Layne's Chicken Fingers coming to Katy; Gyro King opens in Sugar Land and more Houston-area news

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)

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Katy

Katy to be home of Houston-area’s first Layne’s Chicken

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy this summer.

Teriyaki Madness opens in Katy



A new Teriyaki Madness location opened at 25705 Katy Freeway, Ste. 110, Katy, on April 1. The fast-casual Asian restaurant will serve bowls of Asian-inspired teriyaki food that includes fresh vegetables, rice and protein.

Cy-Fair

Local florist opens Amanda Bee's Floral Designs on Fry Road in Cypress

After running an online floral design and delivery company for six years, local florist Amanda Bowman opened her own storefront March 22 at 7626 Fry Road, Ste. 400, Cypress.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Gyro King opens newest location near Sugar Land Town Square

Gyro King, which has five other Houston-area locations, serves six different types of gyro, including lamb, chicken, fish and falafel.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Hype Nutrition now open in Summerwood area

Hype Nutrition opened March 15 at 13176 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 11, Houston, according to owner Leesa Shanahan. The smoothie bar offers meal-replacement smoothies, protein shakes and other nutritious drinks.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Now open: Fegen's in the Heights, Gatsby's in Montrose, Ruggles Dessert Cafe in Upper Kirby

Chef Lance Fegen's namesake restaurant, Fegen’s, opens April 6 at 1050 Studewood St., Houston. The restaurant offers an Italian-leaning menu, with items ranging from steaks with au jus and chicken schnitzel to Neapolitan-style pizza and linguine with clam sauce.

Spring-Klein

Peli Peli founder chef Paul Friedman returns to Vintage Park with new concept

Chef Paul Friedman, the founder and a former owner of Peli Peli, will be returning to Vintage Park this summer with a new concept, The Chef's Table.

Claire Shoop, Shawn Arrajj, Laura Aebi, Andy Li, Matt Dulin and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.



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L1 Foot and Bodyworks is now open at 23112 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. (Courtesy L1 Foot and Bodyworks)
L1 Foot and Bodyworks now open in Katy

The business offers Swedish massages, deep-tissue massages and reflexology as well as a variety of combination packages.

There are more than 400 board games available to play at Battlehops Brewing. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family-owned business brings beer, board games to Katy

Most people who walk into Battlehops Brewing in Old Katy say they have never seen so many board games in one place.

Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

Money to begin the Wallis Street project was approved by voters in November as part of Fort Bend County’s $218.2 million mobility bond. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County transportation bond to fund ‘unique’ downtown Fulshear project

To improve mobility in downtown Fulshear for both cars and pedestrians, the city, along with Fort Bend County, is working to convert Wallis and Main streets into a one-way pair.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

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.