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)

Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated Paws to Claws Veterinary Care provides services for small primates. The veterinary clinic no longer offers primate services.

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 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


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The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
Convenience store, retail lease space proposed for Spell and Hufsmith-Kohrville roads in Tomball

The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property.

Less than 7,000 COVID-19 cases remained active in Montgomery County as of Jan. 22. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count falls below 7K, 7 new deaths reported Jan. 20-22

Active cases in the county fell by several hundred this week, while COVID-19 hospitalizations among residents reached a new high.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 met Jan. 21 at its new administrative offices. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 lays groundwork for 911 dispatching plans

Cypress Creek EMS currently serves as a dispatch facility for 17 emergency agencies.

“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”
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Pine Street Eats & Sweets will open at 107 N. Pine St., Tomball, in the spring. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pine Street Eats & Sweets sets spring opening in Tomball

The eatery will serve breakfast and lunch and will feature a bakery.

One local health system leader said he expects everyone, including those under age 65, will have access to the vaccine within the next 90 days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-area health system leaders talk progress, hurdles during COVID-19

Officials from CHI St. Luke’s Health and UTMB Health said community members must remain vigilant as case counts climb but that they expect the current surge to peak by early February.

During a North Houston Association meeting Jan. 20, Jazz Hamilton—first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services Group for CBRE—discussed how the future of retail will likely be shaped by the conveniences to which consumers have become accustomed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pandemic-induced retail conveniences are here to stay, official says

According to Jazz Hamilton, first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services group for CBRE, between January and November of 2020, consumers spent almost $550 billion online—a 33% increase from 2019.

Tomball ISD board members unanimously approved the decision at a Jan. 12 board meeting. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball ISD board approves extended sick leave for district employees for COVID-19

The approval comes after certain sick leave benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired Dec. 31, 2020.

The estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in Harris County has surpassed 50,000, reaching 51,362 as of the most recent data Jan. 20, according to the Harris County Public Health Department. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Active cases top 50,000

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With much of the city's festival season halted in early 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's 2021 festival calendar is contingent on COVID-19 guidelines and mandates at the time of the events, according to the Jan. 20 release. (Community Impact staff)
City of Tomball announces 2021 events, subject to COVID-19 guidelines

With much of the city's festival season halted in early 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's 2021 festival calendar is contingent on COVID-19 guidelines and mandates at the time of the events, according to the Jan. 20 release.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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