Pearland petition to change alcohol laws achieves signatures requirement and more recent Greater Houston-area news

The Pearland Entertainment and Beverage Coalition, the organization in charge of circulating the petition, needed to garner 15,050 signatures in 60 days. It got roughly 18,000. (Coutesy Adobe Stock)
The Pearland Entertainment and Beverage Coalition, the organization in charge of circulating the petition, needed to garner 15,050 signatures in 60 days. It got roughly 18,000. (Coutesy Adobe Stock)

The Pearland Entertainment and Beverage Coalition, the organization in charge of circulating the petition, needed to garner 15,050 signatures in 60 days. It got roughly 18,000. (Coutesy Adobe Stock)

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Pressed Juicery plans Market Street location in The Woodlands

Pressed Juicery will be located next to Sweetgreen. The plant-based juice bar sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses.


Petition aiming to change alcohol laws in Pearland achieves signatures requirement

A citizen-led petition met the signature requirement needed for the city of Pearland to potentially allow entertainment businesses, or businesses that make more than 51% of their revenue in alcohol sales, to come to the city.


Golden Hour Coffee and Tea planning to open in August near XScape Theatre

Golden Hour is a specialty coffee shop that focuses on serving top-quality coffee.


LA Home Solutions and Remodeling to celebrate 1-year anniversary in Spring

LA Home Solutions and Remodeling is a home remodeling company that specializes in design-build complete home remodels, home improvements and custom carpentry.


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 Montrose 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.


Ally Bolender, Andy Yanez, Andrew Christman, Wesley Gardner and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.


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The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092 from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Fotolia)
As FM 1092 median project goes out to bid, some Missouri City Council Members still object

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The Cuban Flavor on Sept. 11 opened its restaurant in Friendswood.  (Courtesy The Cuban Flavor)
Authentic Cuban restaurant opens in Friendswood

The Cuban Flavor on Sept. 11 opened its restaurant in Friendswood.

At the Sept. 14 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, County Administrator David Berry, top left, presents proposed tax rates to commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, Judge Lina Hidalgo, and commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners propose lower tax rates with split vote

While the proposed tax rate is lower than the current rate, tax payers may actually end up paying more since the values of homes statewide increased this year, according to County Administrator David Berry.

Stevenson Park in Friendswood was scattered with branches, leaves and other vegetation debris following the landfall of Hurricane Nicholas. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pearland, Friendswood report no injuries or deaths from Hurricane Nicholas

Pearland and Friendswood avoided major effects from Hurricane Nicholas, mostly feeling the strong winds of the storm.

About 62% of Harris County residents ages 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County commissioners terminate $11 million Elevate Strategies vaccine outreach contract

“There’s absolutely nothing done here that was in any way deviating from the most adequate protocols, and what is sad … [is] that the COVID response is being politicized." -Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

School districts and colleges in southeast Houston have announced or plan to make their decisions on classes for Sept. 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Southeast Houston colleges, ISDs begin making decisions on classes for Sept. 15 following Hurricane Nicholas disruption

School districts and colleges in southeast Houston have announced or plan to make their decisions on classes for Sept. 15.

Thousands across Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake and League City are without power as of the morning of Sept. 14 due to Hurricane Nicholas. (Mary Ella Hazelwood/Community Impact Newspaper)
Power outages widespread across southeast Houston following Hurricane Nicholas

Thousands across Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake and League City are without power as of the morning of Sept. 14 due to Hurricane Nicholas.

Shelters around Houston opened to help those affected by Hurricane Nicholas on Sept. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Shelters open to aid those affected by Hurricane Nicholas

Shelters have been opened by the American Red Cross to help those in need following the storm.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said there are currently no reported injuries or fatalities from Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo encourages residents to stay off roads, reports no fatalities due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Hidalgo also said she expects all Harris County COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites to be open Sept. 15.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Sept. 14 resumed limited services. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO operating on limited service in aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Sept. 14 resumed limited services.

Several roads in and near Clear Lake, League City and Friendswood are closed due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, which struck overnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tropical Storm Nicholas floods local roads

Several roads in and near Clear Lake, League City and Friendswood are closed due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, which struck overnight.