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 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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


Owner Miguel Segovia took over the Jones Road location of Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano in 2007. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano: Owner carries on legacy of Cy-Fair staple

The beauty of Italian food—according to Miguel Segovia, who has been running Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano on Jones Road since 2007—is in the sauce.

At a Jan. 15 emergency court hearing, officials came up with a plan to try to reduce the inmate population at the Harris County Jail that centers on hosting more bail reduction hearings. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
With open beds dwindling, officials look for ways to reduce Harris County jail population

The inmate population at the Harris County Jail is rising, and officials are looking for ways to quickly ease the pressure as concerns grow over the ability to quarantine and restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)
Italian eateries open in Generation Park; Houston bike lane fines enforced and more local news

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Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)
Wolff Companies acquires additional 43 acres for Beacon Hill development in Waller

Plans for the 564-acre project include a business park along the future Hwy. 290 frontage road and about 870 single-family homes.

Officials expect demand for the vaccine will be huge once it opens to the general public. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County plans vaccine distribution; FDA warns of false negatives and more top Houston-area news

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COMMERCIAL DATA: Office rents drop in Cy-Fair, retail rents hold steady to close out 2020

Vacancy rates are up across Cy-Fair, but the retail sector held steady to close out 2020.

The Comic Vault opened a second location in 2020. (Courtesy The Comic Vault)
9 retailers that opened in Cy-Fair in 2020

These local stores opened in the last year.

Tara Gates owns The Rustic House Boutique with her mother, Teresa Dornak. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mother-daughter team operates The Rustic House Boutique in unexpected Cypress location

Popular merchandise ranges from Judy Blue jeans and custom T-shirts to dough bowl candles, bags made from military tents and porcelain diffusers.

Armando Rivera (right) launched his own business in 2020. (Courtesy Arc Electric   Lighting)
Local family launches Arc Electric + Lighting in Cypress

Armando and Tina Rivera own and operate the business, which offers residential and commercial services.

Despite a global pandemic, Houston home sales broke records in 2020 and saw 10% more sales overall compared to 2019. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Report: Houston home sales surpassed 2019 volumes despite pandemic

2020 single-family home sales surpassed 2019’s volume by more than 10%.

La Cocina de Roberto launched its second eatery in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy La Cocina de Roberto)
La Cocina de Roberto restaurant opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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