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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Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

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Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

Here are three eye care businesses that have opened in Pearland and Friendswood. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ROUNDUP: News on three eye care businesses in Pearland, Friendswood

Here are three eye care businesses that have opened in Pearland and Friendswood.

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)
Shake Shack opens in The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area updates

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

In August, the Ivy District put up the pavilion and trellis, as well as playground equipment. (Courtesy Pearland Economic Development Corp.)
Work continues on the Ivy District

The Ivy District is making progress on the public park and trail system located inside the mixed-use district, according to an update from the Pearland Economic Development Corp.

While Harris County has a large oil and gas presence, it is trying to grow its solar energy presence as well. (Courtesy Adobe stock)
Harris County Precinct 2 works toward growth of solar energy presence

This includes the presence of jobs, education and infrastructure in the solar energy industry.

PEDC helped build these gateways on major Pearland corridors as part of its 20/20 strategic plan. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pearland Economic Development Corp celebrates 25 years in Pearland

According to a press release, the Pearland Economic Development Corp. has aided in creating 5,400 jobs.

An aerial shot of Wagyu, one of Cypress Creek's solar farms in Brazoria County. (Courtesy Cypress Creek)
Solar energy company expands operations to Brazoria County

Read more about one of the solar energy companies expanding their business to Brazoria County.

The Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate. (Courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters)
Sugar Land Skeeters selected as Triple-A affiliate for Houston Astros

In joining the Houston Astros organization, the Sugar Land Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.