Connected: A Guide to Cy-Fair in 2016-2017

Justin Ray Justin Ray, Jersey Village Mayor[/caption]

City Information

Jersey Village
A note from Justin Ray, Jersey Village Mayor

As mayor of the city of Jersey Village, it is my privilege to invite you to come take a look at our community. Jersey Village is a hidden gem conveniently located at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Hwy. 290, providing easy access to downtown Houston, the Galleria and the Energy Corridor. For commuters who have made it only halfway home on Hwy. 290 at the Beltway, Jersey Village offers the desired neighborhood amenities without the gridlock.

What if I told you Jersey Village residents have their own police, fire, EMT and public works departments? The safety, security and services provided by those departments is second to none. How about an 18-hole golf course, walking trails, a neighborhood pool and multiple parks? If the amenities are not enough, how about extra large lots, mature trees, sidewalks and Cy-Fair ISD schools?

Northwest Harris County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. Even with such explosive population growth, Jersey Village still retains the charm of a small-town environment. I encourage you to stop by, visit the parks, take in a meal at a local restaurant and see what this small town in a big city has to offer.

City statistics

Estimated population: 7,906
Median age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $67,607
Property tax rate: $0.74250 per $100 of property valuation
Estimated sales tax collected: (fiscal year 2014-15) $2,018,711
City limits:3.58 square miles

City Council

Typically meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Jersey Village Civic Center, 16501 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village

Terms and compensation
Council members serve voluntarily for two-year terms and are not paid to serve.

Agendas and meeting minutes are available at

Council members and term expiration dates
Justin Ray (2017)—mayor
Andrew Mitcham (2018)—Position 1
Greg Holden (2017)—Position 2
C. J. Harper (2017)—Position 3
Sheri Sheppard (2018)—Position 4
Tom Eustace (2016)*—Position 5

*Position 5 runoff election scheduled for June 18

Ed Emmett Ed Emmett, county judge[/caption]

Harris County statistics

Total population: 4.5 million
Precinct 3 population:1,142,000
Precinct 4 population:1,147,000
Median age: 32
Median household income: $53,822
County size: (square miles) 1,777

Commissioners Court

Usually meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston Ave., Houston

Terms and compensation
Commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid an annual salary of $165,900.

Agendas, meeting minutes and meeting videos are available at the county’s website,

Council members and term expiration dates
Judge Ed Emmett (2018)—county judge
Gene Locke (election set for November 2016)—Precinct 1 commissioner
Jack Morman (2018)—Precinct 2 commissioner
Steve Radack (election set for November 2016)—Precinct 3 commissioner
Jack Cagle (2018)—Precinct 4 commissioner

Leslie Martone Leslie Martone, chamber president[/caption]

Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce

8711 Hwy. 6 N., Ste. 120, Houston
Founded: 1986
Coverage area: 186 square miles
Total members: 500+

Chamber meetings
General membership luncheon: Typically held the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
Networking breakfast: Typically held the second Tuesday of the month from 8-9:30 a.m. at various venues in the community.
Business after hours: Typically held quarterly on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. at various venues in the community.

Board of directors
Keith Barber, Debbie Blackshear, Valarie Brittain, Mike Castro, Jason Culpepper, Chad Gaulding, Debbie Gibson, Keith Grothaus, Mark Henry, Seelpa Keshvala, Mark Kilkenny, Mark McShaffry, Jennifer Pittman, Joe Scala, Jeff Sebastian, Stuart Snow, Stacy Thornton, Keith Vrana, Lisa White, Charles Whited, George Wright

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Community Events

Events Cy-Hoops (left), Zombie Stomp (right)[/caption]

JULY 2016

Cypress Triathlon
July 30-31 • 6:30 a.m.  Costs vary by event.
The largest USA Triathlon event in the south Midwest region is back for its eighth year. The event features a youth triathlon and a Splash and Dash race for dogs Saturday. The main event on Sunday features a 3.1-mile run, 13-mile bike course and 550-meter swim course. 10700 Fry Road, Cypress


Shop Til You Drop
Sept. 10 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free.
More than 300 vendors set up booths on 51,000 square feet of shopping space for the annual event benefiting the Cy-Fair Women’s Club scholarship fund. Items for sale include home decor, jewelry, food and holiday gift ideas. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress,


