Voter registration ends and 5 more things Cy-Fair residents should know this week, Feb. 5-9

A student holds up ribbons beside a turkey.

A student holds up ribbons beside a turkey.

Here's what you need to know to start your week in Cy-Fair:

Feb. 5: Voter registration ends for March primary elections

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the March election in Harris County. Click here for more information.

Feb. 5: Public meeting to discuss Texas Central's high-speed rail project

The Federal Railroad Administration holds a meeting open to the public to answer questions about the project. 6-10 p.m. Free. Woodard Elementary School, 17501 Cypress North Houston Road, Cypress. Submit comments here:

Feb. 7: Local history with Cypress Top’s Jay Gavitt

Lone Star College-CyFair hosts a variety of Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment programs throughout the month of February. The first event features local history with Jay Gavitt discussing famous families the Whitfields and the Solomans for Black History Month. 10-11 a.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress, Cypress. 281-290-3944.

Feb. 8: College Planning workshop helps students figure out the process

Students and parents learn how to navigate financial aid, identify which school is right for them and how to fund college. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. The Offices of Spring Cypress, 11603 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball. 713-554-4882.

Feb. 8-10: Cy-Fair ISD Livestock Show and Sale judges cattle and more

The show features a freezer sale, a silent auction, a live auction and scheduled judging of a variety of livestock including goats, cows and pigs. The sale will take place on Saturday, and the judging on the first two days. 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. Free. CFISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress.

Feb. 9: Shield Bearer holds marriage building activities for National Marriage week

The nonprofit hosts workshops for married couples. This week’s session is a marriage edition of their Hope After Harvey workshop series. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Shield Bearer, 12340 Jones Road, Ste. 290, Houston. 281-894-7222.


School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Louetta Automotive Sports Complex will host students from the PSAT academy. (Courtesy Pexels)
Prep Student Athlete Training Academy launching soon in Cy-Fair

The academy educates student-athletes and helps prepare them for their post-graduate careers.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

The meals will be available at no cost for all students with zero requirements for qualification. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harmony Public Schools to offer free meals to all students

The meals will be available at no cost for all students with zero requirements for qualification.

Shop Texas Boutique is opening its first storefront July 31. (Courtesy Shop Texas Boutique)
Shop Texas Boutique to hold Cy-Fair grand opening

The "Christmas in July"-themed grand opening is scheduled for this weekend.

Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.

The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve will break ground on a new expansion project in September. (Emily Jaroszewski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in Harris County breaking ground on new project in September

Construction of new pedestrian trails is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

Pride Houston Parade
Pride Houston fall parade and festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The downtown annual parade and festival, scheduled for Sept. 25, will be replaced by a Montrose block party and other events, organizers announced July 25.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Urban Bird Hot Chicken is coming soon to the Cy-Fair area. (Courtesy Urban Bird Hot Chicken)
Urban Bird Hot Chicken adding new location in Cy-Fair

The restaurant serves Nashville-style hot chicken in sandwiches, tenders and fries.

Bel Furniture has purchased the former location of Star Furniture. (Courtesy Baker Katz)
Bel Furniture buys former Star Furniture property in Willowbrook area

The 60,935-square-foot store sits on 2.38 acres near Willowbrook Mall.

Raising Cane's is opening two new locations in the Cy-Fair area by the end of the year. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)
Raising Cane's opening two locations in Cy-Fair area

Raising Cane's is opening two new locations in the Cy-Fair area by the end of the year.