Pit Row Pit Stop Diner to open in New Caney and more Houston-area news

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)
Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)

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Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

'50s-style eatery Pit Row Pit Stop Diner expands into New Caney

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. This is the second location for owner and pitmaster Franki Vinci, who opened the first location in Livingston in 2016.

Hospital system rebrands pediatric offices to Children's Memorial Hermann Pediatrics

Memorial Hermann Medical Group and Children's Memorial Hermann are combining under one new name: Children's Memorial Hermann Pediatrics, the health system announced Aug. 14.


Fu Manchung celebrates three-year anniversary in Spring

Fu Manchung celebrated its three-year anniversary Aug. 1 at 3416 FM 2920, Ste. 210, Spring. According to co-owner Paul Huynh, the restaurant’s small menu has enough variety to accommodate everyone’s palate with dishes inspired by Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and American cuisines.


A milestone baby: New Life Adoptions celebrates 500th placement

Tomball-based New Life Adoptions celebrated its 500th child placed into an adoptive family Aug. 18, the nonprofit adoption agency announced Aug. 19.

Premiere Cinemas to reopen auditoriums, attractions in Tomball, Galveston, Pearland

Moviegoers will once again be able to attend theaters in person: Premiere Cinemas has announced reopening dates for select locations in Texas, including its theaters in Tomball, Galveston and Pearland.

The Woodlands

ROUNDUP: 5 businesses that are new, coming soon or recently moved in The Woodlands area

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Houston Furniture Bank plans expansion with new The Woodlands-area facility

Houston Furniture Bank plans to open a new furniture outlet serving the Montgomery County area this fall.

The regional nonprofit's second location will launch in September or early October at 295 Sawdust Road, Spring, according to founder and Executive Director Oli Mohammed.

OlaTee African Mart opening announced for Sawdust Road in The Woodlands

OlaTee African Mart and OlaTee African Cafe have announced a grand opening at 501 Sawdust Road, Ste. K, Spring, on Aug. 22.


Marsalas Italian Grill coming soon to Conroe

Marsalas Italian Grill has signed a lease at 100 Scarborough Drive, Stes. A3-A4, Conroe, according to a developments report by the city of Conroe. Marsalas is now going through the permitting process, and the restaurant should open four to five weeks from now, manager and owner Isaac Rodriguez said in a Facebook message Aug. 21.

Kelly Schafler, Andrew Christman, Ben Thompson, Andy Li, Anna Lotz, Adriana Rezal and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.


Montgomery County commissioners met Oct. 27 for a regular Commissioners Court meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County to reimburse schools with CARES funds at estimated $40 per student

Under the $40 per student estimate, Montgomery County could provide about $4.4 million in CARES funds to school districts.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also spearheaded an effort to establish a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which was approved in a split 3-2 vote Oct. 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance

Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation; it is intended to mitigate rising property values across the county, officials said. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approves tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation.

The Valley Ranch Medical District will be home to a hospital and medical offices that will serve the community. (Courtesy Signorelli Co.)
The Signorelli Co. begins construction on its Valley Ranch Medical District

The development will be home to a hospital and medical offices that will serve the community.

Representatives from Houston’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America joined the Houston Young Republicans and several other groups across the political spectrum Oct. 26 to announce a campaign to alter power structure at City Hall. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston political groups across the aisle push for charter election to weaken mayoral power

Democratic socialists and conservatives teamed up to push a new ballot initiative.

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County early voter turnout on track to surpass total votes cast in 2016 election

All 122 early voting sites throughout Harris County will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 27-29, giving voters an additional three hours to head to the polls.

The county's cumulative case count rose by more than 700 since last Tuesday, and active cases rose by more than 400. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County sees more than 21% increase in active COVID-19 cases Oct. 20-26

The county's active case count reached 2,362 Oct. 26, a jump of more than 400 since last Tuesday and the highest such total recorded since late July.

Early voting turnout among registered county voters passed 51% Oct. 26. (Community Impact staff)
Updated: Montgomery County reaches early voting turnout high of more than 51% through 13 days

Nearly 190,000 county residents have voted in this year's early voting period.

Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)
Fall fun: 8 pumpkin patches to visit in North Houston

From photo opportunities to hayrides, here are a few places to put on your list this fall.

Judge Roberto Delagarza
Houston creates new system for low-income residents to address late court fees

The system was among the recommendations made by the mayor's police reform task force in their report.

(Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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