Historic Katy rice dryer to be restored; Conroe shelter accused of abuse and more top Houston-area news

According to the Katy Heritage Society, at 177 feet tall, the J.V. Cardiff & Sons rice dryer was the tallest in the country when it opened in 1966. (Courtesy Cardiff Rice Dryer)
According to the Katy Heritage Society, at 177 feet tall, the J.V. Cardiff & Sons rice dryer was the tallest in the country when it opened in 1966. (Courtesy Cardiff Rice Dryer)

According to the Katy Heritage Society, at 177 feet tall, the J.V. Cardiff & Sons rice dryer was the tallest in the country when it opened in 1966. (Courtesy Cardiff Rice Dryer)

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

Katy

Katy-area resident to restore historic J.V. Cardiff & Sons rice dryer


A decades-old structure that has become a prominent landmark in Katy will soon be restored in an effort to preserve history.

Conroe-Montgomery


Nonprofit shelter for foster girls in Conroe under investigation for child abuse

A Conroe nonprofit is under investigation for alleged child abuse, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office.

Cypress

Mia's Table open for business in Cypress


Mia’s Table opened a new location in the Cypress area July 5 at 13201 Fry Road, Ste. 160, Cypress.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County commissioners accept updated thoroughfare plan


The Montgomery County Commissioners Court accepted an updated thoroughfare plan after receiving resident feedback during a July 13 meeting.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Low inventory, interest rates catalyze 'unprecedented' Sugar Land, Missouri City real estate market


Housing and real estate experts in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area said in their decadeslong careers they have never experienced any market conditions quite like these.

Morgan Theophil, Eva Vigh, Emily Jaroszewski, Andrew Christman and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


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Six Friendswood citizens were honored in Hope Village's fundraiser. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hope Village honors residents from 12 Houston-area cities in 'Faces of Hope' fundraiser

Nominees received yard signs that were out on lawns for approximately two weeks in July.

Levi Goode, chef and president of Goode Co., has signed a lease to occupy the former Down House location in the Heights. (Courtesy Goode Co.)
Restaurant roundup: Goode Co. to occupy former Down House site on Yale Street

Restaurants have recently opened or reopened or are in the works in the Heights, River Oaks and Post Oak areas, including a new ranch-to-table experience in Garden Oaks and a new tenant at the former location of Down House in the Heights.

A new brewery will soon be opening on Cypress Rosehill Road at the former location of The Shack Burger Resort. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Misfit Outpost by Fortress BeerWorks coming soon to The Shack in Cypress

The owners of Fortress BeerWorks and Misfit BeerWorks are partnering on a new craft beer venture. The 5-acre site will be family-friendly, dog-friendly and host live music on the weekends.

As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'The vaccines we have are effective against all the variants out there': Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass discusses variants, vaccinations

As Houston Methodist identified its first case of the lambda variant July 19, Dr. Glass believes vaccines can handle known variants.

(Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD trustees to vote on district's 2021-22 compensation, benefits plan July 26

The proposed plan includes a 3% salary increase for all employees.

Councilmember Julie Davis, second from right, argued for a 20% homestead exemption. (Screenshot via Montgomery City Council livestream)
Montgomery adopts 20% tax break on homestead property taxes

Some tension arose when Council Member Julie Davis said that the city has spent thousands of dollars on “goats and walkie-talkies."

As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is how Galveston County's COVID-19 positivity rates, infection patterns compare year over year

The county was in the middle of a second wave of coronavirus infections in July 2020. One year later, an outbreak has affected more than 150 county residents and marked the emergence of the delta variant.

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. (Courtesy Pressed Juicery)
Pressed Juicery plans Market Street location in The Woodlands

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. 

A new location serving coffee and tea will open on FM 1488. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Golden Hour Coffee and Tea planning to open in August near XScape Theatre

Golden Hour Coffee and Tea is anticipated to open by the end of August.

The Woodlands Township board of directors met July 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chamber, residents urge delay on possible incorporation vote date in The Woodlands

A resolution from The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce urged the township board of directors to delay a possible vote on incorporation beyond this year.

Houston Yoga and Ayurveda specializes in natural yoga practices. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston Yoga and Ayurveda to celebrate 10-year anniversary in Cypress

The company began in March 2011 and specializes in ayurveda, the oldest known medical practice in the world, according to owner Sharon Kapp.

Yes Resale will sell used items to benefit Crossbar Academy. (Photo courtesy Wendy Alexander)
Yes Resale coming soon to Hwy. 249 in Tomball

The store will sell used donated items to support Crossbar Academy.