Large multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County; Sugar Land to widen University Blvd. and more top Houston-area news

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)
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)

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)

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

Fort Bend County

New large-scale multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County

A new 230,000-square-foot multipurpose facility dubbed the Fort Bend Epicenter complex will soon be erected in Fort Bend County.

Tomball-Magnolia



Little Woodrow's bar and grill now open in Tomball

Bar and grill franchise Little Woodrow's opened its eighth Houston-area location in Tomball on Feb. 23, according to a social media post by the business.

Montgomery County

As ground sinks, debate ensues over Montgomery County's groundwater

Subsidence has been occurring across Montgomery County for decades—with one gauge in Conroe measuring nearly 16 centimeters from 2005-20, according to data from the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District.

Montgomery County to take over Woodforest Stadium vaccinations in March at cost of $130K per month

Montgomery County is preparing to take over vaccination operations at the Woodforest Bank Stadium in March once it is no longer being operated by hospital system Memorial Hermann.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Project to widen portions of University Blvd. in Sugar Land entering design phase

The city of Sugar Land is in the beginning phases of a project to widen portions of University Boulevard.

Morgan Theophil, Adriana Rezal, Andrew Christman, Eva Vigh and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.



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Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Blake Smith opened Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse in December 2013 in Tomball. This photo is from a December 2014 story in Community Impact Newspaper. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Smitty's Meat Market & Smokehouse to relocate to larger space in Tomball

Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse is planning to relocate to a new facility at 22621 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball, from its existing Mahaffey Road site, according to Tomball Economic Development Corp. information.

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)
HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball receives robotic surgery accreditation

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual meeting April 27 regarding safety improvements slated for the FM 2920 corridor between I-45 and Tomball, according to a public notice. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TxDOT to hold virtual public meeting on FM 2920 safety improvements

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual meeting April 27 regarding safety improvements slated for the FM 2920 corridor between I-45 and Tomball, according to a public notice.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Mother-daughter duo Ashley and Andie Bearden launched an online women’s boutique Feb. 15 from their Tomball home. (Courtesy Ashley Bearden)
Tomball-based mother-daughter duo launches online boutique Hen Scratch & Co.

Mother-daughter duo Ashley and Andie Bearden launched an online women’s boutique Feb. 15 from their Tomball …

KB Home is developing Mustang Ridge, which is under construction near Magnolia West High School. (Rendering courtesy KB Home)
Mustang Ridge in the works near Magnolia West High School

KB Home is developing Mustang Ridge, which is under construction near Magnolia West High School. The community will feature 226 lots and is anticipated to open this summer, spokesperson Cara Kane said in an email.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

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

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, which regulates groundwater usage in Montgomery County, is part of Groundwater Management Area 14. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
GMA 14 approves proposed desired future conditions; LSGCD objects to subsidence factor

On April 9, Groundwater Management Area 14 voted on its proposed long-term goal for the Gulf Coast Aquifer System.