Handel's ice cream shop to open in Spring and more Houston-area news

The ice cream parlor will offer more than 50 flavors of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, ice, and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone. (Courtesy Handel's Homemade Ice Cream)
The ice cream parlor will offer more than 50 flavors of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, ice, and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone. (Courtesy Handel's Homemade Ice Cream)

The ice cream parlor will offer more than 50 flavors of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, ice, and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone. (Courtesy Handel's Homemade Ice Cream)

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

Spring-Klein

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream coming soon to Spring Cypress Road

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream plans to open a new location by mid-November at 8765 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. The ice cream parlor will offer more than 50 flavors of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, ice, and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone.

Cy-Fair



Burlington to open Sept. 21 in Fairfield Town Center in Cypress

A new location of Burlington is slated to open Sept. 21 in the Fairfield Town Center at 28930 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

Division One Nutrition prepares to open first storefront in Cy-Fair

Local educator and business owner Danai Strother said she plans to hold a grand opening for Division One Nutrition on Sept. 19-20 at 17960 FM 529, Ste. B, Houston. Strother previously partnered with a local gym to offer low-calorie smoothies, energy teas and iced protein coffee, and this is the first brick-and-mortar storefront for the nutrition business.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

KIPP Texas Public Schools plans to open new Sugar Land campus, begins school year virtually

A new KIPP Texas Public Schools campus at 14030 Florence Road, Sugar Land, began the 2020-21 school year virtually Aug. 24.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Longtime Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone, 'the king of fine dining,' has died

Longtime Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone has died, according to a Sept. 10 statement from his restaurant.

In honor of his legacy, Tony's in Greenway Plaza at 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, will be closed for the weekend and reopens Sept. 14. The restaurant has served Houston for over 55 years.

Art on the Avenue fundraiser set for Sept. 15-19 with in-person and virtual option

The 23rd annual Art on the Avenue fundraiser—the city's largest silent auction charity art event—will offer a hybrid virtual and in-person experience option.

The event will be available mostly online over five days, Sept. 15-19, with artwork viewings and auction bids all handled virtually, according to event organizers.

After 6-month hiatus, Menil Collection reopening with new exhibits on deck

Closed since mid-March, The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston, has announced it will reopen Sept. 12. The art museum and the Menil Drawing Institute will reopen with updated COVID-19 protocols.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

METRORail Red Line improvements prompt weekend service interruptions

Service interruptions can be expected during the maintenance period starting Sept. 12 and extending through the end of Sept. 13.

Willow Waterhole Conservancy’s annual MusicFest 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

MusicFest 2020 will not be happening at Willow Waterhole Greenway in 2020.

The board for the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy voted to not hold the event Oct. 24-25 due to concerns for the health and safety of festivalgoers after being recommended to cancel the event by a large resident-run committee tasked with overseeing the event, said Howard Sacks, who serves the board as events chairman.

Bay Area

IMPACTS ROUNDUP: League Park improvements nearing completion and more

Here is a roundup of local business news in Clear Lake and League City.

Paycheck Protection Program loan helps Brockway Realty during real estate market decline

As COVID-19 was hitting Texas in March, the residential real estate market was on the decline, and Brockway Realty co-owner James Brockway was worried.

The housing market has since recovered from the pandemic, but it took a sharp decline at its onset, he said.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Courtyard by Marriott to open in 2021 in Generation Park

Courtyard by Marriott will open in Generation Park in the first quarter of 2021 at at 250 Assay St., Houston. Work on the five-story hotel began May 8, 2018, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The 2,000-square-foot hotel will consist of 144 rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, workspaces and a bistro featuring food options and Starbucks coffee.

Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Jake Magee, Claire Shoop, Hunter Marrow and Andy Li contributed to this report.



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All nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes experienced an increase in the number of homes sold in December compared to December 2019. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how the Spring, Klein real estate market fared in December 2020

All nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes experienced an increase in the number of homes sold in December compared to December 2019.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

Klein ISD and Spring ISD were closed Feb. 15-19 due to the winter storm. (Community Impact staff)
Klein, Spring ISDs see drops in COVID-19 case counts after winter weather shutdown

Both school districts were closed last week due to winter weather and school breaks.

Harris County ESD No. 11 commissioners met for a meeting Feb. 25. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD No. 11 begins construction process on new facility

District offiicials have said they hope Phase 1 of construction will be complete by August.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

In addition to produce, Theiss Farms offers grass-fed beef. The family’s herd of cattle grazes in a pasture near the intersection of Spring Cypress and Stuebner Airline roads. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Theiss Farms Market owner on winter storm: 'I knew everything was going to die, and it did'

Nothing could have prepared local farmers for last week's winter storm, Theiss Farms Market co-owner Dwayne Theiss said.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.