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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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At a Jan. 15 emergency court hearing, officials came up with a plan to try to reduce the inmate population at the Harris County Jail that centers on hosting more bail reduction hearings. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
With open beds dwindling, officials look for ways to reduce Harris County jail population

The inmate population at the Harris County Jail is rising, and officials are looking for ways to quickly ease the pressure as concerns grow over the ability to quarantine and restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Bocca Italian Kitchen serves seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes, such as polenta and various pastas. (Courtesy Marco Torres)
Italian eateries open in Generation Park; Houston bike lane fines enforced and more local news

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Minute Maid Park
Houston Health Department vaccine appointments fill up in 16 minutes

The department will administer 5,000 doses at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 16 and 17.

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IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Himalayan Taj now open and more

Here is a roundup of business news from Clear Lake and League City.

Officials expect demand for the vaccine will be huge once it opens to the general public. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County plans vaccine distribution; FDA warns of false negatives and more top Houston-area news

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Students will have the opportunity to safely show and sell their agriculture projects through the 2021 CCISD Livestock Show and Online Sale through Jan. 20. (Courtesy Clear Creek ISD)
Clear Creek ISD students take robotics competitions, livestock exhibitions virtual amid COVID-19

Although students may not be able to physically attend competitions and exhibitions, parents and district leaders said students are rising to the occasion with the remote experiences.

Man riding bike in city
Houston’s grace period for bike lane parking fines ends

Houston residents now face a $100 fine for parking in bike lanes.

As of mid-January, the League City Volunteer Fire Department has a new all-hazards response boat. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City Volunteer Fire Department receives all-hazards response boat

As of mid-January, the League City Volunteer Fire Department has a new all-hazards response boat.

On Jan. 12, League City City Council voted unanimously for the city to terminate its agreement with Big League Dreams due to safety concerns. (Courtesy city of League City)
League City ends agreement with Big League Dreams; fields closed until further notice

In a city already struggling to meet the demand for sports fields on which young athletes can practice and compete, the League City location of Big League Dreams is closed until further notice.

Despite a global pandemic, Houston home sales broke records in 2020 and saw 10% more sales overall compared to 2019. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Report: Houston home sales surpassed 2019 volumes despite pandemic

2020 single-family home sales surpassed 2019’s volume by more than 10%.

La Cocina de Roberto launched its second eatery in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy La Cocina de Roberto)
La Cocina de Roberto restaurant opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

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From Jan. 19-29, Coalition for the Homeless and staff from The Way Home will conduct the 2021 Homeless Count & Survey, in which they will work to identify sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness across Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. (Adobe Stock)
Coalition for the Homeless, The Way Home to conduct annual Greater Houston-area homeless count Jan. 19-29

The results of the 2021 homeless count and survey are expected to be released to the public this spring.