Oct. 1 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free.
Lone Star College hosts the 12th annual festival, a community event featuring arts, games, food and activities. The event enlists the help of local businesses and organizations to foster community pride and fellowship. LSC-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, 281-290-3944,

Salute to our Stars
Oct. 13 • 7 p.m. Costs vary.
The Cy-Fair Education Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser in support of innovative development programs for Cy-Fair ISD teachers and staff. It also honors spotlight teachers who are nominated by campus principals for their work in the classroom. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress www.thecfef.og

Judy Dierker Holiday Market
Oct. 14-15 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Free.
The market features more than 100 vendors selling boutique home decor items, jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, holiday items, food products and other handcrafted items. The event features a silent auction, benefiting Cy-Hope. Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston,

Zombie Stomp
Oct. 29 • 8-11 a.m. • Costs vary.
Cypress Creek Lakes hosts its third annual event, which features a 5K run and a 1K fun run for children. Cypress Creek Lakes Phase 3 Recreation Center, 10080 Cypress Creek Bend Drive, Cypress, 281-213-8400

Howl-O-Ween Fest
Oct. 29 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free.
The master-planned community of Bridgeland hosts Howl-O-Ween Fest each October, featuring an animal fashion show and pet-friendly activities. Various exhibitors are on display, and proceeds benefit area rescue groups. Oak Meadow Park,
17730 House & Hahl Road Cypress, 


Holiday in the Park
Date and time TBD • Free.
The city of Jersey Village celebrates the holiday season with its annual celebration. The event features a visit from Santa Claus and other holiday-themed activities. Carol Fox Park, 15913 Jersey Drive Jersey Village 713-466 2100.

Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational
Dec. 8-10 • Times vary  Free.
Basketball teams from across the state compete in the Cypress Hoops Invitational tournament each year. Hosted by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, the event raises money for CFISD student scholarships. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-807-3591


Salute to Our Heroes
Feb. 11 • Time TBD • $100 (individual), $50 (veterans).
The Cy-Fair Education Foundation hosts a fundraiser to support area men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Gerald Coffee is the guest speaker, and his accolades include the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnam Service Medal. Proceeds from the event support an endowment for CFISD graduates for college. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 I-10, Houston 281-807-3591

Cy-Fair ISD Livestock Show
Date TBD • Times and costs vary.
CFISD hosts the annual district livestock show and sale featuring a premium craft and gift sale, freezer sale and silent auction as well as a wide variety of animal shows and competitions. Student participants in the 2016 show raised more than $500,000. Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress 281-897-4000

A Night of Celebration
Feb. 17 • 6:30-10 p.m.  Cost TBD.
The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual celebratory event to recognize local businesses and chamber members for their achievements in 2016. The event includes music, drinks and casino games. Winners are announced for small, medium, large and nonprofit business of the year, as well as Ambassador of the Year and the Chairman’s Award. Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Houston 281-373-1390

Superintendent’s Fun Run
Feb. 18 • 8 a.m. • Cost varies.
CFISD hosts its 23rd annual Superintendent’s Fun Run featuring a 5K, live music and other family-friendly activities. Superheroes make appearances at the event throughout the morning. The 2016 event raised more than $52,000 for the Cy-Fair Education Foundation. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-897-4000


Inspiring Connections
April 7 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free.
CFISD hosts its eighth annual Student Technology Festival, giving students of all grade levels the chance to share how they are using new technology to enhance learning. Students showcase the use of devices, such as laptops, tablets, interactive whiteboards, robotics and specialized technology. The 2016 event featured
1,100 student showcases. 
Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-897-4000

Reach Unlimited Springfest
April 8 • 9 a.m.-noon • Free.
The annual event includes a walkathon and family-friendly entertainment, such as face painting, games and balloon art. Local nonprofit Reach Unlimited serves clients who are intellectually or developmentally disabled. Learning Activity Center, 11832 Mueller Cemetery Road, Cypress 281-469-8058

