Vaccine site opens in Fort Bend County; Houston rodeo canceled and more area news

The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community updates from the Houston area.

Fort Bend County

New COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Fort Bend County


Fort Bend County has partnered with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at the Smart Financial Centre, according to a Missouri City press release.

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Fort Bend County opens additional vaccine hub in Missouri City


Fort Bend County has opened a COVID-19 vaccination center at the Houston Community College campus in Missouri City, according to a Missouri City press release.

Foodology Eatery serves up breakfast, burgers, seafood at new Sugar Land restaurant

Foodology Eatery opened Jan. 12 at 10581 S. Hwy. 6, Ste. 101, Sugar Land.

Spring-Klein

Old Town Spring's historic Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopens 6 years after fire


After years of construction, Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopened its doors Feb. 1 at 103 Midway St., Spring. The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015.

Cy-Fair

The Texas BBQ Lab now open on Grant Road in Cypress


The Texas BBQ Lab opened in January at 12634 Grant Road, Cypress, offering brisket, pulled pork, ribs, pork chops and barbecue chicken plates with an assortment of sides for lunch and dinner.

Angel’s Rocks and Fossils coming soon to northwest Houston

After participating in gem and mineral shows throughout the state for the past several years, Angel’s Rocks and Fossils is opening a storefront this month at 12918 Malcomson Road, Houston.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Porter business Vertere Coffee Roasters provides global tastes for community

For seven years, Vertere Coffee Roasters has provided freshly roasted coffee beans to the Porter and Greater Houston area.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

West U program diverts nearly 12 tons of food waste over eight weeks


During its inaugural Food Waste Drop-Off Program, West University Place residents diverted over 11.73 tons of food waste away from the landfill over an eight-week period, the city announced in a news release Jan. 29.

With new partners, Greentown Labs Houston set to open on Earth Day

Greentown Labs Houston, set to be Houston’s first-ever climate-focused technology startup incubator, is targeting a grand opening for April 22—Earth Day—when it will join the developing Innovation District near Midtown.

Houston

JUST IN: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announces 2021 season cancellation


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the cancellation of its 2021 rodeo in a news release Feb. 3.

Anna Lotz, Claire Shoop, Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd, Andy Li, Hunter Marrow and Morgan Theophil contributed to this report.



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According to the county, Fort Bend is the No. 1 per capita fully-vaccinated county jurisdiction in the state with 51.54% of residents recorded. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)
Fort Bend leads Texas in vaccination efforts according to state data, county says

According to the county, Fort Bend is the No. 1 per capita fully-vaccinated county jurisdiction in the state with 51.54% of residents recorded.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will open for the summer on June 8. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)
Ahead of June reopening, Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center celebrates 5th anniversary

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will open for the summer on June 8.

On April 2, New Strength Pilates moved to a larger location on Riverstone Boulevard in Missouri City. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Strength Pilates relocates to larger Missouri City studio

The Missouri City business of 16 years offers private sessions and group classes that help clients become pain free.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Hwy. 36A has not been approved as a project, so the route of the road has not been decided. However, this map shows the study area for the road. (Courtesy Highway 36A Coalition)
TxDOT, advocacy group look at feasibility of Hwy. 36A corridor through Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller counties

The Highway 36A Coalition is hoping to get the road placed on HGAC's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications will open May 17 for small businesses seeking monetary relief through Fort Bend County's small business emergency grant program because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Pexels)
New funding available soon for small businesses hit by COVID-19 in Fort Bend County

Small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can soon apply for up to $25,000 in relief due to new funding made available by the county.

3323 Oaklawn Place Drive, a 1,804-square-foot house in Olympia Estates, sold for between $185,001-$215,000 on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Median price of homes sold increased across Sugar Land, Missouri City year over year in March

Find recent real estate trends, plus information on the Missouri City neighborhood Olympia Estates here.

Dry Eye & Specialty Center opened April 22 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Pexels)
Dry Eye & Specialty Center opens on University Boulevard in Sugar Land

The practice offers optometry services such as routine exams as well as treatment for eye diseases and other causes of dry and itchy eyes.