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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Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
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Tomball Star Academy will celebrate its senior class May 27 with a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, according to district information. Students will graduate virtually from LSC-Tomball on May 13, according to LSCS information. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'They’ve created the legacy:' Inaugural class to graduate May 27 from Tomball ISD's early college high school program

The inaugural class of 95 students has been instrumental in paving the way for the students yet to finish the program, said Kelly Marchiando, the principal of Tomball Star Academy since January.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

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The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
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The annual event begins at noon May 6. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
Tomball to host National Day of Prayer event May 6

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The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member. (Courtesy Fire Smart, LLC)
Fire Smart, LLC celebrates one year of providing fire safety education across Greater Houston area

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The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens on FM 1488 in Magnolia

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia.

A groundbreaking was held April 22 for The Medical Center of Tomball. (Courtesy Arch-Con Construction)
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A ground breaking was held April 22 for Phase 1 of the The Medical Center of Tomball.

Harris County ESD 11 plans to hire 150 individuals to staff its new ambulance services. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 aims to hire 150 staff to launch new EMS

The district launched its hiring effort in late April and held a virtual job fair April 29-30 to attract candidates.