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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.