HOT SPOT: 8 eateries, shops that opened in 2020 or coming soon in 2021 in Old Town Tomball

Burlap Ranch Baby opened in Old Town Tomball on Commerce Street in 2020. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
Burlap Ranch Baby opened in Old Town Tomball on Commerce Street in 2020. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)

Burlap Ranch Baby opened in Old Town Tomball on Commerce Street in 2020. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)

Old Town Tomball—the four-block area from Pine to Elm streets—saw several business openings in 2020 with more expected in the year ahead.

Burlap Ranch Baby

121 Commerce St., Tomball


Jayden Layne Boutique

309 Market St., Ste. B, Tomball


Mercy House Global

418 W. Main St., Tomball


Pine Street Eats and Sweets—Coming spring

107 N. Pine St., Tomball


Skeeter’s Dogs and Desserts—Coming February-March

102 Market St., Tomball


Thirsty Bee Meadery

108 Commerce St., Tomball


Tomball Treasures

309 Market St., Ste. D, Tomball


Wildflower Bridal

120 W. Main St., Tomball



The bakery specializes in made-from-scratch baked goods. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buttercup Bakery opens on West Main Street in Tomball

The bakery specializes in made-from-scratch baked goods.

The convenience store chain is known for its Slurpees and self-serve soda fountains. (Courtesy 7-Eleven)
7-Eleven, Laredo Taco Company now open at Hwy. 249, Spring Cypress

The new location features a fueling station, car wash and beer cave.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.

Bexar Barbecue will celebrate its one-year anniversary June 26. (Courtesy Bexar Barbecue)
Bexar Barbecue to celebrate first anniversary with all-day festivities

The barbecue joint celebrates its first anniversary June 26.

The spiced chicken puff pastries come with shredded chicken, garam masala and vegetables wrapped in a puff pastry and topped with creamy jalapeno sauce. (Courtesy Philipose's Kitchen & Bar)
Philipose's Kitchen & Bar now serving American southern-inspired food in Magnolia

Philipose's Kitchen & Bar opened in early March and offers dine-in, take-out and online ordering.

Lone Star College has been approved for additional baccalaureate programs following House Bill 3348 being signed June 16. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College approved for additional baccalaureate programs

Lone Star College can now have up to five bachelor programs, up from its current three.

Following Hurricane Harvey, debris lined the streets in many parts of Harris County. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Department of Housing and Urban Development denies request, Texas General Land Office drafting plan to subaward Harris County $750M for flood mitigation

The Texas General Land Office now plans to subaward Harris County flood mitigation funding after the county was left out of recent Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

A house in the Balmoral development in Kingwood.
2,300 homes slated along FM 2920 in Hockley

Land Tejas will construct 2,300 new homes in a 646-acre development in Hockley.

Harris County Pets facilitates pet adoptions, foster placements and more. (Courtesy Harris County Pets)
Harris County Pets temporarily waives adoption fees to control increase of population

Harris County Pets has exceeded its capacity to house its growing pet population, officials said.