Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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The Woodlands

Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar holds soft opening in Spring

Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar, located at 3532 Harmony Commons Drive, Spring, held a soft opening Oct. 13 in the Harmony Commons Plaza.

Free COVID-19 testing to be available in The Woodlands Township's town hall parking lot

Mobile testing COVID-19 testing will be available at no cost beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 23, said John Powers, The Woodlands Township's assistant general manager for community services.

GenuWine Tasting Room announces closure after 10 years

GenuWine Tasting Room, a wine bar located at 6503 FM-1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia, announced it will be closing at the end of the month due to the uncertainty of the economy and pandemic.


15 spooky, fall and holiday events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia through mid-November

See the latest events in Tomball and Magnolia.

Diaper drive-thru, barbecue and more: Things to do this weekend in Tomball, Magnolia

From virtual concerts to in-person car shows, here is a number of events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia area this weekend.

Tomball business Goat Maddness offers goat milk-based skin care for him and her

Goat Maddness owner Chris Madden said he learned the skin care benefits of goat milk from his mother-in-law, Linda Faith, who 13 years ago began making products such as lotion and hand soaps from her goats’ leftover milk.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

2020 Bellaire Arts & Crafts Festival canceled; spring iteration still a possibility

The 2020 Bellaire Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled for Nov. 14, has been canceled, according to an Oct. 20 announcement from the Bellaire Culture and Arts Board, the group that oversees the festival.


Airi Ramen coming soon to Fairfield Town Center in Cypress

Airi Ramen is slated to open in early December at 28404 Hwy. 290, Ste. G19, Cypress, in the former location of Slurping Noodles in the Fairfield Town Center.

Bay Area

Tate’s Home Decor & Custom Framing: Family-run League City business captures local history

Randall Tate began working in his father’s framing shop as a young adult in the mid-1960s. More than half a century later, he has framed everything from jerseys to space gear to “polar bear poop.”

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

The Sporting Club brings the outdoors in with retractable roof on Washington Avenue

SoClutch Group's latest bar and restaurant concept, The Sporting Club, will open Oct. 22 at 5102 Washington Ave., Houston, the group announced.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

4 recently opened businesses in Sugar Land, Missouri City

Blue Legend Swim School, Clean My Teeth, PNC Bank and The Woodlands Financial Group Insurance all opened recently in Sugar Land and Missouri City.


Rainbow Pediatrics of Houston now open on Veterans Memorial Drive

Rainbow Pediatrics of Houston opened Oct. 1 at 12822 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston. Led by Dr. Lisa T. Lau, who is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish, the pediatric medical office offers comprehensive care for infants and children from newborns to age 18.


Katy's Pinot's Palette adapts to COVID-19

Earlier this year, Meredith Lanning, owner of Pinot’s Palette in Katy, told Community Impact Newspaper she was taking measures to be extra sanitary and maintain social distancing rules in her classes at the beginning of quarantine; she even suspended in-studio classes for a while.

Eight months and several regulations later, Lanning said it has been a challenging year.


Sandwiches, spin class and more: The latest business news for Conroe, Montgomery

The Conroe and Montgomery area has seen a number of new businesses open and changes in ownership in recent months.

Nola Valente, Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop, Adriana Rezal, Hunter Marrow, Andrew Christman, Shawn Arrajj, Colleen Ferguson and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.


Houston City Hall in rainbow lighting
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The organization is open to all and serves members throughout the Greater Houston area.

Montgomery County is set to receive its largest first-dose allocation during the week of March 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County set to receive largest vaccine allocation yet in first week of March

Nearly 20,000 vaccine doses were allocated to the county's two vaccine hubs and several additional providers for the week of March 1.

A coronavirus vaccine is given at Memorial Hermann's mass vaccine clinic Feb. 26. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Memorial Hermann closes out 2nd round of vaccines with 7,000 distributed among 2 clinics

The clinic will continue operations through 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Large multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County; Sugar Land to widen University Blvd. and more top Houston-area news

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

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

The Woodlands Township board of directors met Feb. 24 to discuss items including winter storm recovery and a financial report. (Screenshot via The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands officials criticize county officials over CARES Act funds management; commissioner fires back

The Woodlands Township board of directors criticized Montgomery County's methods of allocating federal coronavirus aid at the board's Feb. 24 meeting, calling the $244,000 the township received a "slap in the face."

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

Harris County ESD No. 11 commissioners met for a meeting Feb. 25. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD No. 11 begins construction process on new facility

District offiicials have said they hope Phase 1 of construction will be complete by August.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

Gracie Barra The Woodlands relocated to a new training center on Richards Road earlier this year. (Courtesy Gracie Barra The Woodlands)
New cosmetic services, MMA gym: 5 recent business updates in The Woodlands and northern Spring

Several businesses have recently opened in or relocated into The Woodlands area.

In addition to produce, Theiss Farms offers grass-fed beef. The family’s herd of cattle grazes in a pasture near the intersection of Spring Cypress and Stuebner Airline roads. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Theiss Farms Market owner on winter storm: 'I knew everything was going to die, and it did'

Nothing could have prepared local farmers for last week's winter storm, Theiss Farms Market co-owner Dwayne Theiss said.