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)

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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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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Missouri City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council begins process of calling November bond election

City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years.

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, said County Judge KP George. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County to administer COVID-19 vaccinations from new Mobile Health Unit

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, County Judge KP George said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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

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.

Armored Sports camps feature basketball, flag football and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
Armored Sports camps to launch in venues across Greater Houston

A new Christian sports camp for youth is launching this summer in churches across the Greater Houston area.

"Breaking Strongholds" is a faith-based, eight-episode series that explores topics such as suicide and depression. (Courtesy Terry Weaver)
Series shot in Montgomery County aiming for Hulu, Netflix deal and more Houston-area news

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Missouri City voters will be asked during the May 1 election whether they support nine amendments to the city’s charter, the document that outlines how the city’s government is structured as well as its rules and procedures. (Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Council term length, limits on Missouri City May ballot along with other charter amendments

Missouri City voters will be asked during the May 1 election whether they support nine amendments to the city’s charter, which outlines how the city’s government is structured as well as its rules and procedures.

Sugar Land- and Missouri City-area higher education officials said they agree: There is no one-size-fits-all solution to educating students amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
Despite COVID-19 challenges, Fort Bend County higher education institutions continue to recruit, graduate students

Sugar Land- and Missouri City-area higher education officials said they agree: There is no one-size-fits-all solution to educating students amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is the latest case, hospitalization and vaccine data from Fort Bend County. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nearly 30% of eligible Fort Bend County population fully vaccinated against COVID-19

From March 26-April 8, the county reported an average of 91.6 new coronavirus cases a day.

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
DMV officials say no grace period following waiver of car title, registration; new housing set for Magnolia, Cypress

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La Tapatia serves fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos and quesadillas as well as soups, chicken and seafood plates. (Courtesy Pexels)
Sugar Land Mexican restaurant La Tapatia to open outdoor patio in April

La Tapatia is undergoing renovations to add outdoor seating to its Sugar Land restaurant.