Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopens in Spring; gun range underway in Oak Ridge North and more top Houston-area news

The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015. (Courtesy Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon)
The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015. (Courtesy Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon)

The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015. (Courtesy Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon)

Read the most popular news from the past week in the Houston area.

Spring-Klein

Old Town Spring's historic Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopens 6 years after fire

After years of construction, Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopened its doors Feb. 1 at 103 Midway St., Spring. The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015.

The Woodlands



Work begins on Oak Ridge North gun range

Work has commenced on the Copendero Gun Range coming to Robinson Road in Oak Ridge North.

The indoor archery, pistol and rifle range is anticipated to be around 20,000 square feet upon completion, according to previous coverage from Community Impact Newspaper.

Fort Bend County

New COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County has partnered with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at the Smart Financial Centre, according to a Missouri City press release.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Fort Bend County opens additional vaccine hub in Missouri City

Fort Bend County has opened a COVID-19 vaccination center at the Houston Community College campus in Missouri City, according to a Missouri City press release.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Longtime Kingwood restaurant Chelsea Deli & Cafe endures pandemic

After 30 years in business, 2020 proved to be one of the most difficult years for married couple Fernando and Kertty Chow, the owners of Chelsea Deli & Cafe in Kingwood.

Andrew Christman, Hannah Zedaker, Morgan Theophil, Claire Shoop and Andy Li contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

The Old Town Spring Heights Community Association and Harris County Historical Commission hosted a historical marker dedication ceremony April 18 at Spring Peaceful Rest Cemetery. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
State honors Spring Peaceful Rest Cemetery with historical marker

Today, at nearly 100 years old, the cemetery is home to several unmarked graves and serves as the final resting place of former slaves and at least 27 veterans from wars including World War I and World War II.

Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Desert Industries opened April 15. (Courtesy Desert Industries)
Deseret Industries thrift store now open on FM 1960 in Cy-Fair

The new store opened last week with clothing, home goods and more.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Phase 1 is designed to hold 667 acre-feet, or roughly 217 million gallons of stormwater, while Phase 2—which is still under design—is expected to hold an additional 600 acre-feet, or 190 million gallons of stormwater, upon completion. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Flood control district completes Phase 1 of Aldine Westfield Stormwater Detention Basin

Phase 1 is designed to hold 667 acre-feet, or roughly 217 million gallons of stormwater, while Phase 2—which is still under design—is expected to hold an additional 600 acre-feet, or 190 million gallons of stormwater, upon completion.

Klein ISD will begin accepting student applications for its new tuition-free virtual school, Klein Virtual Academy, on April 23. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Application process for Klein Virtual Academy to launch April 23; masks could be optional by June 1

The new school will be open to students in fourth to 12th grades who are meeting grade-level readiness standards, have fewer than 10 absences, and are engaged and active learners.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate is set to end June 7. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
End in sight for Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate, future of virtual learning still uncertain

Superintendent Mark Henry released a statement about the future of the district's mask mandate and virtual learning option.

More COVID-19 cases were confirmed last week in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
78 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD schools April 12-18

The district saw about a 9% decrease in new cases confirmed over the previous week.