ASK THE EDITOR: What is the Annual Community Guide?

As we begin the new year in Richmond, we hope you will find this edition of Community Impact Newspaper particularly useful when planning activities and eating and shopping local in 2018. We have revamped our January edition into the Annual Community Guide to include listings of local business and dining options in the Richmond area as it is part of Community Impact Newspaper’s mission to help local businesses thrive.

In addition to the listings, this issue also features five stories to watch in 2018, things to do in the Richmond area and Fort Bend County, and the latest demographic information.

You may notice several of our standing sections—the real estate page and our new business pages—are missing this issue, but worry not as they will be back next month and for the remainder of 2018. As always, feel free to email or call us with any story ideas or new business information as we hope to be your No. 1 source for news in the community.
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By Marie Leonard

Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.


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The One Club to transform into Hungry House during the daytime

The One Club will now be Hungry House during the day—offering lunch and dinner on a daily basis as well as brunch on Sundays—and become The One Club presented by Hungry House starting at 9 p.m.

Reyes chipotle pasta is made with penne pasta, served with asparagus, red bell peppers, mushrooms, peas, cilantro and chicken in a spicy chipotle cream sauce. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Couple follows dream by opening Hailey’s Italian Restaurant in Cypress

Owner Yasmin Maldonado knows that it can be easy to miss Hailey’s Italian Restaurant in its strip center location on Barker Cypress Road, but she said she tries to make up for it by serving Italian dishes that are second to none.

Feral hogs, seen here in neighboring Harris County, have been reported as a nuisance in parts of Montgomery County, including Conroe. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Conroe to launch feral hog trapping program

Several residents pleaded with city officials to allow them to continue using electric fences to protect their property.

Twisted Fit to celebrate grand opening in Spring on Feb. 1

The business offers pole fitness classes in a variety of styles as well as yoga for all experience levels.

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Pipeline Packaging now open in Conroe

Pipeline Packaging's services range from custom assembly and decorating to engineering and testing.

A portion of FM 1488 in Magnolia is scheduled to be closed this weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
FM 1488 lanes closed Jan. 25-26; Hwy. 249 lane closure set

A total closure of eastbound and westbound lanes of FM 1488 between Ravenswood Drive and Buddy Riley Boulevard in Magnolia is scheduled for Jan. 25-26, according to the Houston TranStar database . The road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 25-26. Drivers can detour using FM 1774 and FM 149.

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League City to receive award for excellence in parks and recreation management

League City will receive an award next month from the Texas Recreation and Park Society for excellence in the field of recreation and park management.

Wicked Boxer Brewing relocated to Barker Cypress Road in late 2019. (Courtesy Wicked Boxer Brewing)
Wicked Boxer Brewing relocates to Barker Cypress Road

Wicked Boxer is known for its boxer-inspired brews including Wiggle Butt and Downtown Shiloh Brown.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. (Courtesy Fotolia)
15 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Jan. 24-26

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.

Houston-area hospitals to close include the Tomball, Spring, Heights and Bay Area locations of Kindred Hospital, according to the statement. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kindred Healthcare to close 6 Houston, Dallas locations

Four Houston-area locations of Kindred Hospital will close by March 17.

Adriatic Cafe & Italian Grill's menu includes a selection of specialty, gourmet and custom pizzas. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Adriatic Cafe & Italian Grill to celebrate one year anniversary at Spring location

The authentic Italian restaurant's menu includes options such as meatball subs, specialty pizzas and gluten-free pastas.

Courtesy Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands
Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands nears grand opening

Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands is nearing its grand opening in early February.

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