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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A water-bottling company had purchased a tract of land in Conroe Park North with the intent to pump groundwater. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
'Nationally-known' water bottling company backs out of Conroe deal

The proposal—which was dubbed Project Hydrate—had drawn concern from residents and some city officials

The salon offers coloring, extensions, blowouts, children’s cuts and men’s cuts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vera Hair Co. now open in Katy

Vera Hair Co. officially opened in Katy on April 24 after a soft opening earlier that month.

The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

(Courtesy city of Houston)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Spaceplane developer coming to Clear Lake and more aerospace news

Here is a roundup of space-related news in the Clear Lake area.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

King and his team constructed the Ringing Singing Tree, a 17-foot-tall, 20-ton wind powered sound sculpture, in 2015. The project is on display outside of Austin. (Courtesy JK Welding)
Cypress-based JK Welding takes on unique, challenging projects

Motorists might recognize the FM 529 facility by the large projects that can be seen from the street, which have included an oil derrick, a pirate ship and a massive wind chime.

FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018.
(Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on FM 2978 continues with expected completion date this summer

The project, begun in 2018, is expected to wrap in the second quarter of 2021.

Tomball Star Academy will celebrate its senior class May 27 with a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, according to district information. Students will graduate virtually from LSC-Tomball on May 13, according to LSCS information. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'They’ve created the legacy:' Inaugural class to graduate May 27 from Tomball ISD's early college high school program

The inaugural class of 95 students has been instrumental in paving the way for the students yet to finish the program, said Kelly Marchiando, the principal of Tomball Star Academy since January.

As of the afternoon of May 6, there are 21 total active cases in Friendswood ISD, 13 of them at the same campus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Friendswood ISD classrooms pivot to virtual learning after COVID-19 outbreak

Two classrooms at Bales Intermediate School will learn remotely for the remainder of the week after more than 10% of the people in those classrooms tested positive for COVID-19. While there is evidence of community spread, the positivity rate for the entire Bales campus is just under 2%.

houston firefighters rally
Appeals court rules in favor Houston firefighters in collective bargaining case

The 14th Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the fire union in a case that originated when the city and the union failed to reach an agreement on a labor contract in 2017.

The city of Humble has been investing in improvements to its four parks, such as Schott Park. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials talk park improvements, incoming e-commerce tenant at Humble BizCom event

Local business leaders and community members gathered virtually May 6 at Humble BizCom event hosted by Partnership Lake Houston.