In-N-Out Burger opens in Willowbrook, Rudy's Bar-B-Que opens in Conroe: Popular news from this week

First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)
First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)

First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)

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In-N-Out Burger to open Willowbrook location Sept. 4

In-N-Out Burger will open its newest Greater Houston-area location at 7611 FM 1960 W., Houston, on Sept. 4, In-N-Out Marketing Communications Specialist Kathleen Luppi said in an email Sept. 3.

See how many students will be taking classes virtually, in person at each Cy-Fair ISD campus starting Sept. 8

Results from a recent survey distributed to Cy-Fair ISD families from July 27-Aug. 25 indicated more than half of all district students are expected to engage in virtual classes during the first grading period of 2020-21.



‘This is political’: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough speaks on COVID-19

In a recent public appearance, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough claimed that the coronavirus pandemic has become a tool for the Democratic Party to exert control ahead of the November election.

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que announces opening date in Conroe

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que will open its seventh store in the Greater Houston area Sept. 11, debuting in Conroe, according to a press release.

Construction to begin on Friendswood Lakes Boulevard in September

The project is breaking ground in September and is set to end around late May or early June 2021.

Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd, Eva Vigh, Anna Lotz and Haley Morrison Contributed to this report.






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See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

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BREAKING: Collins Aerospace coming to Houston Spaceport

Houston officials have announced another company slated for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport in Clear Lake.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Hwy. 36A has not been approved as a project, so the route of the road has not been decided. However, this map shows the study area for the road. (Courtesy Highway 36A Coalition)
TxDOT, advocacy group look at feasibility of Hwy. 36A corridor through Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller counties

The Highway 36A Coalition is hoping to get the road placed on HGAC's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friendswood ISD's board of trustees voted unanimously May 10 to provide only in-person instruction to students during the 2021-22 school year, as well as to eliminate any mandate for face coverings starting June 1. (Courtesy of Friendswood ISD)
FEEDBACK WANTED: How do you feel about Friendswood ISD's 2021-22 plans?

Do you have thoughts about Friendswood ISD's decision to eliminate virtual schooling for next academic year and lift its mask mandate starting June 1? We want to hear from you.

Epic Plumbing is celebrating 25 years in Pearland this June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Epic Plumbing celebrates 25 years in Pearland this June

The business offers plumbing, repair and installation services.

Masks will soon be optional at Friendswood ISD.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Friendswood ISD eliminates virtual schooling, lifts mask mandate starting June 1

Students and staff will attend classes and activities fully in-person during the 2021-22 school year, and will have the option of wearing a face covering while doing so.

The northbound lane on Bay Area Boulevard is closed until mid-May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bay Area Boulevard lane closure in Friendswood to end mid-May

The lane is closed from Steven Luke Lane to Park Bend Drive, with northbound traffic diverted to the southbound side, according to a press release.

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Krystal Hawks received the Region IV Elementary School Principal of the Year for Alvin ISD. She is the principal at Shirley Dill Brothers Elementary and an University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna. (Courtesy University of Houston-Clear Lake)
Shirley Dill Brothers principal, UHCL alumna receives principal of the year award

Hawks started as principal at Shirley Dill Brothers Elementary when the school opened in 2017.