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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Live performances in the area include Kaitlin Butts on May 27 at Dosey Doe. (Courtesy Kaitlin Butts)
Where to see live music in The Woodlands area in May and June

Live music performances are scheduled at a number of venues in The Woodlands area in May and June, including outdoors for Waterway Nights.

The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018.
(Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on FM 2978 continues with expected completion date this summer

The project, begun in 2018, is expected to wrap in the second quarter of 2021.

Tomball Star Academy will celebrate its senior class May 27 with a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, according to district information. Students will graduate virtually from LSC-Tomball on May 13, according to LSCS information. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'They’ve created the legacy:' Inaugural class to graduate May 27 from Tomball ISD's early college high school program

The inaugural class of 95 students has been instrumental in paving the way for the students yet to finish the program, said Kelly Marchiando, the principal of Tomball Star Academy since January.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

Photos in the home of Barbara and the late Don Gebert show the couple and other family members over their decades together. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Don Gebert, founder of Interfaith of The Woodlands, remembered in The Woodlands

A celebration of life service for Don Gebert will be held June 12 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Two new stores came to The Woodlands Mall in April. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two new stores open in The Woodlands Mall through April

Casper and TravisMatthew joined the mall's offerings April 9 and April 23 respectively.

The Woodlands celebrates Bike Month in May. (Courtesy Bike The Woodlands Coalition)
Ride a bike, see a show, observe Memorial Day: 12 events and activities in The Woodlands area in May and June

See events and activities happening in The Woodlands area in early summer, including a show at the Pavilion and Memorial day observances.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

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

(Courtesy Third Coast Organic Foods)
Third Coast Organic Foods launches e-commerce business

The business sells sugar-free organic wine vinaigrette salad dressings.