Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

First Houston-area Costco Business Center under construction at The Grid in Stafford

A Costco Business Center will serve as an anchor tenant for The Grid mixed-use development in Stafford, according to a joint press release from StreetLevel Investments and Provident Realty Advisors.

Bay Area



League City agrees to land swap with Friendswood

League City will give up nearly 30 acres of land to Friendswood in exchange for some of the property tax revenue generated by the move after League City City Council’s unanimous vote April 13.

Pearland-Friendswood

Family-owned Country Place Cafe is more than it appears

Two years ago, husband and wife Victor and Kelly Garza decided they had had enough of commuting from Pearland to Cypress to work in a cafe where the owner lacked passion.

Statewide

Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As many school districts across the state finalize their budgets and plans for the 2021-22 school year, state leaders are holding on to nearly $18 billion in federal stimulus funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Woodlands

Concert calendar: Where to see live music in The Woodlands area in April and May

Read the latest updates on The Woodlands live music scene.

Claire Shoop, Jake Magee, Danica Lloyd and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.






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The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The Sugar Land Skeeters will play its first home game as the Astros' Triple-A affiliate May 20. This comes 14 years after the city first envisioned having a minor league team in Sugar Land and after eight seasons of Atlantic League baseball at Constellation Field. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Land Skeeters' first season as Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate expected to boost local economy

The Sugar Land Skeeters will play its first home game as the Astros' Triple-A affiliate May 20.

Richmond's Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX will reopen for normal operations May 7. (Courtesy Regal)
Richmond Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX set to resume operations

Richmond's Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX will reopen for normal operations May 7.

The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission is awaiting regulation recommendations that could shape the future of the city’s more popular pedestrian spaces. (Graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
'What does Sugar Land want to be when it grows up?': City officials plan path to redevelopment

The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission is awaiting regulation recommendations that could shape the future of the city’s more popular pedestrian spaces.

Crawfish Bistro opened April 24 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Terry Poche/Adobe Stock)
Crawfish Bistro now serving fresh seafood offerings in Missouri City

The restaurant's menu combines Cajun and Vietnamese flavors.

The Taiwanese-style drink franchise began a soft opening for its Missouri City location on April 26. (Courtesy Gong Cha)
Bubble tea shop Gong Cha opens in Missouri City's Tang City Plaza

The Taiwanese-style drink franchise began a soft opening for its Missouri City location on April 26.

Sugar Creek Health Center is a three-building, approximately 90,000-square-foot medical office complex on Hwy. 59 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sugar Creek Health Center in Sugar Land changes ownership

Tenants at Sugar Creek Health Center provide outpatient surgery, imaging, orthopedics, women’s health, dentistry and optometry.

HTV
Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

Local leaders criticized the area chamber of commerce for not taking a definitive stance on two voting access bills currently being deliberated in the Texas Legislature.

Missouri City is working on a project to extend Knight Road so it connects from McKeever Road to the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Knight Road extension project stalled in Missouri City due to eminent domain

Missouri City still needs to acquire one more parcel of land before it can move forward with constructing a new segment of Knight Road.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

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A train collided with an 18-wheeler near Hwy. 90A and Second Street in Richmond on May 6. (Courtesy ABC 13)
Train splits 18-wheeler carrying bottled water in Richmond

The police department has not reported injuries from the incident.