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)

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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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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also spearheaded an effort to establish a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which was approved in a split 3-2 vote Oct. 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance

Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

Marketing materials depict the 1,600-acre tract of land purchased by the Johnson Development Corporation in 2017. A plat was recently approved for a general plan at the site. (Courtesy Rockspring Capital)
General plan approved for 1,600-acre project in far northwest Harris County

The land is owned by an affiliate of the Johnson Development Corporation, though few details are known about the planned development.

The Cy-Fair clinic is hosting an open house Nov. 13 to celebrate one year in business. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sleep and Headache Solutions of Houston to celebrate first anniversary

The Cy-Fair clinic is hosting an open house Nov. 13 to celebrate one year in business.

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)
New master-planned community to bring 1,000 homes, Hwy. 290 improvements to Waller

Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area.

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation; it is intended to mitigate rising property values across the county, officials said. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approves tax rate decrease for FY 2020-21

The newly approved rate of $0.59920 per $100 valuation is a decrease of $0.01250 from the FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.61170 per $100 valuation.

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County early voter turnout on track to surpass total votes cast in 2016 election

All 122 early voting sites throughout Harris County will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 27-29, giving voters an additional three hours to head to the polls.

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD reports 66 COVID-19 cases among students, staff Oct. 19-25

Cy-Fair ISD officials reported the highest number of new weekly cases since the start of the school year.

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot." (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Tumble 22 to bring Nashville hot chicken to Vintage Park

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant will offer chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot."

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to study flood mitigation options for the Buffalo Bayou, Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir watersheds, officials with the Katy Prairie Conservancy said they and a coalition of other stakeholders are urging the Corps to reassess its early findings. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Katy Prairie officials call on Army Corps to rethink flooding concepts in western Harris County

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to study flood mitigation options for the Buffalo Bayou, Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir watersheds, officials with the Katy Prairie Conservancy said they and a coalition of other stakeholders are urging the Corps to reassess its early findings.

Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)
Fall fun: 8 pumpkin patches to visit in North Houston

From photo opportunities to hayrides, here are a few places to put on your list this fall.

(Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
Shogun Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar opens in Spring and more Houston-area news

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