5 North Houston stories not related to coronavirus readers might have missed

Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)
Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)

Kiddie Academy will open a new location in Atascocita this fall. (Courtesy Havas Formula)

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D.R. Horton acquires remaining lots in Stone Creek Ranch in Hockley

Homebuilding company D.R. Horton has finalized a deal to acquire the 123 remaining lots in Stone Creek Ranch, a master-planned community based in Hockley, according to an April 13 announcement from NewQuest Properties, which represented to seller in the transaction.

Tomball Goat Yago: Business partners offer yoga wine tastings with goats

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monique Dermaux turned to goats. Dermaux, proprietor of Tomball Goat Yago and an engineer, said she purchased three goats in Navasota to beta-test a yoga-with-goats business in early August 2017.

Kiddie Academy to open new learning center in Atascocita this fall

Kiddie Academy of Atascocita broke ground on its new learning center Feb. 20 at 12010 Madera Run Parkway, Humble, in The Groves master-planned community.

Tomball resident launches Blue Skye Boutique online

Blue Skye Boutique opened its virtual doors in February.

Lockwood Road expansion to begin in second quarter 2020

A project to expand Lockwood Road between Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad from a two- to four-lane road will begin in the second quarter of 2020.

Dylan Sherman, Kelly Schafler, Anna Lotz and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.


Montgomery County's active COVD-19 cases total 2,876. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Montgomery County reports decrease in active coronavirus cases for third day in a row

An additional 122 people have recovered, and the seven-day new case average is currently decreasing.

Effective July 9, hospitals in more than 100 counties across the state must now postpone elective surgeries unrelated to COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.

In compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 executive order, the University Interscholastic League is requiring the use of facial coverings when practical to do so for all summer activity participants, among other guidelines. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (right) offered to host the state Republican Party convention in a Facebook video July 8. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Judge Keough offers to host Republican convention after Houston cancellation

“We will be great hosts. We will not put any political pressure on you. There will be no last-minute changes,” Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough said. “Montgomery County is open for business.”

Craft Burger is one of 15 restaurants, catering companies and food trucks participating in this year's Black Restaurant Week. (Courtesy Craft Burger)
Houston's fifth annual Black Restaurant Week returns July 10-19

Participating patrons can play Black Restaurant Week Bingo and vote for their favorite participating eateries for a chance to win prizes such as restaurant gift cards, culinary treats and cash prizes.

Census worker
2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

Montgomery County's active COVD-19 case count fell by 17 July 8, and recoveries rose by 147. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Montgomery County records 147 new COVID-19 recoveries July 8; total case count continues to rise

Active cases fell slightly for the second straight day, while nearly 150 recoveries were recorded.

Home sales were up across most pricing categories in Houston in June, with a 15.7% jump as compared to the same period last year. (Community Impact staff)
Despite COVID-19, year-over-year Houston-area home sales up nearly 16% in June

Home sales were up across most pricing categories in Houston in June, with a 15.7% jump as compared to the same period last year.

The historic home is located at 504 Caroline St., Montgomery. (Courtesy Montgomery Planning and Zoning Commission)
Montgomery Planning and Zoning Commission approves renovations on historic house

Located at 504 Caroline St., Montgomery, the home has been purchased by Damon and Cindy Haynes.

Angie Spargur, LSC-Kingwood Return to Building coordinator, helps students and employees check in before entering the building. (Courtesy Lone Star College)
Lone Star College announces plans for fall reopening

Lone Star College is opening this fall with a combination of online and in-person classes.

From left: Megan Schneider and Dusty Eckmann opened Beauty Babes on June 1 in Montgomery. (Courtesy Beauty Babes)
Beauty Babes now open in downtown Montgomery

The salon will host an open house July 18 with food, drinks and giveaways.