Fort Bend ISD changes 2020-21 calendar and more top Houston-area news from the week

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved changes to the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year calendar. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved changes to the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year calendar. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved changes to the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year calendar. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Houston area.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Fort Bend ISD 2020-21 calendar changes: 2 weeks off at spring break plus a later last day

In a year disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved a series of changes to the spring semester of the 2020-21 school calendar during its Nov. 9 meeting.

New industrial development to be built at Sugar Land Business Park



The Sugar Land Business Park is expanding with the addition of a new 320,000-square-foot industrial development, according to a press release from the city of Sugar Land.

GUIDE: 10 local coffee shops to try in Sugar Land, Missouri City

As the temperatures get cooler, these local Sugar Land and Missouri City coffee shops are serving up warm cups of joe and other tasty treats.

Katy

Family-owned winery to open in Katy area

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro will open this fall at 4828 Waterview Town Center Drive, Ste. 700, Richmond. The family-owned winery will offer an expansive wine selection and bistro-style food pairings as well as private event packages.

Bay Area

League City City Council rejects proposed 7-Eleven

Nearly 11 months since it was first proposed, a gas station will not be built at 2051 W. Main St., League City—at least not yet.

Claire Shoop, Nola Valente and Jake Magee contributed to this report.



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Pfizer vaccines could become available to kids 12 and up as soon as next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
FDA expands Pfizer vaccine authorization to children ages 12 to 15 years old

This is the first time people under the age of 16 have been granted access to a coronavirus vaccine.

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.