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)

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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 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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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)
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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.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

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