Thousands of vaccines set for Montgomery County; Savage Burrito opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to Montgomery County's public health district and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to Montgomery County's public health district and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to Montgomery County's public health district and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

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Montgomery County

Thousands of vaccines reserved for Montgomery County providers; waitlist call center for seniors open Feb. 8

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced thousands more COVID-19 vaccine doses were reserved for Montgomery County's two vaccination hub sites and its public health district Feb. 5, ahead of the opening of a county call center for seniors seeking to be added to a vaccine waitlist Feb. 8.

Spring-Klein



Delivery-only concept Savage Burrito opens out of Uncle Julio's in Spring

Savage Burrito, a delivery-only concept, launched Feb. 1 out of the Grand Parkway Marketplace Uncle Julio's, located at 6835 N. Grand Parkway W., Spring.

Plane & Level now serving wine, tapas in Old Town Spring

Plane & Level opened in late 2020 in Old Town Spring at 203 Midway St., Spring. The concept specializes in wines from around the world, which are available by the glass or bottle, in a cocktail or as part of a flight.

Tomball-Magnolia

Chipotle Mexican Grill opening this spring on FM 1488 in Magnolia

Chipotle Mexican Grill will open a new location in Magnolia this spring on FM 1488 near the Kroger at the intersection of FM 2978, Chipotle representatives said.

Houston

Voting for Pride Houston 2021 grand marshals and theme begins Feb. 8

Pride Houston announced Feb. 5 its slate of potential themes and Grand Marshal candidates, who are nominated by the public.

Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker, Anna Lotz and Emma Whalen contributed to this report.



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Officials said the district has spent millions on pandemic-related needs. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair ISD: Federal stimulus funds needed to help cover $227M in unexpected pandemic-related expenses

According to data from Cy-Fair ISD, the district has incurred nearly $227 million in unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homes priced above $750,000, such as this one in the Heights, saw a surge in sales in March, with almost twice as many properties sold. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Average Houston single-family home price jumps 20% in March

The average sale price for a home in March was $370,847.

Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Spring ISD extends 2021-22 instructional calendar, school day for select campuses

Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Spearheaded by state Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, the new court, if established, would expand the capacity of the county's criminal court system in hopes of reducing its backlog, which stood at 70,951 total cases pending before criminal district courts in Harris County as of April 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County supports creation of new criminal district court to tackle case backlog

If the efforts are successful, this would be Harris County's first new criminal district court since 1984 when the 351st District Court was created.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Located at 26303 Preston Ave., Ste. C, Spring, Wet My Plant will offer a wide selection of tropical plants, cacti, succulents and more. (Courtesy Wet My Plant)
Indoor plant nursery Wet My Plant coming soon to Old Town Spring

Wet My Plant owners Jessica Cohen and Colin Gardipee are planning to open the second location of their Houston-based indoor plant nursery May 1 in Old Town Spring.

Priscilla Lashley, a KISD parent, spoke against Klein ISD's mask mandate at the April 12 school board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Parents criticize Klein ISD's mask policy

“Everyone should have the right to make their own choices, and I support being able to make your own choices, but I don't support any hypocrisy,” Priscilla Lashley, a KISD parent, said during the meeting.

Nearly 3,700 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD during the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
86 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD schools April 5-11

As of April 12, the district is reporting 91 active cases and 3,601 recoveries.

Armored Sports camps feature basketball, flag football and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
Armored Sports camps to launch in venues across Greater Houston

A new Christian sports camp for youth is launching this summer in churches across the Greater Houston area.