Rudy's Bar-B-Que to open in Conroe and more Houston-area news

The new eatery will open Sept. 11 near Lake Conroe. (Courtesy Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que)
The new eatery will open Sept. 11 near Lake Conroe. (Courtesy Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que)

The new eatery will open Sept. 11 near Lake Conroe. (Courtesy Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que)

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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que announces opening date in Conroe

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que will open its seventh store in the Greater Houston area Sept. 11, debuting in Conroe, according to a press release. The eatery, located at 14545 Hwy. 105 W., Conroe, will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and large group meals daily.

My Family Vet Montgomery now open

My Family Vet Montgomery opened at 2300 Woodforest Parkway N., Ste. 800, Montgomery, on June 1. My Family Vet is a full-service clinic, and its services range from wellness check-ups to diagnostics, radiography and surgery.

The Woodlands

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar launches in Oak Ridge North

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar launched its newest restaurant serving The Woodlands area Sept. 8 and will donate 50% of its opening day sales to Junior League of The Woodlands.


Tiff's Treats plans new storefront in Cy-Fair

A new location of Tiff’s Treats will open in November at 13126 FM 1960, Ste. 145, Houston. The shop specializes in fresh-baked cookies, brownies and frozen treats.

The Comic Vault to open second location in Cy-Fair

The Comic Vault owners plan to open a second location in October in the Copperfield area at 15210 West Road, Houston, the former location of 8th Dimension Comics & Games.


Magnolia-based Lone Pint Brewery co-owner shares how the brewery is adapting, planning for expansion

As the Greater Tomball and Magnolia areas see the arrival of craft beverage businesses such as Thirsty Bee Meadery last year and the anticipated 10,500-square-foot brewery coming soon to Tomball, Trevor Brown, the co-owner of Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia, shared what he believes makes the area attractive for the industry and how Lone Pint is adapting to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Frey's Backyard Cafe to close after seven years in Tomball

Locally owned Frey's Backyard Cafe will be closing its doors permanently, according to an Aug. 29 Facebook post by restaurant owners David and Joanna Frey. The restaurant's last day of business will be Sept. 13.

PHOTOS: Tomball ISD celebrates opening of 11th elementary school, agricultural project center

The Tomball ISD community celebrated the completion of two projects Sept. 4 funded by the district's $275 million 2017 bond referendum.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Caliber Auto Care to open Sept. 8 in Humble

Caliber Auto Care will open Sept. 8 at 17710 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble. The automotive care garage was formerly known as Service First and will provide a variety of services, including state and digital inspections, oil changes and other auto care services.


A&A Cleaning Services uses PPP, changes business to survive COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit Texas, A&A Cleaning Services in Pearland, like countless other businesses across the United States, saw a significant drop in revenue.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center accepting blood, raising awareness for childhood cancer through September

The nonprofit Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is helping raise awareness for childhood cancer by giving out a free pair of socks to blood donors in September.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Heights Mercantile Farmers Market to celebrate one-year anniversary

The Heights Mercantile Farmers Market, 714 Yale St., celebrates its first anniversary Sept. 27.

The market features over 40 local vendors offering produce, grass-fed meats, pasture-raised eggs, honey, prepared foods, gifts and other items.


Luby's to dissolve company, sell restaurants; locations remain open for now

Luby's, the Texas chain of family restaurants that first opened in San Antonio in 1947, will liquidate and dissolve its company and distribute the proceeds from the sale of its restaurants and other assets to shareholders.

Eva Vigh, Matt Dulin, Jack Flagler, Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal, Anna Lotz, Andy Li, Jake Magee, Ben Thompson and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
Lowe's to bring 200 jobs to Montgomery County and more Houston-area news

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

The gym is slated to open in January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Women-only strength, endurance training gym coming to Montgomery

"I understand being depressed, lonely [and] hating what you see in the mirror, but exercise can help immensely," owner and trainer Kelly Diller said.

Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County rise 34% over Thanksgiving week from Nov. 23-30

Active cases increased from 2,513 to 3,365; recoveries grew from 10,655 to 11,019; and the death toll has remained the same at 169.

The Montgomery County commissioners discussed reimbursement payments to various entities for coronavirus expenditures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County Commissioners defer CARES Act reimbursements a week

The requested amounts to the counties are for expenses incurred due to the coronavirus.

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19 testing locations remain open in Montgomery County and more local news

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Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

The gym will be located at 910 Pine Market Ave., Ste. 100, Montgomery. (Courtesy Anytime Fitness)
Anytime Fitness to open in Woodforest in Montgomery this winter

The gym will be located at 910 Pine Market Ave., Ste. 100, Montgomery.

Trendmaker Homes has cleared abut 95 acres of trees just south of Pine Valley Drive. (Courtesy Steve Stewart)
New Trendmaker Homes community coming south of Pine Valley Drive, Conroe in fall 2021

Trendmaker Homes has cleared abut 95 acres of trees just south of Pine Valley Drive.