Killen's Barbecue opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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

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

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

The Woodlands

Killen's Barbecue launches new location serving The Woodlands area

Killen's Restaurant Group marked the opening of its second restaurant in The Woodlands area with the launch of a new Killen's Barbecue location in Shenandoah on Jan. 16.

Zanti Cucina Italiana brings authentic Italian taste to The Woodlands area in a casual environment



After taking about 2 1/2 years to select a location and design a concept, Santiago Pelaez opened Zanti Cucina Italiana to bring authentic Italian cuisine to The Woodlands area in June 2019 on Research Forest Drive.

Chipotle opens location on Sawdust Road

National Mexican chain Chipotle officially opened its newest location in The Woodlands area Jan. 18 at 760 Sawdust Road, Spring.

Spring-Klein

Consultants in Dental Aesthetics, Houston Sleep Apnea move to new location on Louetta Road in Spring

Consultants in Dental Aesthetics and Houston Sleep Apnea relocated from 9720 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 200, Houston, to 9700 Louetta Road, Spring, on Jan. 18. Both led by Dr. Michael J. Landry, the practices offer comprehensive dental care and sleep apnea treatment.

Cy-Fair

Shirts23 opening Jan. 25 on Jones Road in Cy-Fair

Shirts23, a wholesale blank and custom T-shirt shop, is slated to open a storefront Jan. 25 at 8805 Jones Road, Ste. A105, Jersey Village. The shop will offer blank shirts from Gildan, Bellas + Canvas and Tultex, among other brands.

Social media group inspires local restaurateurs to raise more than $27,000 for Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Cy-Fair Helping Hands, a local nonprofit that serves the homeless and the hungry, received a $27,665 donation Jan. 14 from Metta’s Local Eats, a local Facebook group that celebrates food, fellowship and giving back to the community, according to the group's founder, Metta Archilla.

Katy

GALLERY: Katy High School football fans celebrate Tigers’ championship win

For the ninth time in school history, players, parents, friends and fans of the Katy High School Tigers are celebrating in a big way.

Conroe-Montgomery

Harvest Market to open 'grocerant' in late January in Woodforest

Harvest Market will open at 2295 Woodforest Parkway, Montgomery, in late January, according to company representatives. The two-level “grocerant” will feature a full dining experience and a grocery store with foods from around the world.

Bay Area

Bayou City Art Festival scheduled for in-person return in October

The Bayou City Art Festival will be making its in-person return to Houston in October, provided that health and safety protocols at that time allow large gatherings.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Northern Tool + Equipment sets late January opening date for Humble store


Northern Tool + Equipment will open a new store Jan. 28 at 18780 Hwy. 59, Humble, in the Park Air 59 development, according to a news release from the company.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

New in River Oaks: Ovme medical spa, a dance studio, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic


Here is a look at three new businesses open and coming soon in the River Oaks area.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston delays reopening plans

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston has pushed back its planned reopening about a month, citing rising local cases of COVID-19.

Hannah Zedaker, Andrew Christman, Shawn Arrajj, Danica Lloyd, Ben Thompson, Morgan Theophil, Anna Lotz, Hunter Marrow and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.



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Harris County, Houston leaders call end of statewide mask mandate a 'distraction' from power grid failures

"At best, today’s decision is wishful thinking. At worst, it is a cynical attempt to distract Texans from the failures of state oversight of our power grid," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said.

As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Thousands in unincorporated Harris County remain under boil notices

As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents.

The Holcomb Family YMCA will be built on the shores of Lake Holcomb in Spring's Falls at Imperial Oaks development. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
Construction on new outdoor YMCA facility in northeast Spring set to begin in March

The first phase of the outdoor Holcomb Family YMCA facility on Imperial Promenade Drive is expected to open this fall.

The statewide mask mandate will end March 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, local officials weigh in on end of state mask mandate

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough thanked the governor for planning to lift state mandates March 10.

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is returning in person for its spring iteration. (Courtesy Jennifer Greene/HoustonBallet)
Houston Nutcracker Market to make in-person return this spring

Of the 150 merchants on the roster, nearly 50 will be making their spring debut in 2021.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

A team of All Nations and Journey school students recently competed inn the VEX IQ robotics challenge co-hosted by Clemson University. (Courtesy All Nations Community School)
Oak Ridge North approves 2-year permit extensions for All Nations, Journey schools

City Council renewed specific-use permits for two Robinson Road schools housed in the Sojourn Baptist Church building during a special session March 1.

Most of the electric grid in Texas is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is not linked to other interconnected national electrical systems. (Courtesy Electric Reliability Council of Texas)
Leaving the Texas power grid 'not likely to be an option' for Harris County, official says

Just two weeks after severe winter weather dropped Harris County temperatures below freezing for three consecutive days, which led to widespread power outages, loss of water and the deaths of at least 50 county residents, Harris County Commissioners Court called for major reform at the state level regarding the Texas power grid and related energy policies.

Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
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(Courtesy Top Sushi)
Top Sushi The Woodlands opens in Metropark Square

The sushi restaurant is the sixth for the company in the Greater Houston area.

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.