Dunkin coming to Missouri City; Good Vibes Burgers and Brew to open in Pearland and more Houston news

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Sugar Land-Missouri City

Dunkin' to open Missouri City location in early 2021

A Dunkin' location is coming to 6231 Hwy. 6, Missouri City, according to a permit posted on the building. The location, set to open in early 2021, was formerly a Carl's Jr.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Berg Hospitality Co. expands delivery service through ghost kitchen partnership

Patrons of Berg Hospitality Co.'s concepts in Houston have a new option for delivery and takeout.

With a partnership through CloudKitchen, Berg Hospitality has launched delivery services based out of Fair Food Co., at 5834 Fairdale Lane, Houston, in the Galleria area. The menu includes items from B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar and B.B. Lemon as well as select cuts of meat from The Butcher Shop at B&B.

University of St. Thomas offers free counseling to area K-12 teachers

A free mental health counseling program initially rolled out in September for health care workers is now being expanded to help K-12 teachers, the University of St. Thomas announced Jan. 7.


Fighting on: Business owners adapt as pandemic wears on

Julia Servetnik and her husband, Chun Yin Wong, are hopeful they will see their new business grow in 2021 after what she said was the most stressful year of her life. The couple opened Cavity Patrol Pediatric Dentistry on Fry Road midpandemic after battling construction cost increases, delayed inspections and the challenge of finding employees.

Local couple launches Next Step Financial Transitions in Vintage Park

Lance and Tessa Elrod opened Next Step Financial Transitions LLC in early January with appointments available upon request at 118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. W712, Houston. The husband-and-wife team are both certified financial planners and offer personalized financial advice and investment management services.


Good Vibes Burgers and Brew opening in Pearland in January

Good Vibes Burgers and Brew is opening at 1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland, on Jan. 9. The burger restaurant is opening in the former location of King’s Biergarten and Restaurant, which closed in November.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Humble ISD expands free COVID-19 testing options to provide easier access for students

As of January, Humble ISD students have access to an additional option for free COVID-19 testing. HISD is offering the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests through its partnership with 24 Hour Covid, a clinical laboratory.

Bay Area

The Toasted Yolk now open in League City

The Toasted Yolk opened Dec. 28 at 2535 S. Gulf Freeway, League City, in Pinnacle Park. This marks the 15th location in the Houston area.

Montgomery County

UPDATED: Keough allows outdoor gatherings of 10 or more in Montgomery County; sheriff's office will respond to violations after tightened restrictions triggered

In the Jan. 6 video posted to social media, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough stated the county will allow outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more, in compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's GA-32 executive order.

Jake Magee, Haley Morrison, Shawn Arrajj, Matt Dulin, Danica Lloyd, Kelly Schafler, Adriana Rezal and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

Despite the large number of vaccinations, Dr. Jacquelyn Minter reminded the public that precautions should still be taken to decrease the amount of cases, as the county has recorded 1,006 deaths due to complications from COVID-19. (Courtesy Pexels)
Fort Bend County reaches almost 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered

The number of vaccines administered includes 6,000 children between the ages of 5 to 11.

A health expert with Baylor College of Medicine provides advice to stay safe and healthy while celebrating Thanksgiving with family. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)
Baylor College of Medicine: Tips for staying safe and healthy this Thanksgiving as the pandemic continues

Check out some helpful advice from a medical expert on how to stay safe and healthy during Thanksgiving.

Read more below for the latest five projects that have been filed in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area. (Courtesy Canva)
Check out the 5 latest commercial permits filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including a renovated T-Mobile

Check out the five latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

One event this weekend in Sugar Land is free holiday photos with Santa. (Courtesy Canva)
6 events to attend in Sugar Land and Missouri City this weekend, Nov. 26-28

Looking for something to do in Sugar Land or Missouri City this weekend? Check out the weekend guide.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

PTSD Foundation of America seeks to reduce veteran suicides

An average of 17.2 veterans died by suicide daily in 2019—a 36% increase from 2001, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in September.

Hebrews Coffeehouse specializes in coffee flights, an assortment of four specialty coffees with flavors changed every two weeks. (Courtesy Hebrews Coffeehouse)
From coffee trailer to storefront: Meet the owners of Hebrews Coffeehouse on FM 1488

​​​​​​​“Once we had a coffeehouse and people were coming into that house-type environment and then you start to see relationships flourish, that’s what makes our hearts beat,” Geoff said. “Coffee was a catalyst for that.”

Read more below for the latest five projects that have been filed in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area. (Courtesy Canva)
Here are the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City, including renovated Seafood City

Check out the five latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: ICU numbers drop almost 20%; new hospitalizations plateau

Heading into Thanksgiving, here is the status of COVID-19 in Texas Medical Center hospitals.