Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Spring; Tha Roux Seafood opens in Katy and more Houston-area news

With more than 400 locations across 11 states, the Oregon-based drive-thru coffee company serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
With more than 400 locations across 11 states, the Oregon-based drive-thru coffee company serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

With more than 400 locations across 11 states, the Oregon-based drive-thru coffee company serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

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Dutch Bros Coffee to open first Greater Houston-area location in Spring this summer

Dutch Bros Coffee will open its first Greater Houston-area coffee shop this summer at 19366 I-45, Spring.

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Magnolia business North Main Tool Rental offers power tool rentals to growing region

After acquiring ownership of the business’s Houston location four years ago, local business owner Gary Jones expanded North Main Tool Rental into Magnolia in March 2019 to be closer to home and meet the area’s growing demand.

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Stone Cold Meats to open Cypress butcher shop April 30

Founded by Ami and Sean Stone, the business specializes in all proteins—including brisket, pork belly, filet mignon, fajita chicken, stuffed whole chickens, Applewood smoked bacon and pork ribs.

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CVS Pharmacy to relocate Kingwood store to new stand-alone space

National drugstore chain CVS Pharmacy will open a new store May 9 at 4420 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. The stand-alone location will replace the adjacent store at 4520 Kingwood Drive, said Matt Blanchette, manager of retail communications at CVS Pharmacy.

Planet Fitness eyes July opening for New Caney facility

Planet Fitness will open a new facility in late July at 20185 Hwy. 59, New Caney.

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Tha Roux Seafood now open in Katy

Located downtown at 811 Ave. D, Ste. 110, Katy, Tha Roux serves salads, soups, appetizers and an array of seafood entrees, including stuffed flounder, Cajun stuffed fried chicken, a shrimp po’boy, a seafood platter, and shrimp and grits.

Scholars & Scoundrels to relocate to Katy Boardwalk

The current location—1251 Pin Oak Road, Ste. 141, Katy—will reopen down the street at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and AMC Drive as a part of the Katy Boardwalk, which is still in its early stages.

Hannah Zedaker, Adriana Rezal, Danica Lloyd, Kelly Schafler and Laura Aebi contributed to this report.



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Cy-Fair ISD recently added 266 propane buses to its total fleet. Funded by the 2019 bond package, the buses account for approximately 30% of the district’s total fleet and provide cleaner emissions. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's 2019 bond program funds new propane buses to replace diesel vehicles

Propane buses now account for about 30% of the district's entire fleet.

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
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The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Founded by Jennifer Park in 2019, Moving Waters aims to improve the quality of life for homeless individuals across the Greater Houston area by providing mobile shower and hygiene stations through partnerships with other assistance organizations. (Courtesy Moving Waters)
Moving Waters to bring weekly mobile showers, hygiene stations to Northwest Assistance Ministries beginning May 10

Beginning May 10, mobile showers and hygiene stations will be available to those in need every Monday at Northwest Assistance Ministries, through a new partnership with Houston-based nonprofit Moving Waters.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

Evolve Alchemy moved less than a mile from its former location on FM 2920 and opened in a new, larger space at 3624 FM 2920, Ste. 1, Spring, on May 5. (Courtesy Evolve Alchemy)
Evolve Alchemy moves to larger space on FM 2920 in Spring

The business sells intention and herbal candles, crystals and stones, incense, jewelry, smudge and other items used in meditation practice and energy work.

The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Courtesy Sulcata Psychiatry)
Sulcata Psychiatry in Vintage Park now scheduling appointments for June

Patients who schedule appointments for June prior to May 31 will receive a 15% discount.

POPPS opened in its new, larger location in Old Town Spring at 216 Midway St., Spring, on April 29. (Courtesy POPPS)
Gourmet popcorn shop POPPS moves to larger space in Old Town Spring

The self-proclaimed "Purveyors of Perfect Popcorn" boast more than 30 varieties of small-batch, artisan popcorn with flavors ranging from dill pickle and barbecue bacon to caramel pecan and cinnamon red hot.

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Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

Local leaders criticized the area chamber of commerce for not taking a definitive stance on two voting access bills currently being deliberated in the Texas Legislature.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

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