Roads reopen around Addicks Reservoir and 4 more things to know this week in Cy-Fair: Sept. 25-29

Harris County Commissioners Court will meet onu00a0Tuesdayu00a0at 10 a.m. at 1001 Preston Street, Ste. 934, Houston.

Harris County Commissioners Court will meet onu00a0Tuesdayu00a0at 10 a.m. at 1001 Preston Street, Ste. 934, Houston.

Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital names new CEO


The Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital announced Monday morning that Naman Mahajan has been named the chief executive officer of the center, effective immediately. Mahajan served as the center's chief operating officer for three of years prior to the promotion. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Texas and an MBA from Baylor University.

Roads reopen after flooding from Hurricane Harvey


Several roads around the Addicks Reservoir—including North Eldridge Parkway, Hwy. 6 and Clay Road—reopened this weekend after several scheduled releases from the reservoir after Hurricane Harvey caused long-lasting flooding. To view a full list of the status of roads in the area, click here.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett holds news conference on Hurricane Harvey recovery Sept. 25


Judge Ed Emmett will address the community concerning flooding and recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey along with Harris County Flood Control District Meteorologist Jeff Lindner and District Executive Director Russ Poppe. 1:30 p.m. Free. TranStar Building, 6922 Katy Road, Houston. 713-684-4153. www.hcfcd.org

Commissioners review budget at Sept. 26 meeting


Harris County commissioners conduct their monthly meeting following a mid-year budget review for the county, flood control district, hospital district and Port of Houston. Commissioners will also discuss Hurricane Harvey impact and recovery and property tax rates. 9 a.m. Free. 1001 Preston St., Ste 938, Houston. 713-755-6444. www.harriscountytx.gov/agenda

Lone Star College hosts workshop on speaking with public officials Sept. 28


LSC-CyFair is hosting the “How to Influence Public Officials” workshop, where citizens can learn how their local government works and how to influence it. Brad Pritchett from the American Civil Liberties Union will host the event. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Lone Star College, 9191 Barker Cypress, Cypress. 281-290-3580. www.lonestar.edu.com


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