New restaurants and more: Here's the local business news for Tomball, Magnolia

Located at 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria offers dine-in eating, carryout and catering options. (Courtesy Al Chile Taqueria)
Located at 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria offers dine-in eating, carryout and catering options. (Courtesy Al Chile Taqueria)

Located at 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria offers dine-in eating, carryout and catering options. (Courtesy Al Chile Taqueria)

Here are four businesses that have recently opened in Tomball and Magnolia.

Now open: Al Chile Taqueria now serving authentic Mexican food in Tomball

Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria opened in Tomball on Sept. 18 at 16918 FM 2920. The taqueria’s menu offers a variety of authentic Mexican food items, ranging from street tacos to tortas and grilled quesadillas. In addition to dine-in eating, Al Chile Taqueria also provides carryout and catering options. 832-559-7702. http://alchiletacos.com

Now open: Brenda Diaz Allstate Insurance agency now open in Magnolia

Allstate insurance agent Brenda Diaz opened an agency located at the Renaissance Center in Magnolia on Oct. 1. Located at 18535 FM 1488, Ste. 280, the agency offers insurance services such as auto, home and life insurance. 346-703-1700. https://agents.allstate.com/brenda-diaz-magnolia-tx.html


Now open: Tomball's Railroad Museum reopens Dec. 5

Tomball's Historic Depot Railroad Museum reopened Dec. 5 at 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, after being closed for months amid the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors are asked to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing, according to a Facebook post from the city. The museum offers free admission and features model trains, railroad memorabilia, artifacts and Christmas decorations. The museum will be open Dec. 12 and 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 281-351-5484. www.facebook.com/tomballtexanforfun

Now open: Chill Milkshake and Waffle Bar now open in Magnolia

Chill Milkshake and Waffle Bar celebrated the grand opening of its second location Dec. 10, according to business owner Kassie Boyd. Located at 6606 FM 1488, Ste. 110, Magnolia, the eatery specializes in milkshakes with flavors such as cotton candy, cookie dough and raspberry. In addition to milkshakes, Chill Milkshake and Waffle Bar's menu also offers a selection of dessert waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches. 936-242-1560. https://chillmilkshakeandwafflebar.com
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HCSO Assistant Chief Mike Lee presents information on the county's new safety policing initiative Nov. 30. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
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Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball City Council approves development agreement for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road

City council also approved the first reading of rezoning of the property.

Occupancy surpassed 90% for office, industrial and retail properties. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Real estate at a glance: November occupancy surpasses 90% in Tomball, Magnolia

Occupancy surpassed 90% for office, industrial and retail properties in the Tomball and Magnolia areas as of mid-November, an increase year over year in all three sectors.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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TxDOT will hold public meetings in December to discuss improvements to stretches of FM 1488 in Montgomery County. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT to hold public meetings to discuss FM 1488 improvements from I-45 to Mostyn Drive in early December

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Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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A health expert with Baylor College of Medicine provides advice to stay safe and healthy while celebrating Thanksgiving with family. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)
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HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball announced its new chief medical officer, Dr. Mauricio Pinto, in a news release Nov. 23. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)
HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball names chief medical officer

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball announced its new chief medical officer, Dr. Mauricio Pinto, in a news release Nov. 23. 

The Tomball shop is in the early stages of construction. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee confirmed for Tomball

The Tomball shop is in the early stages of construction.