Crafty Crab now open in Cy-Fair and more Houston-area business news

Crafty Crab opened on Hwy. 290 near Jones Road near Jersey Village in late September. (Courtesy Facebook)
Crafty Crab opened on Hwy. 290 near Jones Road near Jersey Village in late September. (Courtesy Facebook)

Crafty Crab opened on Hwy. 290 near Jones Road near Jersey Village in late September. (Courtesy Facebook)

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Crafty Crab now open at Hwy. 290 and Jones Road

Crafty Crab opened Sept. 28 at 17460 Hwy. 290, Houston, near the Jones Road intersection.

The eatery specializes in Cajun-style broiled seafood, including crab legs, lobster tail, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. Fried seafood is also available, as are oysters, scallops and gumbo.

Bingo Mojo now open on FM 529 in Cy-Fair

A new 11,000-square-foot bingo hall, Bingo Mojo, opened Sept. 23 at 17249 FM 529, Houston. The facility is offering day bingo each week from Wednesday through Saturday.

Bay Area

Museum says Space Center Houston closure, limited capacity affect local economy

In response to COVID-19, Space Center Houston closed from March 15 to July 17. The closure contributed to the economic downturn the Bay Area experienced, said Meridyth Moore, communications supervisor for the museum.

The Toasted Yolk Cafe coming to League City in former Olympia Grill building

The Toasted Yolk Cafe plans to open in December in League City's Pinnacle Park at 2535 S. Gulf Freeway, League City, at the former site of Olympia Grill, which closed in March 2019.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Southwest Airlines sets sights on George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Beginning next year, Southwest Airlines will be soaring into its second Houston-area airport: George Bush Intercontinental Airport. According to an Oct. 12 announcement from the Dallas-based airline, Southwest Airlines is expanding its services in the Houston and Chicago regions next year.

Jersey Mike's Subs to open in Kingwood

Jersey Mike's Subs will open at 30129 Rock Creek Drive, Ste. 800, Kingwood, in November. Jersey Mike’s offers fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled subs on freshly baked bread along with vegetables, such as onions, lettuce and tomatoes, and what is called The Juice—a combination of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Family-owned eatery Los Hermanos Taquerias sets soft opening date for Atascocita location

Los Hermanos Taquerias hosted a soft opening Oct. 13 at 5006 Atascocita Road, Ste. A, Atascocita.

The Woodlands

Tecovas now offering boots, apparel, leather services at Market Street in The Woodlands

Tecovas, the Austin-based handmade boot and leather goods supplier, opened its newest retail location Oct. 9 at Market Street in The Woodlands.

Gulf Coast-inspired eatery 3rd Coast BBQ & Catering grows with opening of brick-and-mortar location in Spring

Troy and Dee Dee Mulligan, the co-owners of 3rd Coast BBQ & Catering, opened a physical location of the eatery this year in Spring after several years as a side project and then as a local catering service for The Woodlands area.


PetSuites Spring to celebrate grand opening Oct. 13

PetSuites Spring will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 13 at 6525 Louetta Road. The new location will offer pet boarding, day care, grooming, and training services for dogs and cats.


Partners in Primary Care opening Conroe office in December

Partners in Primary Care will open an office in Conroe in the winter of 2020, according to a June 11 press release. The center will be located at 381 S Loop 336 W., Ste. 900, Conroe.


Market Street Cafe celebrates one year of business in Tomball

Market Street Cafe celebrated one year of business at 302 Market St. in Tomball on Oct. 13, according to a Facebook post by the restaurant. The eatery's menu includes a selection of burgers and sandwiches, such as the Boudin Burger, Lamb Burger and Curry Chicken Salad sandwich, in addition to a variety of other entrees, side dishes and desserts.

Adriana Rezal, Eva Vigh, Jake Magee, Andy Li, Ben Thompson, Kelly Schafler, Shawn Arrajj and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


Michelle Esposito owns and operates My Skin by Michelle. (Courtesy My Skin by Michelle)
My Skin by Michelle now open in Cypress

Michelle Esposito said she has more than 20 years of experience as an esthetician and offers customized facials at her new studio.

Cy-Fair ISD recently added 266 propane buses to its total fleet. Funded by the 2019 bond package, the buses account for approximately 30% of the district’s total fleet and provide cleaner emissions. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's 2019 bond program funds new propane buses to replace diesel vehicles

Propane buses now account for about 30% of the district's entire fleet.

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

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The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

King and his team constructed the Ringing Singing Tree, a 17-foot-tall, 20-ton wind powered sound sculpture, in 2015. The project is on display outside of Austin. (Courtesy JK Welding)
Cypress-based JK Welding takes on unique, challenging projects

Motorists might recognize the FM 529 facility by the large projects that can be seen from the street, which have included an oil derrick, a pirate ship and a massive wind chime.

The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)
Houston Methodist announces plans for new 400-bed hospital in Cypress

The new hospital could open as early as 2024 and ultimately employ more than 500 people, officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Courtesy Sulcata Psychiatry)
Sulcata Psychiatry in Vintage Park now scheduling appointments for June

Patients who schedule appointments for June prior to May 31 will receive a 15% discount.

Jersey Village City Hall is located on Lakeview Drive, but city officials have plans to break ground on a new facility in Village Center this summer. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Village Center, new Jersey Village City Hall slated for groundbreaking this summer following delays

If construction begins this summer as planned, the entire project could be completed within three to four years, officials told residents during a May 4 information session about the project.

Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

Local leaders criticized the area chamber of commerce for not taking a definitive stance on two voting access bills currently being deliberated in the Texas Legislature.