Date and times TBD • Free
Towne Lake hosts its annual water-centric festival featuring waterskiing, boat tours, a fishing tournament and Dock Dogs performance. Food vendors are also on-site. The event is open to the Houston public. Towne Lake, 18915 San Saba Creek Circle, Cypress,

YoungLife Crawfish Boil
Date, time and cost TBD.
The family-friendly event features food, fellowship and live entertainment. It is a key fundraiser for YoungLife in Cypress, which is a faith-based organization for youth. CFISD Exhibit Center, 11205 Telge Road, Cypress, 281-587-9595,

Nature Fest
April 29 • time TBD • Free.
The master-planned community of Bridgeland in Cypress hosts the annual event that features nature-themed and family-friendly activities along with animal performances. There is a petting zoo, demonstrations, vendors and food trucks. Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House Hahl Road Cypress,


B.F. Adam Golf Classic
May 11 • 9 a.m. (registration begins)  • Cost varies.
Hundreds of Cy-Fair residents, business owners and community leaders take part in the annual golf classic hosted by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, which raises money for CFISD graduates. Last year’s event raised about $130,000 for student scholarships. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress, 281-807-3591

North Cypress Spring Classic
Date, time and cost TBD.
The North Cypress Medical Center hosts its annual golf tournament benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation, which provides wounded veterans and their families with health, wellness and therapeutic support. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress 832-912-3692,

Boys and Girls Country of Houston Spring Festival
May 6 • Time and cost TBD.
The Boys and Girls Country’s 39th festival features games and activities, inflatables, rides, a silent auction and live entertainment. There are also food and beverage booths, and all proceeds help the organization provide a home for area children. Boys and Girls Country campus, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, 281-351-4976,

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Transportation1. Hwy. 290
a. Construction is ongoing to widen outbound Hwy. 290 mainlanes and construct new frontage roads between Telge and Mueschke roads. Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation hope to open the new roads in segments with the entire project open to drivers by fall 2016 if weather permits.

Timeline: summer 2015-fall 2016
Cost: $85.2 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

b. Work is progressing on a direct connector from northbound Hwy. 6 to inbound Hwy. 290 and the outbound
Hwy. 290 frontage road. Work will begin in 2016 on a Hwy. 6 overpass and new frontage roads from Copper Grove Boulevard to North Eldridge Parkway. TxDOT officials said the overall project from Telge Road to North Eldridge Parkway is 43 percent complete.

Timeline: July 2015-late 2017
Cost: $135.4 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

c. Construction crews are working to widen inbound Hwy. 290 mainlanes from North Eldridge Parkway to FM 529. Workers also began work on outbound mainlanes in early 2016.

Timeline: early 2015-late 2016
Cost: $57.9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

d. Crew continue to work on connector-distributor lanes running parallel to Hwy. 290 mainlanes, which are projected to open this summer. The new lanes will provide drivers separate lanes to exit Senate Avenue and FM 529 and enter outbound mainlanes just before FM 529. The project from FM 529 to West Little York Road is 80 percent complete, officials said.

Timeline: early 2015-late 2016
Cost: $110.4 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

2. Greenhouse Road extension
Construction began in early 2016 on a project extending Greenhouse Road north to a future Mound Road connection point as a two-lane concrete half-boulevard. Caldwell Companies and Harris County Precinct 3 are teaming up on the project.

Timeline: April-December
Cost: $10 million
Funding sources: Caldwell Companies, Harris County Precinct 3

3. Cypress North Houston extension
Caldwell Companies, Taylor Morrison and Harris County Precinct 3 are teaming up on a project to extend Cypress North Houston Road from Fry to Barker Cypress roads as a two-lane concrete half-boulevard.

Timeline: April-December
Cost: $4 million
Funding sources: Taylor Morrison, Caldwell Companies, Harris County Precinct 3

4. Louetta Road extension
Harris County Precinct 4 will extend Louetta Road as a four-lane concrete boulevard from Blanco Trails Lane to Telge Road.

