New roadway expansion underway in Brazoria County as area continues to grow
HOUSTON – One master-planned community after another, it’s what you’ll see when you head south from Pearland into Iowa Colony in Brazoria County. All of that new-built construction means more roads are needed to move folks around the area, which is booming right now. The latest roadway expansion: Meridiana Parkway, located just minutes south of Highway 6, in the new Meridiana master-planned community which opened in 2015. This road is now a big player in connecting traffic from SH-288 all the way to Highway 6. AdIt’s also worth noting, this new expansion is a game-changer for Brazoria County traffic, imagine a serious incident happening on either SH-288 or Highway 6, Meridiana Parkway will now also serve as an alternate route for folks stuck in a serious backup.
Update on Highway 6 construction project: Bridge near Cy-Fair over Northwest Freeway
HOUSTON – The US 290 Corridor has experienced considerable growth. One of those biggest projects is the SH-6/FM-1960 bridge over U.S. 290. The Texas Department of Transportation says their latest estimate puts the completion of the bridge and open to traffic at the end of this year, December 2020. Drivers will still have to experience daily and nightly closures up until the completion of the bridge but will have minimal total closures. The new bridge will allow traffic to travel over Jackrabbit Road, the Union Pacific railroad tracks and of course U.S. 290 and ride straight into FM-1960.
2 suspects in custody after police say assault suspect fled scene leading to chase through Katy area
HOUSTON – Two suspects are in custody Tuesday afternoon after Houston police responded to a reported assault and one suspect fled the scene in a car. Police chased the woman through the Katy area for about 25 minutes. A man and woman were at the scene, along with two victims who reported that they’d been pistol-whipped, Lummus said. The man she was with was also taken into custody and faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. Police say when authorities arrived, the male suspect threw the firearm over a fence but authorities have since recovered it.
SUPPORT LOCAL: 5 Mexican restaurants in Sugar Land you need to know about
(El Vaquero Restaurant & Cantina - Facebook)Casa De Bravos Mexican Restaurant - Rating 4.3Casa De Bravos Mexican Restaurant has daily take-home family meal specials that feed four to six people, as well as peach sangria to-go. Address: 3385 Highway 6Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Patio seating at Los Gallitos Mexican Restaurant. (Los Gallitos Mexican Restaurant - Facebook)Lupitas Mexican Restaurant - Rating 4.1This family-owned fixture takes pride in crafting fresh Mexican cuisine sold at affordable prices. Address: 3121 Highway 6Shrimp brochettes (Lupita's Mexican Restaurant - Facebook)Elbitas Mexican Restaurant serves a wide array of fresh food including grilled tilapia, tacos al carbon, super molcajete, cheese with vegetables and pork tamales. Whats your favorite Mexican restaurant in Sugar Land?
Child in critical condition, teen facing intoxication assault charges in connection with DWI crash
HOUSTON A child is in critical condition and a teen is facing serious charges after driving while intoxicated and causing a grisly crash, deputies said. The crash happened around 9:22 p.m. Sunday on Highway 6 near Pavilion Point in southwest Harris County, authorities said. Both the mother and child were flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where the child remains in critical condition. He was charged with four counts of intoxication assault and four counts of failure to stop and render aid. If the child dies, one of the assault charges could be upgraded to felony murder because of the childs age.
VIDEO: Vehicles burst into flames after 2-vehicle crash on Highway 6
HOUSTON – A two-vehicle crash ended in flames on Highway 6 past the reservoir south of Clay Road, according to Harris County Constable Precinct 5. Officials said the collision was between a white SUV and a white Nissan at 3998 North Highway 6. The call was reported at 12:30 p.m.Officials said no one was injured in the crash.
