Pronto Southwest Grill opens in Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

The new eatery opened in late September. (Courtesy Pronto Southwest Grill)
The new eatery opened in late September. (Courtesy Pronto Southwest Grill)

The new eatery opened in late September. (Courtesy Pronto Southwest Grill)

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


Pronto Southwest Grill now open on FM 529 in Cy-Fair

Pronto Southwest Grill opened in late September at 13110 FM 529, Ste. 4, Houston. The locally owned eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, tacos, baked potatoes, salads and fajitas and offers free ice cream with every meal.

Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club dedicated to serving community

The local Lions Club chapter launched in 1957 as the first in northwest Harris County.


James Avery Artisan Jewelry now open in Grand Parkway Marketplace

James Avery Artisan Jewelry opened a new store Nov. 4 in the Grand Parkway Marketplace, located at 6615 Grand Parkway, Spring. The Kerrville-based jeweler offers artisan charms, pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, available in sterling silver and gold.

Sugar Land-Missouri CIty

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship relocates Fort Bend location due to coronavirus restrictions

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship's Fort Bend location has moved to Taliid Arabian Horse Farm at 3227 McCrary Road, Richmond, for its 2020-21 riding season, which began in September.

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Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookies to open in West Lake Village shopping center

Marble Slab Creamery will open a new location in early 2021 at 12230 W. Lake Houston Parkway E., Houston. The Summerwood-area business will feature numerous flavors of ice cream as well as sorbet, low-fat yogurt, sundaes, cakes, smoothies, shakes and brownies.

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Long-awaited Pling dumpling bar opens in Montrose

Dumpling restaurant Pling, 223 Westheimer Road, Houston, held its grand opening Nov. 3, opening in a new building in the Montrose area.

Trendy Sandoitchi sandwich pop-up opens for orders in the Heights

The Dallas-based Japanese sandwich shop Sandoitchi opened for preorders Nov. 4 at a new Heights pop-up at 605 W. 19th St., Houston.


Closures, relocations, new businesses coming soon: Here's the latest business news for Tomball, Magnolia

In addition to a number of business relocations, the Tomball and Magnolia area will see a new Houston Morning Market Co. location come to the area.

Hospital, city of Tomball propose statue of late medical doctor Norman Graham

Robert Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, addressed Tomball City Council members Nov. 2 about partnering to place a statue of the late medical doctor Norman Graham, a founder of Tomball's medical community, on the hospital campus.

The Woodlands

Interfaith Hand Me Up Shop pop-up coming to Market Street in The Woodlands

Interfaith of The Woodlands announced its Hand Me Up Shop will open as a pop up boutique in Market Street at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, on Nov. 12.


TO-DO LIST: 8 Pearland, Friendswood events in November, December

Read about the latest events in the area.

Lowens Seafood aims for quality at affordable price

When Cody Miller was growing up, he ate seafood caught by his dad and Cajun food cooked by both parents. But as he got older, he struggled to find the same quality of seafood at restaurants. So he opened a restaurant where he could serve it himself.

RichGirls Boutique: Pearland clothing store creates custom designs

Alexandra Rich was finishing college four and a half years ago when her mother, Donna Rich, asked for her help with opening a boutique. Since then, the mother-daughter co-owners have curated the store’s offerings and evolved its selection to offer custom-made apparel as well as a variety of skincare, home and gift items.


Broth & Brine Dedicated Craft Kitchen, a gluten-free restaurant, to open in Conroe

Broth & Brine Dedicated Craft Kitchen, a gluten-free restaurant, is expected to open in December at the TransMed Health and Wellness Center.

Adriana Rezal, Kasey Salisbury, Eva Vigh, Haley Morrison, Colleen Ferguson, Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd, Claire Shoop, Kelly Schafler, Matt Dulin, Andrew Christman and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.


Members of the Cy-Fair Fire Department Emergency Medical Services team respond to an accident on Brittmore Road in Cy-Fair on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Capt. Daniel Arizpe/Cy-Fair Fire Department)
New fund to benefit Cy-Fair firefighters, department members

"We want to be able to come in and do some work that needs to be done for these heroic people."

One local health system leader said he expects everyone, including those under age 65, will have access to the vaccine within the next 90 days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-area health system leaders talk progress, hurdles during COVID-19

Officials from CHI St. Luke’s Health and UTMB Health said community members must remain vigilant as case counts climb but that they expect the current surge to peak by early February.

During a North Houston Association meeting Jan. 20, Jazz Hamilton—first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services Group for CBRE—discussed how the future of retail will likely be shaped by the conveniences to which consumers have become accustomed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pandemic-induced retail conveniences are here to stay, official says

According to Jazz Hamilton, first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services group for CBRE, between January and November of 2020, consumers spent almost $550 billion online—a 33% increase from 2019.

The estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in Harris County has surpassed 50,000, reaching 51,362 as of the most recent data Jan. 20, according to the Harris County Public Health Department. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Active cases top 50,000

See the latest trends on COVID-19 in Harris County.

Bao Bros. Bistro opened on Hwy. 6 in October, offering steamed bao buns, boba tea and beer. (Courtesy Bao Bros. Bistro)
44 restaurants, cafes and other eateries that opened in Cy-Fair in 2020

From our January edition: See the new openings in the Cy-Fair area over the past year

Krab Kingz is now open in Cypress. (Courtesy Krab Kingz)
Krab Kingz opens Cypress storefront

Krab Kingz entered a soft opening phase Jan. 14 at 12640 Telge Road, Ste. D, Cypress.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about, where, when and how they can get inoculated.

The barbecue eatery is the second Killen's Restaurant Group venture to launch in The Woodlands area. (Courtesy Killen's Barbecue)
Killen's Barbecue opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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

The city will annex a 4-acre tract at the northeast corner of FM 529 and Jones Road as a part of a development agreement that will bring a 7-Eleven to the site. The land at the northwest corner of the intersection is already within city limits. (Screenshot courtesy Jersey Village)
Jersey Village approves annexation plans allowing 7-Eleven to come to FM 529 and Jones Road

City Manager Austin Bleess described the agreement as a "win-win" for the city and the developer at a Jan. 18 meeting.

Harris County continues to report more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cy-Fair area. (Community Impact staff)
2,862 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair from Jan. 13-19

The total number of active cases in Cy-Fair reached 8,323 on Jan. 18, which is the highest number of active cases the community has had at any given time since the start of the pandemic, according to county data.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

The Rock Burger Truck is closing in late February. (Courtesy The Rock Burger Truck)
The Rock Burger Truck to end Cypress operations, launch new out-of-state venture

The food truck launched in late 2018 and will continue operating at Brew:30 Taphouse for the next few weeks.