Whataburger opens in Magnolia and more Houston-area news

The San Antonio-based franchise is known for its selection of burgers and sandwiches such as the Whataburger Patty Melt, Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich and Mushroom Swiss Burger. (Courtesy Whataburger)
The San Antonio-based franchise is known for its selection of burgers and sandwiches such as the Whataburger Patty Melt, Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich and Mushroom Swiss Burger. (Courtesy Whataburger)

The San Antonio-based franchise is known for its selection of burgers and sandwiches such as the Whataburger Patty Melt, Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich and Mushroom Swiss Burger. (Courtesy Whataburger)

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Tomball-Magnolia

Whataburger opens at Melton Street, FM 1488 in Magnolia

The city of Magnolia's first Whatburger location is now open at 713 Melton St., on the corner of Melton Street and FM 1488, according to Whataburger representatives.

ROUNDUP: 6 businesses coming soon, now open or relocated in the Tomball-Magnolia area



From food trucks to breweries, businesses in the Tomball-Magnolia area continue to announce opening plans and relocate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Cy-Fair

Gooey's Ice Cream Sandwiches serves up unique sweet treats in Cypress

With colorful options such as mint chocolate chip ice cream served on a warm brownie topped with a red velvet cookie and chocolate syrup, the Cypress shop offers new twists on a classic frozen treat.

New location of Shipley Do-Nuts now open on Telge Road in Cypress

A new location of Shipley Do-Nuts opened Aug. 14 at 12827 Telge Road, Cypress, in the Telge Crossing development at Jarvis Road. Originally founded in Houston, the chain offers more than 60 doughnut varieties as well as kolaches, freshly brewed coffee and other breakfast items such as cinnamon rolls and apple fritters.

Spring-Klein

Ceviches n' Snacks to hold soft opening Aug. 19


Ceviches n' Snacks, a northwest Houston-based eatery specializing in authentic Mexican snacks and drinks, will have a soft opening Aug. 19 at its new location at at 18379 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A, Spring, according to an Aug. 17 Facebook post by the business.

Conroe-Montgomery

Montgomery nonprofit to host donation event to serve over 300 children in need


Local nonprofit Hope’s Bridge Resource Center will be holding a donation event between Aug. 20-25 for over 300 children placed in foster, adoption or kinship placements.

Conroe Office Solutions opens, car wash center changes hands: 3 business happenings in Conroe

Read more about Conroe business updates.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Taste of Paris Creperie & Cafe opens in West Lake Village shopping center near Summerwood


Taste of Paris Creperie & Cafe held a soft opening July 15 before opening in early August at 12230 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 115, Houston. While the cafe originally only opened for takeout, the dining room and outdoor patio are now open to the public.

Bay Area

Penny's Beer Garden celebrates one year in Dickinson


Penny’s Beer Garden celebrated one year at 1001 FM 646 Road N., Dickinson, on Aug. 16. Staff said the urban farm, market and taproom has not been able to consistently open since March, but it hosted several drive-thru produce events in the spring and early summer with free vegetable and cage-free egg baskets.

Houston

Rent relief: How to apply for the latest assistance in Houston and Harris County

Renters in need of financial relief in Houston and Harris County have a couple new options and housing advocates say the aid will be more crucial than ever this month.

Applications open Aug. 19 for Houston’s small-business relief program. Here’s how to apply.

Small business owners in Houston impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for up to $50,000 in relief grants from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4.

Kelly Schafler, Colleen Ferguson, Emma Whalen, Shawn Arraj, Anna Lotz and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.



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Montgomery County Precinct 2 hosts a heavy-trash cleanup day for residents on March 13-14. (Courtesy Precinct 2)
Here's a list of things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this March

From spring break virtual events for kids to spring markets, a number of Tomball- and Magnolia-area organizations will be hosting events this March.

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.

Montgomery County is set to receive its largest first-dose allocation during the week of March 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County set to receive largest vaccine allocation yet in first week of March

Nearly 20,000 vaccine doses were allocated to the county's two vaccine hubs and several additional providers for the week of March 1.

A coronavirus vaccine is given at Memorial Hermann's mass vaccine clinic Feb. 26. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Memorial Hermann closes out 2nd round of vaccines with 7,000 distributed among 2 clinics

The clinic will continue operations through 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Large multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County; Sugar Land to widen University Blvd. and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Large-format printing service provider SpeedPro Magnolia was named 2020 Business of the Year by the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy SpeedPro Magnolia)
Here's a roundup of the latest business news in Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball and Magnolia area has seen a number of recent business openings in recent weeks.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

With the notice lifted, the city recommends residents to flush household pipes, ice makers and water fountains prior to use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
JUST IN: City of Magnolia boil water notice lifted as of 4 p.m. Feb. 25

City residents were put under a nine-day boil water notice after freezing temperatures and electricity outages caused the city's water plants to suffer a loss of water pressure.

Harris County ESD No. 11 commissioners met for a meeting Feb. 25. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD No. 11 begins construction process on new facility

District offiicials have said they hope Phase 1 of construction will be complete by August.