Amazon center in Katy to bring 3K jobs and more Houston-area news

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)
Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

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Katy

New Katy Amazon sorting center to employ 3,000 full- and part-time positions


Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9 and will serve as a facility to sort packages before they are transferred to a delivery station or to a last-mile delivery partner for final delivery for customers. The center will employ over 3,000 full- and part-time employees starting at $15 per hour.

Great Harvest Bread Co. opens second location in Katy area



Great Harvest Bread Co opened a second location inside the north campus of the Kingsland Baptist church Oct. 5. The bakery and cafe, located at 24111 Stockdick School Road, Katy, will serve coffee, sweets, sandwiches, salads and breads.

Frankies Pizza Kitchen reopens in Katy after ownership change

Frankies Pizza Kitchen reopened in early September after undergoing a temporary closure due to an ownership change. The pizza restaurant was formerly known as Big Paulie’s and is located at 6420 FM 1463, 100, Fulshear.

Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg. Cuisine gives owners opportunity to fulfill American dream in Katy

Megha Ozarker said she wholeheartedly believes in achieving the American dream.

When Ozarker first emigrated from India to the U.S. in 2005, she knew she wanted to be a restaurant owner but had no experience in the field, she said.

However, Ozarker was persistent, and after a lot of hard work and failures, she opened her own restaurant, Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg. Cuisine, in April 2019.

Conroe-Montgomery

Old Montgomery Steak House attracts guests with comfort food and John Wayne

The walls of Old Montgomery Steakhouse, a roomy diner on McCown Street, are lined with black and white photos of American actor John Wayne.

Owner Lloyd Ashbaker offered a simple explanation for the motive behind the decor:

“I like him,” Lloyd said.

Spring-Klein

The Lego Store now open in Willowbrook Mall

The Lego Store celebrated its grand opening Oct. 9 inside Willowbrook Mall, located at 1568 Willowbrook Mall, Houston. In celebration of the grand opening, the new store is offering a free reusable Lego bag with every purchase of $35 or more.

Cy-Fair

Two new locations of Caliber Auto Care now open in Cypress

Two new locations of Caliber Auto Care opened in the Cypress area Oct. 12, company officials announced, including a location at 8700 Fry Road, Cypress, near the West Road intersection, and a location at 9425 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, in the Towne Lake area.

Houston Premium Outlets welcomes 3 new stores to Cypress mall

Officials with Houston Premium Outlets announced two new tenants opened earlier this month, and one additional store is expected to open by the end of the month.

Tomball-Magnolia

ROUNDUP: Six businesses coming soon, now open or celebrating anniversaries in the Tomball-Magnolia area


Read about businesses in Tomball and Magnolia.

Here are some virtual, in-person events going on in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 16-18

Tomball and Magnolia residents have a number of in-person and virtual event options to enjoy when making plans this weekend.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

The Bagel Shop Bakery celebrates 45th anniversary in Houston

The Bagel Shop Bakery, located at 9720 Hillcroft Ave., Houston, is now 45 years old, the bakery announced in a news release Oct. 12.

Hu’s Cooking reopens dine-in service

Hu’s Cooking, located at 2502 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, reopened its dining room to customers Oct. 12, the restaurant announced in an Oct. 5 Facebook post.

Houston drivers now face fine for parking in bike lanes

Houston drivers now risk a fine when parking in bike lanes, a new city ordinance states.

City Council approved the measure Oct. 14 after delaying the vote to work out details of the rule’s enforcement.

Sprouts Farmers Market now open near Texas Medical Center

A new Sprouts Farmers Market, at 1212 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, has officially opened its doors.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Humble Museum sets grand opening date at new location


The Humble Museum will hold a grand opening and dedication ceremony Nov. 13 in its new space at 601 Higgins St., Humble. The museum moved from 219 E. Main St. to its new space in the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center band hall.

Shawn Arrajj, Adriana Rezal, Eva Vigh, Nola Valente, Emma Whalen, Hannah Zedaker, Hunter Marrow and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

The Houston-area wing restaurant will open a location in Katy at 22762 Westheimer Parkway this summer. (Courtesy Big City Wings)
Big City Wings location coming to Katy this summer

Big City Wings will offer a variety of wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, and other drink and menu options.

Caroline Bordelon's son Caleb, 9, lives with autism. Caleb is nonverbal and has eloped from home many times. Upon learning about the Take Me Home program, Caroline immediately registered Caleb and said the program is greatly needed and gives her peace and comfort for her family. (Courtesy Hope For Three)
Fort Bend County program provides emergency assistance to residents with cognitive disabilities

A new program run through the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is designed to give people with cognitive disabilities special assistance if they are found alone or in times of emergency.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
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After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Katy Wines and Spirits will be have a variety of wines and will carry liquor and other options. (Courtesy Creative Commons)
Katy Wines and Spirits coming soon to area

Katy Wines and Spirits will open a location at 5901 Highway Blvd., Katy, this summer.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Katy ISD to return to standard operations in June

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Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

(Courtesy Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery)
Hybrid Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookies location coming to Katy

A new Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies hybrid location will be opening July 1 at Grand Morton Town Center.

Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land April 15-16. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Walk-ins welcome at COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 15-16 at Smart Financial Center

Haven't recieved the COVID-19 vaccine yet? Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru clinic from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Sugar Land. No appointment necessary.