DMV officials say no grace period following waiver of car title, registration; new housing set for Magnolia, Cypress

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Statewide

Officials: No grace period to follow end of statewide waiver for vehicle title, registration requirements

Officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced April 5 there will be no grace period following the end of the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements this month.

Harris County



'We're close' Hidalgo says of possibility for Harris County to lower COVID-19 threat

After nearly a year of being under a Level 1, or "severe," COVID-19 threat level, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said the county is getting closer to lowering that threat to Level 2, or "significant," as vaccinations become more widely administered.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

TO-DO LIST: 7 Sugar Land, Missouri City-area events in April

As in-person events begin to resume in Sugar Land and Missouri City, here are 7 things to do in April. This noncomprehensive list includes both in-person and online events.

Cy-Fair

Developers break ground on new master-planned community Dunham Pointe in Cypress

Home presales are expected to start in August with six model homes opening this fall. New residents could move in by the end of the year.

Tomball-Magnolia

JUST IN: Master-planned Magnolia Springs set for 665 acres near Hwy. 249, FM 1486

The Signorelli Co. announced April 6 a new 665-acre master-planned community is set for Magnolia featuring green space, single-family homes and mixed-use development. Named Magnolia Springs, the new community is anticipated to feature 1,900 single-family homes, according to the release.

Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop, Danica Lloyd and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.



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Jess and Shannon Bonneau and Lucy and Travis Lamberton plan to open Lambeau's Sports Bar & Grill this summer. (Courtesy Lambeau's Sports Bar & Grill)
Local families partnering to bring Lambeau’s Sports Bar & Grill to Cypress

Two local couples plan to open a new sports bar in mid-July at the former location of Masones Pub & Grill.

Michelle Esposito owns and operates My Skin by Michelle. (Courtesy My Skin by Michelle)
My Skin by Michelle now open in Cypress

Michelle Esposito said she has more than 20 years of experience as an esthetician and offers customized facials at her new studio.

Cy-Fair ISD recently added 266 propane buses to its total fleet. Funded by the 2019 bond package, the buses account for approximately 30% of the district’s total fleet and provide cleaner emissions. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's 2019 bond program funds new propane buses to replace diesel vehicles

Propane buses now account for about 30% of the district's entire fleet.

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

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The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Founded by Jennifer Park in 2019, Moving Waters aims to improve the quality of life for homeless individuals across the Greater Houston area by providing mobile shower and hygiene stations through partnerships with other assistance organizations. (Courtesy Moving Waters)
Moving Waters to bring weekly mobile showers, hygiene stations to Northwest Assistance Ministries beginning May 10

Beginning May 10, mobile showers and hygiene stations will be available to those in need every Monday at Northwest Assistance Ministries, through a new partnership with Houston-based nonprofit Moving Waters.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

King and his team constructed the Ringing Singing Tree, a 17-foot-tall, 20-ton wind powered sound sculpture, in 2015. The project is on display outside of Austin. (Courtesy JK Welding)
Cypress-based JK Welding takes on unique, challenging projects

Motorists might recognize the FM 529 facility by the large projects that can be seen from the street, which have included an oil derrick, a pirate ship and a massive wind chime.

The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)
Houston Methodist announces plans for new 400-bed hospital in Cypress

The new hospital could open as early as 2024 and ultimately employ more than 500 people, officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Courtesy Sulcata Psychiatry)
Sulcata Psychiatry in Vintage Park now scheduling appointments for June

Patients who schedule appointments for June prior to May 31 will receive a 15% discount.