ExxonMobil employees will return to Spring; Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top Houston-area news

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)

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The Woodlands

ExxonMobil confirms it is bringing Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location

After voluntarily ending a tax abatement with The Woodlands Township on Oct. 11 due to not being able to maintain the required number of staff at buildings it occupies in The Woodlands’ buildings at Hughes Landing, ExxonMobil said it it will be bringing employees back to its Houston campus, located in Spring.

Sugar Land-Missouri City


First Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford

Costco Business Center opened in Stafford on Oct. 20 at 12717 Network Drive.

Construction on Fort Bend County EpiCenter to begin before year’s end

Fort Bend County will break ground on its 195,000-square-feet multiuse facility the EpiCenter in the next 30-45 days, officials involved in the project said during an Oct. 21 Fort Bend Economic Development Council meeting.

Katy

Awesome Entertainment opens Katy location

Awesome Entertainment had its grand opening Sept. 15, located at 9006 S. Fry Road, Katy.

Tomball-Magnolia

FM 1488 widening east of city of Magnolia to begin

The long-discussed widening of FM 1488 eastward through the heart of Magnolia is nearing its start, and while the project is expected to improve mobility, it has been met with concerns from businesses owners losing their parking and signage.

Andrew Christman, Holly Galvan, Claire Shoop, Sierra Rozen and Chandler France contributed to this report.

Editor's note: The headline of this story was corrected to state that ExxonMobil employees are returning to Spring.
By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.


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Missouri City officials have approved an interlocal agreement to add more trails to Missouri City. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Waters Edge Winery & Bistro is celebrating its one-year anniversary. (Courtesy Canva)
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Tomball City Council finalized plans for a 360-unit apartment complex at FM 2920 and Tomball Cemetery Road on Dec. 6 despite pushback from about a dozen residents. (Rendering courtesy city of Tomball)
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Residents expressed concerns over potential increases in crime and traffic accidents, lower home values and flooding.

Read more below for the latest five projects that have been filed in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area. (Courtesy Canva)
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Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
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Suzanne Dickinson owns Dickinson Interiors in Cy-Fair. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A Houston native, Dickinson and her husband returned to her hometown in the 1990s, settling in Cy-Fair to raise their family of three children. A University of Texas alumna, Suzanne said she has known since she was 7 years old that interior design is her calling.