Timeline: TBA
Cost: $2.3 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4

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Cy-Fair ISD
10300 Jones Road, Houston
Superintendent: Mark Henry
Total students: 113,689
Assessment test scores online at Cy-Fair ISD Education Focus Guide



Private Schools

Private Schools Cypress Christian School (left), Rosehill Christian School (right)[/caption]


The Connection School of Houston
15815 House & Hahl Road
Grades: K–12
Enrollment: 150
Extracurricular activities: Athletics, praise and worship band, theater
Tuition: $7,000-$8,000 annually (four-day), $8,000-$9,000 annually (five-day)

Covenant Academy
11711 Telge Road
Cypress • 281-373-2233
Grades: K–12
Enrollment: 150
Extracurricular activities: American Heritage Girls, art, athletics, band, chess, choir, drama
Tuition: $8,790-$10,590 annually

The Oaks Adventist Christian School
11735 Grant Road, Cypress
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 142
Extracurricular activities: flag football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball
Tuition: call for tuition


The Banff School
13726 Cutten Road, Houston
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 160
Extracurricular activities: honor societies, student council, piano classes, musical theater, mentoring program, athletics, academic competitions, art
Tuition: $7,678 annually (3-year-olds), $8,065-$12,142 annually (K-12)

British International School of Houston
4211 Watonga Blvd., Houston
Grades: pre-K-12 (ages 3-18)
Enrollment: 800
Extracurricular activities: Athletics, music, art, drama, dance, foreign language clubs
Tuition: $11,430-$26,365 annually

Christ the Redeemer Catholic School
11511 Huffmeister Road, Houston
Grades: accepting applications for Pre-K–7th
Enrollment: 370
Extracurricular activities: choir, karate, Lego league
Tuition: $6,700 annually

Clay Road Baptist School
9151 Clay Road, Houston
Grades: pre-K-8 (child care for infants 6-weeks-old and older)
Enrollment: 150
Extracurricular activities: art, athletics, dance, guitar, gymnastics, piano, taekwondo
Tuition: $12,300 (infant care), $5,100 (four-day pre-K), $7,140 (five-day pre-K), $9,960 (K-8)

Cypress Christian School
11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: 691
Extracurricular activities: athletics, fine arts, honor societies, beta club, Ambassador Council, drumline, mentoring clubs, after-school clubs for elementary students
Tuition: $9,600-$14,260 annually

Epiphany Lutheran School
14423 West Road, Houston
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 272
Extracurricular activities: athletics, band, choir, dance lessons, art, Spanish
Tuition: $7,200 annually

Houston Christian High School
2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 500
Extracurricular Activities: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, drill team, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, band, orchestra, choir, dance, theater
Tuition: $21,575 annually

Kardia Christian Academy
10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston
Grades: transition (5-year-olds who are not ready for pre-K) through grade 6
Enrollment: 37
Tuition: $6,300 annually

Redd School
4820 Strack Road, Houston
Grades: infants-eighth grade
Enrollment: 225
Extracurricular activities: Engineering and electronics, extended care, equestrian club, cooking, robotics, student clubs
Tuition: $5,450-$7,350 annually

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston
Grades: Pre-K-8
Enrollment: 375
Extracurricular activities: athletics, cheerleading, student council
Tuition: $710 per month

Texas Christian School
17810 Keith Harrow Blvd., Houston
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 275
Extracurricular activities: athletics, cheerleading, student council
Tuition: $745-$900 monthly (grades 1-12), $660 monthly (preschool, kindergarten)


Concordia Lutheran High School
700 E. Main St., Tomball
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 610
Extracurricular activities: 4-H club, academic team, agriculture and consumer sciences, athletics, art, band, chemistry club, choir, dual-credit program, global embrace mission trips, improvisation club, interact, multimedia program, National Honor Society, photography, shotgun team, speech and debate team, theater
Tuition: $12,780 per year (general students), $11,820 (students who are active members of certain Lutheran churches and associations)

Rosehill Christian School
19830 FM 2920, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 515
Extracurricular activities: art, athletics, cheerleading, choir, dance, drama, fine arts, 4-H program, NHS, yearbook
Tuition: $10,400-$14,175 per year (K-12), $4,825-$8,850 (pre-K)

Salem Lutheran School
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball
Grades: early childhood, K-8
Enrollment: 495
Extracurricular activities: athletics, Kingdom Kids after-school program, technology club, private music lessons
Tuition: $9,400 per year (K-8), $920 per month (infants), $880 per month (toddlers), $845 per month (2-year-olds), $805 per month (preschool and pre-K)

