New businesses, recent relocations and more: Here's a roundup of the latest business news for Tomball, Magnolia

Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital opened in Hockley on Nov. 23. (Courtesy Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital)
Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital opened in Hockley on Nov. 23. (Courtesy Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital)

Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital opened in Hockley on Nov. 23. (Courtesy Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital)

The Tomball and Magnolia area has seen a number of new business open in the area in recent weeks, such as a new veterinary clinic, pet service provider and child care center.

Relocation: Global Martial Arts now located on Spring Cypress Road

Global Martial Arts relocated from the Tomball Parkway Business Center to 11715 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. B, Tomball, on Dec. 1, according to business owner Jimmy Holmes. The martial arts school offers a variety of classes for all ages, such as taekwondo, Brazilian jiujitsu and cinematic martial arts. 281-251-5088. https://teamglobalmma.com

Now open: Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital now open on Nichols Sawmill Road

Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital opened at 23933 Nichols Sawmill Road, Bldg. 7, Hockley, on Nov. 23. The veterinary clinic offers a range of pet care services, including wellness exams, vaccinations and general surgery. In addition to caring for small animals, Clear Creek Forest Animal Hospital also sees pocket-size pets and exotic animals. 281-231-9430. https://clearcreekforestvet.com


Now open: Fetch Pet Care now servicing greater northwest Houston

Tomball residents Bryan and Keri Campbell opened Fetch Pet Care, a pet service franchise, on Nov. 1. The business offers services such as daily dog walking, pet sitting and overnight care. Although based in Tomball, Fetch Pet Care services the northwest Houston area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Cypress, Spring and The Woodlands. 832-862-2044. https://www.facebook.com/FetchofNWHouston

Change in ownership: Antique Rose Florist now owned by local business owner Kaitlin Hanus

Local business owner Kaitlin Hanus, who also owns Dance Connections on FM 1774 in Magnolia, acquired Antique Rose Florist on Nov. 1. Located at 10540 FM 1488, Magnolia, Antique Rose Florist offers a variety of flower arrangement services for events such as weddings, proms and funerals. 281-356-7478. www.antiquerose.org

Relocation: Regions Bank now operating on Hwy. 249 in Tomball

Regions Bank relocated from Main Street to a newly built location at 28522 Hwy. 249 on Oct. 26. The Tomball branch location offers full banking services, including deposits, cash withdrawals and check cashing. 281-547-1020. www.regions.com

Now open: Tiny People University now offering child care services in Magnolia

Child care center Tiny People University opened at 11828 FM 1488, Magnolia, on Sept. 14. According to business owner Nikkia Rivers, the curriculum-based child care center offers services for children 6 weeks old to preschool age. According to the business website, the Tiny People University curriculum includes activities such as dramatic play, sensory experiences and small-group instruction. 832-521-3886. https://tpuchildcare.com
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Construction is underway for an expansion to the criminal justice building in Magnolia. (Screenshot via Montgomery County Precinct 2)
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Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
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House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
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New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of services to assist eligible people with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining, retaining or advancing in competitive integrated employment. Similarly, Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast is a public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas that helps employers meet their human resources needs and individuals build careers. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services to relocate from Tomball to Willowbrook

Six vocational rehabilitation staff with the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services will move May 18 from 444 Holderrieth Blvd., Ste. 3, Tomball to the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast office located at 17725 Hwy. 249, Houston, according to a May 11 news release.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Construction on a three-story medical office building is underway at 3786 FM 1488, Conroe, following an April 22 groundbreaking, the development company, Egrets Group, announced in a May 10 release. (Courtesy Egrets Group)
3-story medical office building breaks ground on FM 1488

Construction is anticipated to take a year to complete for the medical office building.

The Woodforest Bank Stadium vaccine hub is set to close June 3. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
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Pfizer vaccines could become available to kids 12 and up as soon as next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The deadline is May 17 for residents to protest their appraised property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District earlier this year, and officials are encouraging protesters to take online options into account. (Courtesy Pexels)
Harris County residents have until May 17 to protest property values

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