ROUNDUP: Here are four new businesses now open in Tomball, Magnolia

Ken's K-9's, a dog grooming service, opening at 18252 FM 1488, Ste.100, in Magnolia on June 2. (Courtest Ken's K-9's)
Ken's K-9's, a dog grooming service, opening at 18252 FM 1488, Ste.100, in Magnolia on June 2. (Courtest Ken's K-9's)

Ken's K-9's, a dog grooming service, opening at 18252 FM 1488, Ste.100, in Magnolia on June 2. (Courtest Ken's K-9's)


Here is a roundup of four local businesses that have opened in Tomball and Magnolia in recent months.

Ken's K-9's opened June 2 at 18252 FM 1488, Ste.100, Magnolia. Ken's K-9's offers a full dog grooming service as well as the option for customers to wash their own dogs with shampoo, conditioner and towels provided by the business. The family-owned grooming service offers a spa-like atmosphere in which dogs are not kenneled while there. 346-703-2134. kenzundel15.wixsite.com/kensk9s



Moore House Interiors opened May 29 at 724 W. Main St., Tomball, featuring a new studio space and home goods store. Moore House Interiors is an interior design studio founded in 2015 specializing in modern farmhouse style. Services include consultations, construction, space planning, furniture and finish selections, purchasing, installation and design of individual spaces. The store is open by appointment only until further notice due to COVID-19. A grand opening celebration is tentatively planned for the fall. 832-698-4426. www.moorehouseinteriors.com

Hometown Spirits opened May 20 at 12131 Northpointe Blvd., Ste. 3, Tomball. The liquor store sells a variety of wines, spirits and beers. Hometown Spirits specializes in high-end wines and spirits. 281-205-7326. www.facebook.com/Hometown-Spirits-111958820518741

Magnolia Max Auto Sales opened in January at 18730 Patricia Lane, Magnolia. The car dealership buys, sells and trades a wide range of vehicles. Cars can be found at the dealership ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 in price. 832-647-0659. www.facebook.com/Magnolia-Max-Auto-Sales-106221984232623



MOST RECENT

Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced in a June 30 State Board of Education meeting that students will be taking the STAAR in the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

The county's active case count rose July 10 after three straight days of declines. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County adds 40 active COVID-19 cases, reaches 3,000 cumulative cases July 10

Five new hospitalizations and 87 new recoveries were also reported July 10.

The new partnership will provide on-site, same-day testing and results for assisted-living facility staff and their residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.

Pet Supplies Plus opened a new location on FM 1488 in May, and will hold grand opening events July 11-12. (Courtesy Pet Supplies Plus)
Pet Supplies Plus opens new FM 1488 location north of The Woodlands

The national pet supplies chain opened the store in late May.

Texas Medical Center reports only 4% uptick in ICU bed use despite continued COVID-19 case increases

Compared to 1,350 total intensive care units in use June 30, Texas Medical Center has seen only a slight uptick in occupancies since then, with 1,394 reported July 9.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Refinancing a home, police departments address protests: Popular news this week from Greater Houston

Read popular stories from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Tomball ISD's plans include continuing to provide bus transportation to all families who desire it—although district officials encourage families to provide their own transportation if possible—lunch procedures varying by campus, and limiting large group activities, including recess. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here’s what bus transportation, lunch and recess will look like this fall for Tomball ISD students

Families who can provide transportation for their student to and from school are encouraged to do so, Chief Operating Officer Steven Gutierrez said during the meeting.

Lone Star College had almost 3,000 foreign students attend in the spring semester this year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules could affect thousands of Lone Star College students

Lone Star College is currently unsure how a recent ICE rule will be affected its foreign student population.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Harris County. (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 907 cases, 12 deaths confirmed July 9

The 12 deaths—the largest single day total in Harris County since the pandemic began—brings the total COVID-19 death count in the county to 423.

Tomball ISD outlined its health guidelines, transportation logistics and virtual instruction models for the fall semester during the five-hour July 9 meeting that had up to 1,000 participants tuned in via Zoom. (Screenshot via Zoom)
NEW: Tomball ISD families must select face-to-face or virtual option by July 24

The district outlined its health guidelines, transportation logistics and virtual instruction models for the fall semester during the five-hour July 9 meeting that had up to 1,000 participants tuned in via Zoom.