Shake Shack opens in The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area updates

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)
Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)

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

The Woodlands

Shake Shack launches fifth Greater Houston location at The Woodlands Mall

The standalone eatery is located on the mall's new south courtyard and is open for dine-in and to-go orders.

Bay Area


TO-DO LIST: 8 Bay Area events worth attending in December


Here are several Bay Area events worth checking out in December.

Bay Area nonprofits accepting donations, distributing food for the holidays

This holiday season, residents in need have ways to receive help, and residents who want to donate food or money to families in need have ways to help.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Sugar Land Town Square home to Executive Baskets pop-up holiday gift shop


The pop-up shop, coined The Great Holiday Gift Shop, carries corporate gifts, gift baskets and holiday home decor items.

Today's Vision now providing eye care services in Sugar Land

The business offers exams, glasses and contact prescriptions as well as eye condition treatment for children and adults.

Constellation Field gets festive with 7th annual holiday light display

Tickets are on sale now. Sugar Land Holiday Lights runs from Nov. 20-Jan. 3.

Cy-Fair

Bao Bros. Bistro opens in Cy-Fair with mission to give back

The restaurant’s menu features steamed bao buns, boba tea and beer.

Volunteer Guide 2020: 12 ways to get involved in the Cy-Fair community

Check out our annual Volunteer Guide to find ways to serve and give back locally.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Support local restaurants, enjoy outdoor trivia: 7 things to do in the Lake Houston area this November, December


There is no shortage of events and activities happening in the Lake Houston area from mid-November to late December.

Humble cancels annual Christmas Parade of Lights event due to rising COVID-19 cases

The parade is known to attract more than 8,000 spectators and have more than 100 participating floats.

Conroe-Montgomery

Staffing agency seeks to fill 500 positions for local businesses in North Houston, Conroe, Tomball


Multiple assembly and manufacturing companies are hiring.

'We wanted to create something special': Cajun seafood diner Monty's Lighthouse offers peaceful atmosphere with waterfront view

Monty’s is a place to enjoy a drink, such as a pina colada, while enjoying the waterfront view, Co-owner John Morris said.

Underworld Tattoos opens doors on N. Frazier, plus 3 more business happenings in Conroe, Montgomery

A new boutique is coming to Historic Montgomery, and a veteran-owned business just opened in Conroe.

Tomball-Magnolia

Give thanks: 12 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia this holiday season


Mark your calendar for these 12 events happening before Christmas in Tomball and Magnolia.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Meyerland Plaza Best Buy closes doors


The store’s last day was Oct. 31.

Ben Dickerson, Claire Shoop, Andy Li, Danica Lloyd, Kelly Schafler, Eva Vigh and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.


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The current Humble Fire Station No. 2 is located on Wilson Road. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Humble City Council votes to negotiate contract with architect to design Humble Fire Station No. 2 replacement

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A new substation could be coming to Montgomery to better serve customers in the next 10 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The project is part of Entergy’s 10-year plan but could be built sooner.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will open for the summer on June 8. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)
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The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance May 13 that ended all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people, HISD released a statement saying mask mandates would remain in place for the time being for facilities and campuses. (Community Impact staff)
Houston ISD to leave mask policy in place for now

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The Social Pub and Grill's menu features burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and bar food. (Courtesy The Social Pub and Grill)
The Social Pub and Grill to open location in Fulshear

The Social Pub and Grill will open its second location at the end of the summer at Cross Creek Commons in Fulshear.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits now open in Katy

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SISD officials announced May 13 that for the 2021-22 school year, the district would be setting aside some pre-K class spots at nearly every elementary campus for students who would not normally qualify for the program under state eligibility requirements. (Courtesy Spring ISD)
Spring ISD expands full-day pre-K access to families ahead of 2021-22 school year

SISD officials announced May 13 that for the 2021-22 school year, the district would be setting aside some pre-K class spots at nearly every elementary campus for students who would not normally qualify for the program under state eligibility requirements.

Mayor Norman Funderburk took the oath of office on May 13. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Humble swears in incoming Mayor Norman Funderburk, incumbent council members

Norman Funderburk was sworn in as mayor and incumbents Charles “Andy” Curry and Charles Cunningham were also sworn in after being re-elected to places 1 and 2, respectively.

In addition to constructing a new 43-acre campus, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will be buying a fleet of 40 new ambulances and hiring 150 new staff. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Executive director gives preview of ESD 11 Mobile Health Services

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The Ion features an outdoor plaza that helps the building maintain its outdoor, open and walkable focus for its visitors. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
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