Winter weather: Houston-area businesses are shutting down due to winter storm

Many major Houston-area stores, businesses and government agencies have changed operating hours or have shutdown altogether due to the historic winter conditions forecast for the region.

Kroger stores across Texas and Louisiana will close at 8 p.m. Sunday and won’t re-open until at least Monday at 9 a.m. The change in hours includes all 109 locations in Houston and southwest Louisiana.

H-E-B is also reducing hours at Houston-area stores. Stores will close at 9 p.m. Sunday and are expected to re-open Monday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Central Market store on Westheimer will be open on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Harris Health officials said all of their outpatient health centers, clinics and outpatient procedural areas in hospitals will be closed Monday, Feb. 15. Patients were being contacted directly about rescheduling appointments.
The city of Houston announced that the Municipal Courts would be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 through Tuesday, Feb. 16. Business will resume on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic officials said they have canceled all appointments for Monday, Feb. 15, and will also close the Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Cancer Center, Sleep Center, COVID-19 testing locations, and the Pearland Administrative Office Building, due to icy weather conditions. Officials will be contacting those with a scheduled appointment.

The Houston Zoo will close early on Saturday, and remain closed until Tuesday, Feb. 16. Guest who have already purchased tickets can contact the Zoo to reschedule their visit for another day.

Space Center Houston will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16. The facility is expected to open Wednesday at 10 a.m., but that could change depending on conditions.

The Harris County Tax office will be closed for both Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16 in anticipation of the freezing weather. “While all Harris County Tax Office locations will be closed due to dangerous weather conditions, Tax Office customers may still complete their transactions,” Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Ann Harris Bennett said. “Customers are encouraged to use the Tax Office website and phone options to conduct their business.”

Fort Bend County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15.

MD Anderson Cancer Center will be closed for appointments on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb 16. Appointments will be rescheduled, and patients will be notified of the changes.

Houston Health-affiliated Curative COVID-19 testing sites will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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