COVID-19 testing locations remain open in Montgomery County and more local news

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Montgomery County

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County

Dozens of walk-in and drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations remain open to Montgomery County residents seeking tests for the disease.


Photoshoots and more: Here's the latest business news for Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball-Magnolia area has seen a number of business openings and relocations in recent weeks.

Skeeter's Dogs and Desserts coming to Market Street in Tomball

Skeeter’s Dogs and Desserts is coming to Market Street in Tomball, according to owner Nicole Rich. The eatery is slated to open at 102 Market St., Tomball, in January 2021 and will offer gourmet dogs and desserts in addition to other items, such as panini and salads.


Cycle Gear opens in Katy

Cycle Gear Katy opened in early November at 24727 Katy Freeway, Katy. A grand opening is planned for March 2021. The store will offer curbside pickup services and helmet fittings and will allow customers to reserve items online.


Shoot 360 to bring unique basketball training center to Cy-Fair area

Basketball training center Shoot 360 is slated to open Dec. 13 at 13018 Brittmoore Park Drive, Houston, with an open house planned for Dec. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nekter Juice Bar opens new Cypress location

Nekter Juice Bar opened a new location at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 165, Cypress, on Nov. 21. The business offers fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, cleanses and catering.

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Check out these Small Business Saturday and holiday markets in Houston

With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday coming up, holiday shopping season has begun. Here are some markets that feature small businesses, startups, artists, chefs and other local purveyors to put on the calendar.

New building now open at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; free admission spots full

A new 100,000-square-foot building dedicated to exhibiting international collections of modern and contemporary art is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Rice Village announces bimonthly farmers market coming Dec. 6

For the first time, Rice Village will be bringing an open-air farmers market to Houstonians, according to a Nov. 23 announcement from Rice Village Management, the company managing the shopping district.

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Greater Houston LGBT Chamber hosts holiday food drive

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's food drive this year will support the Montrose Center, filling boxes of food for LGBTQ seniors, the organization announced Nov. 24.

Good Dog serves its last hot dog at Montrose location

The Montrose location of Good Dog closed Nov. 22, owners Amalia Pferd and Danny Caballero announced.


Anytime Fitness to open in Woodforest in Montgomery this winter

A new Anytime Fitness location is coming to Woodforest in Montgomery this winter, although a date has not been announced. The gym will be located at 910 Pine Market Ave., Ste. 100, Montgomery.

Eva Vigh, Adriana Rezal, Danica Lloyd, Nola Valente, Emma Whalen, Hunter Marrow, Ben Thompson and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.


Montgomery County continues to see new daily highs in active COVID-19 case counts as hospitalizations rise. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County COVID-19 total case count increases to over 34,000; active case count decreases by 1,500

The total COVID-19 case count across Montgomery County has surpassed 34,000.

The city of Shenandoah outlined several projects for the upcoming year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah announces 2021 projects including David Memorial Drive extension, water line replacement

One of the primary projects the city of Shenandoah will pursue this year will be the extension of David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

13 new businesses that opened in 2020 or early 2021 to check out in The Woodlands area

Tommy Bahama Home opened in January, and stores including an Amazon 4-star opened in 2020 in The Woodlands area.

The Woodlands-area small business, major industries look at 2021 recovery prospects

Several circumstances, such as a growing health care employment sector and a robust commercial market, may have helped to protect The Woodlands from greater losses, area experts said.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

The barbecue eatery is the second Killen's Restaurant Group venture to launch in The Woodlands area. (Courtesy Killen's Barbecue)
Killen's Barbecue launches new location serving The Woodlands area

The barbecue concept's second Greater Houston location opened Jan. 16 in Shenandoah.

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Chipotle opens location on Sawdust Road

The new location offers a Chipotlane, which allows customers to drive through and pick up their orders without leaving their vehicle.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is scheduled to return in person in October. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)
Bayou City Art Festival scheduled for in-person return in October

The Memorial Park version of the festival will be celebrated through alternative virtual and smaller in-person events.

The Conroe clinic was allocated 2,000 doses of Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine the week of Jan. 18 because of its designation as a hub provider. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe's Lone Star Family Health Center designated as COVID-19 vaccination hub, receives 2,000 doses

The facility was the sole Montgomery County provider to receive a vaccine allocation in the sixth week of statewide distribution.