More vaccines coming to Montgomery County; Fajita Hut opens in Spring plus other Houston-area news

Montgomery County's second COVID-19 vaccination hub opened Jan. 27 at CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Montgomery County's second COVID-19 vaccination hub opened Jan. 27 at CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)

Montgomery County's second COVID-19 vaccination hub opened Jan. 27 at CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)

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Montgomery County

Nearly 18K vaccine doses allocated to Montgomery County hubs, providers week of Feb. 1

Montgomery County is set to receive its largest weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses for local health care providers yet during the week of Feb. 1, according to information the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Spring-Klein


Klein ISD named National District of The Year

Klein ISD has been recognized as the National District of The Year at the 2021 District Administration Future of Education Technology National Conference, according to a Jan. 29 press release.

The Fajita Hut now open on Louetta Road in Spring

The Fajita Hut opened at 8312 Louetta Road, Ste. C, Spring, on Nov. 20. The takeout-style concept specializes in beef, chicken and shrimp fajitas available by the pound or half-pound as well as pork, chicken and cheese tamales available by the dozen or half-dozen.

Cy-Fair

3 cookie delivery services open within a week in Cy-Fair


Milk Mustache celebrated its grand opening Jan. 30 at 13718 Office Park Drive, Houston. Classic flavors as well as unique options such as the Campfire Bliss and Celebration cookies are on the menu and available for delivery or in-store pickup.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

UPDATE: 10 Fort Bend ISD campuses engage in online learning the week of Feb. 1-5 due to COVID-19


Three Fort Bend ISD schools are moving to online learning the week starting Feb. 1, while one other campus will move online Feb. 2 due in part to teacher and staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wonderfully Made Pediatrics now seeing patients up to age 21 in Missouri City

Drs. Erica Lindsay and Kareen Smith at the pediatric wellness center provide care for newborns through adults age 21.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

BlendIn Coffee opens Allen Parkway location

Blendin Coffee opened its new location Jan. 29 at 3201 Allen Parkway, Ste. 170, Houston, in the historic Star Engraving Company Building, which has been renovated after serving as the home of Stages Repertory Theater.

Tomball-Magnolia

Renovations, new businesses and more: Here's the latest business happenings for Tomball, Magnolia

In addition to recent renovations, the Tomball and Magnolia business community celebrated anniversaries and the openings of new businesses.

Now open and coming soon: Here's the latest business news in Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball-Magnolia area has seen many new businesses open and close in recent weeks.

Statewide

Q&A: Vaccine expert Dr. Peter Hotez shares facts, dispels myths about COVID-19 vaccines


To promote accurate information, Fort Bend County Judge KP George hosted a virtual question-and-answer event with Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Morgan Theophil, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker, Matt Dulin, Adriana Rezal and Andy Li 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.

Spearheaded by state Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, the new court, if established, would expand the capacity of the county's criminal court system in hopes of reducing its backlog, which stood at 70,951 total cases pending before criminal district courts in Harris County as of April 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County supports creation of new criminal district court to tackle case backlog

If the efforts are successful, this would be Harris County's first new criminal district court since 1984 when the 351st District Court was created.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough speaks during a budget presentation April 13. (Screenshot via Montgomery County livestream)
Montgomery County commissioners begin FY 2021-22 budget talks

Budget talks have begun at the county level, with a workshop scheduled for late July.

(Courtesy NAI Partners)
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals HQ to occupy Technology Forest office space

The pharmaceutical company is relocating its headquarters after selling its previous location last year.

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.

(Courtesy Fit Kitchen Meals)
IMPACT ROUNDUP: Fit Kitchen Meals coming to The Woodlands and more

One area business opened in January, and four businesses are anticipated through April.

David Memorial Drive currently ends at Entertainment Way. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
David Memorial Drive extension nears end of planning phase

The planning phase for a project to extend David Memorial Drive and connect with Hwy. 242 has reached 90% completion with construction anticipated to begin in January 2022.

The proposed project involves reconstruction and widening of Sgt. Ed Holcombe Boulevard South and Old Conroe Road to a four-lane, divided facility. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Virtual public meeting on Old Conroe Road, Sgt. Ed Holcombe Blvd. S. project to be held April 20

The meeting will consist of a narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and an opportunity to comment.

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.

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count was 1,692 as of April 9. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County active COVID-19 case count drops below 1,700 as of April 9

The active COVID-19 case count in Montgomery County is the lowest it has been since October.

"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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Mental health services have seen an increased demand through 2020 and early 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare director speaks on increased demands from pandemic

Evan Roberson spoke on the demand for mental health services as well as what his organization has seen over the past year.