DECA Beer Co. coming to Porter and more Houston-area news

From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)
From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)

From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)

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

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

New brewery DECA Beer Co. to join the Porter area

DECA Beer Co., a new Porter brewery, will open its taproom in early 2021 at 25428 Loop 494, Ste. G. The brewery is owned by beer enthusiasts Jeff Angell, Cody Evans, Heath Cleaver and Jason Dornik, who live in the Kingwood and Spring areas.


8 new businesses opening this fall in Cy-Fair

Despite challenges local businesses may be facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, new small businesses continue to open in the Cy-Fair area.

Pizza Guerrin now open on FM 529 in Cypress

Pizza Guerrin opened this summer at 21350 FM 529, Ste. 100, Cypress, where Sbarro was formerly located. The pizza shop offers full pizzas, slices, stromboli, wings, pasta and desserts.

The Oaks Veterinary Clinic now open in Cypress

The Oaks Veterinary Clinic celebrated a grand opening Sept. 18 at 16615 Mueschke Road, Cypress, and offers walk-in visits as well as appointments. The clinic is located on the same site as The Oaks Dog Ranch—a dog boarding, training and day care facility.

Your Best Body Today now open in Boardwalk at Towne Lake

A grand opening was held Sept. 25 for a new Towne Lake area location of Your Best Body Today at 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 200, Cypress, within the Reserve Salon and Spa. The office specializes in noninvasive body sculpting procedures designed to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and reduce cellulite, among other activities.

The Woodlands

September roundup: 7 new spots to eat and drink in The Woodlands area

The new Cajun-American concept from owner Jeff McGhee opened in late August at 4130 FM 1488, Ste. 102, Conroe.

A new bootmaker, a builder, and a bookkeeper's anniversary: 6 business updates in The Woodlands area

Austin-based bootmaker Tecovas will launch its 10th retail location Oct. 9 in The Woodlands.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Missouri City application for rental, mortgage, utilities aid program opens Sept. 28

The city of Missouri City began accepting applications for its Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance Program on Sept. 28.

IMPACT ROUNDUP: iCode, UFC Gym, Evolution Pain and Spine open in Sugar Land, Missouri City

The following three businesses opened this summer in Sugar Land and Missouri City.


Austin-based Summer Moon Coffee coming to Friendswood

Summer Moon Coffee is expecting to open in Friendswood in early 2021. This will be the second Houston location for the Austin-based business.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Washington Avenue updates: Pearl recognized, Sugar Room returns and Bottled Blonde opens

Bars on Washington Avenue have made news in September. Here are three updates to know.


Threaded Lines sees wave of new customers during pandemic

Jennifer Armentrout said her quilting shop, Threaded Lines, saw an unprecedented wave of new clientele earlier this year as people rushed to find fabric for hand-sewn face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses band together amid festival cancellations in Tomball, Magnolia

Fall is usually a busy time for Tomball and Magnolia, with festivals bringing in thousands of guests, but limits on outdoor gatherings this year due to the coronavirus pandemic have changed the scene.


Gossip & Co. Nail Spa opens second location on FM 2920 in Spring

Gossip & Co. Nail Spa opened a new location Sept. 11 at 5240 FM 2920, Ste. 100, Spring. With an original location on Louetta Road in Cypress that first opened in 2017, the spa offers a variety of manicures and pedicures for men, women and children and features a full bar with complimentary drinks.

Haley Morrison, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Anna Lotz, Claire Shoop, Kelly Schafler, Danica Lloyd, Shawn Arrajj, Adriana Rezal and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


Up to 40,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas members could be impacted if a contract agreement cannot be reached. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CHI St. Luke's Hospital faces potential contract termination with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas at multiple Houston, Southeast Texas locations

If an agreement cannot be reached, up to 40,000 Houstonians could find their local hospital is out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

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State of the city: Mayor Sylvester Turner warns Houston’s recovery could be slow, inequitable

The mayor touted the city's resilience but said that recovery from the coronavirus recession is starting to leave vulnerable communities behind.

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Juergen's Hall Community Center in Cy-Fair. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County’s early-voting turnout up 23% over same time frame in 2016 general election

The five busiest polling locations in Harris County have averaged more than 1,700 in-person voters daily thus far during early voting.

Workers will be removing the Kudzu vines from the Northpark Drive area until Oct. 31. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kingwood area hosts pilot program to remove Kudzu vines

The plant is not dangerous, just invasive with a rapid growth rate.

Houston City Council passed a tax rate Oct. 21 of $0.56184 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2020-21, a 1.07% reduction from the previous year’s tax rate of $0.56792 per $100 valuation. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Houston approves lower tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21 amid calls for further reductions

The rate may still result in an increase for some taxpayers with the average homestead property value rising about 4%.

The Harris County Flood Control District hosted a virtual public meeting on Oct. 20 to outline the findings from its $700,000 Kingwood Drainage Analysis. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Study: Kingwood Diversion Ditch, Taylor Gully projects could remove 449 structures from flow paths of 100-year storm

All nine projects would cost roughly $148.35 million for construction, detention and land acquisition.

Target has built out its new store at 2075 Westheimer Road, Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Target to open fourth Inner Loop location and more Houston-area business, community news

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

Baylor College of Medicine is seeking volunteers for a COVID-19 study looking to determine the prevalence of the viral disease in the Houston area. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine recruiting participants for COVID-19 prevalence study

The study will collect samples from 70,000 individuals nationwide.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Houston hydrologist explains climate change’s role in intensified flooding, importance of planning for future storms

“We’re looking at more intense and more frequent storms, and so, as a region, we’re going to need to think about that when we’re planning. We need to plan for that worst-case climate change [scenario].”

Some Harris County residents could be eligible for free workforce training. (Courtesy Lone Star College System)
Harris County partners with Lone Star College to offer free workforce training this fall

Furloughed, unemployed and underemployed Harris County residents could be eligible for one of 17 training programs.

University of St. Thomas President Richard Ludwick cuts the ribbon for the new microcampus Oct. 20. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas celebrates grand opening of microcampus in Conroe

The center is named after St. Maximilian Kolbe, who is often referred to as the patron saint of innovation.