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A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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Cy-Fair

Community Impact now seeking feedback from parents, teachers regarding 2020-21 school year


We would like to hear from our readers about their plans for the coming school year and get their feedback on how local school districts are handling reopening campuses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Feedback submitted may be used in upcoming print and online coverage.

Second location of Mex Taco House coming soon to Skinner Road at Hwy. 290 in Cypress



Owners of Mex Taco House on Telge Road in Cypress have plans to open a second location around early September at 25410 Hwy. 290, Cypress, near the Skinner Road intersection. The new location will be double the square footage and will feature a drive thru.

The Woodlands

Interfaith prepares for contactless school supply drive

The Woodlands nonprofit Interfaith of The Woodlands is preparing to help families get the school supplies they need with a contactless car wash July 24.

New The Woodlands eatery Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar reopens after spring closure

After opening on Dec. 31, Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar was up and running for just over two months before being forced to close due to the coronavirus shutdown in March.

Pet Supplies Plus opens new FM 1488 location north of The Woodlands

The national retailer Pet Supplies Plus opened a new location north of The Woodlands on May 22.

The store, situated at 4130 FM 1488, Ste. 110, Conroe, offers a variety of merchandise for pets, including food, toys, safety gear and other equipment.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Where to cast your vote in the Lake Houston area on July 14 runoffs

There are several places in the Lake Houston area where registered voters can cast their ballot on July 14.

The runoff election includes several races that affect residents in Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita and the New Caney area. Races on the ballot include Harris County Sheriff, State Rep. 127, U.S. Rep. District 2 and 457th Judicial District Court judge.

Houston

Coronavirus testing: Where to find testing sites in Houston the week of July 13

Here is the latest information on how and where to find coronavirus testing locations in Houston. Locations hosted by the Texas Department of Emergency Management are updated weekly.

Sugar Land

Mochi doughnuts save The Sweet Boutique in Sugar Land during coronavirus pandemic

After an eight-year teaching career, Christine Nguyen started her own bakery business—The Sweet Boutique—in Sugar Land Town Square in 2011.

Conroe-Montgomery

Combat Zone Nutrition now open in Conroe, serving shakes, herbal energy teas

Combat Zone Nutrition, a veteran-owned family business, opened July 10 at 12621 Old Hwy. 105 W., Conroe. The store serves meal replacement shakes and herbal energy teas.

Spring-Klein

ROUNDUP: Eight businesses recently opened, coming soon or relocating to Old Town Spring

Several locally owned businesses have recently opened in, are coming soon to or are relocating to Old Town Spring.

Andrew Christman, Ben Thompson, Kelly Schafler, Emma Whalen, Shawn Arraj, Beth Marshall, Eva Vigh and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


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Galveston County Health District data shows 9 in every 10 cases of COVID-19 countywide are listed as recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
DATA: 9 in every 10 Galveston County COVID-19 cases is now a recovery

About 90% of the total COVID-19 cases in Galveston County are now listed as recoveries, according to the latest data from the Galveston County Health District.

Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference
Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

Menu items include fried, grilled and boiled seafood platters as well as Cajun staples ranging from gumbo and shrimp etouffee to boudin balls and po'boys. (Courtesy The Catch)
Cajun eatery The Catch coming to Willowbrook and more Houston news

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The North Houston Highway Improvement Project proposes re-routing I-45 through the East End and Fifth Ward and expanding it through the Northside. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT releases environmental report, a pivotal step in I-45 rebuild

The report is one of the final steps before the project rerouting much of I-45 through downtown can begin.

2020 voter guide, i voted sticker
November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Harris County local races

Your guide to voting locations and who's on the ballot for Harris County races this November.

Here's how to get involved in a solar panel co-op in east Houston

La Porte, League City and Pasadena residents interested in utilizing solar energy can sign up to join the East Houston Solar Co-op until Sept. 30.

University of Houston—Clear Lake will resume offering its $18-per-class continuing education courses Oct. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
University of Houston-Clear Lake's weekly continuing education program shifts to Zoom for fall semester

The program is open to all, regardless of student status, age or educational background.

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 30% in three weeks

Fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients—478—are currently checked in at Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The board of directors for METRO has approved the $1.15 billion FY 2020-21 budget. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO board approves $1.15 billion budget for FY 2020-21 with 23% revenue loss

The approved budget is down nearly 14% overall from last year.