- Houston-area school districts excused from having to make up missed days from Hurricane Harvey with TEA waivers
Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, has given permission to all school districts and charter schools that fall within Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation for Hurricane Harvey to apply for missed school day waivers for all scheduled instructional days missed, according to a press release from the Texas Education Agency.
Full story originally posted Aug. 30, 2017
- MAP: Harris County flood education tool shows areas to watch during storms
The Harris County Flood Control District’s flood education mapping tool offers residents and businesses a look at areas prone to flooding and can offer clues on areas to avoid if Hurricane Harvey causes flooding at the scale predicted by the National Weather Service.
Full story originally posted Aug. 25, 2017
- Grand Texas Theme Park updates construction timeline
Construction on Big Rivers—the water park planned at the Grand Texas Theme Park—will begin in August, Grand Texas CEO Monty Galland said. Construction on the water park at Grand Texas, which is located near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 242 just north of Kingwood, could be completed as early as spring 2018, he said.
Full story originally posted June 16, 2017
- School’s out for summer: 11 places to take a staycation in the Greater Houston area
Summer vacation is here and there are a number of staycation options in and around the Greater Houston area for residents to enjoy.
Full story originally posted May 31, 2017
- 5 new restaurants coming to Vintage Marketplace on Louetta Road
The Vintage Marketplace shopping center on Louetta Road, which is anchored by a Whole Foods grocery store, is now fully leased, said Read-King commercial real estate broker Jeanie Gibbs. The complex already includes businesses such as a Hand and Stone Spa and an Orangetheory Fitness center, and restaurants such as Torchy’s Tacos, MOD Pizza and Halal Guys.
Full story originally posted March 16, 2017
- BREAKING: HCA to purchase Houston Northwest Medical Center, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
HCA Holdings, Inc.—which operates 171 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers across the U.S. and United Kingdom—announced today that it will purchase three hospitals in Houston from Tenet Health Care Corporation, including the 423-bed Houston Northwest Medical Center and the 171-bed Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.
Full story originally posted May 1, 2017
- Cy-Fair ISD has ‘plan in place’ to assess Harvey’s damage to schools
According to an update from Superintendent Mark Henry, Moore Elementary School received flood damage significant enough to require a full renovation project this fall and operations will be relocated to the old Matzke Elementary School building at 13102 Jones Road, Houston, for the fall semester.
Full story originally posted Aug. 29, 2017
- Without state action, health insurance fund for teachers could shut down
If the Texas Legislature declines to take action this session, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas may have to shut down the TRS Care Trust Fund, which provides medical care to about a quarter of a million retired teachers in the state. In the previous legislative session, the TRS Care Trust Fund faced a shortfall, and the Legislature allocated roughly $768 million to fill in the missing funds. Over the past two years, the situation has only worsened. TRS is requesting an additional $1.35 billion this time around, according to a Legislative Budget Board report.
Full story originally posted Jan. 24, 2017
- WATCH: TxDOT releases animation of future Hwy. 6 bridge over Hwy. 290
The bridge is intended to streamline traffic over Hwy. 290 between FM 1960 and Hwy. 6.
Video originally posted Oct. 5, 2017
- BREAKING: Lululemon Athletica and 2 more stores coming to Houston Premium Outlets this summer
Simon retail real estate company has announced three new retailers are coming soon to Houston Premium Outlets at 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress.
Full story originally posted July 14, 2017
- 4 things you didn’t know about Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner and operator of the Gallery Furniture franchise in Houston, spoke in March at Cy-Fair Express Network’s monthly luncheon. McIngvale shared his story and encouraged the guests in their business endeavors.
Full story originally posted March 31, 2017
- Harris County plans 600,000-acre aerial mosquito spray for Thursday, Sept. 14
Harris County Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will begin an aerial spray for mosquitos Thursday evening throughout Harris County, according to a statement from HCPH. The agencies are working to limit the growth of mosquito populations after flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Full story originally posted Sept. 13
- Here’s what could happen to the old Matzke Elementary School campus in Cy-Fair
The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees discussed a proposal at an April 6 board work session to relocate Windfern School of Choice from its current location at 12630 Windfern Road, Houston, about 3.5 miles away to the Matzke Elementary School campus at 13102 Jones Road, Houston. A new campus for Matzke is slated to open in August at 10002 Mills Road, Houston.
Full story originally posted April 11, 2017
- 15 tenants confirmed for Miramesa Town Center on Fry Road
Construction has been underway for a several months at the Miramesa Town Center, located along the Miramesa residential community at Fry and West roads, but now a preliminary list of tenants have been confirmed by developer Read King. A total of 15 tenants have been confirmed across several buildings that are going up at the intersection and are in various stages of construction.
Full story originally posted March 8, 2017
- Costco, Pappas Restaurants: See who owns land along Hwy. 290 in Cypress
With the opening of Memorial Hermann’s Cypress Hospital, development at the Fairfield Town Center and the construction of several other churches, retail centers and health care facilities, land along Hwy. 290 near the Grand Parkway is going fast. The Harris County Appraisal District’s parcel viewer tool provides some insight into who owns some of the remaining undeveloped properties in the area.
Full story originally posted April 28, 2017
- 10 spots for outdoor dining, drinking in Cy-Fair this spring
Spring is here, and the Cy-Fair area offers no shortage of outdoor dining spaces. Whether it’s a margarita on the patio, brunch or a full-course meal, the following options can be found throughout Cy-Fair.
Full story originally posted March 22, 2017
- SLIDESHOW: Exclusive photos from the new $417M Daikin Texas Technology Park
Daikin Industries, recognized as a global leader in manufacturing heating and air conditioning systems, is finishing up work on its $417 million 497-acre campus in Waller. A showroom is expected to open in May at the Daikin Texas Technology Park that will house displays of the various products that will be made at the facility, including HVAC products from Daikin, Goodman Manufacturing and Amana Heating and Cooling for homes, offices and businesses.
Full story originally posted April 11, 2017