State: Waiver of vehicle title, registration to end; Southwest coming to airport and more top Houston-area news

Texans now have until April 14 to renew expired vehicle registrations, officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Dec. 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Texans now have until April 14 to renew expired vehicle registrations, officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Dec. 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Texans now have until April 14 to renew expired vehicle registrations, officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Dec. 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Statewide

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announces end date for waiver of vehicle title, registration requirements

Texans now have until April 14 to renew expired vehicle registrations, officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Dec. 15.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood



Southwest Airlines to begin flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport with one-way fare as low as $29

Southwest Airlines will begin serving flyers in April from George Bush Intercontinental Airport near Humble, according to a Dec. 10 news release from the airline.

The Shops at Royal Brook could bring retail, multifamily living to Kingwood

Upon completion, the development could feature retail, restaurants, office space, a day care, an assisted-living facility and an apartment complex, according to a conceptual land design.

Katy

Wingology coming soon to Katy

Wingology will soon open at 25810 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, where Zoner's once was. The wing restaurant will also offer catering services.

Metrowide

Dave's Hot Chicken will open 26 locations in Houston, College Station

Los Angeles-based Dave’s Hot Chicken has entered a franchise agreement to open as many as 26 locations in the Houston and College Station markets, with the first being a Houston Inner Loop location in spring 2021, the company announced Dec. 15.

Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler, Laura Aebi and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.



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US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
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Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Julia De Leon, a Harris County Precinct 3 resident and essential worker, spoke Nov. 30 at commissioners court in favor of establishing the Harris County Essential Workers Board. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County creates board for essential workers during ongoing pandemic

Local essential workers will now be given a voice to improve working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the Harris County Essential Workers Board was established during the Harris County Commissioners Court session Nov. 30.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The specialty soda and treat shop offers a variety of beverages ranging from Italian sodas and Fiiz Freezes to frozen lemonade and fruit smoothies. (Courtesy Fiiz Drinks)
Fiiz Drinks now open on Spring Cypress Road

Owned by Matt and Jennie Strader, the specialty soda and treat shop offers a variety of beverages ranging from Italian sodas and Fiiz Freezes to frozen lemonade and fruit smoothies.

True Grit Fitness will host a grand opening celebration and open house on Dec. 12 from noon-6 p.m. (Courtesy True Grit Fitness)
True Grit Fitness to host grand opening celebration, open house in Spring Dec. 12

Locally-owned by personal trainer Allie Piro, the business offers a variety of monthly plans and workout options ranging from strength training and powerlifting to sports performance and in-home workouts, to meet each individual client's needs.

Zoo Lights is a light show within the Houston Zoo that happens every year. (Courtesy Houston Zoo Lights)
10 holiday light displays to see in the Greater Houston area

Check out these nine free and ticketed displays to see through December and January in the Houston area.

A new French pastry shop, Le Macaron, will open in December at the Vintage Park shopping center in Spring. (Courtesy Le Macaron)
Le Macaron coming soon to Vintage Park

A new French pastry shop, Le Macaron, will open in December at the Vintage Park shopping center in Spring.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The eatery offers smoked brisket, pulled chicken and pulled pork along with 100% all-beef hot dogs, bratwurst, and hot and mild sausages. (Courtesy Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ)
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ now open in Grand Parkway Marketplace II

The eatery offers smoked brisket, pulled chicken and pulled pork along with 100% all-beef hot dogs, bratwurst, and hot and mild sausages.