Early voting begins and five more things to know this week in Cy-Fair, Feb. 19-23

Here are some notable and important events to keep track of this week in Cy-Fair:

Feb. 19: Jersey Village City Council meets for monthly meeting

Council will consider amending a city ordinance prohibiting certain left turns from Equador Street from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Council will also consider approving the final financing plan for a TIRZ related to development at Jersey Village Crossing, will receive a Gateways and Wayfinding master plan and will debate the next steps to take in the process of renovating the Jersey Meadow Golf Course clubhouse. 7 p.m. Free. Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-446-2102. www.jerseyvillage.info

Feb. 20: Early voting begins for March  primary elections 

Early voting for March primary elections begins Feb. 20 and will end on March 2. Primary elections take place on March 6. To find more information on voting, including registration, candidates and polling locations, click here.

Feb. 20: Meteorologist Jeff Lindner to speak at Chamber Luncheon

This month’s Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on a recap of Hurricane Harvey, what was learned from the disaster and what is being done to prevent damage in the future. Jeff Lindner, meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, will be the main speaker. Registration for the event has closed, but Community Impact Newspaper will provide a recap of the discussion online. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservation required. Berry Center. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

Feb. 21: Lone Star College teaches entrepreneurs how to utilize Instagram

Demetrius Walker, advisor at Lone Star College’s Business Development Center, will host a seminar about utilizing the picture sharing social media platform Instagram for business promotion and building. 8-9:15 a.m. Must RSVP. Lone Star College-CyFair Library, LRNC Room 131, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-290-3214. www.lonestar.edu

Feb. 22: Mesa-Outreach hosts fundraising Gala

Nonprofit Mesa-Outreach is hosting a gala to raise money for their effort to help thousands of citizens with meals and provide cleanup materials and relief for those in need. So far, the organization has mainly worked in parts of Katy as well as the Bear Creek and Copperfield areas.  6 p.m. Free. Wyndham West Energy Corridor Hotel,14703 Park Row Drive, Houston. 713-201-5750. www.facebook.com/mesaoutreach

Feb. 23: Pet Health Fair offers Orchard Park visitors a cheap checkup

Vets from "The Vet Life" on Animal Planet will give pet owners an opportunity to have their pet spayed or neutered, as well as check on vaccinations and general health for a low cost. 10 a.m.-4 a.m. Prices vary. Orchard Park at Willowbrook, 13350 Perry Road, Houston. 832-737-7000. www.orchardwillowbrook.com


Cliff Woodward (center), co-founder of Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, hands the keys of CCEMS’ first ambulance to early CCEMS paramedic Richard Beasley (left) in 1975. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
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The sandwich chain offers hot subs, cold subs with fresh-cut deli meat, wraps and salads. (Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
Jersey Mike’s Subs opening soon on Barker Cypress Road

The eatery offers a variety of cold and hot subs as well as wraps and salads.

At a Sept. 11 practice, Houston Girls Hockey Association teams took the ice to prepare for their first games the weekend of Sept. 17. (Courtesy Houston Girls Hockey Association)
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Texas-wide public charter school system Harmony Public Schools will offer a full virtual learning option for eligible students. (Courtesy Harmony Public Schools)
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The Barn at Frio Grill has food, drinks and live music. (Courtesy The Barn at Frio Grill)
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Construction has begun on Elementary School No. 57. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
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Lambeau's Sports Bar & Grill is now open. (Courtesy Lambeau's Sports Bar & Grill)
Lambeau’s Sports Bar & Grill holds soft opening on Louetta Road

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At the Sept. 14 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, County Administrator David Berry, top left, presents proposed tax rates to commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, Judge Lina Hidalgo, and commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
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