Cy-Fair ISD graduations and 5 more things to know this week in Cy-Fair, May 28-June 2

Here are the events and happenings to keep track of in Cy-Fair. To submit events or let us know what's happening in the community in the future, click here.

May 28: Note closures on Memorial Day weekend

Local government offices and CFISD will be closed on Memorial Day. Find holiday events, weekend lane closures and additional Memorial Day content at

May 30: Stop by for a pint night at Murdoch’s Backyard Pub

Guests meet brewers from Eureka Heights and get a free pint glass with the purchase of a draft beer. 6 p.m. Free (admission). 18541 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-516-9753.

May 30 - June 2: Cy-Fair ISD Graduations

May 30
Windfern High School, 4-6 p.m.
Cypress Woods High School, 8-10 p.m.

May 31
Jersey Village High School, 4-6 p.m.
Langham Creek High School, 8-10 p.m.

June 1
Cy-Fair High School, noon-2 p.m.
Cypress Creek High School, 4-6 p.m.
Cypress Falls High School, 8-10 p.m.

June 2
Cypress Lakes High School, 8-10 a.m.
Cypress Ranch High School, noon-2 p.m.
Cypress Ridge High School, 4-6 p.m.
Cypress Springs High School, 8-10 p.m.

Find more information on CFISD graduation ceremonies here.

Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894-3900.

June 2: Fairfield Town Center hosts Kick Off to Summer Bash

The summer celebration invites families to enjoy bounce houses, face painting, vendor booths and shopping discounts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fairfield Town Center, 28644 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 713-470-5020.

June 2: Free SAT Math assessment with Khagola Classes

Attendees can learn the format, content and concept of the math section of the SAT exam, including strategies and practice questions. 8-10 a.m. Free. Cy- Fair Harris County Public Library, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 619-621-1207.

June 2: Brew30 Taphouse hosts grand opening party on Telge Road

Cy-Fair's newest taphouse celebrates its grand opening with cornhole tournaments, live music, children's events, food trucks and beers from local breweries. 1-6 p.m. 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315.


Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced in a June 30 State Board of Education meeting that students will be taking the STAAR in the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

The new partnership will provide on-site, same-day testing and results for assisted-living facility staff and their residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.

Texas Medical Center reports only 4% uptick in ICU bed use despite continued COVID-19 case increases

Compared to 1,350 total intensive care units in use June 30, Texas Medical Center has seen only a slight uptick in occupancies since then, with 1,394 reported July 9.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Refinancing a home, police departments address protests: Popular news this week from Greater Houston

Read popular stories from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Lone Star College had almost 3,000 foreign students attend in the spring semester this year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules could affect thousands of Lone Star College students

Lone Star College is currently unsure how a recent ICE rule will be affected its foreign student population.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Harris County. (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 907 cases, 12 deaths confirmed July 9

The 12 deaths—the largest single day total in Harris County since the pandemic began—brings the total COVID-19 death count in the county to 423.

Effective July 9, hospitals in more than 100 counties across the state must now postpone elective surgeries unrelated to COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.

Budget outlook improves for several Cy-Fair taxing entities as sales tax collections rebound

A once uncertain outlook for several Cy-Fair-area taxing entities is starting to improve after sales tax distributions in July—for taxes collected in May—came in higher than expected.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. (Courtesy Fotolia)
8 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, July 10-12

Be sure to note these lane closures before heading out this weekend.

Cypress Creek Fire Department officials can notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app. (Courtesy Cypress Creek Fire Department)
Cypress Creek Fire Department partners with Ring app

Cypress Creek Fire Department officials can notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app.