10 stories to follow in 2018 in Cy-Fair

Crews will reach another milestone on the Hwy. 290 widening project next week.

Crews will reach another milestone on the Hwy. 290 widening project next week.

Here are 10 stories that helped shape 2017 and will continue to shape Cy-Fair in the new year.


1. Repeated flooding spurs county plans for $1 billion bond package


After three consecutive years of disastrous flooding in Harris County, officials are heading into 2018 with a plan to secure funding for projects that can potentially bolster the region’s defenses against future catastrophic floods.





2. Work on Hwy. 290 mainlanes planned to be completed by end of 2018


Construction progressed throughout 2017 on highway mainlanes and frontage roads. TxDOT officials believe they will be able to open all mainlanes by the end of 2018.





3. Residential projects move forward at communities in Cypress


Home construction progressed at several of the largest master-planned communities in Cy-Fair in 2017, including Bridgeland, where officials broke ground on Parkland Village.





4. Cy-Fair ISD moves forward on bond projects, facility renovations


The full renovation at Moore is expected to be complete in time for the 2018-19 school year, and officials said most of the cost is covered by insurance.





5. Memorial Hermann seeks trauma designation at new Cypress Hospital


Memorial Hermann is in the process of getting state-certified designations for its trauma center and neonatal intensive care unit.





6. Cy-Fair incumbents at state, national levels face challengers in 2018 elections


Primary elections take place March 6, with early voting running from Feb. 20-March 2.





7. Jersey Village performs survey in advance of golf course flood mitigation project


At a Dec. 18 workshop, the council authorized survey work to be done on the golf course to confirm elevations, which would help create a better idea of what the berm should look like and the exact path it should take.





8. Lone Star College-CyFair looks to offer bachelor of applied technology degree this fall


Students will have access to degrees in welding, process technology and cybersecurity, among other fields.





9. Master-planned communities add retail elements in Cypress


Businesses such as Torchy’s Tacos and World of Beer are expected to open in the spring.





10. Brewers descend on Cy-Fair with 2018 openings planned


Last year ended with announcements for several breweries to open in Cypress.


By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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