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)

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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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Despite losing his position on the Klein ISD board of trustees by 26 votes in the Nov. 3 general election, incumbent Doug James has been appointed to fill a Position 2 vacancy after the winning challenger, Alvin Vaughn, declined his position as a trustee. (Courtesy Doug James)
Klein ISD appoints incumbent Doug James to fill vacant Position 2 after winning challenger declines candidacy

"I want to thank the Klein community for voting for me," Vaughn said in a statement. "Winning the election is more than I could have hoped for, but upon further investigation as to the time requirements of this position and in consultation with my family, I have decided to decline this position."

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)
Shake Shack opens in The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area updates

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The Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate. (Courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters)
Sugar Land Skeeters selected as Triple-A affiliate for Houston Astros

In joining the Houston Astros organization, the Sugar Land Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.

While the property east of TC Jester Boulevard is still in the preliminary engineering phase, an excavation and removal project is currently underway on the property west of TC Jester Boulevard. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Harris County Flood Control District begins preliminary work on TC Jester Stormwater Detention Basin

According to the release, the entire west side of the property will be closed to the public for the duration of the excavation and removal project, which could take up to three years.

Over 60 elected representatives in Texas have written the Texas Education Agency to request the state cancel STAAR testing for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas state representatives call for cancellation of STAAR test administration for 2020-21 school year

Over 60 state representatives have requested that the Texas Education Agency cancel the STAAR test for the 2020-21 school year.

The Harris County Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan is a comprehensive effort to assess current and future transportation needs in unincorporated Harris County, including roads for cars and trucks, mass transit, bike lanes and pedestrian routes. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan takes holistic approach to countywide connectivity

The Harris County Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan is a comprehensive effort to assess current and future transportation needs in unincorporated Harris County, including roads for cars and trucks, mass transit, bike lanes and pedestrian routes.

The new Chipotle location will offer a drive-thru pickup lane. (Courtesy Linhart PR)
Chipotle with drive-thru opening in Montgomery and more Houston-area news

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The holidays are approaching with COVID-19 cases on the rise. As a result, Texas Medical Center officials are urging people to redouble social distancing and mask-wearing behavior. (Courtesy Texas Medical Center)
Texas Medical Center hospitalizations up 44%; officials urge social distancing heading into holidays

“We’re seeing the bulk of spread happening when people are letting their guard down,” Houston Methodist Hospital CEO Dr. Marc Boom said.