Cinemark closes in The Woodlands; Conroe ISD increases COVID-19 safety level and more top Houston-area news

Cinemark closed Dec. 31. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cinemark closed Dec. 31. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cinemark closed Dec. 31. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Houston area.

The Woodlands

Cinemark at Market Street closes in The Woodlands

Cinemark at Market Street, located at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, officially closed Dec. 31.

The Woodlands Fuddruckers closing in early 2022


The Fuddruckers location in the Village of Grogans Mill at 2290 Buckthorn Place, The Woodlands, is expected to permanently close sometime in early 2022.

Daiso Japan coming to Metropark Square in The Woodlands area

Daiso Japan will be opening a location in Metropark Square, 8888 Metropark Drive, Shenandoah, in 2022, according to Metropark Square officials.

Conroe ISD

Conroe ISD moves to COVID-19 safety alert Level 3

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null said the district has entered COVID-19 safety alert Level 3 during a video update Jan. 3.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County COVID-19 updates for Jan. 4: Previous week delivers most single-day new cases since pandemic began


As of Jan. 4, 96,509 Fort Bend County residents are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Andrew Christman, Ally Bolender and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.