La Cocina de Roberto restaurant opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

La Cocina de Roberto launched its second eatery in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy La Cocina de Roberto)
La Cocina de Roberto launched its second eatery in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy La Cocina de Roberto)

La Cocina de Roberto launched its second eatery in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy La Cocina de Roberto)

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

The Woodlands

La Cocina de Roberto launches second restaurant in The Woodlands area

La Cocina de Roberto opened its second kitchen in The Woodlands area Jan. 4.

Aloft Hotel opens in Shenandoah


Aloft Shenandoah Houston features 116 loft-style guest rooms.

Cy-Fair

Arts & Crepes closes Cypress storefront, transitions to fully mobile business

The Arts & Crepes food truck will travel around Cy-Fair and beyond, officials said.

Spring-Klein

D1 Training facility now open on Rayford Road in Spring


D1 Training, a new fitness training facility, opened its doors at 8727 W. Rayford Road, Ste. 150, Spring, on Dec. 7.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Burn Boot Camp celebrates grand opening of Atascocita gym in January

Burn Boot Camp, a national fitness franchise, hosted its grand opening Jan. 10 at 7154 Atascocita Road, Humble.

Wells Fargo Bank opens new Kingwood branch

The full-service bank features three teller stations and six banker desks.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Locally owned hair salon House of Blu's now serving Missouri City


The multicultural salon offers a variety of hair and spa services.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Velvet Taco opens in the Heights; two more in the works


It is the first of three to open in 2021.

Pearland-Friendswood

Friendswood ISD sends #WeAreMighty flag into space aboard International Space Station


Mike Hopkins, an astronaut aboard the space station—and the husband of Friendswood Junior High nurse Julie Hopkins—worked with district leaders to coordinate the flag's journey.

Greater Houston

Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts acquired by private investment firm affiliate


The acquisition of Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts by an affiliate of the private investment firm Peak Rock Capital was completed Jan. 6, the firm announced in a statement.

Houston’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade goes virtual for 2021 event

The city of Houston’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade will be held online this year in partnership with the Black Heritage Society from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 18.

Harris County

New mobile application offers alerts of real-time crime, traffic hazards in Harris County Precinct 4


The app can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play store for free.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to deliver 7,500 rainbow trout to northeast Harris County parks

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will deliver 7,500 rainbow trout to six Harris County Precinct 4 parks between Jan. 14 and 15.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s mass vaccine distribution plan includes 5 major drive-thru sites


Montgomery County has developed a preliminary plan for mass vaccination distribution for the general public that could potentially vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals per day once supply becomes available.

Claire Shoop, Eva Vigh, Danica Lloyd, Ben Thompson, Andrew Christman, Kelly Schafler, Anna Lotz, Adriana Rezal, Matt Dulin and Colleen Ferguson contributed to this report.


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Zoo Lights is a light show within the Houston Zoo that happens every year. (Courtesy Houston Zoo Lights)
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HCSO Assistant Chief Mike Lee presents information on the county's new safety policing initiative Nov. 30. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Ringerz sells specialty doughnuts. (Courtesy Ringerz)
Ringerz doughnut shop opening Dec. 2 on Rayford Road

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Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
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Class Act Productions performed "Les Miserables" in July. (Courtesy Class Act Productions)
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Interactive museum Alluring Selfie Lounge now open in The Woodlands Mall

Alluring Selfie Lounge offers 20 themed backgrounds, such as an airplane interior, a beach and lifeguard stand, a ball pit and floral backdrops.

Kokomos is a Mexican restaurant that features a menu with a Caribbean flair. (Courtesy Kokomos)
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