Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Katy

Imperio Wine & Spirits now open in Katy

Imperio Wine & Spirits, a family-owned and -operated liquor store, opened March 30 at 25824 Clay Road, Ste. D, Katy.

The Social Pub and Grill to open new location in Fulshear



The 6,237-square-foot facility will be the first full-service establishment in Cross Creek Commons. The Social Pub and Grill's menu features burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and bar food.

Tomball-Magnolia

Masones Pub & Grill opens in Northpointe, Todd's Auto Repair relocates: 4 business updates in Tomball, Magnolia

Masones Pub & Grill opened in its new location at 24441 Hwy. 249, Tomball, on April 23. Originally located on Louetta Road in Cypress, the establishment offers daily drink specials and a happy hour from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Heights Boulevard home opens as wine tasting venue

A historic home on Heights Boulevard has reopened in May as a private events venue for wine classes, tastings and other events.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Ahead of June reopening, Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center celebrates 5th anniversary

Located at 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land, in the Imperial Market development, the discovery center features a variety of innovative, hands-on activities and explorations for infants through children age 12 years old.

New Strength Pilates relocates to larger Missouri City studio

New Strength Pilates moved to a bigger studio at 4718 Riverstone Blvd., Ste. C, Missouri City, on April 2.

Conroe-Montgomery

Chick-fil-A at Hwy. 105 and Lone Star Parkway to open dining room in celebration of first anniversary


After closing during the pandemic, the Chick-fil-A at Hwy. 105 and Lone Star Parkway, or 20155 Eva St., Montgomery, will open its dining room May 21, which coincides with its one-year anniversary.

Statewide

Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

Javier Ambler's Law, a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows, passed in the Senate on May 13 and now moves to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for signing before it becomes law.

Ali Linan, Morgan Theophil, Laura Aebi, Shawn Arrajj, Beth Marshall, Anna Lotz, Claire Shoop and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.



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Taco Bueno sells tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more unique items, including the Muchaco, a taco made with a soft pita-like shell. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Schlotsky's located at 502 Mason Road, Katy, underwent a series of renovations in May. (Courtesy Schlotzsky's)
Katy Schlotsky's undergoes renovations

The Schlotsky's located at 502 Mason Road, Katy, underwent a series of renovations in May, including a complete overhaul of the exterior of the building.

Taco Bueno sells tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more unique items, including the Muchaco, a taco made with a soft pita-like shell. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Taco Bueno coming soon to Katy

Taco Bueno sells tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more unique items, including the Muchaco, a taco made with a soft pita-like shell.

The new manufacturing lines would be producing Funyuns and tortilla chips and—combined with the increased warehouse capacity—will bring 160 new, full-time jobs. The facility has more than 750 full-time employees and produces more than 117 million pounds of snacks per year. (Courtesy Frito-Lay)
Frito-Lay brings $200 million investment, 160 new jobs to Rosenberg

The additions will cost Frito-Lay $200 million—the second investment Frito-Lay has made in the facility since 2019 when the company invested $138 million to add a new Cheetos line, a warehouse, and new seasoning and packaging equipment.

The Steve Radack Community Center is located on Clay Road. (Courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam)
Harris County summer program to teach students about leadership, agriculture

Funded through grants, the summer programming will be free to attendees.

Students and staff members at two Katy ISD elementary schools will begin the coming school year with a new principal. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Katy ISD names new principals for Bethke and Winborn elementary schools

Students and staff members at two Katy ISD elementary schools will begin the coming school year with a new principal.

Economist Elliot Eisenberg spoke about the economic recovery post-pandemic, saying this year's GDP growth will be the best since the 1950s. (Brooke Ontiveros/Community Impact Newspaper)
Economist explains housing demand, price booms in Texas, Greater Houston area

Eisenberg explained why home prices are rising at a June 9 Greater Houston Builders Association luncheon.

Officials with the Harris County Justice Administration Department said they identified racial disparities in citations and use of force by law enforcement, among other areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County identifies racial disparities in use of force, citations from law enforcement agencies

Analysis in the report included racial demographics in instances of consent search, contraband discovery, traffic stops that led to arrests, types of citations or warnings, and use of force.

Single-family home sales in the Houston area surged 48.2% percent compared to May 2020, when real estate was in the process of recovering from coronavirus-related lockdowns. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Houston-area home sales in May up nearly 50% versus last year

Single-family home sales were up 48.2% compared to a year ago, with 9,702 units sold versus 6,546 a year earlier.

As of March 31, a total of 686 businesses have participated in the Fort Bend County Entrepreneur initiative. (Courtesy Carter Brothers)
Fort Bend Entrepreneur initiative provides assistance to hundreds of small businesses

Nearly 700 Fort Bend County businesses have received free one-on-one coaching designed to help them stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic through the county's Fort Bend Entrepreneur program.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.