Good Eatz food truck opens in Spring and more top Houston-area news from the week

The eatery specializes in wings, fish, boudin and burgers and can be booked to cater private events. (Courtesy Good Eatz)
The eatery specializes in wings, fish, boudin and burgers and can be booked to cater private events. (Courtesy Good Eatz)

The eatery specializes in wings, fish, boudin and burgers and can be booked to cater private events. (Courtesy Good Eatz)

Read popular news on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the past week from the Houston area.


Good Eatz food truck now open on Louetta Road in Spring

Good Eatz celebrated the grand opening of its new food stand at 5838 Louetta Road, Spring, on Oct. 2. The eatery specializes in wings, fish, boudin and burgers and can be booked to cater private events.


After 25 years, Houston's historic preservation law faces Supreme Court test

According to Pei-Lin Chong, a real estate agent and builder specializing in restoring historic structures, Houston’s historic preservation law, which turns 25 this year, reflects the city’s struggle with its own identity—a purportedly world-class urban destination that bulldozes its past.


Friendswood City Council approves rezoning land for planned unit development

Calling it the best possible use for the land, Friendswood City Council on Oct. 5 unanimously approved the first reading to rezone a tract to make way for a planned unit development.


'I don’t know of any other district that has [done something] similar': Magnolia ISD hires chief medical officer

Magnolia ISD has hired Dr. Alfred Martinez to serve as the district’s first chief medical officer, a newly created position for the 2020-21 school year, according to an Oct. 1 press release.


Proposal for underground flood tunnels along Buffalo Bayou 'dropped from consideration' in interim report

The plan for addressing flooding along Buffalo Bayou and surrounding the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in Houston took a step forward Oct. 5, and early evaluations have officials looking away from a concept that involved building a network of underground tunnels leading away from the reservoirs.

Hannah Zedaker, Matt Dulin, Jake Magee, Adriana Rezal and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.


The text of General Order No. 3, which Gordon Granger issued from Galveston in June 1865 to explicitly liberate enslaved Black Texans, runs across the bottom of the mural. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I am filled’: Houston-Galveston area celebrates first Juneteenth as federal holiday

See how local policymakers, historians, artists and philanthropists honored the Juneteenth holiday at its birthplace with the dedication of a 5,000-square-foot mural.

The convenience store chain is known for its Slurpees and self-serve soda fountains. (Courtesy 7-Eleven)
7-Eleven, Laredo Taco Company now open at Hwy. 249, Spring Cypress

The new location features a fueling station, car wash and beer cave.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a summer movie night event at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve June 28. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
'The Office' trivia, Father's Day fishing: 15 events, things to do in Spring and Klein in June, July

Here are a few events and things to do in the Spring and Klein community throughout June and July.

This area is flood-prone due to the flat and slow draining topography and clay soils that do not readily soak up excess rainfall. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Flood Control District presents three versions of TC Jester Stormwater Detention Basin, seeking public input

The recommended basin would hold about 300 million gallons of stormwater.

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Nearly $400M project to boost Houston-area water supply by up to 500M gallons a day

The project has been in development for over 50 years and broke ground in 2017.

Lone Star College has been approved for additional baccalaureate programs following House Bill 3348 being signed June 16. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College approved for additional baccalaureate programs

Lone Star College can now have up to five bachelor programs, up from its current three.

Following Hurricane Harvey, debris lined the streets in many parts of Harris County. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Department of Housing and Urban Development denies request, Texas General Land Office drafting plan to subaward Harris County $750M for flood mitigation

The Texas General Land Office now plans to subaward Harris County flood mitigation funding after the county was left out of recent Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

Spring ISD announced June 16 that the district would no longer be offering its virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Canva)
Spring ISD nixes virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year

Many school districts throughout the state have had to alter or cancel their plans to provide distance learning in the coming school year after House Bill 1468, which would have ensured funding for districts for each student enrolled in online-only classes, failed to pass in the 2021 legislative session.