Houston plans for 9,000 vaccines next week and more area news

The Houston Health Department plans to schedule 9,000 vaccine appointments for Feb. 1-5, prioritizing the city's most vulnerable populations. (Francesca D' Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Houston Health Department plans to schedule 9,000 vaccine appointments for Feb. 1-5, prioritizing the city's most vulnerable populations. (Francesca D' Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Houston Health Department plans to schedule 9,000 vaccine appointments for Feb. 1-5, prioritizing the city's most vulnerable populations. (Francesca D' Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Houston

Houston to schedule 9,000 vaccine appointments Feb. 1-5, prioritizing vulnerable residents


The Houston Health Department plans to schedule 9,000 vaccine appointments for Feb. 1-5, prioritizing the city's most vulnerable populations.

Cy-Fair



Redefined Mind ketamine infusion clinic coming soon to Cypress


Dr. Michael Do has announced his plans to open a ketamine infusion clinic, Redefined Mind, at 10242 Greenhouse Road, Ste. 1002, Cypress, in April. Do said ketamine infusions via IV can treat depression and chronic pain.

1101 Southern Kitchen to close FM 1960 restaurant, host pop-up dinners amid COVID-19 pandemic

Chef Jasmine Anderson, owner of 1101 Southern Kitchen, said the restaurant will be closing Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. Located at 12020 FM 1960 W., Ste. 100, Houston, the comfort food eatery opened in September.

Spavia Day Spa under construction in Cypress

Spavia Day Spa is under construction at Fairfield Town Center, 29040 Hwy. 290, Ste. A11, Cypress. The business, which is targeting a summer opening, will offer massages, facials and other treatments for men and women.

Katy

New Tropical Smoothie Cafe location coming soon to Katy


Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open a new location at 23053 Clay Road, Ste. 100, Katy, later this spring.

Houston’s Fuzzy Tails coming to Katy

Houston’s Fuzzy Tails, a family-owned and -operated mobile pet grooming service, is planning to open a storefront location in Katy.

Spring-Klein

Gleannloch Farms couple turns yoga practice into livelihood with Roll Out Yoga


After sustaining a back injury, Gleannloch Farms resident Jackie Sim was told she had two options: surgery or yoga.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center announces Houston Jewish Film Festival lineup

The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center has announced the lineup for the 17th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival.

Harris County

Harris County Pets announces 98.8% live release rate for 2020


Harris County Pets had a 98.8% live release rate in 2020, meaning nearly all healthy or treatable animals that came through the organization last year were adopted, transferred to other life-saving organizations or returned to their owners, according to a Jan. 28 press release.

Emma Whalen, Hunter Marrow, Danica Lloyd, Morgan Theophil and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.



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