Amazon to create over 500 jobs in Missouri City and more Houston-area news

Amazon is opening a 1 million-square-foot facility at 2303 Hurricane Lane, Fresno, in 2021. (Screenshot courtesy Amazon)
Amazon is opening a 1 million-square-foot facility at 2303 Hurricane Lane, Fresno, in 2021. (Screenshot courtesy Amazon)

Amazon is opening a 1 million-square-foot facility at 2303 Hurricane Lane, Fresno, in 2021. (Screenshot courtesy Amazon)

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Sugar Land-Missouri City

Amazon fulfillment center coming to Missouri City in 2021

E-commerce retailer Amazon announced it will open a fulfillment center in Missouri City in 2021, according to a Dec. 7 press release.

The Woodlands



Cosmic Cowboy Lounge offering craft beer, wine, food on Rayford Road in The Woodlands

Craft beer and wine bar Cosmic Cowboy Lounge opened its doors for business Oct. 15 at 3555 Rayford Road, The Woodlands.

Artisan Culture serves freshly roasted coffee on Sawdust Road in The Woodlands

Owner Heather Brockus said the roastery offers fresh coffee with alternative milk options and mushroom powders for health benefits.

Taste of the Town to return to The Woodlands area in 2021 with new concept for foodies Jan. 4-31

Ticketholders can visit participating restaurants for samples throughout the month in The Woodlands area.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Houston's The Galleria adds Musaafer, Golden Goose, Balenciaga, Akris and more ahead of holiday season

Just in time for shopping for the holidays, Houston’s The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, announced openings for several new retailers in December.

Home decor and furnishings chain West Elm to open Rice Village store

The store will offer decor and consultation services to Houstonians.

Katy

Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen coming soon to Katy

Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen will soon replace Las Alamedas Mexican Restaurant at La Centerra at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. F140, Katy. Menu items include beef empanadas, ceviche, short ribs, fajitas, tacos and quesadillas.

El Rey Taqueria coming soon to Katy

The Cuban and Mexican restaurant will offer breakfast items, tacos, tortas, lunch and dinner plates, and soups.

Cy-Fair

Long-standing equestrian center caters to Cypress horse riding community

Horse enthusiasts Eduardo and Candace Callegari first moved to the Cypress area in 1989, an area Eduardo said was known at the time as a place where horse riding was a major staple of life for many families.

Ten years later, the couple launched Callegari Equestrian Center on North Eldridge Parkway.

Local Table brings big-city flair to Cy-Fair

Longtime Houston-area restaurateur Shervin Sharifi opened Local Table in Bridgeland last year after operating several successful restaurants in the Greater Houston area alongside his brother, Neima, and their three cousins.

Spring-Klein

Crawfish, shrimp, crab and fish are on the menu at Off the Hook Seafood in Spring


Following its soft launch late this summer, Off the Hook Seafood has been open for dine-in and takeout orders in northeastern Spring ahead of a future grand opening.

Texadelphia announces closure of Vintage Park location

The Austin-based eatery first opened in March 2019 and specialized in offering a Texas twist on Philly cheesesteaks.

Conroe-Montgomery

Shipping container to kitchen: Hoppy Kitchen opening at Copperhead Brewery in Conroe

A new restaurant, Hoppy Kitchen, is expected to open Dec. 8 at 705 Galveston St., Conroe, delivering fresh, made-from-scratch comfort and pub food, owner Ryan Alworth said in an email.

Andrew Christman, Hunter Marrow, Laura Aebi, Claire Shoop, Shawn Arrajj, Eva Vigh, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker and Vanessa Holt contributed to this report.



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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

Traffic cone, hard hat, construction equipment, motor grader. (Courtesy Fotolia)
With eminent domain ongoing, construction pushed back on Knight Road extension in Missouri City

Once complete, Knight Road will connect the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road to McKeever Road.

Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park is slated to open in Missouri City this summer. (Courtesy Bounce Bounce)
Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park delays Missouri City opening until summer

When it opens this summer, the indoor activity park will feature wall-to-wall trampolines as well as trampoline sports courts, a foam pit, a zip line and other attractions.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

Emerging technology and alternative energy sectors could help ease the blow of an oil and gas industry downturn in Houston caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Houston-area economist said. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Greater Houston area could see economic relief from pandemic around mid-2021, economist says

Emerging technology and alternative-energy sectors could help ease the blow of the downturn in Houston's oil and gas industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Deitz State Farm opened Jan. 4 in Richmond. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Jason Deitz State Farm opens insurance office in Sugar Land area

The insurance agency offers auto, home and life insurance as well as other insurance policies.

The adjustments, which will only be applied to the week of the storm, will be granted on a case-by-case basis. (Courtesy Pexels)
Sugar Land City Council OKs 'emergency powers' to assist residents, businesses in storm repairs

The ordinance includes offers for potential water bill adjustments and expedited permitting processes