Fort Bend Town Center II set to break ground; Montgomery County sees increased COVID-19 cases in children and more top Houston-area news

NewQuest Properties will break ground on the second phase of the Fort Bend Town Center on Aug. 5. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)
NewQuest Properties will break ground on the second phase of the Fort Bend Town Center on Aug. 5. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)

NewQuest Properties will break ground on the second phase of the Fort Bend Town Center on Aug. 5. (Rendering courtesy NewQuest Properties)

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Sugar Land-Missouri City

Missouri City's Fort Bend Town Center II to include new movie theater, retail, restaurants


The second phase of Fort Bend Town Center, a project years in the making, will break ground Aug. 5, according to a press release from developer NewQuest Properties.

Upscale Indian restaurant Mahesh's Kitchen opening at Sugar Land Town Square in August



Mahesh's Kitchen, an upscale Indian restaurant, is preparing to open in Sugar Land Town Square near the end of August.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County records increase in COVID-19 cases in children under 12

Montgomery County saw COVID-19 cases spike in children under 12 years old in July with 367 positive tests recorded, over five times the recorded case count for that age group in June, according to data from Montgomery County Public Health.

Cy-Fair

Adriatic Cafe temporarily closes Jersey Village location after fire

Restaurant officials announced Aug. 3 that local Italian eatery Adriatic Cafe, 17402 Hwy. 290, Jersey Village, was damaged due to a fire.

New apartment complex announced in Cypress

Venterra Realty has purchased a 12.78-acre parcel of land near Bridgeland and will be breaking ground soon on a new 336-unit apartment complex, according to an Aug. 2 news release.

Claire Shoop, Jishnu Nair, Danica Lloyd and Emily Jaroszewski and contributed to this report.



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Brett's BBQ Shop coming soon to Katy Boardwalk

The current location at 606 South Mason Road will transition into a new concept incorporating Brett’s BBQ fare.

The pandemic and other challenges have strained the available resources at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Animal Services resources stretched thin by pandemic

“[The COVID-19 outbreak] is coming at the worst time for us because it’s a bad distemper year,” MCAS Assistant Director Mark Wysocki said. “Either of those are a bit of managerial work. Together it’s a managerial nightmare.”

Forest Park Southwest Cemetery will open in west Houston in late spring 2022. (Courtesy Service Corporation International)
Forest Park Southwest Cemetery to serve Katy, Sugar Land, Missouri City beginning in 2022

The more than 50-acre cemetery will be located at FM 359 and Settegast Ranch Road in Richmond.

Friendswood City Council adopted this year's tax rate on Sept. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Friendswood City Council maintains current tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22

The tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22 was adopted and kept the same as last year.

The 9,742-square-foot school will have a student capacity of 162 with nine classrooms, an indoor gym and two shaded playgrounds. (Courtesy The Goddard School)
The Goddard School to open new Katy location

The 9,742-square-foot school will have a student capacity of 162 with nine classrooms, an indoor gym and two shaded playgrounds.

Bliss Boba sells banh mi sandwiches as well as boba tea, smoothies and other specialty drinks. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Bliss Boba opens in Katy

Bliss Boba sells banh mi sandwiches as well as boba tea, smoothies and other specialty drinks.

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County coronavirus cases trend down following Labor Day peak

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down.

The new location will be the second for the franchise in the area, with the first being in Spring since 2005. (Courtesy Bruster's Real Ice Cream)
Bruster's Real Ice Cream anticipates November opening near Xscape Theatre

The new location will be the second for the franchise in the area, with the first being in Spring since 2005.

At a Sept. 11 practice, Houston Girls Hockey Association teams took the ice to prepare for their first games the weekend of Sept. 17. (Courtesy Houston Girls Hockey Association)
New Houston-area all-girls hockey league set to play first games this weekend, Sept. 17-19

The league was created to give school-aged girls a chance to continue playing hockey through college, since young girls can often feel discouraged playing on co-ed teams, Director of Membership Valory Zeck said.

(Courtesy El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill)
El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill opens on Rayford Road

The newest location opened Sept. 17 and offers a variety of chicken, beef and shrimp dishes.

Houston restaurant Lasagna House will be celebrating its 79th anniversary on Sept. 27 with a community event. (Courtesy Matt Vernon)
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Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, (right) Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 5 Office gather at the Star of Texas Awards where Harrison was a recipient. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley's office)
Montgomery County peace officer wins Star of Texas Award

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison was one of 46 winners of the award, which Gov. Greg Abbott personally presented to him in Austin.