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.

Spring-Klein

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.

Houston



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.

Pearland-Friendswood

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.

Tomball-Magnolia

'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.

Cy-Fair

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.



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New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of services to assist eligible people with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining, retaining or advancing in competitive integrated employment. Similarly, Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast is a public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas that helps employers meet their human resources needs and individuals build careers. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services to relocate from Tomball to Willowbrook

Six vocational rehabilitation staff with the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services will move May 18 from 444 Holderrieth Blvd., Ste. 3, Tomball to the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast office located at 17725 Hwy. 249, Houston, according to a May 11 news release.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Moore Elementary School is one of the campuses open for students transfers in 2021-22. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair ISD approves 57 campuses open for voluntary student transfers in 2021-22

Families can now apply for voluntary students transfers for the 2021-22 school year.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Cy-Fair ISD is planning to offer a virtual learning program for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair ISD proposes virtual learning program for 2021-22 pending legislative approval

District officials said the proposed Cy-Fair ISD Virtual School will launch in 2021-22, pending the approval of certain legislation.

Pfizer vaccines could become available to kids 12 and up as soon as next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
FDA expands Pfizer vaccine authorization to children ages 12 to 15 years old

This is the first time people under the age of 16 have been granted access to a coronavirus vaccine.

The deadline is May 17 for residents to protest their appraised property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District earlier this year, and officials are encouraging protesters to take online options into account. (Courtesy Pexels)
Harris County residents have until May 17 to protest property values

High demand for residential properties along with a shrinking inventory of homes translated into a roughly 8%-10% increase in residential values on average across the county this year

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)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

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.