Velvet Taco coming to The Woodlands; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Missouri City and more Houston-area news

Velvet Taco is coming soon to The Woodlands. (Courtesy Velvet Tacos)
Velvet Taco is coming soon to The Woodlands. (Courtesy Velvet Tacos)

Velvet Taco is coming soon to The Woodlands. (Courtesy Velvet Tacos)

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The Woodlands

Velvet Taco coming soon to The Woodlands

Velvet Taco is a fast-casual, Tex-Mex restaurant that serves specialty tacos.

Airsoft gun supply store coming soon to The Woodlands Mall



Spacecraft Airsoft will be opening in The Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, in early July, according to representatives from the mall.

Pearland-Friendswood

Pearland Elite Training Center opens new developmental facility

Pearland Elite Training Center offers recreational and competitive gymnastics and cheerleading.

Bonus Cafe opens on Pearland Parkway

Menu items include banh mi, wings, bubble tea and baked goods.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

LA-based Dave's Hot Chicken preparing to open in Missouri City

Scheduled to open in late 2021, Dave's Hot Chicken serves tenders and sliders alongside a choice of sides at seven spice levels ranging from no spice to reaper.

Blue Door Antiques opens in Missouri City

The antique store carries a selection of furniture, home goods, art and jewelry.

Cy-Fair

Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic now open, offering low-cost medical services in Cypress

Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic does not accept insurance, but families can receive medical services they need at prices that are often less than out-of-pocket insurance deductibles, according to the clinic’s website.

Ally Bolender, Haley Morrison, Claire Shoop, Andy Yanez and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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The location is expected to open in the fall. (Courtesy Freebirds World Burrito)
Freebirds coming soon to Riley Fuzzel Road

The new Freebirds location is expected to open in the fall.

Chef Chan's will be replacing Spicy Cuisine. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Original family reopens Chef Chan's in Indian Springs

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School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Woodlands Township board of directors decided against allowing e-bikes on township pathways July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
E-bikes will not be permitted on The Woodlands Township pathways, board decides

The township order prohibiting motorized vehicles on its pathway system will stand.

Monique Sharp, The Woodlands Township's assistant general manager for finance and administration, presented fisca year 2022 budget updates at a July 28 meeting. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The LifeTime Fitness complex is seeing redesigns before development starts back up in November. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
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Tomball ISD will offer free meals to all student this upcoming academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The restaurant serves American favorites as well as a brunch menu. (Courtesy Federal American Grill)
Federal American Grill coming to Oak Ridge North in 2022

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Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

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Exterior of Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court building
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