Cy-Fair ISD board candidate forum and 4 more things to know this week in Cy-Fair, Oct. 16-20

Here are some local events and important notes about this upcoming week in Cy-Fair.


Oct. 16: Jersey Village City Council adopts tax rate
The council adopts the city's property tax rate for fiscal year 2017-18 and plans several flood protection projects, including home buyouts and street drainage improvements. 7 p.m. Free. 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2102. www.jerseyvillage.info





Oct. 17: Cypress Tomball Democrats hold October meeting
As election season begins, the Cypress Tomball Democrats hold their monthly meeting with Adrian Ozuna as the guest speaker. Ozuna will speak about payday loans and the impact on lower income communities. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Rudy’s Grill and Cantina, 11760 Grant Road, Cypress. www.facebook.com/cytomdems





Oct. 17: Cy-Fair ISD board candidates answer participate in public forum
The forum will allow a live audience to ask trustee candidates questions and gain more insight on each candidate. 7 p.m. Free. The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894-3900. www.berrycenter.net





Oct. 19: “From Awareness to Action” symposium educates on bayou flooding
Following the events of Hurricane Harvey, the Bayou Preservation Association is hosting a symposium with Harris County Flood Control District officials Russ Poppe and John Blount to discuss post-Harvey preparedness and prevention. 8 a.m-3 p.m. $50-$5,000. The United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston. 281-921-8784. www.bayoupreservation.org





Oct. 19: Foundation spotlights teachers at annual gala
Cy-Fair Education Foundation hosts the 20th annual Salute to the Stars Gala to recognize CFISD teachers for their skills and passion. The event includes dinner, a raffle and live auction. 7:30 p.m. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org




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Cy-Fair Helping Hands opens its food pantry several days a week for individuals and families in need. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Helping Hands)
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Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel will return to Bridgeland's Nature Fest this weekend. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
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Jersey Village City Council weighed their options for a May 2022 bond election at an Oct. 18 meeting. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Color Me Mine Cypress relocated to a new studio space Oct. 2. (Courtesy Color Me Mine Cypress)
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Gauchos Do Sul, a Brazilian steakhouse located at 126 Vintage Park Blvd, Ste. H, Houston, commemorated its five-year anniversary on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Gauchos Do Sul)
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