5 Katy businesses now open, coming soon; retail development underway in Pearland and more top Houston-area news

Check out the five newest businesses now open or coming soon to Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
Check out the five newest businesses now open or coming soon to Katy. (Courtesy Canva)

Check out the five newest businesses now open or coming soon to Katy. (Courtesy Canva)

Read the most popular Houston-area news from the last week.

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ROUNDUP: 5 new businesses in Katy now open or coming soon

Check out the newest business in Katy or several coming soon.

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Retail development Broadway Plaza under construction in Pearland


The Broadway Plaza development located in Pearland is now 33% through construction.

Slim Chickens franchise opens location in Pearland

Slim Chickens, located at 11131 Broadway St., Pearland, held its grand opening Nov. 15.

Tomball-Magnolia

Tomball City Council approves 360-unit apartment complex at FM 2920, Tomball


Tomball City Council approved the rezoning of about 18 acres of vacant land at FM 2920 and Tomball Cemetery Road from commercial to planned development at its Nov. 15 meeting.

Precast beams being installed for Grand Parkway, Hwy. 249 direct connectors

Direct connector precast beams are being installed at the four flyovers connecting the Hwy. 249 tollway with the Grand Parkway in Tomball.

Sierra Rozen, Andy Yanez and Chandler France contributed to this report.



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Entergy reported on winterization efforts and reliability improvements during a Dec. 8 meeting. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Entergy reports on winterization efforts in The Woodlands

The winterization efforts include insulating critical equipment and building enclosures to protect pumps.

One event to attend this weekend is free photos with Santa. (Photo courtesy Canva)
7 events to attend this weekend in Sugar Land and Missouri City, Dec. 10-11

Looking for something to do in Sugar Land or Missouri City this weekend? Check out the weekend guide!

Second Servings of Houston is one of several nonprofits looking for volunteers. (Courtesy Second Servings)
GUIDE: 12 ways to give back this holiday season

For those looking to help in the local community, there are several local nonprofit groups offering volunteer opportunities and accepting donations.

One event to attend this weekend is the Campfire Christmas at The George Ranch Historical Park. (Photo courtesy Canva)
7 events in Katy this weekend, Dec. 10-12

Looking for something to do in Katy this weekend? Check out the weekend guide!

County commissioners voted through appointments for emergency services districts and for their appraisal district candidate at a Dec. 8 commissioners court meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 takeaways from the Dec. 8 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

County commissioners voted through appointments for emergency services districts and for their appraisal district candidate at a Dec. 8 commissioners court meeting.

Missouri City officials have approved an interlocal agreement to add more trails to Missouri City. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Missouri City City Council unanimously approves trail systems partnership

New trails are coming to Missouri City after approval from the city's officials. Check out where the new trail system will go.

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro is celebrating its one-year anniversary. (Courtesy Canva)
Waters Edge Winery & Bistro celebrates 1-year anniversary

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Richmond.

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)
Tomball City Council finalizes approval of apartment complex at FM 2920, Tomball Cemetery Road despite pushback

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)
Here are the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including Dutch Bros Coffee

Check out the five latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

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)
Here are the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Katy, including new Brett's BBQ Shop

Find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy.

Suzanne Dickinson owns Dickinson Interiors in Cy-Fair. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair design business Dickinson Interiors continues to adapt to industry trends

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.