Business owners share winter storm experiences; luxury retreat with goats coming to Willis and more Houston-area news from February

Homes at Happy Goat Retreat will include a private fire pit and a private rooftop deck. (Courtesy Happy Goat Retreat)
Homes at Happy Goat Retreat will include a private fire pit and a private rooftop deck. (Courtesy Happy Goat Retreat)

Homes at Happy Goat Retreat will include a private fire pit and a private rooftop deck. (Courtesy Happy Goat Retreat)

Read business and community news from the past month from the Houston area.

Bay Area

Intuitive Machines unveils mission control room for mission to the moon

As early as the fall, Intuitive Machines' mission control room in South Houston will be manned for 24 hours a day for 22 straight days to operate the launch, flight, landing and mission of the company's Nova-C lunar lander.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University


Trio of new restaurants announced for innovation hub

Three local restaurants are slated for an early summer opening in The Ion and the surrounding innovation district.

Conroe-Montgomery

Happy Goat Retreat, a luxury outdoor resort, eyes summer opening in Willis

The property will offer 15 lodging units made by upcycled cargo shipping containers.

Cy-Fair

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex reopens after narrowly avoiding storm-induced disaster

The Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex in northwest Houston was not spared by Winter Storm Uri, but a combination of quick action, luck and camaraderie within the Houston ice rink community prevented what officials said could have been a much more serious setback.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Iconic River Oaks Theatre at risk of closing

The lease between Landmark Theatres, which owns River Oaks Theatre, and Weingarten Realty is coming to an end, and negotiations to continue the partnership have stalled, ABC13 reported.

Katy

August & Ivy opens in Katy

August & Ivy, a new consignment boutique that will feature everything from handmade jewelry and personalized cups to wooden serving bowls and homemade cookies, opened Feb. 2.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Italiano's Restaurant offers New York-style pizza, pasta from new Kingwood eatery

Italiano’s Restaurant, a local family-owned restaurant, opened its fourth Greater Houston-area eatery Dec. 23 at 1414 Northpark Drive, Ste. I, Kingwood.

Pearland-Friendswood

Rollie’s Frozen Custard in Pearland thrives, gives back to the community

Businesses that serve frozen custard are hard to find in Texas, Rollie’s Frozen Custard owner Brenda Wilson said. She opened Rollie’s Frozen Custard with her husband, Arthur Wilson, in February 2019.

Spring-Klein

Old Town Spring's historic Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopens 6 years after fire


After years of construction, Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopened its doors Feb. 1 at 103 Midway St., Spring. The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Seafood restaurant Crawfish Bistro coming soon in Missouri City

The restaurant's fresh seafood offerings will be influenced by Asian flavors.

The Woodlands

Theiss Farms Market owner on winter storm: 'I knew everything was going to die, and it did'

While the livelihoods of farmers have long hinged upon nature and luck, nothing could have prepared local farmers for last week's winter storm, Theiss Farms Market co-owner Dwayne Theiss said.

Tomball-Magnolia

Hot Dogs Express Magnolia now serving bacon-wrapped hot dogs

The food stall specializes in bacon-wrapped hotdogs and offers a selection of Mexican street food, including tacos al pastor, quesadillas and Mexican-style burgers.

Jake Magee, Hunter Marrow, Eva Vigh, Shawn Arrajj, Morgan Theophil, Kelly Schafler, Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.


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Six Fitbomb rooms will allow patrons to train in an infrared sauna with workout videos ranging from yoga to mixed martial arts. (Courtesy Euro Glo and Fit Spa)
Euro Glo and Fit Spa to offer infrared fitness rooms, therapeutic wellness services from Kingwood location

A second Euro Glo and Fit Spa location will open in Montgomery by the end of 2021.

George Floyd protest
Houston-area officials, advocates react to guilty verdicts in George Floyd murder

Across the city of Houston, local officials and advocates shared messages of solidarity and urged for more reforms in the wake of the announcement.

Hummingbird Montessori School educates children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hummingbird Montessori School hosting tours, seeking students in Sugar Land

The Montessori school, which opened March 15, is located in the Shops in Riverstone.

The Houston-area wing restaurant will open a location in Katy at 22762 Westheimer Parkway this summer. (Courtesy Big City Wings)
Big City Wings location coming to Katy this summer

Big City Wings will offer a variety of wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, and other drink and menu options.

Caroline Bordelon's son Caleb, 9, lives with autism. Caleb is nonverbal and has eloped from home many times. Upon learning about the Take Me Home program, Caroline immediately registered Caleb and said the program is greatly needed and gives her peace and comfort for her family. (Courtesy Hope For Three)
Fort Bend County program provides emergency assistance to residents with cognitive disabilities

A new program run through the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is designed to give people with cognitive disabilities special assistance if they are found alone or in times of emergency.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

More than 385,600 vaccine doses have been administered in the Cy-Fair area. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
22% of Cy-Fair residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

As of April 19, about 385,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to individuals across the 10 ZIP codes within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Montgomery City Council convened for a regular session April 13. (Screenshot via Montgomery City Council video)
Montgomery City Council revokes Summit Business Park's permit fee exemptions, citing need for 'level playing field'

The business park is the only developer that has been granted such a permit plan review fee exemption from the city.

The southbound lanes of Hwy. 288 are blocked from Loop 610 to West Bellfort Avenue. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hwy. 288 blocked for 'safety purposes' at Loop 610 due to pavement failure

The southbound lanes of Hwy. 288 are blocked from Loop 610 to West Bellfort Avenue.

Blake Smith opened Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse in December 2013 in Tomball. This photo is from a December 2014 story in Community Impact Newspaper. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Smitty's Meat Market & Smokehouse to relocate to larger space in Tomball

Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse is planning to relocate to a new facility at 22621 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball, from its existing Mahaffey Road site, according to Tomball Economic Development Corp. information.

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)
HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball receives robotic surgery accreditation

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare.