ROUNDUP: Six businesses coming soon, now open or celebrating anniversaries in the Tomball-Magnolia area

Electronics repair service provider Paragon Geeks opened at 22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 140, Tomball, on July 15. (Courtesy Paragon Geeks)
Electronics repair service provider Paragon Geeks opened at 22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 140, Tomball, on July 15. (Courtesy Paragon Geeks)

Electronics repair service provider Paragon Geeks opened at 22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 140, Tomball, on July 15. (Courtesy Paragon Geeks)

Now open: Paragon Geeks on Hwy. 249

Electronics repair service provider Paragon Geeks opened at 22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 140, Tomball, on July 15. According to owner Juan Maulet, the veteran- and Black-owned business offers repair services for cell phones, tablets, computers and other electronic devices. In addition to on-site repairs, Paragon Geeks also offers home visit services for clients. 832-239-9918. https://paragongeeks.com

Now open: Empire Furniture now operating on Hwy. 249 in Tomball

Empire Furniture opened at 26910 Hwy. 249, Tomball, on Sept. 1. According to owner Salman Ali, the furniture store offers a selection of home furnishings including mattresses, massage chairs, rugs and other home decor items. Empire furniture also offers delivery and assembly services. 832-843-6402. www.empirehomegoods.com

New ownership: Jeremy Robertson takes ownership of Christian Brothers Automotive Tomball location



Jeremy Robertson took over ownership Sept. 1 for the Christian Brothers Automotive Tomball franchise at 24155 Hwy. 249, Tomball. Robertson said the location’s previous owner, the now-retired Chip Fenner, established the first Christian Brothers Automotive franchise in Cypress over 20 years ago. Christian Brothers Automotive is a general automotive repair company. It offers oil and filter changes, air conditioning and brake services and more. 281-205-8271. www.cbac.com/south-tomball




Now open: The Beauty Garden opened Aug. 4 in Magnolia

The Beauty Garden opened at 5428 FM 1488, Bldg. B, Magnolia, on Aug. 4. It offers a variety of hair services, including women's and men’s haircuts, styling and coloring. With two estheticians on staff, business owner Amy Foster said, the cottage-style salon also provides skin services, such as facials, waxing and eyelash lifts and tints. Foster added that the salon also features a retail section featuring items handmade by Texas-based artisans. 936-447-9080. www.thebeautygardentx.com

Anniversary: Paws to Claws Veterinary Care reaches tenth anniversary

Paws to Claws Veterinary Care celebrated 10 years of business Oct. 8 at its location at 38015 Spur 149 Road, Magnolia. The veterinary clinic offers a variety of services, from wellness care and immunizations to grooming and boarding. According to Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Marie Bushong, the clinic also treats exotic pets, such as small primates, miniature pigs and other exotic species. 281-356-2384. www.pawstoclawsvetcare.com

Coming soon: Alders Magnolia residential community

Construction is almost complete for Alders Magnolia, a luxury living development for active adults age 55 and older. It is located at 33118 Magnolia Circle, Magnolia. Construction began in September of 2019 and the community is now leasing for January 2021. Alders Magnolia has 184 total units. Its amenities include a heated resort pool and spa, walking trails and raised gardening beds, among others. 832-345-9098. https://aldersmagnolia.com


MOST RECENT

Montgomery County commissioners met Oct. 27 for a regular Commissioners Court meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County to reimburse schools with CARES funds at estimated $40 per student

Under the $40 per student estimate, Montgomery County could provide about $4.4 million in CARES funds to school districts.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also spearheaded an effort to establish a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which was approved in a split 3-2 vote Oct. 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance

Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

The U.S. headquarters of JDR Cable Systems Inc. is taking shape in Tomball's Business & Technology Park. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Office occupancy up year over year in Tomball, Magnolia despite pandemic

As of Oct. 16 data, the total square feet of retail space was approaching 8 million square feet in Tomball and Magnolia as well.

The Shrimp Brochette ($18.84) features eight bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp stuffed with peppers, Monterey Jack cheese and grilled vegetables. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
Aguirre’s Tex-Mex in Tomball weathers pandemic with low prices

Five years ago, Aguirre’s Tex-Mex co-owner Sam Sahragard and his brothers, Masood and Julio, took on the challenge of moving from Missouri City to the west Houston area with a dream of establishing a Tex-Mex restaurant.

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)
New master-planned community to bring 1,000 homes, Hwy. 290 improvements to Waller

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area.

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation; it is intended to mitigate rising property values across the county, officials said. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approves tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation.

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County polling locations operating with extended hours in final three days of early voting

More than 1.2 million county residents have already voted in the Nov. 3 general election.

The county's cumulative case count rose by more than 700 since last Tuesday, and active cases rose by more than 400. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County sees more than 21% increase in active COVID-19 cases Oct. 20-26

The county's active case count reached 2,362 Oct. 26, a jump of more than 400 since last Tuesday and the highest such total recorded since late July.

Descendants of the Dean family unveil the marker with resident historian Celeste Graves, second from right, and Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, right. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
100-year-old home in Magnolia receives Montgomery County historical marker

"I call it the 'house that love built' because of the story involved," said Sharon Russell, historic marker chairperson of the Montogmery County Historical Commission.

Read the latest on FM 2978 and FM 1488 projects in Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
2 widening projects to follow in Magnolia

Read the latest on FM 2978 and FM 1488 projects in Magnolia.

Early voting turnout among registered county voters passed 54% Oct. 27. (Community Impact staff)
Updated: With 3 days remaining, more than 200,000 Montgomery County voters have voted early

Nearly 190,000 county residents have voted in this year's early voting period.

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot." (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Tumble 22 to bring Nashville hot chicken to Vintage Park

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot."