascocita will open May 17 at 6002 Atascocita Road, Humble. The child care facility will offer services for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The facility will offer summer camps starting in late May, and the facility's general programs for school-age children will begin in the fall.


Houston parks begin phased reopening of recreational facilities, sports leagues

Houston’s city-operated public parks have been open during much of the COVID-19 pandemic but are now phasing back to full capacity allowing sports, playground use and pavilion rentals, among other activities.

Bay Area

League City residents to get high-speed fiber optic cabling

League City residents will see faster internet speeds by the end of 2022 due to fiber optic cabling being installed throughout the city, according to a press release.

Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal, Anna Lotz, Haley Morrison, Kelly Schafler, Emma Whalen and Jake Magee contributed to this report.