Italian eateries open in Generation Park; Houston bike lane fines enforced and more local news

Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)
Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)

Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)

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

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Italian eateries Bocca Italian Kitchen, Lupo Pizzeria to open in Generation Park

Bocca Italian Kitchen and Lupo Pizzeria, two new Italian concepts, opened Jan. 15 at 250 Assay St., Ste. 100, Houston, in Redemption Square.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University



Michelin-star chefs bringing Italian, French cuisine to MFAH

Michelin-star chefs are expanding their New York City restaurants to new locations in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the coming months, a New York-based restaurant group has announced.

Grocery chain Randalls to close Bellaire store in February

Randalls will be closing its Bellaire grocery store at 5130 Bellaire Blvd. in February, the store’s parent company Albertsons confirmed in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands' Taste of the Town restaurant event receives two-week extension to Feb. 11

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce's Taste of the Town event has officially been extended by two weeks through Feb. 11.

Cy-Fair

Local family launches Arc Electric + Lighting in Cypress

With more than 24 years of experience as an electrician, Armando Rivera started his own business after his former employer laid off staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arc Electric + Lighting opened a new office Jan. 1 at 18512 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress.

Conroe-Montgomery

New health care facilities open in the Conroe, Montgomery area and other recent business news


De'ja Vu Beautiful Consignments held a grand opening at 13080 Hwy. 105, Conroe, on Jan. 9.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

River Oaks District launches farmers market this weekend

The River Oaks District is debuting a local farmers market starting Jan. 17 as the shopping center looks to offer more outdoor experiences.

Katy

City of Katy Dog Park to install new security camera to reduce number of abandoned dogs

A new security camera will soon be installed at Katy’s dog park in an effort to reduce the number of dogs abandoned in the park.

Bay Area

IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Himalayan Taj now open and more


Here is a roundup of business news from Clear Lake and League City.

Houston

Houston’s grace period for bike lane parking fines ends


Houston residents now face a $100 fine for parking in bike lanes following the end of a citywide grace period.

Andrew Christman, Jake Magee, Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Hunter Marrow, Morgan Theophil and Emma Whalen contributed to this report.



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New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

Middle School No. 10 will open in August 2022. (Rendering courtesy Humble ISD's presentation for the community input meeting)
Humble ISD trustees approve attendance boundaries for incoming Middle School No. 10

Middle School No. 10 will open in August 2022 near Ridge Creek Elementary School.

Russo's New York Pizzeria will open its second location in the Lake Houston area in New Caney. (Courtesy The Signorelli Co.)
Russo's New York Pizzeria to make June debut in Valley Ranch Town Center

The Italian eatery—located in the space formerly occupied by RC's NYC Pizza & Pasta—will also feature an outdoor patio.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

The Woodforest Bank Stadium vaccine hub is set to close June 3. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County announces last day for vaccines at Woodforest Bank Stadium

The Woodforest Bank Stadium vaccine hub is set to close June 3. First doses are no longer being provided at the location.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

The new Adult Education Center will be located at 6515 Irvington Blvd., Houston. (Rendering courtesy Cre8 Architects)
Harris County Department of Education to build new facilities, renovate administration building

The $36.1 million improvements include a new adult education facility, a new middle school and interior renovations to the department's existing Ronald W. Reagan Administration Building.

Pfizer vaccines could become available to kids 12 and up as soon as next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
FDA expands Pfizer vaccine authorization to children ages 12 to 15 years old

This is the first time people under the age of 16 have been granted access to a coronavirus vaccine.

The deadline is May 17 for residents to protest their appraised property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District earlier this year, and officials are encouraging protesters to take online options into account. (Courtesy Pexels)
Harris County residents have until May 17 to protest property values

High demand for residential properties along with a shrinking inventory of homes translated into a roughly 8%-10% increase in residential values on average across the county this year

Montgomery County commissioners will convene May 11 for a regular court session. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Commissioners propose resolution objecting to groundwater production that supplies areas outside Montgomery County

Commissioners will vote to approve a resolution relating to groundwater use May 11 following a withdrawn proposal for a controversial water-bottling deal in Conroe.

The Texas Water Development Board granted the city of Houston funds to improve Taylor Gully, a portion of which is pictured here. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Water Development Board awards $10.1M to Houston for Taylor Gully improvement

The TWDB funding is from the state's 2020 Flood Infrastructure Fund cycle, which was created by Senate Bill 7 in the 86th Texas Legislature.