CI NATION ROUNDUP: Main Event is under construction in Tomball; "Love and Death" has begun filming in Hutto, and more top news

Main Event, an entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, food and a bar, is under construction in Tomball, said Bruce Hillegeist, president of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Main Event)
Main Event, an entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, food and a bar, is under construction in Tomball, said Bruce Hillegeist, president of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Main Event)

Main Event, an entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, food and a bar, is under construction in Tomball, said Bruce Hillegeist, president of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Main Event)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 7.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 4-6.

Greater Houston

Main Event under construction near Regal Lone Star, Texas Roadhouse in Tomball


Main Event, an entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, food and a bar, is under construction in Tomball, said Bruce Hillegeist, president of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.


Central Texas

HBO has begun filming "Love and Death" in Hutto


"Love and Death" starring Elizabeth Olsen is a crime drama based on true events that took place in Wylie, Texas.

Recuerdos Tex-Mex in Round Rock is known for its enchiladas and friendly atmosphere

Recuerdos Tex-Mex first opened in 2015 in downtown Round Rock, but new owners Johnny and Stephanie Ontiveros took over the restaurant in June 2020, two months into the beginning stages of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Cicis Pizza to hold grand reopening for west Plano location


The restaurant was closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is reopening under corporate ownership. In honor of the location's reopening, the business plans to give the first 100 guests at the celebration free pizza for a year, according to a news release.

Statewide

Federal report finds more work is needed to prevent power outages during future winter storms


“This is a wake-up call for all of us. There was a similar inquiry after Texas experienced extreme cold weather in 2011, but those recommendations were not acted on,” said Rich Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair, in a press release. “We can’t allow this to happen again.

Chandler France, Carson Ganong, William C. Wadsack, Darcy Sprague and Brian Rash contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Harris County Deputy Kareem Atkins was honored by Harris County commissioners on Oct. 26. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners designate Oct. 25 as 'Deputy Kareem Atkins Day'

“Deputy Kareem Atkins Day” will be celebrated annually to recognize Atkins' heroism and service, Judge Lina Hidalgo said at the court’s Oct. 26 regular meeting. According to Hidalgo, Atkins was the first Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office deputy to be fatally shot.

Steve and Michelle Mims started their food truck Bulls and Bellows BBQ in May. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Husband and wife offer barbecue staples at veteran-owned Bulls and Bellows BBQ in Magnolia

Steve Mims, who also works in the energy industry, said he has always had a passion for cooking barbecue. Michelle said the community has been supportive as they have launched this new endeavor.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Magnolia ISD, pausing enforcement of its gender-based hair length policy. (Community Impact staff)
Judge grants temporary restraining order against enforcement of Magnolia ISD's gender-based hair policy

The temporary restraining order allows students who had been disciplined for their hair length to return to regular classes.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

Lone Star College System received approval from ACEN on Oct. 25. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System receives approval from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The accreditation is voluntary but reportedly offers more advantages for students, such as financial aid and easier credit transfers.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Average daily hospitalizations continue decline, drop below 100 since early July

For the first time since early July, the average number of daily coronavirus hospitalizations at Texas Medical Center hospitals has dropped below 100.

Tomball community members lined West Main Street in the early morning hours Monday to honor the fallen deputy during the funeral procession. (Courtesy Mike Baxter)
Slain Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored with procession, funeral

Tomball community members lined West Main Street in the early morning hours Monday to honor the fallen deputy during the funeral procession. 

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

Here are four pumpkin patches to visit in the Tomball and Magnolia area to visit the last week of October. (Courtesy Fotolia)
4 pumpkin patches to visit through Oct. 31 in Tomball, Magnolia

Here are four pumpkin patches to visit in the Tomball and Magnolia area to visit the last week of October.

People, pets and fall activities will come together at Howl-O-Ween, hosted by the Abandoned Animal Rescue in Magnolia. (Courtesy Karen Pitcock)
Fall festivals, CAREfest and parades: 12 happenings in Tomball, Magnolia to attend through mid-November

From fall festivals to holiday parades and fundraisers, check out what is happening locally in Tomball and Magnolia in October and November.