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Lobster Friday and National Pizza Day
Show up early to get first dibs on market price lobster creations, including the Maine-style lobster roll tossed with Bernie's house mayo; Texas-style lobster roll dressed up with house pickled jalapeo and crispy bacon; and hot lobster roll complete with warm, butter-poached lobster. Youll also find lobster roll sliders and lobster poutine, which layers hand-cut fries with local cheese curds, butter-poached lobster, lobster gravy and green onions. A $10 wristband allows access for tasting from Houston's top teams from local favorite breweries, spirit vendors, neighborhood bars and restaurants along with pro teams. National Pizza Day at Cane RossoSunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.1835 North ShepherdTo celebrate the pizza-loving holiday, Cane Rosso is running happy hour pizza prices all day (valid for dine-in only). Pizza lovers can load up on the following Margherita (tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella, good olive oil) for $7; and the Emma (Luschers sausage, tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella) and Ella (hot soppressata, tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella) for $9 each.houstonpress.com
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Get the Weekend Rolling with Lobster
The first Friday of the month means it's Lobster Friday at Bernie's Burger Bus. Heres a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:Lobster Friday at Bernie's Burger BusFriday, 11 a.m. until sold out5407 Bellaire, 2643 Commercial Center, 2200 Yale, 6324 Highway 6The first Friday of the month means its time to skip the burgers in lieu of lobster at Bernies Burger Bus. Pop into your nearest location and grub on lobster rolls and lobster and butter-poached lobster topped and lobster gravy-smothered poutine. In addition to the classic Maine-style, lobster roll varieties include the Texas-Style Lobster Roll (dressed up with house pickled jalapeo and crispy bacon); and the Hot Lobster Roll, featuring the bare essentials (warm, butter-poached lobster, crisp lettuce and a top-loaded, butter-toasted bun). Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop at The Annex HTXSaturday, 1 to 3 p.m.2007 CommerceDiscover coffee from another angle at this specialty coffee tasting workshop held at The Annex HTX.houstonpress.com
"We might have to break your leg" Video shows rescue from burning car
EMBED >More News Videos An 18-year-old woman was rescued by two strangers after a fiery crash on Highway 6. Lance Anderson, who drove up on the burning car. That's all we had," he said.Bodycam footage shows the deputies trying to free the driver, whose leg was trapped underneath the damaged dashboard. "We might have to break your leg, bro, I'm sorry," a deputy tells the driver.After the struggle, the deputy explained on bodycam that the man's pants were stuck, so he cut his pants and that's what freed him. a deputy told the man.According to authorities, Morales-Fuentes' eye sockets were shattered, his nose broken, and his shoulder torn.abc13.com
Fort Bend school bus carrying students involved in crash on Highway 6
FRESNO, Texas – The Fort Bend Independent School District confirms that there has been a bus crash on Tuesday afternoon with kids on board. The bus was taking students home from Lake Olympia Middle School when it was rear-ended by another vehicle on Highway 6 near Teal Bend Blvd, according to FBISD. Two out of the 26 students on the bus were transported to a hospital after complaining of back and neck pain. The bus was not badly damaged. After the two students were transported, the bus continued its route and dropped off the remaining students.
Suspect blames friend for carjacking that sparked 100-mph chase
""No, one of my friends took it," Knox said. He then explained that his friend let him take it.The owner of the vehicle, who did not want to be identified, told ABC13 she was carjacked in west Houston on Nov. Knox is not charged in the carjacking.The vehicle owner hopes Friday's chase leads to an arrest in her case. "I'm surprised, yes," she told us. "I'm surprised, and I'm happy at the same time.abc13.com
50 Cent in Houston area for next 5 days to meet fans at Spec's
Rapper-turned-entrepreneur 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, will be spending the next few days in the Houston area, but not for a concert.He'll be at area Spec's liquor stores for the release of his new luxury champagne Le Chemin du Roi and his Branson Cognac.His first stop was at the Spec's on 3335 Highway 6 South on Thursday afternoon.He posed for photos with fans, including superfan ABC13 reporter Deborah Wrigley.She talked to him about being a business mogul since he's not only involved in music, but has a clothing line and television shows in his repertoire.While he co-executive produced the Starz show "Power," he's set to produce the legal drama "For Life" for ABC.He told ABC13 the show will premiere on Feb. 11.He also shared some fun facts about who his famous friends are, which he revealed are Warren Buffett and Bette Midler.In the meantime, if you want to meet 50 Cent, it's not too late.He will stop at three more locations over the next few days to sign bottles and meet fans.Dec. 64 p.m. to 6 p.m.Spec's - 17414 Northwest FreewayJersey Village, TX 77040Dec. 72 p.m. to 4 p.m.Spec's - 1420 Loop 336 WestConroe, TX 77304Dec. 104 p.m. to 6 p.m.Spec's - 11990 WestheimerHouston, TX 77077abc13.com
