Cy-Fair ISD educators keep pushing for option to work remotely and more district news

Cy-Fair ISD employees protest with signs in the parking lot outside of the Aug. 10 board meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers)
Cy-Fair ISD employees protest with signs in the parking lot outside of the Aug. 10 board meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers)

Cy-Fair ISD employees protest with signs in the parking lot outside of the Aug. 10 board meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers)

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Cy-Fair teachers continue to push for option to work remotely as district stands firm in plans

Just four days before Cy-Fair ISD teachers will gather at their campuses for three weeks of professional development meetings, nearly two dozen district employees and community members asked the board to reconsider this plan at the Aug. 10 meeting.

Most Cy-Fair ISD students opting for virtual instruction in 2020-21 according to early survey results

At least 43% of Cy-Fair ISD students are anticipated to choose the district’s virtual instruction program for the first grading period of 2020-21, according to initial survey results from parents reviewed at the Aug. 6 board of trustees meeting.



Cy-Fair ISD board members plan to adopt resolution condemning racism

Board members at the Cy-Fair ISD board meeting Aug. 10 discussed signing a resolution condemning racism.

Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public schools can't require students, staff to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Abbott says

"Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise in Cy-Fair. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
35,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed to Cy-Fair residents in last week

As of May 17, more than 523,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to individuals across the 10 ZIP codes within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries.

George Strait will perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 90th anniversary celebration next year. (Courtesy Pexels)
George Strait to close 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with concert March 20

Tickets for George Strait's rodeo performance will go on sale June 24.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

Model homes in Prairieland Village will open in early 2022. (Rendering courtesy Howard Hughes Corp.)
Prairieland Village homebuilders announced in Bridgeland in Cy-Fair

The Howard Hughes Corp. has announced the first lineup of homebuilders for Prairieland Village, the newest phase of master-planned community Bridgeland.

Photo of an H-E-B store
H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

Each of the new locations will be available to the public to distribute and receive voter registration forms and applications to vote my mail as well as assisting with other election-related services. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Harris County elections administrator announces 8 new branch office locations

Registering to vote will soon be more convenient for Harris County residents with the opening of eight new branch office locations announced by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office in a news release May 17.

Glo Parlor will offer all-natural teeth-whitening services and products. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cypress dental hygienist to open teeth-whitening studio

Glo Parlor will offer all-natural teeth-whitening services and products.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform demonstrations across the country. (Courtesy Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force)
Jersey Village native named next commander of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Lt. Col. Justin Elliott, a Jersey Village native, will be the squadron’s commander and lead pilot next year.