Mex Taco House opens in Cypress; craft daiquiri shop now serving Magnolia and more Houston-area news

Mex Taco House opened its second location in late March. (Courtesy Mex Taco House)
Mex Taco House opened its second location in late March. (Courtesy Mex Taco House)

Mex Taco House opened its second location in late March. (Courtesy Mex Taco House)

Read recent business and community updates from the Houston area.

Cy-Fair

Mex Taco House opens new location off Hwy. 290 in Cypress

Officials with Mex Taco House held a grand opening for the eatery’s second location March 28 at 25410 Hwy. 290, Ste. B-1, Cypress.

Menu items include tacos, tortas, gorditas, tostadas and quesadillas, and dishes feature handmade flour and corn tortillas.



Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Pizza, beer and hot chicken: 3 Montrose-area restaurants coming soon

Here are three restaurant updates to know in the Montrose area this month.

Tomball-Magnolia

Daq Shack now serving craft daiquiris in Magnolia

Local craft daiquiri business Daq Shack held a soft opening at 6920 FM 1488, Magnolia, in late February. The business is planning to hold a grand opening May 5.

Sip Hip Hooray to open storefront in Old Town Tomball

Luke and Meagan Morris will open a storefront for Sip Hip Hooray at 210 W. Main St., Tomball, in mid-April. The shop will offer a curated collection of elevated brands for home, party goods and favors; gifts; and custom, on-site designed stationery and invitations.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Manal Sweets now creating custom cakes, cookies in Sugar Land

Located inside of Al Rabba World Food, Manal Sweets offers a variety of desserts, including cakes, cupcakes and cookies. The business sells decorated custom wedding and birthday cakes and also offers catering services.

The Woodlands

Scooter's Coffee drive-thru location now open at Creekside Park West


CBD, skin care, cooking: 3 recent, upcoming business openings in The Woodlands area

After opening its doors at 25908 I-45 N., Spring, in early February, Cold Bear Dispensary plans to hold its grand opening April 1. The CBD dispensary, which sources all of its products in-house, offers a range of CBD items including bath bombs, body lotion, balms, tinctures, drinks, edibles, flowers and pet treats.

Spring-Klein

Mindful Transformations Spring Counseling Center now open at new Champion Forest Drive location

With eight counselors on staff, Mindful Transformations provides counseling services to individuals, couples and groups for all ages, and offers free, 15-minute consultations to prospective clients.

Houston

CVS now offering mental health services at 5 Houston-area clinics

The mental health services—which include mental health assessments, ongoing counseling, referrals to other providers and more—are now available at five CVS locations, according to a March 29 press release.

Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Adriana Rezal, Anna Lotz, Ben Thompson, Claire Shoop and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.



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In addition to constructing a new 43-acre campus, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will be buying a fleet of 40 new ambulances and hiring 150 new staff. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Executive director gives preview of ESD 11 Mobile Health Services

In addition to constructing a new 43-acre campus, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will be buying a fleet of 40 new ambulances and hiring 150 new staff.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The inaugural cohort of Cy-Fair ISD's College Academy will also graduate from Cypress Lakes High School on May 29. (Courtesy Lone Star College-CyFair)
85 Cypress Lakes High School students to graduate with associate degrees

Since its launch, CFISD’s College Academy has expanded to all 12 high schools districtwide. Those who complete the program are able to enter the workforce with their two-year college degree or transfer to a four-year university as a junior.

The new clinic offers affordable services for local families. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic to bring low-cost medical services to Cypress

The clinic will offer pediatric care, preventative screenings, physical exams, diagnostic testing, dental services and more.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jersey Village City Hall is located on Lakeview Drive, but city officials have plans to break ground on a new facility in Village Center in the coming months. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Village postpones commitment to new City Hall construction contract

Council members agreed it would be best to wait to enter the agreement until other businesses have committed to building in Village Center.

The deadline is May 17 for residents to protest their appraised property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District. (Courtesy Pexels)
Seeking feedback from homeowners with experience protesting appraisals

Have you protested your property appraisals in the last year or two? We want to hear about your experience and potentially include your comments in upcoming coverage.

The coffee shop and roastery will hold a grand opening throughout Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy Cafe ZunZun)
Cafe ZunZun set to open new Cypress coffee shop, roastery in late May

Joel Castellanos and Pascale Petronin founded the business in 2014 and have been selling organic coffees and teas at farmers markets and online for several years. This is their first brick-and-mortar location.

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

See a breakdown of local COVID-19 cases and vaccinations. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
344 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair this week as vaccination rates rise

Vaccination rates range from 26.6% to 45.6% across Cy-Fair ZIP codes.