Popular in August: What Houston-area readers clicked on the most

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The tech company's retail location will open on the mall's first floor next month. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read some of the most popular Houston news among readers from Community Impact Newspaper's August coverage.

Amazon 4-star store opening at The Woodlands Mall anticipated for September

Amazon 4-star, a retail store from the Seattle-based technology company, is expected to open mid-September at The Woodlands Mall, according to Brookfield Properties.

UPDATE: Teachers’ union granted temporary restraining order in lawsuit against Cy-Fair ISD

Officials with Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers confirmed Friday night that a Harris County District Court judge granted the union a temporary restraining order.



The order stated that despite the district’s in-person professional development policy, teachers do not have to step foot on Cy-Fair ISD campuses before Sept. 7.

Whiskey Cake announces The Woodlands location opening in September

Farm-to-table restaurant Whiskey Cake has announced it is anticipating a September opening at 27800 North Fwy. Service Road, Oak Ridge North.

Mikael Floyd resigns from Pearland ISD board of trustees

Mikael "Mike" Floyd resigned from the Pearland ISD board of trustees, according to a social media post made by Floyd and a press release sent out by the district Aug. 14. Floyd had served on the board for one three-year term. His term would have ended in May 2020, had the election not been pushed to November due to COVID-19.

NEW: Karbach Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Juergen to bring brewery, restaurant to Tomball

Chris Juergen, brewmaster at Houston's Karbach Brewing Co., has plans to break ground on a brewery and restaurant in his hometown of Tomball by year's end, the Tomball Economic Development Corp. announced late Aug. 11. Juergen is a Tomball High School graduate.

Anna Lotz, Ben Thompson, Danica Lloyd, Shawn Arrajj, Andrew Christman and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.



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Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

It is not clear if Montgomery County businesses were surveyed. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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A survey conducted by PNC Financial Services found more than 40% of the 150 businesses in the Greater Houston area plan to require it.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the public June 25.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.

Many restaurants along Hwy. 105 in Montgomery, such as Pizza Shack, have “now hiring” signs displayed. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
End of pandemic unemployment payouts may help businesses struggling to find entry-level employees

Local business and restaurant owners say no one is applying—and the few that do, don't come back.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
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Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.

(Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles announces three Houston locations

The fast food chain offers fried chicken and biscuits, and will be coming to The Woodlands, Humble and Conroe.

Majkszak opened his butcher shop in 2002. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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“There shouldn’t be ingredients when you go buy a pack of chicken. It should just be chicken,” Mike Majkszak says.

 In addition to a variety of donuts, the bakery sells ice cream, kolaches and other treats.
Troy's Donut opens new location in historic Montgomery

This is the bakery's second location.

The teacher training center was named the Walter P. Jett Training Center and will open spring 2022. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
Conroe ISD names 4 buildings, provides construction updates

The Conroe ISD board of trustees decided on the names of four CISD buildings at a June 15 meeting.