Katy Edition | July 2022




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Howdy Homemade Ice Cream



EXPANSIONS 11 Rick Rice Park , a 13-acre green space located at 700 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, has added new games to its half-mile trail: one set of leap frog prints, two hopscotch patterns and an instructional outline for the tree yoga pose, ocials shared in a June 20 news release. These games can be found on the trail north of the lake loop, past the CanCare Overlook, near a seated area for adult supervision. 281-579-4500. www.interstatemud.com 12 Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has widened the scope of its pediatric services to include a pediatric hospital- ist team, according to a July 5 news re- lease. Located at 23900 Katy Freeway, Katy, Memorial Hermann Katy’s pediat- ric services also include general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics and other pediatric subspecialties. 281-644-7000. www.memorialhermann.org ANNIVERSARIES 13 Howdy Homemade Ice Cream , located at 20920 Katy Freeway, Ste. S, will celebrate its one-year anniversary on July 22. The ice cream parlor has a mission to employ adults with disabilities and seeks to change the way businesses hire this underemployed group. Owner Roderick Batson partnered with Trae Tha Truth, a hip-hop artist and Billboard Change Maker Award winner, to start the Katy franchise. Since a new partnership with the Universi- ty of Houston has expanded the franchise, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is looking to hire managers at the Katy store, more employees to serve ice cream in Katy at Legacy and Rhodes stadium, and an

7 Southern Dough Baking Co. , scheduled to rise in Katy this fall, will be located near downtown at 908 Ave. B, Katy. The eatery is the rst of its concept and will be open for lunch and dinner. Its menu will feature sandwiches, salads, pies and Southern comfort food plates. www.thesodough.com 8 Cavity Patrol Pediatric Dentistry , a children’s dental practice, plans to open a new practice this fall at 25230 FM 1093, Ste. C, Katy. The children’s dental practice will oer dental cleaning and restorations, teeth spacing maintenance, frenectomies to treat tongue and lip ties, baby root canals and extractions. Patients can utilize one of three types of sedation oered at the clinic to com- bat dental anxiety. 832-930-0060. www.cavitypatrolpediatricdentistry.com 9 Fig Flower Boutique will open this fall at 1711 Spring Green Blvd., Katy, in the Shops at Katy Reserve. The husband- and-wife-owned shop will sell ower arrangements and gifts for various occa- sions. Co-owner Consuelo Cordova said she plans to dedicate a dened portion of every sale for charitable purposes to inspire positive change in her hometown in Colombia. 10 Skin Spirit will open a new med- ical spa clinic this summer at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste. J110, Katy, in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Skin Spirit oers face contouring and smoothing services, such as Botox and ller treat- ments; texture, tone and tightening services, which include microneedling and laser resurfacing; body sculpting; facial treatments; laser hair removal; and a medical weight loss program. 281-769-8644. www.skinspirit.com

Fork It opened in June on Mercantile Parkway in Katy.


FEATURED IMPACT NOW OPEN Fork It , a restaurant whose menu fuses comfort food favorites from all dierent cultures, held a soft launch June 16 for its new Katy storefront. The eatery, which relocated from New Jersey to its new base at 23227 Mercantile Parkway, Katy, has a build-your-own menu. Starting with a base of the meal, customers can choose between options such as mac and cheese, cilantro rice or salad. Then patrons can select a protein from items such as lamb chops, shrimp, catsh or chicken. These can be fried, grilled, jerked or even stued. The plate is adorned with toppings and the customer’s choice of sauce, including halal white sauce, hot sauce or Fork It’s homemade teriyaki sauce. Also on the menu are birria tacos and platters with the customer’s choice of inner city Houston team for the univer- sity’s sporting events. 713-425-2224. www.howdyhomemadekaty.com 14 The Johnny Nelson Katy Heri- tage Museum celebrated its 20-year anniversary June 13. Opened in 2002, the history museum displays vintage farming equipment, artifacts, photo- graphs and antiques that exemplify the city of Katy’s legacy of pioneering and agriculture. The Johnny Nelson Katy

protein and sides along with various combos, sides and desserts. Fork It also does surf-and-turf meals, such as tacos with shrimp and beef. For the soft opening, the eatery focused on brunch items, such as cheesecake waes and pound cake French toast. These meals can be accompanied with grits, mac and cheese, home fries or mashed potatoes along with two eggs and bacon or sausage. 281-665-8689. www.nowforkit.com




Heritage Museum is located at 6002 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-574-8618. www.cityoaty.com/visitors/museums 15 Painted Tree Boutiques celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Cinco Ranch location at 6729 S. Fry Road, Katy, on July 4. Hundreds of dierent vendors sell handmade gifts, decor and clothing under one roof. The boutique has loca- tions around Texas and the United States. 636-888-2667. www.paintedtree.com

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