Saint Anne Catholic School
1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 345
Extracurricular activities: academic team, athletics, choir, chess, Cub Scouts, geography bee, Girl Scouts, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art projects, music lessons, National Junior Honor Society, spelling bee
Tuition: $6,500 annually

Step by Step Christian School
1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: infant-eighth grade
Enrollment: 250
Extracurricular activities: art, basketball, Boy Scouts, drama,
Girl Scouts
Tuition: $450 monthly (kindergarten half-days), $5,835 annually (full-day K-8)


Waller Christian Academy
1208 Penick Road, Waller
Grades: pre-K-9
Enrollment: 60
Extracurricular activities: art club, athletics, piano, student council, voice
Tuition: $5,000 (three-day pre-K), $6,500 (five-day pre-K), $6,800 (grades K-4), $7,000 (grades 5-9) annually


John Cooper School
1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 1,200
Extracurricular activities: athletics, robotics, performing arts, visual arts, math and science clubs, student council, Habitat for Humanity project, Junior State of America, interact club, NHS
Tuition: $19,980-$24,685 annually

The Woodlands Preparatory School
27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 230
Extracurricular activities: astronomy, athletics, fencing, gymnastics, languages, NHS
Tuition: $20,145-$24,390 annually




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Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

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Real Estate

Bridgeland Bridgeland[/caption]

Real EstateNew Communities

Cy-Fair has a number of communities that are still growing. There are a number of neighborhoods and master-planned communities that offer opportunities to build or buy a new home.

1. Alden Woods

  • $390,000+

  • Builders: Coventry Homes, Darling Homes


  • 713-917-4280

2. Alder Trails

3. Bridgeland

  • $300,000-$1 million

  • 19,000 homes at build-out

  • Builders: Beazer Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Coventry Homes, Darling Homes, Meritage Homes, Perry Homes, Taylor Morrison, Village Builders, Westin Homes


  • 281-304-5588


4. Cypress Creek Lakes

  • $250,000-$760,000

  • 2,100 homes at build-out

  • Builders: Ashton Woods, Darling Homes, Lennar, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Village Builders


  • 281-213-8400


5. Cypress Oaks

  • $189,950+

  • 105 homes

  • Builder: K. Hovnanian Homes


  • 281-463-4160


6. Enclave at Castlebridge

7. The Enclave at Cypress Landing

  • $214,990-$263,990

  • Builder: Pulte Homes


  • 866-728-5245


8. Fairfield

9. The Falls at Dry Creek

  • $300,000+

  • Builders: Beazer Homes, CalAtlantic Homes


  • CalAtlantic: 346-218-7005

  • Beazer: 281-616-5796

10. Grant Meadows

  • $182,000-$254,000

  • Builders: Lake Ridge Builders, Postwood Homes


  • 281-255-0348


11. Hidden Arbor

12. Miramesa

  • $200,000+

  • 204 home sites

  • Builders: Anglia Homes, Ashton Woods, CastleTree Homes, Century Communities, David Weekley Homes, Gehan Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes, Lennar Homes, Meritage Homes, Perry Homes, Westin Homes



13. The Preserve

  • $382,990-$518,380

  • 23 homes

  • Builder: Pulte Homes


  • 877-838-5808


14. Rock Creek

  • mid-$400,000s +

  • 400 homes

  • Builder: Partners in Building


  • 281-351-2600


15. Sydney Harbour

16. Towne Lake

  • $200,000-$1 million+

  • 3,000 homes

  • Builders: Bavaria Builders, Braziel Building Group, Brickland Custom Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Chesmar Homes, Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Frontier Custom Homes, Goshy Homes, Jaeger Homes, Keechi Creek Builders, Mike Harrison Custom Homes, Newmark Homes, Partners in Building, Plantation Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Village Builders


  • 281-256-2772


17. Villages of Cypress Lakes

  • $183,000-$311,000

  • Builders: Briarwood Homes, Lake Ridge Builders


  • 281-758-1244


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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Cy-Fair Helping Hands[/caption]

