Early voting begins and five more things to know this week in Cy-Fair, Feb. 19-23

Here are some notable and important events to keep track of this week in Cy-Fair:

Feb. 19: Jersey Village City Council meets for monthly meeting

Council will consider amending a city ordinance prohibiting certain left turns from Equador Street from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Council will also consider approving the final financing plan for a TIRZ related to development at Jersey Village Crossing, will receive a Gateways and Wayfinding master plan and will debate the next steps to take in the process of renovating the Jersey Meadow Golf Course clubhouse. 7 p.m. Free. Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-446-2102. www.jerseyvillage.info

Feb. 20: Early voting begins for March  primary elections 

Early voting for March primary elections begins Feb. 20 and will end on March 2. Primary elections take place on March 6. To find more information on voting, including registration, candidates and polling locations, click here.

Feb. 20: Meteorologist Jeff Lindner to speak at Chamber Luncheon

This month’s Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on a recap of Hurricane Harvey, what was learned from the disaster and what is being done to prevent damage in the future. Jeff Lindner, meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, will be the main speaker. Registration for the event has closed, but Community Impact Newspaper will provide a recap of the discussion online. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservation required. Berry Center. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

Feb. 21: Lone Star College teaches entrepreneurs how to utilize Instagram

Demetrius Walker, advisor at Lone Star College’s Business Development Center, will host a seminar about utilizing the picture sharing social media platform Instagram for business promotion and building. 8-9:15 a.m. Must RSVP. Lone Star College-CyFair Library, LRNC Room 131, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-290-3214. www.lonestar.edu

Feb. 22: Mesa-Outreach hosts fundraising Gala

Nonprofit Mesa-Outreach is hosting a gala to raise money for their effort to help thousands of citizens with meals and provide cleanup materials and relief for those in need. So far, the organization has mainly worked in parts of Katy as well as the Bear Creek and Copperfield areas.  6 p.m. Free. Wyndham West Energy Corridor Hotel,14703 Park Row Drive, Houston. 713-201-5750. www.facebook.com/mesaoutreach

Feb. 23: Pet Health Fair offers Orchard Park visitors a cheap checkup

Vets from "The Vet Life" on Animal Planet will give pet owners an opportunity to have their pet spayed or neutered, as well as check on vaccinations and general health for a low cost. 10 a.m.-4 a.m. Prices vary. Orchard Park at Willowbrook, 13350 Perry Road, Houston. 832-737-7000. www.orchardwillowbrook.com


Over 1,200 people came to an event seeking financial assistance through Harris County on Aug. 3. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Federal eviction moratorium extended as Harris County continues financial relief efforts

Harris County tenants behind on rent have some opportunity for relief after federal officials extended the U.S. eviction moratorium to Oct. 3 and local leaders opened a new direct assistance fund.

The new poker club opened in July. (Courtesy Hideaway Social Poker Club)
Hideaway Social Poker Club now open in Cypress

The poker club welcomes players of all experience levels from beginner to advanced.

Harris County has raised the coronavirus threat level to red. (Screenshot Courtesy Facebook)
Harris County raises coronavirus threat level to red as cases continue to surge

Coronavirus hospitalizations reached over 300 patients per day Aug. 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the date for a second special legislative session. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott announces second special session agenda

The special session will be Aug. 7 with 17 items on the agenda ranging from bail reform to employment.

All students in Cy-Fair ISD have access to their own Chromebook. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD brings more technology to classrooms as remote learning ends

Although students in Cy-Fair ISD will no longer have the option to learn remotely, Google Chromebooks distributed last year will be incorporated into the classroom experience this school year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its masking guidance, recommending all individuals to wear masks indoors in areas where transmission rates of COVID-19 are high. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
Texas' chief state epidemiologist urges the community to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, particularly within unvaccinated populations

Tom Lambert, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, delivered a presentation at an August North Houston Association meeting about the plan's progress and future  (Courtesy METRO)
Metropolitan Transit Authority outlines light rail funding developments, COVID-19 ridership effect on METRONext

At a North Houston Association transportation committee meeting, METRO President Tom Lambert provided an update about the METRONext Moving Forward plan.

Chicking Out serves a variety of grilled chicken options. (Courtesy Chicking Out)
Chicking Out restaurant coming to The Woodlands; live-fire steakhouse coming to Inner Loop and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area, including the opening of a professional wrestling figure collector shop.

A local coffee shop will be celebrating its second anniversary this month. (Courtesy The Cuppo Coffee & Tea)
13 local events to attend this August in Cy-Fair

Several community events are planned in Cy-Fair this month—from camps for students to live music and a market featuring local makers.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

ESD 11 officials said the Ford F-450 Extra Cab vehicles are built with the safety of patients and crew in mind. (Courtesy Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11)
Harris County's ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare receives first of 40 new ambulances

ESD 11 will continue to receive shipments of four to five new ambulances every week until all have been received.

Venterra Realty will be breaking ground on a new apartment complex in Cy-Fair. (Rendering courtesy Venterra Realty)
New apartment complex announced in Cypress

The project will feature an 8,600-square-foot clubhouse, a resort-style pool, an outdoor lounge, a fitness center and a yoga/spin room.