Seafood restaurant coming to Katy; Uli's Kitchen opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Bluewave Seafood, opening at 6211 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 126, Katy, boasts a large patio. (Courtesy Pexels)
Bluewave Seafood, opening at 6211 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 126, Katy, boasts a large patio. (Courtesy Pexels)

Bluewave Seafood, opening at 6211 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 126, Katy, boasts a large patio. (Courtesy Pexels)

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


New seafood restaurant opening soon in Katy

Bluewave Seafood will open at 6211 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 126, Katy, in early June.

Katy pizza spot changes name to Sapore Detroit Pizzeria

Sapore Ristorante Italiano changed its name to Sapore Detroit Pizzeria at the beginning of May.


Pearland citizens circulate petition to get sale of alcoholic beverages on ballot

The Pearland Entertainment and Beverage Coalition is calling for an election to support the legal sale of alcoholic beverages in Pearland, according to a press release from the group. The committee has 60 days to gather 15,000 signatures for the measure to be put on the November ballot.

Breakfast and brunch concept Brick & Spoon coming to Friendswood

Breakfast and brunch concept restaurant Brick & Spoon plans to open at the Texas Station Shopping Center at the intersection of FM 518 and FM 528 in Friendswood. A timeline for its opening has not been established.

The Woodlands

Uli's Kitchen opens on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands

Uli’s Kitchen held a soft opening May 19 at 8021 Research Forest Drive, Ste. A, The Woodlands. The authentic-style Mexican restaurant will hold a grand opening May 25 with $5 house margaritas all day.

The Woodlands: Resident survey going around is not from us

The Woodlands Township has advised residents that it is not currently conducting a survey, but it has received reports about a residential survey being conducted online or through phone calls and text messages.


Nonprofit God's Garage breaks ground on new facility in Conroe

Nonprofit organization God's Garage celebrated a groundbreaking of its new facility at 2016 E. Davis St., Conroe, on May 20. God's Garage serves under-resourced women and their children by providing them with free vehicles, free car repairs, life skills training and career mentoring.

Harris County

Harris County Pets in need of short-term fosters to bottle feed kittens

Harris County Pets is in need of short-term fosters to assist with bottle feeding kittens, according to a May 21 announcement from the organization.

According to the announcement, Harris County Pets—formerly Harris County Animal Shelter—has received an influx of neonatal kittens, as is typical this time of year due to high cat breeding activity.

Vanessa Holt, Haley Morrison, Laura Aebi, Hannah Zedaker, Jake Magee, Ally Bolender and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.


Counties can use the American Rescue Plan Act funds for several purposes, including responding to the public health emergency and its negative economic effects by providing assistance to households, small businesses, nonprofits or industries hit particularly hard by the pandemic. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fort Bend County leaders talk American Rescue Plan Act funding

Fort Bend County commissioners on June 22 approved an amended budget for $157.42 million in American Rescue Plan Act coronavirus relief funds, despite some disagreement from the court.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

DD’s Discounts will be opening its first location in Katy on June 26. (Courtesy Pexels)
DD's Discounts to open first Katy location

DD’s Discounts offers a variety of household, clothing and accessories at discounted prices.

The first Fort Bend Seniors congregate center reopened June 7. (Courtesy Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels)
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels begins reopening community centers after 15-month COVID-19 closure

Fort Bend Seniors' congregate centers offer a range of activities and provide much-needed socialization and a hot meal to participants.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.

Tiger Nutrition opened its doors for the first time in May at 6191 Highway Blvd., Ste. 105. (Courtesy Tiger Nutrition)
Tiger Nutrition now open in Katy

Locally owned Tiger Nutrition offers protein shakes and Loaded Teas, which are teas featuring a variety of healthy supplements to maximize energy and wellness.

The text of General Order No. 3, which Gordon Granger issued from Galveston in June 1865 to explicitly liberate enslaved Black Texans, runs across the bottom of the mural. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I am filled’: Houston-Galveston area celebrates first Juneteenth as federal holiday

See how local policymakers, historians, artists and philanthropists honored the Juneteenth holiday at its birthplace with the dedication of a 5,000-square-foot mural.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.

Mayvenn opened May 1 inside Walmart at 6060 North Fry Road, Katy. (Courtesy Mayvenn)
Black-owned beauty tech company opens in Katy

Mayvenn exists to guide and empower women of color along their hair journeys and offer a one-stop shop for hair services.

More than 20 countries, including Denmark, participate in CETUSA. (Courtesy CETUSA)
Foreign exchange student program seeks host families

CETUSA is a nonprofit foreign exchange program for high school students.