Checkers opens in Pearland and more Houston-area news

Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)
Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)

Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)

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Checkers opens its Pearland location

Checkers opened Sept. 1 at 7305 W. Broadway St., Pearland. The fast-food chain restaurant serves burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs and chicken wings, and it only offers drive-thru services.


Star Cinema Grill to open its first-ever drive-in theater on Fry Road in Cypress

Officials with the Houston-based Star Cinema Grill said they plan to open the theater chain's first-ever drive-in location Sept. 3 at 8920 Fry Road, Cypress.


Chicken Salad Chick now open on Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring

A new location of the Auburn, Alabama-based Chicken Salad Chick opened in northern Spring on Sept. 2.

Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery to open second location in Spring

Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery will be opening a second location near the intersection of Kuykendahl and West Rayford roads in Spring in late 2020, restaurant officials announced via Facebook on Aug. 18.

Center Court Pizza & Brew to open second Spring location in The Shops on Gosling

Center Court Pizza & Brew plans to open its second Spring location in The Shops on Gosling located at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 100, Spring, by the end of 2020.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Hash Nash Cafe serves halal cuisine from Kingwood food truck

Hash Nash Cafe, a halal food truck, opened in early July at 22730 Loop 494, Kingwood.

Owner Johnny Khader said the truck serves a variety of Middle Eastern and Greek food options, including shawarma, kabobs, gyros and Greek salads.

Longtime Kingwood business Shiner's Express Car Wash reopens after complete remodel

Locally owned Shiner’s Car Wash will reopen in mid- to late September after having undergone renovations since last November. Owner Bernie Gieske said he has been operating the car wash at 4020 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, for 23 years.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to open new location in Mission Bend

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is planning to open a new club in Fort Bend County at 8709 Addicks Clodine Road, Houston, in the fall. The opening date for the facility depends on how quickly it can be furnished as well as the schedule of nearby school districts.


Tomball's Copan Coffee Roasters, Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue resume food tours this fall

Copan Coffee Roasters, located in Tomball, announced Sept. 1 its signature coffee and food tours will resume Sept. 25. The tours are held in partnership with Visit Houston and Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Houston Restaurant Weeks extends offerings through end of September

In an effort to drive more guests toward supporting local restaurants, Houston Restaurant Weeks announced Aug. 31 that the event has been extended through the end of September.

Montrose-River Oaks roundup: 5 business openings, closings to know

New businesses are moving in and others are scaling back in the River Oaks/Montrose area. Here is a look at some of the businesses making changes recently.

The Woodlands

Fajita Pete's to bring catering, delivery services to The Shops on Gosling

Fajita Pete's plans to open a new location in The Shops at Gosling at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 225, Spring, in September.

Island Fin Poke Co. to open Hawaiian eatery in The Shops on Gosling

Island Fin Poke Co. plans to open a new location in The Shops on Gosling at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 120, Spring, this November. According to franchise owner Matt Gustafson, this is the first of three franchise locations he plans to open this fall in the North Houston area.

Kitchen 1488 now serving casual Cajun cuisine north of The Woodlands

New Orleans-inspired Kitchen 1488 opened for business north of The Woodlands on Aug. 24.

The casual Cajun-American restaurant at 4130 FM 1488, Ste. 102, Conroe, launched this summer with a menu of Southern-style lunch and dinner fare alongside weekend breakfast specials.

ROUNDUP: The Woodlands, Spring welcome new soccer club, design firm and more this year

Read the latest business and community updates from the area.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

YogaOne Kingwood now open

YogaOne Kingwood opened Aug. 1 at 2525 Green Oak Drive, Kingwood. The yoga studio has several classes available, including hot yoga, vinyasa flow, rocket yoga and other yoga classes.

Claire Shoop, Haley Morrison, Andy Li, Shawn Arrajj, Emma Whalen, Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.


Pearland began construction on Hughes Ranch Road in May. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hughes Ranch Road sewer project in Pearland to wrap up in November

Hughes Ranch Road has been delayed due to complications.

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Galveston County averages fewer than 25 new COVID-19 cases per day in October

With approximately 400 new cases reported since Oct. 1, the case count total of 12,123 reflects an average of about 22 new cases per day over the last 18 days.

Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County ballot totals approach 630,000 in first six days of early voting

Ballot counts have averaged about 100,000 daily. Twelve days of early voting remain before the Nov. 3 general election.

Second-grade teacher Brittany Bocan greets her virtual class as they get ready to learn. (Courtesy of Friendswood ISD)
Friendswood ISD updates: Number of in-person learners increases, district adapts to COVID-19 challenges

The number of students learning virtually at FISD decreased by half for the second nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year.

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Inc.)
Amazon center in Katy to bring 3K jobs and more Houston-area news

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There are five ZIP codes local to the Pearland and Friendswood area. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: A look at August real estate in Pearland, Friendswood

A look at August real estate in Pearland and Friendswood

An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drive-thru voting locations in Harris County see greater numbers than in-person, despite challenges

More than 42,000 residents in Harris County have used the drive-thru centers so far in early voting.

League City early voting November 2020 elections
Galveston County seeing record voter turnout

Four days into early voting, Galveston County is already seeing record turnout.

The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
Outlet mall in Cy-Fair opens 3 new stores and more top Houston-area news

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Kayla Alix is vying for the District 129 seat against incumbent Dennis Paul. (Community Impact staff)
November 2020 election Q&A: Texas House of Representatives District 129 candidates Dennis Paul, Kayla Alix

The candidates answered questions related to COVID-19 and flood mitigation.