UPDATE: Planet Fitness cancels New Caney grand opening celebration due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Located in a former Brookshire Brothers, the new workout facility officially opened July 23, and features state-of-the-art amenities and a slate of strength and cardio equipment. (Courtesy Planet Fitness)
Located in a former Brookshire Brothers, the new workout facility officially opened July 23, and features state-of-the-art amenities and a slate of strength and cardio equipment. (Courtesy Planet Fitness)

Located in a former Brookshire Brothers, the new workout facility officially opened July 23, and features state-of-the-art amenities and a slate of strength and cardio equipment. (Courtesy Planet Fitness)

Updated Sept. 13 at 11:18 a.m.

The grand opening celebration for Planet Fitness' New Caney fitness club has been canceled due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Additionally, all Planet Fitness clubs will be closed at noon Sept. 13 to allow staff and members to get home safely prior to the storm's landfall. Details about rescheduling the grand opening celebration are forthcoming.


Posted Sept. 10 at 8:10 a.m.

Planet Fitness will celebrate the grand opening of its newest fitness club, located at 20185 Hwy. 59, New Caney, with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 14. Located in a former Brookshire Brothers, the new workout facility officially opened July 23, and features state-of-the-art amenities and a slate of strength and cardio equipment. The grand opening celebration will take place from 4-7 p.m. and feature food trucks, a DJ and branded item giveaways. In celebration of the grand opening, Planet Fitness will also be donating $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston. 832-917-6999. www.planetfitness.com/gyms/new-caney-tx
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



MOST RECENT

Comcast will award $1 million to small businesses owned by people of color in Fort Bend and Harris counties (Courtesy Fotolia)
Comcast Rise Investment Fund to award small business grants in Harris, Fort Bend counties

Comcast will award $1 million to small businesses owned by people of color in Fort Bend and Harris counties.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

According to the business's website, the new Jiffy Lube Multicare location offers a variety of vehicle maintenance services, including oil changes, brakes, batteries and tire services, among others. (Courtesy Jiffy Lube)
Jiffy Lube to celebrate grand opening in Atascocita with 50 free oil changes Sept. 24-25

Jiffy Lube will be donating proceeds from all paid automotive services during the two-day event to the Atascocita High School JROTC program, the Atascocita High School Sports Booster Club and the Atascocita Fire Department. 

Houston resident Marissa Hanson spoke on keeping tax rates low during the Harris County Commissioners Court public hearing on Sept. 21. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County Commissioners propose tax cuts at cost of Harris Health System funding

On average, Harris County homeowners may see lower tax rates in the next year, but it will come at the cost of $17 million in funding for the county’s hospital district, according to Harris County Administrator David Berry.

Zip lining and obstacle courses are among the activities available to visitors at Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures in New Caney. (Courtesy of Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures)
Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures to open with reduced ticket prices this fall for 'Aquatoberfest'

The cost of day passes at Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures will be reduced from $24.99 to $14.99 throughout the event, officials said in a Sept. 21 news release.

 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.

The H-GAC also helps guide transportation activities through the Transportation Policy Council, according to the council's website (Courtesy Fotolia)
Houston-Galveston Area Council celebrates 55th anniversary

The Houston-Galveston Area Council will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this October.

Loosened taxicab regulations that began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic became permanent Sept. 15. (Courtesy Pexels)
Houston loosens taxicab regulations

The changes, approved by city council Sept. 15, reflect a new approach to the city’s relationship with taxicab operators.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Caney ISD officials address allegations regarding student with a gun at on-campus event

According to NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert, the incident is being investigated by the New Caney ISD Police Department and the Porter High School administrative team, though he stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event.

After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County sees active COVID-19 cases drop; cases in children under 12 remain high

After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high.

Located at 8650 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 160, Humble, 30 Minute Hit offers women the chance to move through a high-intensity circuit that utilizes interval training, self-defense techniques and core strengthening. (Courtesy 30 Minute Hit)
30 Minute Hit celebrates one-year anniversary in Humble

Located at 8650 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 160, Humble, the national fitness franchise offers women the chance to move through a high-intensity circuit that utilizes interval training, self-defense techniques and core strengthening.

Q&A: Kristine Marlow Montgomery County Food Bank president and CEO

Montgomery County Food Bank's president and CEO talks about how the food bank weathered storms of all kinds in the past year.