Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Tomball-Magnolia

Chipotle opens on FM 1488 in Magnolia

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened May 4 at 6538 FM 1488, Magnolia. The new location, Chipotle's first in Magnolia, features a Chipotlane, a drive-thru pickup lane allowing customers to receive their digital orders without leaving their vehicles.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood



GALLERY: Get a sneak peak of the Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve before it opens this month

A new development will soon open in the Humble area that offers an interactive experience where visitors can touch, feed and learn about various mammals, sea life, birds, and exotic and endangered animals. The Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve is set to open May 10 at 5440 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Humble.

Pearland-Friendswood

Independence Park dog park in Pearland under reconstruction

In early April, the city of Pearland closed the dog park in Independence Park for reconstruction.

The city hopes to reopen the park at the beginning of the summer. Upgrades to the park include a new sidewalk and fencing.

The Woodlands

Veteran-owned Sweet Charlene's Bakery debuted at The Woodlands Mall this spring

Located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 5600, The Woodlands, the veteran-owned bakery offers a selection of homemade desserts including brownies, cakes, cookies and muffins available for pickup and delivery.

Bay Area

IMPACTS ROUNDUP: B-29 Superfortress on display at Lone Star Flight Museum and more

Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston, is one of a few stops for the historic B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc.” The bomber, which is one of only two B-29 Superfortresses built by the Boeing Company that is still flying today, is on display at the museum May 5-9.

Conroe-Montgomery

Conroe film school launches plus 2 other local business happenings

A pair of local filmmakers are launching a film school in Conroe for high school students interested in learning about the film and television industry.

Cy-Fair

Houston couple brings dream of owning taco eatery to Cypress with Mex Taco House

Jessica and Abel Frausto’s aspiration to open their own restaurant dates back to high school, when they took hospitality management and culinary arts classes.

Anna Lotz, Haley Morrison, Kelly Schafler, Vanessa Holt, Danica Lloyd, Eva Vigh and Jake Magee contributed to this report.



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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.

Americans spent 44% more shopping on websites, including Amazon, in 2020 than in 2019. (Courtesy Amazon)
Surge in online shopping strains Houston’s distribution channels

Online spending in the U.S. was up 44% from 2019 to 2020, and transportation expert Bill Eisele said this uptick has put a strain on the region’s transportation system.

According to county officials, 40% of the $125 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Harvey took place within Harris County. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas General Land Office says it is 'not feasible' to request $750M in federal flood aid within 30 days

Houston-area officials ask for 30-day-dealine on the Texas General Land Office's formal request for $750 million in federal flood aid funding, but GLO says it is not possible.

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, which regulates groundwater usage in Montgomery County, is conducting a subsidence study focused on Montgomery County. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Phase 2 of subsidence study in Montgomery County underway

The study will help guide groundwater policy decisions, LSGCD says.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

Russ Poppe, the Harris County Flood Control District executive director, will officially step down July 2 after nearly fifteen years in the position. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Executive Director Russ Poppe announces resignation from Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Flood Control District Executive Director Russ Poppe announced his resignation June 11.

Bulls & Bellows is a veteran-owned business offering craft barbecue and side dishes made from family recipes. (Courtesy Bulls & Bellows BBQ)
Bulls & Bellows BBQ brings family recipes to Magnolia

Bulls & Bellows is a veteran-owned business offering craft barbecue and side dishes made from family recipes.

The full-service clinic provides vaccines; wellness exams; emergency care; and surgeries, including spaying, neutering, and tumor or lump removal. (Courtesy Harmony Pet Clinic)
Harmony Pet Clinic to serve Tomball, Spring area

The full-service clinic provides vaccines; wellness exams; emergency care; and surgeries, including spaying, neutering, and tumor or lump removal.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

League City's Helen Hall Library History Club hosted an event related to Juneteenth on June 7. The holiday honors Union Gen. Gordon Granger coming to Galveston in 1865 to announce the liberation of enslaved people in Texas. (Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston with a movie screening, parade and more on June 17, 19

The Juneteenth Legacy Project, which aims to recontextualize the day and properly communicate its story and relevance, is hosting or advertising numerous events over the course of the holiday weekend.