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)

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Houston ISD reported that 42% of its students failed at least one class in the first six-week grading period for 2020-21, which was held exclusively online. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston ISD acknowledges role of COVID-19 virtual instruction in student performance drop

"The most notable difference between last year and this year is the virtual education component implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic," the district said.

Williams comes to CCISD from Loudoun County, Virginia. (Screenshot courtesy Clear Creek ISD)
Eric Williams named Clear Creek ISD superintendent

Per Texas law, the board was required to wait a minimum of 21 days before voting to appoint Williams, its lone finalist. He will start Jan. 18, 2021; Greg Smith’s last day is Dec. 31.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The Coastal Texas Study includes proposals for several projects meant to protect Galveston Bay with multiple lines of defense from major storms. (Courtesy Army Corps of Engineers)
Environmentalists question proposed coastal barrier, ask for deadline extension to comment on plan

Several local environmental groups and experts have opposed portions of the coastal barrier proposal and are asking for an extension to the public comment portion of the plan.

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
Lowe's to bring 200 jobs to Montgomery County and more Houston-area news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

Missouri City announced in a Dec. 2 press release that it will file a lawsuit against Fort Bend County for election-related issues. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City set to sue Fort Bend County over early-voting locations for Dec. 12 runoff election

The lawsuit stems from Fort Bend County requiring Missouri City voters who live in Harris County to cast early ballots at the Missouri City Community Center.

Harmonium historic district
Proposed historic district Harmonium is a work of art—literally

The homes are owned by Houston-based artist Salle Werner Vaughn, who has turned the collection of early 20th century properties into an art installation called “Harmonium.”

A new coronavirus testing site is coming to The Woodlands on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Second free mobile coronavirus testing clinic coming to The Woodlands on Dec. 14

The free clinic from Curative will be available until Jan. 31, 2021.

Humble ISD has proposed a 2021-22 calendar similar to the calendars of the last two years. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Humble ISD seeks parent, staff feedback on proposed 2021-22 calendar

Humble ISD has proposed a 2021-22 calendar similar to the calendars of the last two years.

The letter came a week after Longoria was virtually sworn into the office by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Nov. 18. (Screenshot via Zoom)
Harris County scrambles to make creation of Elections Administrator Office lawful after Attorney General's letter identifies deficiencies

Harris County is working to make right the appointment of Isabel Longoria as the county's first-ever elections administrator after County Attorney Vince Ryan received a letter Nov. 25 from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stating that the county did not follow the proper appointment process.