Outlet mall in Cy-Fair opens 3 new stores and more top Houston-area news

The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)

The outlet mall is located in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)

Read the most popular news form the past week from our Houston coverage area.

Cy-Fair

Houston Premium Outlets welcomes 3 new stores to Cypress mall

Officials with Houston Premium Outlets announced two new tenants opened earlier this month, and one additional store is expected to open by the end of the month.

The Woodlands



Where to vote early in The Woodlands

With early voting beginning Oct. 13 and running through Oct. 30, polling locations are now open for in-person voting prior to the Nov. 3 election.

Bay Area

The Toasted Yolk Cafe coming to League City in former Olympia Grill building

The Toasted Yolk Cafe plans to open in December in League City's Pinnacle Park at 2535 S. Gulf Freeway, League City, at the former site of Olympia Grill, which closed in March 2019.

Fort Bend ISD

Q&A: Meet Jason Burdine, Angie Hanan—candidates for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees Position 1

Early voting in the 2020 election starts Oct. 13. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Brazoria County

Vote centers bring turnout in Brazoria County despite cut in polling locations

In 2012, Brazoria County had over 60 polling locations, but for the 2020 presidential election, the county will have 35. While the number of voting locations has been reduced by half over the last eight years, voter engagement saw increases in both the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms.

Danica Lloyd, Claire Shoop, Andrew Christman, Jake Magee and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.



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Up to 40,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas members could be impacted if a contract agreement cannot be reached. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CHI St. Luke's Hospital faces potential contract termination with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas at multiple Houston, Southeast Texas locations

If an agreement cannot be reached, up to 40,000 Houstonians could find their local hospital is out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Clay Road Community Center is set to open in early 2021. (Courtesy Harris County Project Recovery)
Clay Road Community Center slated to open in early 2021

Clay Road Community Center features seven classrooms, three conference rooms, a 4,000-square-foot community hall and a lounge area.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Juergen's Hall Community Center in Cy-Fair. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County’s early-voting turnout up 23% over same time frame in 2016 general election

The five busiest polling locations in Harris County have averaged more than 1,700 in-person voters daily thus far during early voting.

Target has built out its new store at 2075 Westheimer Road, Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Target to open fourth Inner Loop location and more Houston-area business, community news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Baylor College of Medicine is seeking volunteers for a COVID-19 study looking to determine the prevalence of the viral disease in the Houston area. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine recruiting participants for COVID-19 prevalence study

The study will collect samples from 70,000 individuals nationwide.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Houston hydrologist explains climate change’s role in intensified flooding, importance of planning for future storms

“We’re looking at more intense and more frequent storms, and so, as a region, we’re going to need to think about that when we’re planning. We need to plan for that worst-case climate change [scenario].”

Airi Ramen is coming soon to the Fairfield Town Center. Another location can be found in New Caney. (Courtesy Facebook)
Airi Ramen coming soon to Fairfield Town Center in Cypress

The eatery will specialize in authentic Japanese food and will also offer a full bar.

Some Harris County residents could be eligible for free workforce training. (Courtesy Lone Star College System)
Harris County partners with Lone Star College to offer free workforce training this fall

Furloughed, unemployed and underemployed Harris County residents could be eligible for one of 17 training programs.

An ongoing charter review in the city of Jersey Village is recommending two changes to the city's charter that would affect how City Council terms are handled when council members step down. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Jersey Village charter review commission proposes tweak to election term rules

An ongoing charter review in the city of Jersey Village is recommending two changes to the city's charter that would affect how City Council terms are handled when council members step down.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Greater Houston region faces glut of industrial, commercial space and multifamily housing

While the Greater Houston area has seen a glut of office space for the last six years, Patrick Jankowski said the industrial buildup has happened more in the past year and a half.

Little Kitchen HTX opened Sept. 1 in Jersey Village. (Courtesy Little Kitchen HTX)
Little Kitchen HTX now open in Jersey Village

The new eatery offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a full coffee bar and cocktails.