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)

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


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.


Montgomery County will now include antigen cases in its total case counts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County to begin including antigen positive cases in COVID-19 daily reports

Antigen cases will now be included in total case counts. However, a breakdown of antigen versus PCR cases will be available.

Law enforcement lines the streets to pay their respects. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Community pays respect to Conroe Mayor Toby Powell in memorial procession Sept. 18

In downtown Conroe on Sept. 18, dozens of citizens lined the streets.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.

student in mask
TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

The space is furnished and decorated. (Courtesy She Shack)
She Shack, a party and event venue, now open in Conroe

Looking to host your next luncheon, bridal shower or small corporate gathering? Check out this "chic space."

The Houston Food Bank is looking for more volunteers as it handles increased food distribution during COVID-19. (Courtesy Houston Food Bank)
Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

(Courtesy Curry Masala)
Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.

Conroe ISD's board of trustees met for a regular meeting Sept. 15. (Screenshot via Conroe ISD YouTube)
Conroe ISD trustees approve remote learning plan, 2020-21 tax rate

Conroe ISD's fiscal year 2020-21 tax rate, which represents a 1.42% decrease over the district's current rate, was unanimously approved by the board of trustees during its regular meeting Sept. 15.

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.

The Montgomery ISD board of trustees met Sept. 15. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery ISD brings $2.8 million budget deficit to surplus for FY 2020-21, sets lower tax rate

Trustees said their goal was to achieve a balanced budget, but they went a step further when approving a budget with a slight surplus.

2020 Nutcracker Market
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market 2020 moves fall event fully online

Last year's event drew over 100,000 shoppers.