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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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
Lowe's to bring 200 jobs to Montgomery County and more Houston-area news

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The letter came a week after Longoria was virtually sworn into the office by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Nov. 18. (Screenshot via Zoom)
Harris County scrambles to make creation of Elections Administrator Office lawful after Attorney General's letter identifies deficiencies

Harris County is working to make right the appointment of Isabel Longoria as the county's first-ever elections administrator after County Attorney Vince Ryan received a letter Nov. 25 from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stating that the county did not follow the proper appointment process.

Gwen Sims first joined Harris County Public Health in 1997. (Courtesy Harris County Public Health)
Deputy Director Gwen Sims appointed interim executive director of Harris County Public Health

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Gwen Sims to serve as the interim executive director of Harris County Public Health in anticipation of Executive Director Umair Shah's departure Dec. 18.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise to relocate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Springwoods Village

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Dec. 1 plans to relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California to a brand new campus in the Greater Houston area, which is under construction in CityPlace at Springwoods Village.

CCEMS provides emergency medical services for approximately 177 square miles of North Harris County. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Judge rules Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 can no longer withhold payments from Cypress Creek EMS

The ESD No. 11 board voted to terminate its contract with CCEMS on Sept. 3 after a long history of disagreements over the two entities’ 16-year relationship.

Klein ISD is seeking community input on the calendar for the 2021-22 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Klein ISD seeks community input on 2021-22 calendar

Option A has the first day of school Aug. 18 and the last day of school May 27, before Memorial Day. Option B has the first day of school Aug. 23 and the last day of school on June 2, after Memorial Day.

To support this initiative, community members are encouraged to visit NAM's Blessing Tree, located at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, where they can choose a child's name and shop specifically for that child. (Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries)
Northwest Assistance Ministries in need of donations to support biggest Season of Blessings campaign in nonprofit's history

Northwest Assistance Ministries is in need of toys, food and monetary donations to provide meals to more than 1,700 families and toys to more than 5,300 children this holiday season. By comparison, the nonprofit provided meals for 994 families and toys for 1,773 children in 2019.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

The full-service, acute-care hospital first opened in December 2000. (Courtesy Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital)
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital marks 20 years this December

The full-service, acute-care hospital first opened in December 2000.

The 24-hour hospital boasts the latest in diagnostic and surgical expertise, including health care, women's health and orthopedics. (Courtesy CHI St. Luke's Health The Vintage Hospital)
CHI St. Luke's Health The Vintage Hospital to celebrate 10 years in Northwest Houston on Dec. 10

The 24-hour hospital boasts the latest in diagnostic and surgical expertise, including health care, women's health and orthopedics.

Nearly 750 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD from Sept. 8-Nov. 29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair ISD reports 170 COVID-19 cases among students, staff Nov. 16-29

Most of these cases came the week leading up to Thanksgiving break from Nov. 16-22—only 38 cases were confirmed over the weeklong break when campuses were closed Nov. 23-29, according to district data.