Read the top news from the past week from the Houston area.


House of Pies to bring next location to Cypress

Officials with House of Pies confirmed the restaurant's fifth location is slated to open this fall at the former location of PDQ, 25686 Hwy. 290, Cypress.


Montgomery unveils Safe Exchange Zone under 24/7 surveillance

The Montgomery Police Department will launch a Safe Exchange Zone on March 8 at City Hall, according to a March 3 news release from the city. The zone—two parking spaces outlined in blue—will be under 24-hour video surveillance to provide a safe meeting place for residents to exchange goods or avoid an uncomfortable location. The zone is located at 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery.

Bay Area

League City City Council approves rezoning to make way for controversial apartment development

After hours of debate at a Feb. 9 meeting, League City City Council on March 9 narrowly approved rezoning land to make way for an apartment development near Big League Dreams Parkway and Brookport Drive.

Montgomery County

More than 23K vaccine doses split between Montgomery County hub sites, providers week of March 8

Bolstered by the supply of the new COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, more than 23,000 vaccine doses will be split between Montgomery County's two central hub sites and nearly three dozen additional providers during the week of March 8 in the county's largest weekly first-dose vaccine allocation yet.


UPDATED: Chief Gary Vincent on 'temporary leave,' Emergency Services District No. 10 board resigns amid legal issues with Magnolia fire department

All five Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 10 board members have resigned from their positions and Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gary Vincent has been placed on temporary leave amid legal issues with the fire department stemming from a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former assistant fire chief.

Anna Lotz, Danica Lloyd, Jake Magee and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.