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MiMi J's Kitchen opens first storefront on Spring Cypress Road

MiMi J’s Kitchen opened its first storefront Oct. 2 at 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. G, Spring. Although the kitchen has been in business since August 2017, MiMi J’s Kitchen has previously served as a delivery-only meal service operating from a commercial kitchen located in the Gleannloch Farms community. While the new location is not a sit-down restaurant, it allows for walk-in customers to pick up meals and desserts, both chilled and frozen, to heat up at home. Meals are available in single and family portions.

ROAD TO THE RENAISSANCE: Festival officials outline best driving route to the Texas Renaissance Festival

With more than a half-million visitors anticipated at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall, festival representatives are encouraging guests to arrive from the north to limit traffic delays.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal remembered for faith, service

Memorial services were held Oct. 2 for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot while conducting a traffic stop in the Copperbrook subdivision on Friday, Sept. 27. The 42-year-old was a 10-year veteran of the HCSO and is survived by his wife and three children.

Bread Zeppelin Salads Elevated to make Houston debut in Spring's CityPlace in 2020

Bread Zeppelin Salads Elevated will open in spring 2020 in CityPlace, located at 1700 City Plaza Drive, Spring. This is the first franchise location of the Dallas-based fast-casual restaurant concept for Avalanche Food Group, which leased a 1,872-square-foot ground floor space in CityPlace 1, according to an Oct. 2 press release.

RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."

Houston's La Corona Mexican Restaurant to celebrate first anniversary with weeklong specials, live music

La Corona Mexican Restaurant, located in Vintage Park at 106 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. A, Houston, will celebrate its one-year anniversary Oct. 21-27. The locally owned eatery offers a variety of Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Attend the Fall Texas Wine and Art Festival, plus 5 other things to do in Spring, Klein Oct. 3-7

Here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community from Oct. …

Caroline's—A Healthy Eatery to celebrate grand opening in Spring on Oct. 13

Husband and wife Chad and Caroline Cobell, the owners of Caroline’s Kitchen in Tomball, will celebrate the grand opening of their new concept in Spring, Caroline’s—A Healthy Eatery, on Oct. 13 at 9440 Louetta Road, Ste. 12.

Spring ISD to celebrate opening of Springwoods Village Middle School on Oct. 5

Spring ISD will celebrate the opening of Springwoods Village Middle School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct 5 at 9:30 a.m., according to a Sept. 30 news release. Located at 1120 Crossgate Blvd., Spring, the school officially opened Aug. 14—the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Shannon Jewelers to celebrate one year in Spring's Grand Parkway Marketplace on Nov. 17

Deborah and Claude DeShazo will celebrate Shannon Jewelers’ first anniversary in its new location in Grand …

DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

GALLERY: Spring Fire Department to celebrate grand opening of Station No. 74 on Oct. 5

Spring Fire Department will celebrate the grand opening of Station No. 74, located at 24030 Old Aldine Westfield Road, Spring, on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SFD Chief Scott Seifert said the new station, which opened in late August, is a replacement facility, as the original Station No. 74 did not include sleeping quarters.

Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

Clean Juice to celebrate grand opening in Vintage Park on Sept. 30

Franchise owner Diana Fraser will celebrate the grand opening of Clean Juice in Vintage Park, located at 126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. N., Houston, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. Clean Juice is the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise. The eatery offers acai bowls, cold-pressed bottles and shots, juices, seasonal offerings and a variety of smoothies for both children and adults, all made with organic produce. 832-875-4111. www.cleanjuice.com

Little Craft Place to relocate from Jones Road to Spring Cypress Road

Owners Ian and Eunice Lim will be relocating Little Craft Place from 11911 Jones Road, Ste. 5, Houston, to 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 125, Spring, with a grand opening celebration planned for Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The new location will feature a classroom for workshops and meetups, and the celebration will include complimentary snacks, make-and-takes, giveaways and shopping, according to the business’s website.

5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …

Harris County Public Library launches digital library card program

Harris County Public Library launched an OverDrive Instant Digital Card program in mid-September, allowing …

Contender eSports announces opening date for Spring Cypress Road center

Husband and wife Adam and Erin Berger will celebrate the grand opening of Contender eSports on Oct. 26 at 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 114, Spring. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature raffles, local vendors and an on-site Monster Energy truck. The event will also feature a cosplay costume contest, and the winner will receive a Nintendo Switch as a prize, Erin Berger said.

School of Rock to host grand opening celebration Sept. 28

School of Rock will host a grand opening celebration Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 21117 I-45 N., Ste. 600, Spring, according to a Sept. 27 press release. The celebration will include a ceremonial guitar smashing, live music, face painting and prizes, the release states.