Karbach Brewing Co.'s Chris Juergen to offer brewery, restaurant in Tomball and more Houston-area news

The facility in Tomball is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. (Rendering courtesy Tomball Economic Development Corp.)
The facility in Tomball is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. (Rendering courtesy Tomball Economic Development Corp.)

The facility in Tomball is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. (Rendering courtesy Tomball Economic Development Corp.)

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Tomball-Magnolia

NEW: Karbach Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Juergen to bring brewery, restaurant to Tomball

Chris Juergen, brewmaster at Houston's Karbach Brewing Co., has plans to break ground on a brewery and restaurant in his hometown of Tomball by year's end, the Tomball Economic Development Corp. announced late Aug. 11. Juergen is a Tomball High School graduate.

Grab N Go Tacos lives up to its name during pandemic



Co-owner Denia Ferguson said Grab N Go Tacos started because she wanted a place that served fresh and high-quality food. Denia and her husband, Darren, opened Grab N Go Tacos Tomball in February 2019.

Cy-Fair

First Watch coming soon to Cy-Fair area

Officials announced via Facebook on Aug. 12 that a new location of First Watch would be opening in late November at the new building that also houses Houston Methodist offices, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Katy

Katy to move forward with Nov. 3 elections after May elections postponed due to COVID-19

The city of Katy will have elections Nov. 3 after Katy City Council originally voted to postpone the May elections due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa opens first Houston-area location

Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa has opened a second-floor location at 2181 Texas Drive, Sugar Land, in Sugar Land Town Square.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Family-owned Cleburne Cafeteria stands strong during COVID-19

Family-owned and locally operated restaurant Cleburne Cafeteria has managed to not only stay open, but also maintain its success during COVID-19.

Nola Valente, Dylan Sherman, Claire Shoop, Hunter Marrow, Anna Lotz and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.

Also known as “Pengus McPengus,” Sunderland-native Stephen Gwynn is the chef behind Pengus’s Place, which he owns with his wife, Lori Gwynn. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
British-American fusion restaurant Pengus's Place in Magnolia serves ‘real food for real folk’

After years of working in pubs in the U.S. and U.K., Magnolia-native Lori Gwynn and her English husband, Stephen Gwynn, opened Pengus’s Place in late September 2019 with the hopes of offering a sit-down, family restaurant for both the local and foreign clientele.

The board of directors for METRO has approved the $1.15 billion FY 2020-21 budget. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.

Conroe and Montgomery County firefighters assigned to Strike Team 143 are assisting California departments with containing Creek Fire, the largest single fire in California's history. Crews from the Porter Fire Department are assigned to the August Complex, which is the largest fire in the state's history, as of Sept. 23. (Courtesy Conroe Fire Department)
Montgomery County firefighters battle largest single wildfire in California’s history

Creek Fire has ravaged 289,695 acres, damaged 71 structures and destroyed 855 others. Exhausted from fighting the fire, Strike Team 143 may need a new crew rotation this weekend.

Zoned in Magnolia ISD, the 873-acre property is located on FM 149 and Hwy. 249. (Courtesy Land Advisor Organization)
Land secured for 873-acre residential development coming soon to Magnolia

The single-family residential development will be located on FM 149 and Hwy. 249 in Magnolia.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

(Courtesy The Republic Grille/Liz Grimm Public Relations)
Republic Grille opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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The newest segment of Medical Complex Drive is under construction. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Medical Complex Drive extension 20% complete in Tomball

The project includes a four-lane boulevard as well as rehabilitating the asphalt section of Agg Road.

A new gated community is slated for Tomball at the northwest corner of Cherry Street and Holderrieth Road, proposing 65 homes, according to a Sept. 22 release from Bold Fox Development. (Site plan courtesy Bold Fox Development)
DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: New gated community to bring 65 homes to Tomball

The community, spanning 20.8 acres will feature a mix of 55-foot and 60-foot homesites, a community park and approximately 3 acres of open space.

Texas Central
Texas Central Railroad bullet train project receives rulings on safety framework, selected alignment

Construction for the high-speed bullet train system is slated to begin in the first half of 2021 and to be completed in 2027.