Fort Bend County to open new vaccination sites and more Houston-area news

Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County prepares to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites


Fort Bend County officials are preparing to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites so that the county will be able to administer more vaccines as soon as they become available.

Spring-Klein



Dickey's Barbecue Pit now open on Stuebner Airline Road in Spring

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened a new location in mid-January at 17045 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. The Texas barbecue franchise, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, offers a variety of barbecue plates and sandwiches and boasts fall-off-the-bone ribs and pit-smoked wings.

Heart & Hustle CrossFit now open on Hwy. 249

Heart & Hustle CrossFit opened at 21901 Hwy. 249, Ste. 400, Houston, on Jan. 4. The new business is housed in a climate-controlled facility that features state-of-the-art equipment.

The Popcorn Bag to relocate farther west on Spring Cypress Road

The Popcorn Bag will relocate from 8701 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. F, Spring, to 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, in late January. Owned by Tim Voigt, the business opened in December 2011 and specializes in gourmet popcorn, boasting more than 40 sweet and savory flavors that change seasonally.

Finesse BJJ now offering martial arts classes in Spring

Finesse BJJ celebrated the grand opening of its new studio at 17711 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A, Spring, on Jan. 16. The martial arts and fitness studio offers Brazilian jiujitsu classes for adults of all ages and anti-bully Brazilian jiujitsu self-defense classes for children age 5 and older.

Cy-Fair

Hungry Howie’s Pizza opens new location on West Road in Cy-Fair

The pizza chain is known for its eight flavored crust options, including butter, asiago cheese, ranch, Cajun and garlic herb, among others.

Tomball-Magnolia

Boudreaux's Boiling Shack coming to Magnolia this crawfish season

Local residents Cherie and her husband, Todd Boudreaux, will open a seasonal seafood boiling trailer at the corner of FM 1774 and Tudor Way in Magnolia in mid-February. Boudreaux's Boiling Shack offers seafood boiled in an original crawfish seasoning blend and will also serve boiled sausage, corn and potatoes.

Katy

Farm Stores comes to Katy

Katy welcomed its first combination drive-thru grocery store at the end of November with Farm Stores, self-described as a neighborhood grocery store combined with a fresh bakery and drive-thru restaurant.

Morgan Theophil, Hannah Zedaker, Adriana Rezal, Laura Aebi and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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