Hot Dogs Express Magnolia now open; Creole Flava food truck operating in Sugar Land and more Houston-area news

Hot Dogs Express Magnolia is a food stall that operates out of Kitty's Cafe daily after 3 p.m. (Courtesy Hot Dogs Express Magnolia)
Hot Dogs Express Magnolia is a food stall that operates out of Kitty's Cafe daily after 3 p.m. (Courtesy Hot Dogs Express Magnolia)

Hot Dogs Express Magnolia is a food stall that operates out of Kitty's Cafe daily after 3 p.m. (Courtesy Hot Dogs Express Magnolia)

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Tomball-Magnolia

Hot Dogs Express Magnolia now serving bacon-wrapped hot dogs


Local food stall Hot Dogs Express Magnolia began operating out of Kitty’s Cafe on FM 1488 in mid-January, according to stall owner Fernando Moreno. The food stall specializes in bacon-wrapped hotdogs and offers a selection of Mexican street food, including tacos al pastor, quesadillas and Mexican-style burgers.

City officials confirm construction on H-E-B in Magnolia to break ground in June



Construction for Magnolia's anticipated H-E-B at Spur 149 and FM 1488 is slated to begin June 14, Magnolia City Administrator Don Doering said during a Feb. 9 City Council meeting.

The Woodlands

Pandemic fuels rise of local outdoor vendor markets in The Woodlands area

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to alter or cancel a range of activities over the past 10 months, several new and established outdoor vendor markets have had success in The Woodlands.

Texas Autism Academy partners with Texas Neurodevelopment Center to meet families' lifelong needs

In its fourth year of operation, Texas Autism Academy has grown from two to 22 students, and the school is now partnering with a new nonprofit that aims to provide support for autistic families beyond traditional schooling years.

Montgomery County

Free boater education certification classes in Montgomery County begin March 20

Montgomery County residents can now sign up for free boater education classes beginning March 20 and continuing once a month until the summer.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Watershed brings scratch kitchen, craft beer to Meyerland area

At Watershed, patrons might first be attracted to its central bar, clad with a mosaic of cassette tapes and boasting 30 brews on tap, but hidden in plain sight is a massive open kitchen that represents the restaurant’s true calling.

Local Foods Market to unveil expanded concept in Rice Village

After taking over the former benjy’s space in Rice Village, Local Foods Market is set to open Feb. 16.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy aims to honor neighborhood's history

Watching the new Freedmen’s Town farmers market take root, Zion Escobar, the executive director of the Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy, said she knew a shift was occurring in the neighborhood.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Premier Martial Arts to offer self-defense training for kids, adults in Missouri City

The nationwide franchise offers martial arts training for kids age 3 and up that combines elements of karate, taekwondo, Krav Maga and kickboxing. Fitness and self-defense classes using techniques from Krav Mga, jiujitsu and kickboxing are available for adults.

Food truck Creole Flava serves Cajun-style soul food in Sugar Land

Creole Flava, a food truck located at 9907 S. Hwy. 6, Sugar Land, opened Dec. 20.

Houston-themed restaurant Trill Taco ties nontraditional menu to area rap scene

It is impossible to pick a dish off the menu at Trill Taco without thinking about Houston’s renowned hip-hop scene.

Adriana Rezal, Eva Vigh, Vanessa Holt, Ben Thompson, Emma Whalen, Morgan Theophil and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.



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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.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.