Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.


Jersey Village native named next commander of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Lt. Col. Justin Elliott, commander of the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, will be Thunderbird 1, the squadron’s commander and lead pilot next year, according to a press release.

The Woodlands

More than 50 homes priced at over $1M sold in The Woodlands area in April

A total of more than 50 houses priced over $1 million sold in April throughout The Woodlands area, including 17 priced over $1.6 million.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

National gym chain Crunch Fitness to replace former 24 Hour Fitness spot in Atascocita

Crunch Fitness, a national gym franchise, will open in July at 7068 FM 1960 Road E., Humble. The business is replacing 24 Hour Fitness, which closed its Atascocita location along with at least 11 other facilities in the Greater Houston area last June.

Chicago-based Rosati's Pizza to open Kingwood eatery off Northpark Drive

Rosati’s Pizza will open a new location in August at 25661 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood. The Chicago-based brand specializes in thin-crust and deep-dish pizzas. The menu also features chicken wings, pastas, salads, desserts, beer, wine and mixed drinks.


La Borra Del Café coming to Katy's Villagio Town Center

La Borra Del Café, a Mexican coffee chain, is expected to open in Villagio Town Center at 22764 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 620B, Katy, in late 2021 or early 2022. La Borra Del Café’s menu includes a variety of Mexican pastries as well as frappes, Mexican hot chocolate and coffee.


Tres Carnales opens in Pinehurst, offers drive-thru service and micheladas

The business offers drive-thru service with micheladas, snacks, fountain drinks, and draft and bottle beers as well as food trucks.


H-E-B makes curbside services free

Texas-based grocery store H-E-B announced May 17 that it would make curbside pickup services free at all curbside locations across the state.

Vanessa Holt, Olivia Aldridge, Kelly Schafler, Danica Lloyd, Morgan Theophil and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.