Cy-Fair's Suzybeez Bakery is featured on Netflix and more Houston-area news

Tom and Caty Johnston own Suzybeez Bakery in Cypress. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tom and Caty Johnston own Suzybeez Bakery in Cypress. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tom and Caty Johnston own Suzybeez Bakery in Cypress. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair business Suzybeez Bakery featured on Netflix series ‘Sugar Rush’


Tom and Caty Johnston, owners of Suzybeez Bakery in Cy-Fair, were featured on the newest season of “Sugar Rush,” a fast-paced competitive baking show on Netflix.

Bay Area



Crystal Lagoon offers back-to-school bundle, new amenities to public

The United States’ largest Crystal Lagoons amenity, located at Lago Mar in Texas City, is offering additional activities and a back-to-school bundle for the public, according to an Aug. 12 news release.

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30 Minute Hit to open women's-only boxing gym in Humble area


30 Minute Hit, a women’s-only boxing facility, will open a new location Aug. 17 at 8650 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 160, Humble. The national fitness franchise offers women the chance to move through 13 stations that incorporate boxing, kickboxing and self-defense training with the help of guided instructors.

The Beehive Boutique & Garden coming to New Caney

The Beehive Boutique & Garden will open in the fall at 20334 US 59, New Caney. The boutique will sell home goods and garden items.

Five Below to open in New Caney

Five Below will open this fall at 21422 Marketplace Drive, New Caney, according to a press release from the the Signorelli Co.

Tomball-Magnolia

COVID-19 brings Tomball's 2020 festival season to a halt


The city of Tomball announced Aug. 14 all city events for the remainder of 2020 have been canceled because of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Harris County officials may lift guidelines limiting large gatherings, according to a city news release.

Just Love Coffee Cafe coming to Tomball this fall

Tomball residents Tamara and Jon Hamilton will open Just Love Coffee Cafe at 13727 Sunset Canyon Drive, Ste. 400, Tomball, in October. The neighborhood cafe will offer hand-roasted coffees and a full menu, including breakfast, lunch and dinner items—ranging from soup and salad to wraps and desserts, Tamara said.

Señor Burrito Company now serving street tacos on Main Street

Mobile food truck Señor Burrito Company opened for business in Tomball on Aug. 5. Located in 403 Eats, a food truck park at 403 E. Main St., Tomball, the Southern California-based eatery serves authentic Mexican fare, such as street tacos, burritos and carne asada fries, among other items.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Here’s which restaurants are adding more outdoor seating using Houston’s new parking space rules

After Houston City Council voted to allow restaurants to convert up to 50% of parking spaces into outdoor dining areas, restaurants are beginning to seize the opportunity.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

New Bank of America Advanced Center promotes digital banking in Sugar Land


Bank of America opened an Advanced Center at 11563 S. Hwy. 6, Sugar Land, on Aug. 3.

Advanced Centers are not staffed with full-time bankers. Instead, digital greeters assist customers with their transactions or connect them to banking specialists via video conference.

Spring-Klein

Holiday Inn Express & Suites now open on FM 1960


A new Holiday Inn Express & Suites opened at 1010 FM 1960, Houston, on July 1. The new four-floor, 83-room hotel is located within close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and amenities include a pool, free breakfast, guest laundry, meeting room space and complimentary airport shuttle service, among others.

Conroe-Montgomery

Taste The Asian Mobile Food Trailer brings family together, blends cultures and cuisines


The Taste the Asian Mobile Food Trailer in Conroe is a family affair for the Chengs.

Husband and wife San and Kelly Cheng are the owners, but Kelly runs the day-to-day operations with their daughter, Khalia, a high school junior. They also get help from their nieces Jessica and Kalyssa. The food they serve—a combination of San’s Cambodian and Kelly’s Laotian heritage with classic Southern dishes—is influenced by their mothers’ cooking.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Bludorn sets opening date in former Pass & Provisions, Antone's building


Chef Aaron Bludorn’s eponymous Bludorn restaurant, in the works at 807 Taft St., Houston, since January, has set an opening date for Aug. 21.

Statewide

Mask-break areas, limited capacity: Texas Renaissance Festival unveils health guidelines for 46th season

The Texas Renaissance Festival has released its health and safety guidelines for the upcoming festival season, which runs Oct. 3-Nov. 29 in Todd Mission, just north of Magnolia.

Kelly Schafler, Anna Lotz, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd, Hannah Zedaker, Matt Dulin, Colleen Ferguson, Andy Li, Emma Whalen and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.





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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform demonstrations across the country. (Courtesy Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force)
Jersey Village native named next commander of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Lt. Col. Justin Elliott, a Jersey Village native, will be the squadron’s commander and lead pilot next year.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

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

In addition to constructing a new 43-acre campus, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will be buying a fleet of 40 new ambulances and hiring 150 new staff. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Executive director gives preview of ESD 11 Mobile Health Services

In addition to constructing a new 43-acre campus, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will be buying a fleet of 40 new ambulances and hiring 150 new staff.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The inaugural cohort of Cy-Fair ISD's College Academy will also graduate from Cypress Lakes High School on May 29. (Courtesy Lone Star College-CyFair)
85 Cypress Lakes High School students to graduate with associate degrees

Since its launch, CFISD’s College Academy has expanded to all 12 high schools districtwide. Those who complete the program are able to enter the workforce with their two-year college degree or transfer to a four-year university as a junior.

Houston Scanning digitizes video tapes, printed photographs, film reels and more. (Courtesy Houston Scanning)
Houston Scanning relocates from Willowbrook to Louetta Road in Cypress

Houston Scanning digitizes video tapes, printed photographs, film reels and more.

The new clinic offers affordable services for local families. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic to bring low-cost medical services to Cypress

The clinic will offer pediatric care, preventative screenings, physical exams, diagnostic testing, dental services and more.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jersey Village City Hall is located on Lakeview Drive, but city officials have plans to break ground on a new facility in Village Center in the coming months. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Village postpones commitment to new City Hall construction contract

Council members agreed it would be best to wait to enter the agreement until other businesses have committed to building in Village Center.