ROUNDUP: 6 business updates in Tomball, Magnolia

Mercy House Global, with retail locations in Tomball and Magnolia, is celebrating 10 years this fall. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)
Mercy House Global, with retail locations in Tomball and Magnolia, is celebrating 10 years this fall. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)

Mercy House Global, with retail locations in Tomball and Magnolia, is celebrating 10 years this fall. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)

Anniversary: ReadyFab Steel Works, LLC celebrates one year of business

ReadyFab Steel Works, LLC celebrated its first year of business Aug. 28, according to business owners Mandy and Justin Hoot and Carlos Rodriguez. Located at 16910 FM 2920, Tomball, the business offers miscellaneous and structural steel fabrication for highways, bridges and roads, among other marine and industrial projects. 281-738-3567.
https://readyfabsteel.com

Anniversary: Magnolia-based Mercy House Global celebrates 10 years

Local nonprofit organization Mercy House Global will celebrate its 10th anniversary Oct. 10. With locations at 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia, and 418 W. Main St., Tomball, the nonprofit organization supports impoverished women around the world and operates three maternity homes in Kenya for young girls who have become pregnant. In addition to retail stores offering fair-trade products, the organization offers Fair Trade Friday, a monthly subscription box containing fair trade products, all proceeds from which support artisans and their families from around the world. In honor of the 10th anniversary, Mercy House Global will be hosting a virtual celebration event, according to a Sept. 2 post on Facebook. The organization's Tomball shop opened most recently in June. 832-652-3762. https://mercyhouseglobal.org




Relocation: Center for Teaching and Learning moves to Hufsmith Road in Tomball

Nonprofit private school Center for Teaching and Learning has moved from Kuykendahl Road to a new location at 10431 Hufsmith Road, Tomball, and is expected to welcome students Sept. 8.
The school currently enrolls grades pre-K-10 and plans to add 11th grade next year and 12th grade the year after. According to Linda Ellis, founder and head of the school, enrollment is still open; however, enrollment is being limited to 10 students per pre-K and kindergarten class and 12 students for other grade levels during the pandemic. 832-474-8214. www.centerforteachingandlearning.com



Relocation: Vision Source Magnolia moves into new office in Magnolia



Vision Source Magnolia moved into its new location Sept. 1 at 18010 FM 1488, Ste. 100, Magnolia. A groundbreaking was held in summer 2019 for the 4,500-square-foot optometry practice. Vision Source offers eye health exams, contact lens exams, glaucoma screenings, eyewear and contact lenses. An in-house lab will also be added to the new facility. 281-252-6060. www.visionsource-magnolia.com


Coming soon: Oz Bridal coming soon to Tomball

Candice Gold will open Oz Bridal at 120 W. Main St., Tomball, on Sept. 10. The bridal boutique will offer wedding dresses and accessories for the Southern bride, featuring dresses by Nashville designer Olia Zavozina. The boutique will feature Zavozina's work exclusively, and each dress can be customized to the bride's wishes. Complimentary champagne will also be served at each appointment.
www.facebook.com/ozbridaltexas

Now open: Kitchen 1488 opens on FM 1488

The casual Cajun-American restaurant at 4130 FM 1488, Ste. 102, Conroe, launched Aug. 24 with a menu of Southern-style lunch and dinner fare alongside weekend breakfast specials. Louisiana-influenced comfort foods and desserts, such as boudin egg rolls, po'boys, burgers, seafood platters, beignets and bread pudding, are served daily, and featured breakfast items on Saturdays and Sundays include chicken and waffles, seafood and grits, and several varieties of eggs Benedict. The restaurant's current soft opening menu is also set to expand with several new dishes in the future. 936-539-8597. www.kitchen1488.com

Anna Lotz and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Large-format printing service provider SpeedPro Magnolia was named 2020 Business of the Year by the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy SpeedPro Magnolia)
Here's a roundup of the latest business news in Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball and Magnolia area has seen a number of recent business openings in recent weeks.

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather. (Community Impact staff)
Q&A: Greater Houston Builders Association President Keith Luechtefeld discusses power, plumbing, frozen pipes after Winter Storm Uri

Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.

With the notice lifted, the city recommends residents to flush household pipes, ice makers and water fountains prior to use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
JUST IN: City of Magnolia boil water notice lifted as of 4 p.m. Feb. 25

City residents were put under a nine-day boil water notice after freezing temperatures and electricity outages caused the city's water plants to suffer a loss of water pressure.

Harris County ESD No. 11 commissioners met for a meeting Feb. 25. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD No. 11 begins construction process on new facility

District offiicials have said they hope Phase 1 of construction will be complete by August.

Winter Storm Uri led to closures across the Greater Houston area during the third week of February. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region

“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.

The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
Parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to be demolished to make way for new Mickey Leland International Terminal

The international central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

Emerging technology and alternative energy sectors could help ease the blow of an oil and gas industry downturn in Houston caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Houston-area economist said. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Greater Houston area could see economic relief from pandemic around mid-2021, economist says

Emerging technology and alternative-energy sectors could help ease the blow of the downturn in Houston's oil and gas industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Magnolia ISD adjusts attendance boundaries to accommodate Audubon, Mill Creek

Students in Mill Creek and Phase 1 of Audubon will now attend Magnolia Parkway Elementary, Bear Branch Intermediate, Bear Branch Junior High and Magnolia High schools.

Germann Road is being improved to major arterial standards between Mustang Road and Val Vista Drive. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Eldridge Parkway widening in Tomball to go out for bids in second quarter 2021

The project will also add traffic signals at Westlock Drive and Gregson Road.