Stone Cold Meats opens in Cypress; Spring ISD opens new school and more Houston-area news

Stone Cold Meats is bringing a new location to Cypress. (Courtesy Stone Cold Meats)
Stone Cold Meats is bringing a new location to Cypress. (Courtesy Stone Cold Meats)

Stone Cold Meats is bringing a new location to Cypress. (Courtesy Stone Cold Meats)

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.

Cy-Fair

League City butcher shop expanding with new location in Cypress

Stone Cold Meats, a family-owned butcher shop based in League City, is bringing a new location to 13215 Grant Road, Cypress. Its owners said they are hoping to open the business in March.

Manny’s Greek Cafe closes after serving Cy-Fair for 16 years



Manny’s Greek Cafe, located at 8475 Hwy. 6 N., Ste. E, Houston, closed for business Dec. 31. Owner Manny Yiakras opened the restaurant in 2004 with his grandmother’s recipes. The menu included Greek burgers, pasta, hummus, dolmades, spanakopita and gyros, among other items.

Spring-Klein

Spring ISD opens Westfield High School Ninth-Grade Center on Jan. 5


Spring ISD welcomed students Jan. 5 to the Westfield High School Ninth-Grade Center for the start of the spring 2021 semester.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Montrose Half Price Books to close as center faces redevelopment

The last remaining Inner Loop location of Half Price Books—set at 1011 Westheimer Road, Houston—is closing this month after almost 20 years in business.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to open new River Oaks location

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will unveil its latest location in the River Oaks Shopping Center in fall 2021, the Pearland-based health care firm has announced.

SugarLand-Missouri CIty

Mala Sichuan Bistro opens fourth Houston-area restaurant in Sugar Land

Mala Sichuan Bistro opened its fourth restaurant at 3412 Hwy. 6, Ste. P, Sugar Land, in December after several delays due to natural disasters and the coronavirus pandemic.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Texans Fit eyeing spring for new Meyerland gym opening


Texans Fit, a state-of-the-art gym developed by partners Mark Mastrov and the Houston Texans, will open a new location this spring in Meyerland Plaza at 8650 Endicott Lane, Houston.

12 restaurants in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University area potentially opening in 2021

With COVID-19 putting a damper on retail and restaurants, there are still 12 new eateries potentially opening in 2021 in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area.

Conroe-Montgomery

Millennium Physicians now open in Conroe

Millennium Physicians opened a new office in Conroe on Jan. 4, according to Marketing Coordinator Corinne Beyer. The new clinic is located at 506 Medical Center Blvd. Ste. 100, Conroe, at the HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe campus. Services offered at this location include medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, pulmonology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and an infusion treatment area.

Greater Houston

STUDY: Houston neighborhood temperatures can vary by nearly 20 degrees at same time of day


At the same time of day in the Houston area, temperatures can vary by nearly 20 degrees among neighborhoods, a new study finds.

Harris County

Bars closed, businesses back to 50% capacity in Harris County as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 15% threshold


COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area Q—which includes Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend and six other surrounding counties—exceeded 15% of total hospital capacity for the past seven consecutive days, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Montgomery County

2,000 more COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to Montgomery County providers in 4th week of distribution


In Montgomery County, 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine were sent to 15 local clinics, physicians' offices and pharmacies in the fourth week of allocations through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County moves forward with vaccine distribution


Fort Bend County announced Jan. 4 it had received 1,000 vaccines and would begin contacting preregistered individuals to schedule their first dose, but as of Jan. 5, the county's coronavirus vaccine preregistration was full.

Adriana Rezal, Claire Shoop, Emma Whalen, Hunter Marrow, Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Eva Vigh, Hannah Zedaker, Ben Thompson and Laura Aebi contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

Harris County ESD No. 11 commissioners met for a meeting Feb. 25. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD No. 11 begins construction process on new facility

District offiicials have said they hope Phase 1 of construction will be complete by August.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

Emerging technology and alternative energy sectors could help ease the blow of an oil and gas industry downturn in Houston caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Houston-area economist said. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Greater Houston area could see economic relief from pandemic around mid-2021, economist says

Emerging technology and alternative-energy sectors could help ease the blow of the downturn in Houston's oil and gas industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harris County continues to report more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cy-Fair area. (Community Impact staff)
Cy-Fair surpasses 50,000 total confirmed COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic

Although Cy-Fair has reported more than 50,000 cases of the coronavirus as of this week, active cases in the community have been on the decline since the start of the month.

Most of the electric grid in Texas is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is not linked to other national interconnected systems. (Courtesy Electric Reliability Council of Texas)
Harris County to begin exploring alternatives to Texas power grid at Feb. 26 meeting

Following the winter storm-induced statewide power outages last week that left thousands of Harris County residents without heat amid freezing temperatures, the Harris County Commissioners Court will begin exploring what it would take for Harris County to leave the state's power grid at its Feb. 26 meeting.

Following a yearlong hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown officials are planning to reopen the Spring water park for the 2021 season May 1. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown targets May 1 opening

2021 also marks the 60th anniversary of Six Flags Entertainment Corp.