Spring area welcomes Crafty Crab restaurant and more Houston metro news

The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)
The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)

The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)

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

Spring-Klein

Crafty Crab now open for takeout on FM 1960

Crafty Crab, located at 211 FM 1960 W., Ste. L, Houston, began offering takeout Aug. 8. The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels; fried items, including catfish, tilapia and calamari; steamed oysters and scallops; and gumbo.

Virus Kill Sanitation now open in Spring



Virus Kill Sanitation opened Aug. 18 at 17150 Butte Creek Road, Ste. 219, Houston. The business specializes in virus, bacteria and fungi sanitation and disinfection for residential and commercial properties using materials that are less harsh than bleach.

Painted Tree Marketplace to open Champions-area boutique

Painted Tree Marketplace plans to open a new boutique in the former location of Palais Royal at 5407 FM 1960 W., Houston, later this fall.

The Woodlands

Shogun Japanese Gill and Sushi Bar-Gyusho plans September opening at Harmony Commons Plaza

A new location of Shogun Japanese Gill and Sushi Bar-Gyusho is expected to open next month off of the Grand Parkway in Spring, according to NewQuest Properties.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival shifts to online for October event

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival announced for the 15th anniversary of the festival, this year's event will be held for free online from Oct. 17-18.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Houston-area Milano Nail Spa opens new location in Kingwood Place shopping center

Milano Nail Spa opened June 1 at 20045 Northpark Drive, Ste. 300, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place retail center. The nail salon franchise has multiple locations in the Houston area. The business offers manicures, pedicures and waxing services.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties to open real estate office in Kings Harbor development

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties will open a new office this fall at 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 505, Kingwood. The residential and commercial real estate company is located in the Kings Harbor development, according to a news release from Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations.

Starbucks now open in Kingwood Place shopping center

A Starbucks opened July 27 at 30130 Rock Creek Drive, Ste. 100, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place retail center. The international coffee chain offers hot and cold coffee and espresso beverages, teas, sandwiches and pastries. The location has a drive-thru, free Wi-Fi and outdoor seating, and it employs 25 people, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Heights roundup: A new coney on the block, plus Killen's, coffee and crawfish

Take a look around what is new in the Heights area this past month and what is coming in September.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Painted Tree Marketplace to open Sugar Land boutique in First Colony Commons

Painted Tree Marketplace plans to open a new boutique in the former location of Babies R Us in First Colony Commons at 15555 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land, in early November.

Sugar Land to observe Healthcare Heroes Week on Aug. 24-28

To honor health care workers in the community, Sugar Land residents are invited to deck the city blue by replacing their porch lights with blue bulbs, tying blue ribbons around trees in their yard, and taping blue hearts to their front door or windows.

Tomball-Magnolia

Boutiques, barbershops and burgers: 6 new businesses in Tomball, Magnolia

From antique boutique Tomball Treasures to Burlap Ranch Baby, the Tomball and Magnolia area continues to see business openings and expansions.

Cy-Fair

IDEA Lab Kids now open with new pod learning program in Cypress

Cy-Fair High School alum Shivam Bhakta opened a new location of IDEA Lab Kids in early July at 11808 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

The facility offers after-school programs, summer camps and birthday parties.

Menu at Bananas Thai Cuisine traced back to family recipes

When Brodhi Atley goes grocery shopping to pick up supplies for the restaurant he manages—Bananas Thai Cuisine on FM 529 in Cy-Fair—he said his shopping cart looks a little different from the rest of the customers.

Katy

Venezuelan family opens first U.S. El Kourmet location in Katy area

The Vielma family migrated their restaurant, first established in their home city of Mérida, Venezuela, to the Katy area in 2015.

Nola Valente, Beth Marshall, Hannah Zedaker, Shawn Arrajj, Kelly Schafler, Matt Dulin, Claire Shoop, Andy Li, Adriana Rezal, Danica Lloyd, Andrew Christman and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.



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Harris County officials said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to staffing challenges for both the sheriff's and district attorney's offices, creating a perfect storm of more than 90,000 backlogged cases and subsequent overcrowding in the Harris County Jail—already the second largest county jail population in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County infuses more than $25M to keep sheriff's, district attorney's offices afloat amid COVID-19 staffing challenges

Harris County officials said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to staffing challenges for both the sheriff's and district attorney's offices, creating a perfect storm of more than 90,000 backlogged cases and subsequent overcrowding in the Harris County Jail—already the second largest county jail population in the U.S.

Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County to open new vaccination sites and more Houston-area news

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

The new voting machines differ from those previously used in Harris County in that they feature a digital touch screen as well as a paper copy of the voter's selections that the voter can verify before submitting the ballot into a secure on-site ballot box. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County purchases 12,000 new hybrid voting machines ahead of May 1 elections

The new voting machines differ from those previously used in Harris County in that they feature a digital touch screen as well as a paper copy of the voter's selections that the voter can verify before submitting the ballot into a secure on-site ballot box.

About 550 students will show off their projects and animals throughout the first week of February. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Here’s what to expect from Cy-Fair ISD’s 27th annual Livestock Show and Sale

About 550 students will show off their projects and animals throughout the first week of February.

Eleven days after officials across Harris County's criminal justice system met to discuss how to alleviate overcrowding at the county jail during the coronavirus pandemic, progress has been "excruciatingly slow," according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Progress 'excruciatingly slow' on effort to address overcrowding at Harris County Jail

"I know it is keeping many of us awake at night, and it should. It absolutely should," said U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who is presiding over an ongoing lawsuit dealing with the county's felony bail practices.

Texas Medical Center offers coronavirus updates

More than 118,000 people have received their first shot.

Harris County Flood Control District is planning to submit preliminary flood plain maps to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in late 2021. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.

Cleaning products are stored in a Cy-Fair ISD campus custodian closet. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
378 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Jan. 18-24

This is the highest number of cases confirmed in any given week since the start of the school year, up from 298 cases the previous week.

Spring ISD parents, students and staff have until Feb. 3 to provide feedback on two proposed instructional calendars for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring ISD seeking feedback on 2021-22 instructional calendar options through Feb. 3

Calendar Option A has a proposed start date of Aug. 16 and a proposed last day of school for students of June 2, while Calendar Option B has a proposed start date of Aug. 11 and a proposed last day of school for students of May 26—before Memorial Day.

From left: Edward Leutsch, Nina Hermann and Rodney Alexander were among the first Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photos courtesy Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital)
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients age 75 and older begin receiving vaccinations

Many of the patients eligible to get vaccinated in the past week said they have missed spending time with loved ones in person and were eager for this first dose.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist at a Jan. 25 press conference. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County to open waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 26

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that vaccine supply remains "extremely limited," and it will still take time for those waitlisted to get an appointment.