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

Here are the latest happenings in Cy-Fair this week.

Oct. 23: Early voting underway in Harris County
Voters in Harris County can participate in early voting at any polling location throughout the county. Cy-Fair residents vote for local school board candidates as well as on several state Constitutional amendmentsPolls are open through Nov. 3 at the following times.

Oct. 23-27: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Oct. 28: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 29: 1-6 p.m.

Oct. 30-Nov. 3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 24: Harris County Commissioners Court meets to discuss flood control and more
Commissioners will discuss engineering and inspection for district-wide projects and consider extending the local State of Disaster Declaration to Jan. 9, 2018. 10 a.m. Commissioners Court, 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. www.harriscountytx.gov

Oct. 26: Lone Star College-CyFair hosts a discussion on classroom competency
As a part of the Teacher Education Series, this session will discuss cultural competency in classrooms as well as the essentials of teaching diverse classrooms. Lone Star College professors Jennifer Baek and Janine Groth will host the event. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-290-3944. www.lonestar.edu

Oct. 26: FedEx Ground opens new distribution hub
FedEx Corp. celebrates the grand opening of its new 800,000-square-foot ground facility at 8787 W. Grand Parkway N., Cypress. During the next two years, the second phase of the project will expand the distribution center to more than 1.1 million square feet and employ 2,200 people while processing about 500,000 packages daily. FedEx Ground Houston Hub, 8787 W Grand Pkwy N., Cypress. 512-744-3420. www.fedex.com

Oct. 27: The Goddard School hosts a trunk-or-treat.
Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating out of decorated trunks at this event featuring face painting and trunk and pumpkin decoration contests. 4-9 p.m. Free. The Goddard School, 9739 Wortham Blvd., Houston. 281-819-6750. www.thegoddardschool.com

Oct. 27: Inspiring Hands hosts musical fundraiser
Inspiring Hands, a nonprofit for special needs children, hosts a fundraising event featuring Eagles tribute band Already Gone, a costume contest, dinner, open bar, dancing and auction items. 6-11 p.m. $100 (per person). Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 832-953-5354. www.inspiringhands.org/events/CT17


The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opens its gates to guests Oct. 21 with live music, carnival rides, food vendors, rodeo events and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
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Simply Greek serves gyros and more. (Courtesy Simply Greek)
Simply Greek opens two new locations in Cy-Fair

The eatery opened a new location off Grant Road last month and another in the Copperfield area this week.

From left: Laura Ryan, Eliza Paul and Craig Raborn discuss the future of the Texas Department of Transportation. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Department of Transportation discusses I-45 expansion, vehicle fatalities at annual event

The Texas Department of Transportation held its fifth annual State of TxDOT event Oct. 21 to discuss the I-45 expansion, plans for the future and safety issues facing Texans.

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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Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
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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)
Jersey Village City Council mulls potential bond election for May 2022

Residents of Jersey Village could have a $10 million bond election on their May ballots, which could help fund capital projects including a $7.5 million golf course convention center.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Color Me Mine Cypress relocated to a new studio space Oct. 2. (Courtesy Color Me Mine Cypress)
Color Me Mine Cypress relocates studio after 10 years in business

The pottery painting studio has been in Cypress for about 10 years and offers a range of projects as well as events for children and adults.

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)
Gauchos Do Sul celebrates 5-year anniversary in Vintage Park

Gauchos Do Sul, a Brazilian steakhouse located at 126 Vintage Park Blvd, Ste. H, Houston, commemorated its five-year anniversary on Sept. 27.

Heather Lagrone, Adrienne Holloway, Luis Guajardo, Maya Ford and Charleen Jones sit onstage while Holloway introduces the audience to the Harris County Housing Needs Assessment study on Oct. 19. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kinder Institute housing survey results reveal Harris County's needs

To meet the need for additional, more affordable housing for only 20% of the 500,000 cost-burdened residents, 8,174 housing units would need to be added annually through 2031, according to the study.