Target to open fourth Inner Loop location and more Houston-area business, community news

Target has built out its new store at 2075 Westheimer Road, Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Target has built out its new store at 2075 Westheimer Road, Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Target has built out its new store at 2075 Westheimer Road, Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Target set to open newest Inner Loop location

The new Target store in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center, 2075 Westheimer Road, will open Oct. 25, a company spokesperson confirmed.

Hurts Donut leaves Katy for new location near Rice Military

Hurts Donut, a Springfield, Missouri-based chain, has moved its location from the Katy area to 5801 Memorial Drive, Houston, near the Rice Military neighborhood.

The Sporting Club brings the outdoors in with retractable roof on Washington Avenue

The lounge and restaurant features a 2,400-square-foot retractable roof.


The Catch now open in Willowbrook area

Menu items include fried, grilled and boiled seafood platters as well as Cajun staples ranging from gumbo and shrimp etouffee to boudin balls and po'boys.

Geronimo Adventure Park now open in Spring

Geronimo Adventure Park held a soft opening Oct. 17 at 6749 FM 2920, Spring. The aerial park offers outdoor activities for participants of all ages and skill levels including zip lining, ax throwing, ground play, mini golf and a fire pit.

Luliet Creamery + Bake Shop turns Spring baker's sweet dreams into reality

After four years of fulfilling custom cake, cupcake and macaron orders out of her Gleannloch Farms home, Nelia Shehaj’s dreams of owning her own bakery became a reality with the opening of Luliet Creamery + Bake Shop.

James Avery Artisan Jewelry coming soon to Grand Parkway Marketplace

James Avery Artisan Jewelry plans to open a new store location Nov. 4 in the Grand Parkway Marketplace, located at 6615 N. Grand Parkway W., Ste. 320, Spring. The Kerrville-based jeweler offers artisan charms, pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, available in sterling silver and gold.

CareNow Urgent Care now open on Louetta Road in Spring

CareNow Urgent Care opened Oct. 2 in the former location of Houston Northwest Medical Urgent Care Center, located at 7306 Louetta Road, Spring. The new after-hours walk-in clinic is open seven days a week, treats children 3 months of age or older, and accepts most major health care insurance plans.

WoodsEdge Community Church to open WoodsEdge Coffee House in Spring

Located inside a new building on the WoodsEdge campus, the coffeehouse will offer handcrafted espresso, coffee and tea as well as pastries.


Burgers, wings, sweet tea and more: Here's the latest restaurant news in Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball-Magnolia area has seen a number of eateries open in recent months, in addition to restaurant name changes and more eateries coming soon.

Tomball business Goat Maddness offers goat milk-based skin care for him and her

Goat Maddness opened on Market Street in Tomball in August 2019, offering products such as skin care items handmade from goat milk, beard oils and Goat Maddness apparel.


Little Kitchen HTX now open in Jersey Village

Little Kitchen HTX opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant Sept. 1 at 16000 Dillard Drive, Ste. A, Jersey Village. The eatery offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a full coffee bar and cocktails.

Triple Crown Bingo expands to VFW Post 8905 in Cypress

A new daytime bingo hall is slated to open Nov. 2 at 21902 Hwy. 290, Cypress, where VFW Post 8905 is located. Triple Crown Bingo at 10535 Jones Road, Ste. 200, Houston, will continue operating during the evenings, officials said.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Whitewater Express Car Wash to open in Porter

Whitewater Express Car Wash will open at 23611 Hwy. 59, Porter, in late October. The exterior express car wash franchise offers four different car wash packages and an unlimited monthly plan.

Bay Area

Get ready for the holidays with these 5 ‘The Nutcracker’-themed events in League City

The League City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre have partnered to host a ballet performance, a festive holiday weekend and ballet or sword-building classes.

Adriana Rezal, Colleen Ferguson, Andy Li, Hannah Zedaker, Anna Lotz, Matt Dulin and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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.