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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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.


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.


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.


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

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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.


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.


Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County ballot totals approach 630,000 in first six days of early voting

Ballot counts have averaged about 100,000 daily. Twelve days of early voting remain before the Nov. 3 general election.

A total of 10 polling places are now open throughout the county for early voting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 76,000 ballots cast in Montgomery County through first 5 days of early voting

While the total outpaces the count through the fifth day of early voting from previous general elections, the county's voter turnout percentage so far is lower than in 2012 and 2016.

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)
Amazon center in Katy to bring 3K jobs and more Houston-area news

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An election official directs a car to a spot at the Humble Civic Center's drive-thru voting location. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drive-thru voting locations in Harris County see greater numbers than in-person, despite challenges

More than 42,000 residents in Harris County have used the drive-thru centers so far in early voting.

Artists local to the Magnolia area have covered the buildings in murals since the spring, which have now become popular photo backgrounds for community members.
Neglected buildings birth artistic gathering space known as The Grounds 1488

The Magnolia-based nonprofit is hosting its first fall festival Oct. 24 with vendors selling handmade goods, food trucks, live music, a children's business fair, an art show and fall activities. Proceeds go to support the rehabilitation of the artistic space.

The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
Outlet mall in Cy-Fair opens 3 new stores and more top Houston-area news

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Electronics repair service provider Paragon Geeks opened at 22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 140, Tomball, on July 15. (Courtesy Paragon Geeks)
ROUNDUP: Six businesses coming soon, now open or celebrating anniversaries in the Tomball-Magnolia area

From electronics repair to home decor, here are six business updates to the Tomball, Magnolia area.

The Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods will be hosting its second Corvettes for Cops event in support of police officers Oct. 17. (Courtesy Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods)
Here are some virtual, in-person events going on in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 16-18

From virtual walks in the park to corvette cruises, here are some weekend events for area residents.

Oct. 15 is the last day to complete the Census. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Deadline to fill out Census set for end of day Oct. 15

Officials in Harris County and Houston are encouraging residents who have not filled out the Census to do so before the deadline.