Republic Grille opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

(Courtesy The Republic Grille/Liz Grimm Public Relations)
(Courtesy The Republic Grille/Liz Grimm Public Relations)

(Courtesy The Republic Grille/Liz Grimm Public Relations)

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Spring-Klein

The Republic Grille opens third location in Spring

The Republic Grille announced it recently opened its third location at 3486 Discovery Creek Blvd., Spring.

According to a Sept. 22 press release, the new location is near the intersection of Grand Parkway and Rayford Road in the Harmony Commons development.



Repair One Automotive opens location on Louetta Road

The Woodlands-based Repair One Automotive opened its second location in late August at 8680 Louetta Road, Spring. The automotive repair and service shop offers engine maintenance, alignments, transmission services and inspections, among other services, and features a children's playroom.

Gypsy Caravan Events launches semimonthly Champions Farmers Market

Gypsy Caravan Events launched a new semimonthly farmers market in the parking lot of Campioni Restaurant on Sept. 12. Located at 13850 Cutten Road, Houston, the Champions Farmers Market will take place the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and showcase a variety of vendors, including local farmers and artisans.

The Woodlands

Amazon launches 4-star retail store at The Woodlands Mall


The newest Amazon 4-star location opened its doors Sept. 18 in The Woodlands Mall at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands.

The 4-star is the Seattle-based technology company's physical store brand, and it is stocked with a variety of merchandise from its online marketplace. Products offered at the retail location include books, electronics, home and kitchen goods, games and toys that are trending, top-selling or highly rated on Amazon.com.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Sprouts Farmers Market set to open new Houston store Oct. 14


Sprouts Farmers Market will soon be opening a new grocery store.

The supermarket chain will open a new 26,000-square-foot grocery store at 1212 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, on Oct. 14, the company announced via a July 22 news release.

Tomball-Magnolia

Community honors legacy of Dr. Norman Graham, Tomball’s 'father of medicine'


In the early 1950s, Dr. Norman Graham and his associate, Dr. William McElveen, answered the call to move to the growing city of Tomball, which was experiencing a lack of medical physicians despite its growth at the time, according to an article in a 2002 "Spirit of Tomball" publication by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.

Graham would later become known as the “patriarch” of Tomball’s medical community. He served the community for 69 years before dying Sept. 3 at age 96, according to Lynn LeBouef, chief executive officer of the Tomball Regional Hospital Foundation, who worked with Graham previously.

Cy-Fair

Juanita’s Mexican Kitchen to open soon in Fairfield

Juanita's Mexican Kitchen is opening a new location soon in the Fairfield area at 29110 Hwy. 290, Ste. 500, Cypress, offering enchiladas, fajitas, seafood and other Tex-Mex specialties with homemade tortillas.

Frost opens new Blackhorse Financial Center in Cypress

Officials with Frost have announced that Blackhorse Financial Center opened Sept. 14 at 13201 Fry Road, Cypress. The lobby is currently open by appointment only, but the site’s ATM operates from 6 a.m.-midnight daily.

Frost offers financial services for consumers and businesses and operates 51 financial centers in the Greater Houston area.

Esthetix Skin Care now open in Vintage Park area

Holly Mendoza opened Esthetix Skin Care at 118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. 12, Houston, in August. Mendoza said she is a licensed esthetician who has practiced in the Cypress area since 2013. The new business specializes in facial treatments for men, women and teenagers.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

New Montrose restaurant Ostia sets opening date

Houston native chef Travis McShane will debut his new restaurant, Ostia, on Sept. 25 in a renovated space at 2032 Dunlavy St., Houston, in the Montrose area.

Dessert Gallery celebrates 25 years of sweets in Houston

Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby Drive, Houston, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in September. For the rest of the year, the bakery and cafe will feature monthly product giveaways through its Facebook and Instagram pages. The first giveaway features a half-dozen of its new piñata cupcakes. Dessert Gallery offers curbside pick-up and delivery options, and ships nationwide.

Ride-hailing app Alto expanding to Houston

The Dallas-based ride-hailing service Alto has its sights set on Houston for its first expansion market.

Positioning Alto as an "elevated" experience compared to existing apps, co-founder Will Coleman said the service incorporates logistics technology, personalization and touches from the hospitality industry, such as the service's own in-car scent.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

El Tiempo Cantina to open in Kingwood

El Tiempo Cantina will soon open a new location at 1414 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, in the Centre at Northpark development. Operator Rigo Luna, who used to work at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant in Kingwood, said he hopes to open the restaurant by the end of September.

Andrew Christman, Kelly Schafler, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.



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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also spearheaded an effort to establish a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which was approved in a split 3-2 vote Oct. 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance

Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation; it is intended to mitigate rising property values across the county, officials said. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approves tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation.

Located at 307 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Houston, the restaurant offered a variety of Cajun and Creole staples, from seafood gumbo and crawfish etouffée to whole Maine lobster and oysters on the half-shell. (Courtesy Jimmy G's Cajun Seafood)
Jimmy G's Cajun Seafood to close after 35 years in North Houston

After 35 years of serving the North Houston area, Jimmy G's Cajun Seafood announced via Facebook Oct. 24 that its last day of service will be Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County early voter turnout on track to surpass total votes cast in 2016 election

All 122 early voting sites throughout Harris County will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 27-29, giving voters an additional three hours to head to the polls.

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD reports 66 COVID-19 cases among students, staff Oct. 19-25

Cy-Fair ISD officials reported the highest number of new weekly cases since the start of the school year.

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot." (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Tumble 22 to bring Nashville hot chicken to Vintage Park

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot."

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to study flood mitigation options for the Buffalo Bayou, Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir watersheds, officials with the Katy Prairie Conservancy said they and a coalition of other stakeholders are urging the Corps to reassess its early findings. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Katy Prairie officials call on Army Corps to rethink flooding concepts in western Harris County

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to study flood mitigation options for the Buffalo Bayou, Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir watersheds, officials with the Katy Prairie Conservancy said they and a coalition of other stakeholders are urging the Corps to reassess its early findings.

Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)
Fall fun: 8 pumpkin patches to visit in North Houston

From photo opportunities to hayrides, here are a few places to put on your list this fall.

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Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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

(Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar holds soft opening in Spring

The Japanese restaurant's soft opening was held Oct. 13

An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court rules Harris County drive-thru, curbside voting can continue

More than 98,000 ballots cast at drive-thru polling sites across Harris County will be counted in the Nov. 3 election.