METRO official talks future of mobility in Houston and 5 more things Cy-Fair residents should know this week, April 16-20

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Here are some local Cy-Fair events to keep track of this week.

League of Women Voters hosts student advocacy workshop for CFISD students

The League of Women Voters-CyFair chapter is hosting a student advocacy workshop April 16 to provide Cy-Fair ISD students with information and tools on how to have their voices heard. The event covers effective letter writing, phone calls, lobbying for legislation and how to register to vote, among other topics. 3:30-4:40 p.m. Free (students will need ID). Cypress Woods High School Teaching Theater, 13550 Woods Spillane Blvd., Cypress. www.lwvtexas.org/cy-fairlal.html

Jersey Village City Council to consider moving forward with design of new golf course clubhouse

Council members in Jersey Village meet for their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. Council members will consider a “no left turn” ordinance from Rio Grande Street to Village Drive as well as moving forward with negotiations on the design of a new clubhouse at the Jersey Meadow Golf Course.

METRONext board member to speak at April 17 Chamber Luncheon

This month’s Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will focus on METRONext and public transportation planning efforts in Houston. METRONext board member Sanjay Ramabhadran will discuss elements of the plan before it is released this summer.

Registration for the event is now closed, and walk-ins will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Look for a recap of the event on the Community Impact Newspaper website and in the May 22 edition. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

U.S. Army Corps updates Cypress residents at Hurricane Harvey field hearing

Local elected officials invited representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among other groups, to provide updates on flood relief efforts at a Hurricane Harvey field hearing last week. Corps officials said they are working on projects the have already been identified for funding before launching into a study on how to properly assess future construction. Read more on the event here.

American Heart Association hosts Go Red For Women Luncheon on April 20

To raise awareness of heart health and disease in women, the luncheon invites attendees to donate to the cause with a lunch, silent auction and guest speakers. 11 a.m. $50-$5,000. Norris Conference Centers-CityCentre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston. 832-918-4013. https://www.facebook.com/events/1454437844602611/

Grand Texas slated to open two attractions June 29

Park owners announced last week that Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park attractions will open June 29, and annual passes are on sale now. More details on the waterpark, which was originally slated to open in December, can be found here.

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Chevall Pryce
Chevall Pryce joined Community Impact in 2017 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Journalism and experience with the student newspaper, The Battalion. He currently reports on various topics in Cy-Fair, including economics, development and legislature as well as community events and businesses.
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