Power outages persist; vaccine shipments, appointments on hold and more Houston-area winter storm news

Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read about how the historic winter storm is affecting the Houston area.

Houston metro

Houston airports shut down due to weather conditions

After snow and ice accumulated in the Houston region overnight, airport officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Sugar Land Regional Airport announced closures the morning of Feb. 15.

PHOTOS: Houstonians face coldest temperatures in decades

As much of the city became blanketed in snow and ice overnight, Houstonians faced the coldest temperatures since at least 1989, meteorologists reported Feb. 15.

1.2M in Houston area lack power; residents asked to conserve electricity, water

The city has not called a boil water notice, but it could become necessary if water is not conserved and pressure dips, Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said.

Montgomery County

UPDATED: Montgomery County roads remain closed due to ice and snow; Shenandoah to open City Hall as warming center

Vaccinations are postponed and roads close as Montgomery County feels the effects of a February winter storm.

Vaccine shipments, appointments delayed; thousands of doses allocated for Montgomery County providers week of Feb. 15

Winter storm conditions throughout Texas prompted a temporary federal pause on vaccine shipments, and several local providers postponed vaccination appointments this week.

Update: Entergy to begin rotating outages to customers across Montgomery County

As of 8:16 a.m., there were 50,148 residents in Montgomery County affected by the outages.

Fort Bend County

'It's very deadly': Fort Bend County residents urged to stay home, off roads in winter weather

Fort Bend County officials are urging residents to stay indoors, keep off the roads, and check on their neighbors and loved ones in the hazardous winter conditions.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

UPDATED: Missouri City residents experiencing water, power outages due to freezing temperatures Feb. 15

Missouri City officials are urging residents to stay off the roads, care for neighbors and pets, and conserve electricity.

GALLERY: Sugar Land, Missouri City covered in snow following winter storm Feb. 15

Sugar Land and Missouri City residents shared photos of the snow with Community Impact Newspaper. View them here.


GALLERY: Winter storm brings snow to Katy area

Katy-area residents awoke to freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow Feb. 15 thanks to a winter storm that brought frosty weather to the region.


PHOTOS: Winter storm brings rare snowfall to Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair residents woke up to a blanket of snow on Monday morning.


UPDATED: Pearland & Friendswood ISDs to remain closed as Pearland, Friendswood face severe weather as temperatures hit sub-freezing

The city of Pearland has canceled its public meeting for Feb. 15 as the city experiences inclement weather.

Bay Area

PHOTOS: Historic snow hits Bay Area

As of the morning of Feb. 15, snow has mostly stopped falling, but cold remains a factor. Check out photos from local residents of the snowy start to the week.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

GALLERY: Winter storm brings snow, ice, closures to Bellaire, Meyerland, West U

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Houston area until 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will remain closed Feb. 16 due to inclement weather

According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect for Houston until 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Danica Lloyd, Emma Whalen, Eva Vigh, Vanessa Holt, Morgan Theophil, Anna Lotz, Claire Shoop, Haley Morrison, Jake Magee and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.


(Courtesy PetSuites)
PetSuites facility coming soon to Rayford Road

PetSuites is expected to open in August 2021.

The beaches along the lagoon have been deepened, offering about triple the amount of beach area to accommodate an expected increase in visitors and still allow for social distancing. (Courtesy of Lago Mar)
Here is what Lagoonfest Texas visitors need to know this summer

The Texas City lagoon features millions of dollars worth of new upgrades this season, including a swim-up bar.

Louetta Road extension project to continue through March

The joint project is estimated to cost $8.8 million between Harris County Precincts 3 and 4.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.

Many restaurants along Hwy. 105 in Montgomery, such as Pizza Shack, have “now hiring” signs displayed. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
End of pandemic unemployment payouts may help businesses struggling to find entry-level employees

Local business and restaurant owners say no one is applying—and the few that do, don't come back.

West 11th Street was purchased by the city of Houston in 2007. (Courtesy of Friends of West 11th Street Park)
Local park in the Heights renamed after activist that helped preserve it

West 11th Street Park will now be known as the Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve after the change was approved by Houston City Council.

Little Joy Snacks, Sweets & Gifts opened in Sugar Land Town Square on May 20. (Courtesy Little Joy/Public Content)
Little Joy Snacks, Sweets & Gifts opens kiosk in Sugar Land Town Square

Owned by Sugar Land resident Noor Hermani, the shop offers a variety of treats and trinkets.

Pet Supplies Plus opened in Friendswood in June.
Pet Supplies Plus opens in Friendswood

The business opened June 4 and will celebrate its grand opening July 10-11.

The construction of the grocery store has been delayed to later this summer. H-E-B was initially slated to open in fall 2020 but has since been delayed. (Kara McIntrye/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction of H-E-B at Magnolia Place delayed again

The construction of the grocery store has been delayed to later this summer.

Local residents can drop off and take books from the Little Free Library at anytime. (Courtesy Cypress United Methodist Church)
Little Free Library comes to Cypress United Methodist Church

Little Free Libraries offers free access to books and other educational resources.

Tiger Nutrition opened its doors for the first time in May at 6191 Highway Blvd., Ste. 105. (Courtesy Tiger Nutrition)
Tiger Nutrition now open in Katy

Locally owned Tiger Nutrition offers protein shakes and Loaded Teas, which are teas featuring a variety of healthy supplements to maximize energy and wellness.

Courtesy Stan's Pop Shop
IMPACTS ROUNDSUP: Stan's Pop Shop now open and more

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