H-E-B, Central Market limit store hours, product purchases due to severe winter weather

H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19. (Courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19. (Courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19. (Courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to the ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19.

According to the announcement, all Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations are open Feb. 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Austin and Central Texas H-E-B locations are open Feb. 19 from noon-5 p.m.


Additionally, Central Market stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are open Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. The Houston location is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. In Austin, the Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard is open Feb. 19 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and the location in the Westgate Shopping Center on South Lamar Boulevard is temporarily closed.

The announcement also states that curbside and home delivery service is temporarily suspended, and the H-E-B & Favor Senior Support phone line is likewise closed Feb. 19. H-E-B pharmacies will be open according to store hours.

In addition to limited store hours and services, H-E-B has also implemented the following per-trip/transaction product purchase limits as of Feb. 19 at all H-E-B stores.

  • Water gallons: limit two

  • Water mulitpack: limit two

  • Baby water gallons: limit two

  • Baby water multipack: limit two

  • Eggs: limit two

  • Milk: limit two

  • Bread: limit two

  • Ice: limit two

  • Charcoal: limit two

  • Propane tanks: limit two

  • Aerosol disinfectant sprays: limit two

  • (Isopropyl) Alcohol swabs: limit two

  • First aid and cleaning gloves: limit two

  • Trial and travel size disinfectant wipes/sprays: limit two


H-E-B officials are also encouraging customers to bring their own grocery bags to the store as some stores are experiencing a low inventory of grocery bags.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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