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Bishop Square Business Park will be built on 4 acres on Mueschke Road in Cypress. (Rendering courtesy Texas Sage Properties)
Bishop Square Business Park will be built on 4 acres on Mueschke Road in Cypress. (Rendering courtesy Texas Sage Properties)

Bishop Square Business Park will be built on 4 acres on Mueschke Road in Cypress. (Rendering courtesy Texas Sage Properties)

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Ground to break in September on Bishop Square Business Park on Mueschke Road in Cypress

Ground is expected to break in September on Bishop Square Business Park, a 4-acre park that will feature 48,600 square feet of space across 10 condominium-style buildings at 14914 Mueschke Road, Cypress.

Harris County mask order extended

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extended the county's mandatory mask order Aug. 26.

Instead of a set expiration date Aug. 26, the order is set to end 14 days after Gov. Greg Abbott declares an end to Texas' public health state of disaster.

Checkers opens its Pearland location

Checkers opened Sept. 1 at 7305 W. Broadway St., Pearland. The fast-food chain restaurant serves burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs and chicken wings, and it only offers drive-thru services.

‘We had hit a wall’: How a Cy-Fair teachers union came to sue the school district

Nikki Cowart is a Cy-Fair ISD graduate, district parent and has been the president of the Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers since 2010. She said until recently, she never imagined taking legal action against the school district.

Fort Bend County goes from high to moderate COVID-19 infection risk

Fort Bend County is now in the moderate to significant community risk category for COVID-19, Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced Sept. 1.

Haley Morrison, Emma Whalen, Shawn Arrajj, Danica Lloyd and Nola Valente contributed to this report.


Cy-Hope was named Nonprofit of the Year. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce recognizes 2020 award winners

Winners included a nonprofit and three local businesses that gave back to the Cy-Fair community and overcame challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is returning in person for its spring iteration. (Courtesy Jennifer Greene/HoustonBallet)
Houston Nutcracker Market to make in-person return this spring

Of the 150 merchants on the roster, nearly 50 will be making their spring debut in 2021.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

Kiddie Academy opened in January. (Courtesy Havas Formula)
New Kiddie Academy location opens in northwest Houston

Curriculum at Kiddie Academy of Cypresswood promotes intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth, officials said.

COVID-19 rates in Cy-Fair ISD trended down throughout February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
89 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Feb. 22-28

After districtwide cases spiked in January with more than 300 per week on average, the numbers began trending down in February, mirroring Harris County's trends.

Most of the electric grid in Texas is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is not linked to other interconnected national electrical systems. (Courtesy Electric Reliability Council of Texas)
Leaving the Texas power grid 'not likely to be an option' for Harris County, official says

Just two weeks after severe winter weather dropped Harris County temperatures below freezing for three consecutive days, which led to widespread power outages, loss of water and the deaths of at least 50 county residents, Harris County Commissioners Court called for major reform at the state level regarding the Texas power grid and related energy policies.

Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hank's Crab Shack serving Katy; 16 Spring-Klein business updates and more Houston-area news

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Harris County continues to confirm more COVID-19 cases in Cy-Fair ISD. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Cy-Fair’s COVID-19 cases down 50% month over month

The number of active cases in Cy-Fair has not been this low since late November, but 34 local residents died with COVID-19 in February—up from 16 in January.

An effort to widen White Oak Bayou is one of several flood mitigation projects that are moving forward in Jersey Village, according to a series of Nov. 30 announcements. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Contract approved for two flood-control projects in Jersey Village

Two flood-control projects in the city of Jersey Village are moving forward after city council members unanimously approved two contracts at a Feb. 22 meeting.

Houston City Hall in rainbow lighting
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The organization is open to all and serves members throughout the Greater Houston area.