Founded in 2011, Cy-Fair Helping Hands helps area homeless individuals become self-sufficient. Volunteers are needed to participate on the homeless outreach team, deliver care packages on a weekly basis to men and women living on the streets, work in the food pantry and serve as mentors to homeless students in Cy-Fair ISD. 7710 Cherry Park Drive, Ste. E, Houston 281-858-1222

Cy-Fair Sports Association hosts baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and wrestling events for youth athletes in Cy-Fair. Volunteers are needed for coaching, field maintenance and upkeep, event crowd control and registration assistance. 25202 Hwy. 290, Ste. C, Cypress 281-256-3400

Before volunteers can join the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, they must attend several Thursday night meetings, which begin at 7 p.m., at the appropriate station to learn about volunteer responsibilities. Then, the captain assists volunteers in completing a cadet training program to gain hands-on experience before fully committing as a firefighter.  9630 Telge Road, Houston 281-550-6663

Founded with the goal of helping all children in Cy-Fair become well-educated and productive citizens, Cy-Hope needs volunteers for its various programs, including Hope Centers, to assist with homework help, life skills classes, recreation, arts and crafts as well as volunteering during Hope Center community events. 17401 Village Green Drive, Houston 713-466-4673

Cypress Assistance Ministries is an organization dedicated to assisting individuals and families in financial distress. The nonprofit is always in need of volunteers to help out at the organization’s food pantry, assistance office, resale shop, donation center and community outreach program as well as serve as drivers. 11202 Huffmeister Road, Houston 281-955-7684

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that helps construct new, affordable homes around the community for families in need. Volunteers assist with construction and deconstruction, office work, providing lunch for construction workers and by working at the ReStore—a resale outlet for quality building materials, appliances and other home items. 13350 Jones Road, Houston 281-477-0460

Reach Unlimited provides support services for people with learning or developmental disabilities. The center provides curriculum in life lessons, academics, fine arts, vocational training and community involvement in a classroom setting along with employment support. Reach offers a variety of flexible volunteer opportunities within its All Star Volunteer program, including maintenance, office, classroom, service learning and event positions. 11832 Mueller Cemetery Road, Cypress 281-213-8132

Shield Bearer is a nonprofit that offers professional counseling and prevention services. Volunteers are needed for marketing, events, donation pick-up and administrative tasks. 12345 Jones Road, Ste. 285, Houston 281-894-7222

CFISD is in need of volunteers in several areas for its Volunteers in Public Schools program. Individuals can volunteer to read to students, perform clerical work, deliver materials from the Charlotte Davis Burns Science Resource Center to schools, work in school libraries, become mentors or participate in the annual Bus Buddies program at the beginning of the school year. 10300 Jones Road, Houston 281-894-3950

Hundreds of volunteers with the YMCA assist with coaching sports teams, helping in the community garden, participating in community events and serving on various committees. Volunteers are also needed for the YMCA’s Miracle League, which takes place each spring at the Langham Creek location. Bradley McWilliams at Cypress Creek, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston 281-469-1481 Langham Creek, 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston 281-859-6143

*If your local nonprofit was not included in this guide, please email us at This is not a comprehensive list.

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By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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Houston couple brings dream of owning taco eatery to Cypress with Mex Taco House

Learn how Jessica and Abel Frausto, a couple who lives in the Heights, ended up opening two taco shops in Cypress.

Harris County ESD 11 plans to hire 150 individuals to staff its new ambulance services. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 aims to hire 150 staff to launch new EMS

The district launched its hiring effort in late April and held a virtual job fair April 29-30 to attract candidates.

Nearly 4,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD during the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
80 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD schools April 26-May 2

Nine staff members and 71 students on Cy-Fair ISD campuses tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

EJ's Pizzeria is launching a ghost kitchen this May. (Courtesy EJ's Pizzeria)
EJ’s Pizzeria returns to Cypress with ghost kitchen concept

The pizzeria is slated to launch a delivery-only service this month.

Cy-Fair office vacancies rise as more work remotely

For those who have the option, working from home is one of the most notable ways the pandemic has changed daily routines. This cover story from our May edition discusses how the remote work trend has caused local office vacancy rates to rise and employers to become more flexible.