Towne Lake's Christmas tree lights up and 6 more things to know this week in Cy-Fair

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake is located on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress.

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake is located on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving break with these local events this week in Cy-Fair.

Cy-Fair ISD schools closed for Thanksgiving break
Students and staff at CFISD schools are given the full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume Nov. 27.

Nov. 20: Jersey Village City Council talks flood projects, online broadcasts of meetings
Council members discuss ongoing flood prevention projects, including the selection of an engineer to construct a berm around the Jersey Meadow Golf Course. Council will also vote on whether future meetings should be broadcast live on the city's website. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village.

Nov. 21: Cypress-Tomball Democrats hosts Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen, president of Indivisible Houston will speak at the Cypress-Tomball Democrats' monthly meeting. He will discuss the efforts of Indivisible Houston’s plans leading into 2018. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rudy's Grill and Cantina, 11760 Grant Road, Houston.

Nov. 21: Get crafty with Pinterest and Wine
The Pinterest and Wine event invites guests to bring four of their favorite photos to make handmade crafts while drinking wine while an instructor leads the group. 6 p.m. $16.62. The Shack Burger Resort, 16602 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress. 281-256-1575.

Nov. 22: Light trees and drink hot cocoa at Towne Lake
The public is invited to come kick off the holiday season  at Light the Towne, which features a tree lighting, hot cocoa, cookies and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-213-4132.

Nov. 22: Drinksgiving brings friends together for a pint
For an alternate take on Thanksgiving, Mo’s Irish Pub is hosting Drinksgiving with a live musical performance and drink specials. 3 p.m.-midnight. Free. Mo’s Irish Pub Cypress, 14102 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-213-2989.

Nov. 23: Work off Thanksgiving dinner at the the annual Turkey Bowl
Get a game of football in before Thanksgiving dinner with local family and friends at Cypress Falls High School. Participants are encouraged to bring their family members to join in on the fun. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Cypress Falls High School, 9811 Huffmeister Road, Houston. 281-856-1000.

Nov. 23: Houston Premium Outlets extends hours in preparation for Black Friday
The Houston Premium Outlets features extended hours this week for Black Friday. The mall will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open overnight through 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The mall will also host a Thanksgiving party on Nov. 23 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The first 100 shoppers to visit guest services after midnight  will receive a Black Friday survival bag with snacks refreshments, phone charger cables and more.



TxDOT has announced several Hwy. 290 lane closures this weekend. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
14 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Dec. 13-15

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.

Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee
Houston vying to become host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Houston is among 17 U.S. cities in the race to host the World Cup and is competing against other major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, for the nod.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the Texas General Land Office at a Dec. 11 public hearing. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston area leaders call for more federal flood dollars at public meeting

Officials expressed concerns about proposed limitations for how federal funds will be allocated throughout the state.

Check out the annual Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in Old Town Tomball. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
German Christmas Market: A guide to the Tomball event this weekend, Dec. 13-15

Take a look at our guide for attending the Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend.

Renovations are underway at Cy-Fair FCU. (Rendering courtesy Cy-Fair FCU)
Cy-Fair FCU’s Jones Road location to be remodeled

The modernization project will include a covered plaza entrance to the administrative and tenant spaces as well as a new two-and-a-half story tower entrance for financial center members.

Hwy. 290 was among the roads to see congestion decrease between 2018 and 2019. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper.
REPORT: Multiple Cy-Fair roads see drops in congestion between 2018 and 2019

The report, produced each year by the Texas Transportation Institute, analyzes the most congested roadways in the state.

Velma Perez competes on the Food Network's "Christmas Cookie Challenge" featuring host Eddie Jackson. (Courtesy Food Network)
Cy-Fair baker to be featured on Food Network’s ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge’

Velma Perez, the owner of CookieGram in Cy-Fair, will be featured on the show Dec. 16.

Tina's Permanent Makeup & Eyelash expands with new wholesale supplies shop on Barker Cypress Road

Officials with Tina's Permanent Makeup & Eyelash recently expanded the business, opening Houston Lash & …

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See who is running to represent Cy-Fair in the 2020 election

Find out who filed to represent Cy-Fair in 2020 at the state, local and federal levels.

Licensed registered nurses can earn the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree to be better prepared for leadership and management roles. (Courtesy Lone Star College)
Lone Star College approved to offer bachelor’s degree programs in 2020

Starting in fall 2020, Lone Star College will be one of the first community colleges in the state where students can work toward certain four-year degrees.

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