Luxury camping business opens in The Woodlands; On Demand Furniture & Mattress comes to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

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(Courtesy Glamp Woodlands)

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

The Woodlands

Glamp Woodlands offers luxury tents for The Woodlands area

Glamp Woodlands, a luxury tent rental business, opened booking for events July 14 in The Woodlands and surrounding areas.


Uno Dos Shakes to open new health-conscious eatery in Tomball

The store, located at 11715 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. A, Tomball, will offer nutritious, health-conscious food such as protein shakes and smoothies, as well as grab-and-go lunch, breakfast and snacks.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place

Phase 2 of West University Virtual Gate system now underway

Installation of a camera system that uses license plate readers and live-feed cameras to cover lanes of traffic and alert police of stolen vehicles in West University Place has officially entered the second of two phases.


Halik Street reconstruction to begin in August

The city of Pearland plans to issue a notice to proceed in August with construction expected to last five months, according to an agenda document.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Korean fried chicken restaurant Bonchon closes in Sugar Land

Along with Korean fried chicken, the casual diner's menu featured Asian-inspired dishes including potstickers, sliders, Korean tacos, chicken katsu, fried rice and udon noodle soup.


Recycled outdoor furniture now available at Magnolia Outdoor Living in Spring

All furniture is made from recycled milk jugs to create a large, for-sale collection of high-density polyethylene outdoor furniture, all of which are backed by a 20-year warranty.


On Demand Furniture & Mattress now open in Cy-Fair

The family-owned business aims to offer quality products at affordable prices, including sectionals; coffee tables; bedroom sets; mattresses; dining room sets; and accent pieces, such as ottomans, chairs, lamps, rugs and wall art.

Andrew Christman, Chandler France, Hunter Marrow, Haley Morrison, Danica Lloyd and Brooke Ontiveros contributed to this report.


As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'The vaccines we have are effective against all the variants out there': Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass discusses variants, vaccinations

As Houston Methodist identified its first case of the lambda variant July 19, Dr. Glass believes vaccines can handle known variants.

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. (Courtesy Pressed Juicery)
Pressed Juicery plans Market Street location in The Woodlands

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. 

A new location serving coffee and tea will open on FM 1488. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Golden Hour Coffee and Tea planning to open in August near XScape Theatre

Golden Hour Coffee and Tea is anticipated to open by the end of August.

The Woodlands Township board of directors met July 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chamber, residents urge delay on possible incorporation vote date in The Woodlands

A resolution from The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce urged the township board of directors to delay a possible vote on incorporation beyond this year.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is pleading with residents to be more vigilant, asking all residents to start wearing masks again in indoor settings and asking those who are vaccinated to urge their friends who are not to get the shot. (Screenshot Courtesy Facebook)
Harris County raises coronavirus threat level as Hidalgo asks all residents to mask up indoors

Although those who are vaccinated are very unlikely to end up in the hospital, officials said wearing masks in certain situations could help reduce transmissions to the more susceptible unvaccinated.

A COVID-19 vaccine dose is administered to a person's arm
Montgomery County sees July increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County climbed above 1,000 for the first time in two months, just after June recorded the lowest active cases since 2020.

Harris County Emergency Services District 11 commissioners received updates on the status of its upcoming ambulances services at a July 22 board meeting. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 commissioners discuss upcoming ambulance service

The district will take over providing emergency medical services across more than 177 square miles of north Harris County, currently being provided by Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, on Sept. 1.

Memorial Hermann has locations throughout the Greater Houston area, including Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann)
Memorial Hermann visiting policies change as COVID-19 cases rise

As of July 21, Memorial Hermann has changed its visitor policy in light of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Greater Houston area.

Houston unemployment is above state and national levels, while home sales in the region continue to be strong, according to a July 21 economic update from the Greater Houston Partnership. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Unemployment, strong housing sales mark 2021 Houston economy, Greater Houston Partnership says

While Houston job recovery lags due to the pandemic, area home sales are strong, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.

Conroe ISD provided recommendations for a safer return for the 2021-22 school year. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD sets COVID-19 policies for 2021-22 school year

The "Roadmap to Remaining Open" states policies and provides recommendations for students and faculty to better prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the district.