TEXAS ROADHOUSE HOSTS CHALLENGE
With sharp knives and steady hands, 20 butchers from across the region hit the ice at Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center Oct. 10 hoping to ‘steak’ their claim to a $20,000 grand prize. Each participant received 30-40 pounds of beef, consisting of one sirloin, one filet and one ribeye to cut. Meat-cutters were judged on quality, yield and speed in this timed cut-off. Walter Perez of Texas Roadhouse in Humble came in first place. The semi-finals and final competition will be held in March in Nashville, Tenn. The winner of the national competition receives a grand prize of $20,000 and is crowned Meat-Cutter of the Year.
Each meat-cutter is responsible for hand-cutting every steak served at their local Texas Roadhouse. In an average year, he/she cuts about $1 million worth of meat and spends seven to eight hours a day cutting meat in the 35-degree, walk-in cooler.
THE POINTE AT VALLEY RANCH HAS TOPPING OUT
The Signorelli Company recently announced the “topping out” of The Pointe at Valley Ranch Town Center, the company’s newest luxury waterfront apartment community in northeast Houston.
Located at the intersection of I-69 and the Grand Parkway (99), the 456-unit property is the first multi-family building in Valley Ranch Town Center. The topping-out celebration symbolizes a milestone in the substantial completion of the construction process for this luxury apartment community which offers one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans.
The celebration was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the property’s clubhouse.
EMCID GETS $1.5 MILLION
The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) to construct a 30,000-square-foot office building at the East Montgomery County Industrial Park in New Caney.
The grant will help to facilitate job creation and retention.
EMCID is matching the grant with $375,000 in local funds. EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility and the availability of funds.
More information can be found at eda.gov.
2019 SMALL BUSINESS AWARD FINALISTS
Finalists have been chosen for the LSC-SBDC annual awards. They were selected on the basis of leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, business growth and contribution to the community.
Winners of the LSC-SBDC award will be honored Nov. 13 at the Awards luncheon.
POWER SUPPLEMENTS BREAKS GROUND IN NEW CANEY
The newest business to call the East Montgomery County Industrial Park home, Power Supplements, officially broke ground on its 55,550-square-foot facility in New Caney. The new Power Supplements factory will be located at 1893 Phillip Way in New Caney and will consist of two buildings, including a two-story building that allows for office space for the Power Supplements staff. The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) Board of Directors, Power Supplements’ representatives and the community joined in the celebration Friday, Sept. 27, and tried some of the products.
FLOOR AND DECOR
Floor and Decor held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Oct. 31. The Humble store kicked off their grand opening with events from 4-6 p.m. There was free food from Houston food trucks to the first 200 customers, free Kona Ice to the first 200 customers, and children emjoyed trick-or-treating with local area businesses. The store is located at 18840 U.S. Hwy. 59 in Humble.
BurgerIM Atascocita-Generation Park is opening Tuesday, Nov. 5. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. they will have a taste testing while supplies last. The restaurant will be fully opened to dine and enjoy. BurgerIM Atascocita-Generation Park is located at 12230 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.
HARVEY HOME CONNECT IMELDA SURVEY
For those who experienced flooding during Imelda, the first step is to complete the Imelda Survey. Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Lina Hidalgo recently launched a charitable fund to help survivors through a partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. It’s critical that the federal government see the full picture of Imelda damage in Texas. Please report any damage to Houston 3-1-1 (713-837-0311). Those already working on a Harvey application and had Imelda damage too are asked to call a housing specialist or 832-393-0550. The Harvey program is underway and will continue.
APARTMENT COMMUNITY, 255 ASSAY, NOW LEASING
Residents can be right in the center of all the action and live in style. 255 Assay Luxury Apartments at Redemption Square is now leasing. For more information or to apply, call 281-219-5905.