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)

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

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

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.

Spring-Klein

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.

The Woodlands

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.

Tomball-Magnolia

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.

Cy-Fair

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.

Katy

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.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

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.

Metrowide

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.



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The median price of homes sold also increased in all ZIP codes.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how the Lake Houston-area real estate market fared in January

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Evictions continue in Houston as new measures aim to stem tide

Over 32,000 eviction cases were filed in Harris County courts in 2020.

Houston City Hall in rainbow lighting
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The organization is open to all and serves members throughout the Greater Houston area.

Krab Kingz Seafood will open in Humble March 17. (Courtesy Krab Kingz Seafood)
Krab Kingz Seafood to open Humble-area eatery in March

“It’s all about the quality of the food,” Wright said. “We care about the food, I think that’s our best quality.”

Montgomery County is set to receive its largest first-dose allocation during the week of March 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County set to receive largest vaccine allocation yet in first week of March

Nearly 20,000 vaccine doses were allocated to the county's two vaccine hubs and several additional providers for the week of March 1.

A coronavirus vaccine is given at Memorial Hermann's mass vaccine clinic Feb. 26. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Memorial Hermann closes out 2nd round of vaccines with 7,000 distributed among 2 clinics

The clinic will continue operations through 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Large multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County; Sugar Land to widen University Blvd. and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Humble City Council voted unanimously at the Feb. 25 City Council meeting to appoint Bruce Davidson, left, to fill the vacant Place 3 seat. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Humble City Council appoints Bruce Davidson to fill vacant Place 3

Bruce Davidson, a resident of the Humble area for about 24 years, took his oath of office at the council meeting.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.