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.

Cy-Fair

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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George Strait will perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 90th anniversary celebration next year. (Courtesy Pexels)
George Strait to close 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with concert March 20

Tickets for George Strait's rodeo performance will go on sale June 24.

The pathway includes a two-way English-Spanish immersion program, in which both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are together in the same class and work collaboratively to sustain and expand linguistic, literacy and cultural competency in both English and Spanish. (Courtesy Klein ISD)
Klein ISD's dual language immersion pathway expected to grow to more than 900 students in 2021-22

Students who are enrolled in KISD's dual language immersion pathway continually from kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to receive high school credit for Language Other Than English, or LOTE.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

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H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

Each of the new locations will be available to the public to distribute and receive voter registration forms and applications to vote my mail as well as assisting with other election-related services. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Harris County elections administrator announces 8 new branch office locations

Registering to vote will soon be more convenient for Harris County residents with the opening of eight new branch office locations announced by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office in a news release May 17.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

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Among its career and technical education programs, Klein ISD offers an advanced nursing pathway. COVID-19 protocols, such as face masks, are not present in this photo as it was taken prepandemic. (Courtesy Klein ISD)
Enrollment in local workforce education, CTE programs spikes amid pandemic

As a ripple effect of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, local workforce education program leaders said their institutions have experienced record enrollments as many students look to transition into “essential work” to become more immune to the economic climate.

Located near the intersection of Spring Cypress Road and Champion Forest Drive, Memorial Creek Estates comprises 234 single-family homes and is zoned to Klein ISD. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Check out May's featured neighborhood in Spring, Klein: Memorial Creek Estates, 77379

Located near the intersection of Spring Cypress Road and Champion Forest Drive, Memorial Creek Estates comprises 234 single-family homes and is zoned to Klein ISD.

Six of the Spring and Klein area’s nine ZIP codes experienced a decrease in the number of homes sold in March as compared to March 2020. Meanwhile, ZIP codes 77068, 77070 and 77389 had more homes sold. The median price of homes sold also increased year over year in all Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how the Spring, Klein real estate market fared in March

Six of the Spring and Klein area’s nine ZIP codes experienced a decrease in the number of homes sold in March as compared to March 2020. Meanwhile, ZIP codes 77068, 77070 and 77389 had more homes sold. The median price of homes sold also increased year over year in all Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes.