Officials respond to Cy-Fair ISD teacher concerns and more popular Houston-area news

Several Cy-Fair ISD teachers spoke before the board about their concerns with reopening schools this fall at the board's Aug. 6 meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair AFT)
Several Cy-Fair ISD teachers spoke before the board about their concerns with reopening schools this fall at the board's Aug. 6 meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair AFT)

Several Cy-Fair ISD teachers spoke before the board about their concerns with reopening schools this fall at the board's Aug. 6 meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair AFT)

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Cy-Fair ISD officials respond to teacher concerns at Aug. 6 board meeting

Several Cy-Fair ISD educators spoke before the board of trustees Aug. 6—nearly a month before the 2020-21 school year is slated to begin—to express their concerns with the district’s reopening plan in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

July COVID-19 case surge sparks local response from The Woodlands area hospitals, Montgomery County officials

Following more than four months of rising coronavirus cases, area hospitals collaborated to handle a surge in cases in July, while Montgomery County officials did not call for more stringent restrictions to enforce statewide public health orders.



Units begin opening at Alys Crossing off Fry Road in Cypress

The first residents began moving into Alys Crossing, a new multifamily project off Fry Road in Cypress, on Aug. 7, according to officials with Willowick Residential, the development company behind the project.

Harris County judge: Opening local schools will not be safe ‘anytime in the near future’

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said no in-person instruction should be taking place at local schools when the county’s COVID-19 threat level system is set at red, or “severe.” This is the highest level possible in the system, where it has been since June 26.

Pearland, Friendswood brace for hurricane season amid COVID-19

As Pearland and Friendswood residents find themselves in the midst of a busy hurricane season, the coronavirus pandemic has affirmed the importance of individual preparedness, city officials said.

Danica Lloyd, Andrew Christman, Ben Thompson, Shawn Arrajj and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.



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Shirts23, a wholesale blank and custom T-shirt retailer, is slated to open a storefront Jan. 25 at 8805 Jones Road, Ste. A105, Jersey Village. (Courtesy Facebook)
Shirts23 opening Jan. 25 on Jones Road in Cy-Fair

Shirts23, a wholesale blank and custom T-shirt retailer, is slated to open a storefront Jan. 25 at 8805 Jones Road, Ste. A105, Jersey Village.

If approved, the Lake Houston Dredging and Maintenance District could take on all future dredging in Lake Houston. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
To-be-filed bill could fund dredging in Lake Houston by charging additional surface water fee

The conservation and reclamation district would have the power to take out bonds to fund projects. The bonds would be paid through a fee charged to utility providers who purchase surface water from Lake Houston.

Metta's Local Eats exceeded its $10,000 goal in their most recent fundraiser. (Courtesy David Postma, Genesis Photographers)
Social media group inspires local restaurateurs to raise more than $27,000 for Cy-Fair Helping Hands

The Metta's Local Eats Dine Out for Charity fundraiser put the local nonprofit closer to its goal of a future expansion, officials said.

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DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

More than 1,200 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 300 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Jan. 11-17

COVID-19 case numbers in the district increased by 63% over the previous week.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is scheduled to return in person in October. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)
Bayou City Art Festival scheduled for in-person return in October

The Memorial Park version of the festival will be celebrated through alternative virtual and smaller in-person events.

Owner Miguel Segovia took over the Jones Road location of Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano in 2007. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano: Owner carries on legacy of Cy-Fair staple

The beauty of Italian food—according to Miguel Segovia, who has been running Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano on Jones Road since 2007—is in the sauce.

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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Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy Wolff Companies)
Wolff Companies acquires additional 43 acres for Beacon Hill development in Waller

Plans for the 564-acre project include a business park along the future Hwy. 290 frontage road and about 870 single-family homes.

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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