IMPACT ROUNDUP: New food trucks debut at 403 Eats in Tomball

Food truck park 403 Eats is located on East Main Street in Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact)
Food truck park 403 Eats is located on East Main Street in Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact)

Food truck park 403 Eats is located on East Main Street in Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact)

Food truck park 403 Eats is located at 403 E. Main St., Tomball. Gretchen and Mike Fagan opened the food truck park in June 2017, which features a changing lineup of food trucks. Gretchen serves as mayor of the city of Tomball.

As of early March, new food trucks and dishes were available to customers.

Marco’s Pepper Grill had its soft opening March 2 and will have a grand opening March 7. The food truck is headed by chef Marcus Flakes, who specializes in Cajun, Creole, Southern and Carribean cuisine. Some dishes include Marco's stuffed pepper; multiple variations of jambalaya; and Rasta Pasta, which includes jerk chicken. 713-331-5226.

Dexter Dogs opened Feb. 26 and is a hotdog truck owned by Gretchen and named after her dog Dexter, she said. Other than hot dogs, Dexter Dogs serves wings, sausage and sauerkraut along with an assortment of sides. 281-330-4538.

Dracula’s Chimney Cakes opened in fall 2019. Dracula’s Chimney Cakes serves sweet chimney cakes, such as chocolate or cinnamon, as well as a panini made out of savory chimney cakes. The business plans to introduce tacos and nachos in March. 832-649-4825.

Venezuelan Taste opened Feb. 22. The food truck serves traditional Venezuelan cuisine.


Bexar Barbecue will celebrate its one-year anniversary June 26. (Courtesy Bexar Barbecue)
Bexar Barbecue to celebrate first anniversary with all-day festivities

The barbecue joint celebrates its first anniversary June 26.

The spiced chicken puff pastries come with shredded chicken, garam masala and vegetables wrapped in a puff pastry and topped with creamy jalapeno sauce. (Courtesy Philipose's Kitchen & Bar)
Philipose's Kitchen & Bar now serving American southern-inspired food in Magnolia

Philipose's Kitchen & Bar opened in early March and offers dine-in, take-out and online ordering.

Lone Star College has been approved for additional baccalaureate programs following House Bill 3348 being signed June 16. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College approved for additional baccalaureate programs

Lone Star College can now have up to five bachelor programs, up from its current three.

Following Hurricane Harvey, debris lined the streets in many parts of Harris County. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Department of Housing and Urban Development denies request, Texas General Land Office drafting plan to subaward Harris County $750M for flood mitigation

The Texas General Land Office now plans to subaward Harris County flood mitigation funding after the county was left out of recent Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

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.

BB's Tex-Orleans in the Tomball area will serve boiled crawfish, shrimp po’boys, homemade gumbo and oysters. (Courtesy BB's Tex-Orleans)
BB's Tex-Orleans to expand to Tomball, plus more recent local business news

Read Tomball and Magnolia business updates from June.

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.