50 Cent to host meet-and-greet at Houston-area Spec's stores starting today
Rapper-turned-entrepreneur 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, will be spending the next few days in the Houston area, but not for a concert.He'll be at area Spec's liquor stores for the release of his new luxury champagne Le Chemin du Roi and his Branson Cognac.On Thursday, he'll host a meet and greet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sugar Land location at 3335 Highway 6 South.But if you can't make it out, 50 Cent will stop at three more locations over the next few days to sign bottles and meet fans.Dec. 64 p.m. to 6 p.m.Spec's - 17414 Northwest FreewayJersey Village, TX 77040Dec. 72 p.m. to 4 p.m.Spec's - 1420 Loop 336 WestConroe, TX 77304Dec. 104 p.m. to 6 p.m.Spec's - 11990 WestheimerHouston, TX 77077abc13.com
Upcoming Houston Food Events: Take a Field Trip to Philly at Bernie's Burger Bus
In keeping with the theme of the book, wine pairings will showcase all female, African-American wine makers. 13 Celsius, 3000 Caroline, is celebrating its 13th anniversary with a series of 13 events this December. Other events include The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Class with the Houston Dairymaids on Monday, December 9; and an Au Naturale: Naughty & Natty Wine Night on Tuesday, December 10. See the entire list of events online. EXPAND Chef Erin Smith of Feges BBQ is just one of the talented chefs in the new class of Houston Rising Stars.houstonpress.com
Weekend closures in Houston: Major projects on 290 Northwest Freeway, 59 Eastex Freeway
Here are four major highway roadwork projects that could add time to your weekend commute:1.) Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area or access the feeder lanes. Copperfield driversLanes from Highway 6 northbound to Hempstead to State Highway 290 will be closed from Friday at 9 p.m. until late 2020. Lanes from Hempstead eastbound to Highway 6 northbound will also be closed, along with Highway 6 northbound to Hempstead westbound. The exit on State Highway 290 eastbound to Eldridge will be closed and the eastbound feeder at the entrance from Highway 6 will be shut down, as well.
Crash victim captures hit-and-run suspect on GoPro camera
SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- One full day after a hit-and-run, Jose Yebra is counting his blessings in spite of how he feels. "I saw him coming into me, so I swerved left thinking I was going to avoid him," he continued.Instead, the driver slammed straight into Yebra's vehicle and never stopped. "My children could have been with me, somebody could have gotten hurt and that was not the case. "He reviewed his GoPro and realized he caught a glimpse of the driver, so he and his wife posted images of him on social media hoping to find the person responsible. "The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is now investigating and Yebra hopes someone recognizes the person behind the wheel.abc13.com
Dog Haus to bring gourmet hot dogs, plant-based burgers, more to Houston
Dog Hause/ InstagramHOUSTON - Out with the old, in with the new. The Dog Haus is coming to Houston! The California-based restaurant will be located at 8422 Highway 6 N. It purchased a property that formerly housed an El Rey Taqueria, which closed in July, according to Community Impact. The Dog Haus' menu features gourmet hot dogs, sausage, burgers, plant-based meats, ice cream and its craft beers. Check out some of its menu items below:Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Dog Hause to bring gourmet hot dogs, plant-based burgers, more to Houston
Dog Hause/ InstagramHOUSTON - Out with the old, in with the new. The Dog Hause is coming to Houston! The California-based restaurant will be located at 8422 Highway 6 N. It purchased a property that formerly housed an El Rey Taqueria, which closed in July, according to Community Impact. The Dog Hause's menu features gourmet hot dogs, sausage, burgers, plant-based meats, ice cream and its craft beers. Check out some of its menu items below:Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Pump Patrol: Save 13 cents a gallon
HOUSTON – The average cost of a gallon of gas in Houston is $3.19. But some stations around town sold regular gas for 13 cents less. The following three stations sold gas for less on Friday, according to www.GasBuddy.com. Valero, Highway 6 near Sienna Ranch Drive in Missouri City: $3.06Chevron, Howard Drive near Interstate 45: $3.07Sam's Club, Katy Freeway near Plaza Drive: $3.11More Information: