Fort Bend County unveils new COVID-19 registration process; Krab Kingz Seafood coming to Humble and more top Houston-area news

Fort Bend County residents will be notified via email, text message or phone call with information about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. (Courtesy Pexels)
Fort Bend County residents will be notified via email, text message or phone call with information about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. (Courtesy Pexels)

Fort Bend County residents will be notified via email, text message or phone call with information about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. (Courtesy Pexels)

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Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County announces new COVID-19 vaccination system

A new registration system announced by Fort Bend County officials Feb. 26 allows more residents than before to sign up and be placed on a waitlist for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fort Bend County judge: Wearing masks 'highly' recommended despite end to statewide mandate



Fort Bend County Judge KP George is encouraging residents to continue wearing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 despite a new executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott that repeals the statewide mask mandate.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County set to receive largest vaccine allocation yet in first week of March

Nearly 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses are allocated for distribution across Montgomery County's two vaccine hubs and several other local providers during the first week of March.

Tomball-Magnolia

'A developer couldn’t have placed Tomball in a better location if they really tried': Commercial, industrial growth in city of Tomball to create nearly 450 jobs

A new brewery that broke ground in February and an upcoming sports complex are just two examples of companies eyeing a move to Tomball or expanding their footprint in the city.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Krab Kingz Seafood to open Humble-area eatery in March

Krab Kingz Seafood will open at 9526 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 3113, Humble, on March 17, according to co-owner Sam Wright.

Morgan Theophil, Ben Thompson, Anna Lotz and Andy Li contributed to this report.



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Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

Managing partners and siblings Bryan Hutson and Teresa Latsis said The Hutson Group is adding sidewalks on Houston Street with plans for other walkability improvements to accompany building renovations from North Elm to Walnut streets. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sidewalks, renovations taking shape on Houston Street in Old Town Tomball

Managing partners and siblings Bryan Hutson and Teresa Latsis said The Hutson Group is adding sidewalks on Houston Street with plans for other walkability improvements to accompany building renovations from North Elm to Walnut streets.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Appointments for a coronavirus vaccine are not needed at Woodforest Bank Stadium. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Appointments no longer required at The Woodlands-area vaccination hub

Everybody age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine at the hub.

Desert Industries opened April 15. (Courtesy Desert Industries)
Deseret Industries thrift store now open on FM 1960 in Cy-Fair

The new store opened last week with clothing, home goods and more.

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.