Amazon—and 100 jobs—possibly coming to New Caney and more Houston-area news

Amazon may bring a delivery station to the east Montgomery County area. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon may bring a delivery station to the east Montgomery County area. (Courtesy Amazon)

Amazon may bring a delivery station to the east Montgomery County area. (Courtesy Amazon)

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Amazon considering New Caney delivery station

Amazon is considering opening a delivery station in East Montgomery County, according to a Dec. 14 press release. This 15,000-square-foot station could open as soon as fall of 2021.

Southwest Airlines to begin flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport with one-way fare as low as $29

Southwest Airlines will begin serving flyers in April from George Bush Intercontinental Airport near Humble, according to a Dec. 10 news release from the airline.

4 businesses, restaurants that are now open in the Lake Houston area

Several new businesses have recently opened in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood area, from nail salons to restaurants.


Restaurateur serves authentic, New York-style pizza in Spring at RC's NYC Pizza & Pasta

When RC Gallegos made his first pizza, he said he thought it was “garbage.” It was not until he went to New York and studied how to make a perfect New York slice that he came back and opened the original RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta in 2003 in Conroe. The business has since expanded with locations in Kingwood and in The Woodlands area, each serving the same Northeast-inspired pies.

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Family-run flower shop Piney Rose Floral celebrates first year in official storefront

Ever since she was a little girl, Piney Rose Floral owner Taylor Handfelt said she has had an interest in creative expression and a love of flowers.Through the encouragement of her husband, Cullen, the Handfelts started their floral business in 2016, when it operated out of the duo’s house in The Woodlands.

Family-owned boutique Twisted Willow on FM 2978 offers a little bit of everything

For shoppers at Twisted Willow Mercantile, mother-daughter business owners Debbie and Caeli Condit said they wanted to create an environment that feels like home.


Just Love Coffee Cafe now open in Tomball

Local business owners Tamara Hamilton and her husband, Jon, opened Just Love Coffee Cafe in Tomball on Nov. 23. In addition to coffee and tea beverages, the cafe also has a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu offering items such as avocado toast, a grilled chicken wrap and artisan waffles.

New restaurants and more: Here's the local business news for Tomball, Magnolia

Here are four businesses that have recently opened in Tomball and Magnolia.


Tiff’s Treats now open in Cy-Fair; additional location coming soon

Austin-based Tiff’s Treats opened its newest store in mid-December in the Cypress Crossing shopping center at 13126 FM 1960, Ste. 145, Houston. The bakery specializes in fresh-baked cookies, brownies and frozen treats.


SafeSplash Swim School coming to Katy

SafeSplash Swim School will open a new location Jan. 11 at 4030 FM 1463, Katy. The swimming school will offer swim lessons for infants, children and adults. There will also be private lesson options and special-needs services.

Wingology coming soon to Katy

Wingology will soon open at 25810 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, where Zoner's once was. The wing restaurant will also offer catering services.

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New York City's Van Leeuwen Ice Cream coming to Rice Village

Once a New York City food truck, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is coming to Rice Village as part of its national brick-and-mortar expansion.

Life and legacy remembered for Three Brothers Bakery founder Sigmund Jucker

Sigmund Jucker, the last of the three original founders for Three Brothers Bakery, died Dec. 11, but his legacy will endure.


Dave's Hot Chicken will open 26 locations in Houston, College Station

Los Angeles-based Dave’s Hot Chicken has entered a franchise agreement to open as many as 26 locations in the Houston and College Station markets, with the first being a Houston Inner Loop location in spring 2021, the company announced Dec. 15.

Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Vanessa Holt, Hunter Marrow, Laura Aebi, Kelly Schafler, Ben Thompson, Andrew Christman, Adriana Rezal and Andy Li Contributed to this report.


Coventry Homes will be one homebuilder in The Highlands, a the new master-planned community coming to the Porter area. (Rendering courtesy Coventry Homes)
New master-planned community The Highlands to bring 4K homes to Porter area

The community will also include recreational lakes, an 18-hole semiprivate golf course, more than 30 miles of hike and bike trails, a water park with a resort-style pool and a lazy river, and an event lawn with a pavilion.

The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period across Texas roads will start on May 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TxDOT will launch annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign Monday, May 24

The campaign comes after a 2020 that saw a 16% increase in deaths of unbuckled motorists.

The Sgt. Luther James Dorsey Memorial Bridge was dedicated in November. The upcoming Memorial Day event includes the dedication of several more structures. (Courtesy Taylorized PR)
Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park Commission hosts Memorial Day events May 30, 31

The Memorial Day event includes the dedication of an interactive acoustical monument honoring the Women Air Force Service Pilots.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public schools can't require students, staff to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Abbott says

"Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

George Strait will perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 90th anniversary celebration next year. (Courtesy Pexels)
George Strait to close 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with concert March 20

Tickets for George Strait's rodeo performance will go on sale June 24.

Comprehensive High School No. 3's will be named West Fork High School.  (Renderings courtesy New Caney ISD)
New Caney ISD trustees approve name for comprehensive High School No. 3

Trustees also approved a 2021-22 compensation plan and officials discussed mask policies for the summer.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

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H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

Each of the new locations will be available to the public to distribute and receive voter registration forms and applications to vote my mail as well as assisting with other election-related services. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Harris County elections administrator announces 8 new branch office locations

Registering to vote will soon be more convenient for Harris County residents with the opening of eight new branch office locations announced by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office in a news release May 17.