UPDATED: All Greater Houston-area H-E-B stores reopen Aug. 27

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations have reopened under normal business hours Aug. 27 after closing early Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations have reopened under normal business hours Aug. 27 after closing early Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations have reopened under normal business hours Aug. 27 after closing early Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Aug. 27 at 9:52 a.m.

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations have reopened under normal business hours Aug. 27 after closing early Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura.

According to an Aug. 27 H-E-B press release, the following stores will remain closed until further notice as H-E-B officials assess each location to ensure it is safe to reopen:

  • H-E-B: 2424 N. 16th St., Orange;

  • H-E-B Plus!: 3025 N., Dowlen Road, Beaumont;

  • H-E-B: 5000 32nd St., Groves;

  • H-E-B: 3401 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur;

  • H-E-B: 819 N. Main St., Lumberton;

  • H-E-B: 4800 B. Hwy. 365, Port Arthur; and

  • H-E-B: 3590 College St., Beaumont.


According to the release, H-E-B fuel stations and pharmacies for affected stores will follow store hours. Additionally, curbside and home delivery windows are closed until Aug. 28 for stores in the Golden Triangle, as well as Favor services.

Updated product limits for H-E-B stores in the Greater Houston area are as follows:

  • Bath tissue multipacks: limit two

  • Bath tissue single roll: limit two

  • Paper towels (single roll): limit two


Posted Aug. 26 at 12:34 p.m.

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations are scheduled to close by 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura, H-E-B officials announced Aug. 26.


"At H-E-B, our top priority is taking care of Texas," the release reads. "For 115 years, providing aid in times of need is the cornerstone of H-E-B's Helping Here philosophy, which promises to stand by communities during times of crisis. Our H-E-B team is closely monitoring all developments related to Hurricane Laura and our stores are prepared to take necessary actions to continue serving customers."

According to the news release, the following stores closed by noon Aug. 26 for the safety of customers and employees:

  • H-E-B Plus!: 3025 N., Dowlen Road, Beaumont;

  • H-E-B: 3590 College St., Beaumont;

  • H-E-B: 819 N. Main St., Lumberton;

  • H-E-B: 2424 N. 16th St., Orange;

  • H-E-B: 5000 32nd St., Groves;

  • H-E-B: 3401 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur;

  • H-E-B: 4800 B. Hwy. 365, Port Arthur;

  • H-E-B: 6430 Garth Road, Baytown;

  • Joe V's Smart Shop: 3500 Garth Road, Baytown; and

  • H-E-B: 13401 I-10 E., Mont Belvieu.


All other Greater Houston-area H-E-B, Mi Tienda and Central Market Houston locations will close by 6 p.m., the release states, while H-E-B fuel stations and pharmacies will follow store hours. Curbside and home delivery service windows are closed at Greater Houston-area stores until Aug. 28.

Current product limits are as follows:


  • All H-E-B stores:


    • Brisket: limit two

    • Disinfecting and antibacterial sprays: limit two

    • Disinfecting and antibacterial wipes: limit two

    • Hydrogen peroxide: limit two

    • Rubbing (Isopropyl) alcohol/swabs: limit two

    • First aid and cleaning gloves: limit two



  • Greater Houston-area stores:

    • Water multipacks: limit four

    • Baby water multipacks: limit four




The release notes H-E-B stores in Bryan/College Station, Brenham, Huntsville, Crockett, Carthage, Livingston and Columbus will operate under normal business hours. For more information and updates on H-E-B reopening plans, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.