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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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As the number of patients with COVID-19 in Harris County intensive care units continues to fall, the percentage of those patients that make up the total numbers in the ICU fall below 30% on Aug. 10. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Percentage of COVID-19 positive ICU patients falls below 30%

The percentage has been slowly falling since reaching a high point above 50% in early July, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Public health officials in Harris County have said they want to see that number below 15%.

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Businesses opening or coming soon in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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A majority of Clear Creek ISD students will return to school in-person classes this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD delays full return to in-person instruction; group to protest at Aug. 10 board workshop

The district has extended the final phase of its back-to-school transition plan by one week, meaning some in-person students will return beginning Sept. 14 instead of Sept. 8.

Originally, the Coastal Texas Study included a proposal to build 76 miles of flood walls and levees to protect Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula from flooding during hurricanes. (Courtesy Coastal Texas Study)
Bay Area officials considering ways to locally fund Coastal Texas Study

Bay Area officials are now considering ways to fund locally what could be a $23 billion-$32 billion federal flood mitigation project.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know in Galveston County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Galveston County COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Galveston County reached 9,376 on Aug. 8, but the number of daily new cases is still trending down.

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)
Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands and more news from the Houston area

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The number of deaths reported has been declining for the past three week, according to the Texas Medical Center. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down 10% since Aug. 3

The number of deaths reported has been declining for the past three week, according to the Texas Medical Center.

Harris County leaders discussed this week whether to raise or lower property taxes. (Courtesy Fotolia)
UPDATED: Harris Co. commissioners eyeing property tax rates

This article was updated Aug. 8 to clarify that an 8% tax rate increase is not considered to be on the table by commissioners.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

HomeAid Houston partnered with Boys and Girls Country to open three cottages in Hockley. (Courtesy Boys and Girls Country)
Builders partner to serve homeless population through nonprofit HomeAid Houston

Since launching in 2003, the organization has helped provide 20,000 beds for homeless individuals in the Houston area.