Read the top stories from the week from the Houston area.


BUSINESS ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants that opened in Pearland, Friendswood in September, October

Here are six restaurants that opened in Pearland and Friendswood in September and October.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands Mall to welcome Shake Shack, Creamistry locations in November

New Shake Shack and Creamistry locations are expected to launch at The Woodlands Mall in November, mall management confirmed.


Conroe City Council election results: Jody Czajkoski wins mayoral race

With 100 out of 100 election day precincts reporting and all early-voting totals counted, Jody Czajkoski is the winner of Conroe's mayoral race, garnering 15,035 votes, or 55.61%.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Missouri City City Council At-Large Position 2 race heads to runoff, plus other election updates

Vashaundra Edwards, incumbent At-Large Position 1 council member, has been re-elected to her seat on Missouri City City Council, according to unofficial voting results from Fort Bend and Harris counties.


New Hwy. 6 flyover bridge opens weeks ahead of schedule

A new four-lane flyover bridge connecting FM 1960 to Hwy. 6 over Hwy. 290 opened in Cy-Fair Nov. 1, several weeks ahead of schedule, and transportation experts and developers all have high hopes for what it could mean for mobility.

Haley Morrison, Ben Thompson, Claire Shoop, Eva Vigh and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.