Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

First Houston-area Costco Business Center under construction at The Grid in Stafford

A Costco Business Center will serve as an anchor tenant for The Grid mixed-use development in Stafford, according to a joint press release from StreetLevel Investments and Provident Realty Advisors.

Bay Area

League City agrees to land swap with Friendswood

League City will give up nearly 30 acres of land to Friendswood in exchange for some of the property tax revenue generated by the move after League City City Council’s unanimous vote April 13.


Family-owned Country Place Cafe is more than it appears

Two years ago, husband and wife Victor and Kelly Garza decided they had had enough of commuting from Pearland to Cypress to work in a cafe where the owner lacked passion.


Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As many school districts across the state finalize their budgets and plans for the 2021-22 school year, state leaders are holding on to nearly $18 billion in federal stimulus funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Woodlands

Concert calendar: Where to see live music in The Woodlands area in April and May

Read the latest updates on The Woodlands live music scene.

Claire Shoop, Jake Magee, Danica Lloyd and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.