Missed any of our articles from last week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Houston from May 8-12.

Legislative uncertainty an obstacle as Cy-Fair ISD prepares 2023-24 budget

During a May 8 Cy-Fair ISD board meeting, district officials grappled with the uncertainty about how the numerous proposed bills being considered in the Texas House and Senate could impact the district’s 2023-24 budget.

“As you can imagine, it's very difficult to provide a realistic overview when there are quite a few finance-related bills that have been filed, and we are unsure of the budget impact at this time,” Chief Financial Officer Karen Smith said.

Read the full story by Reporter Dave Manning.

Montgomery County launches 8 digital billboards to prepare residents for hurricane season

The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, launched a countdown to the 2023 hurricane season via digital billboards May 11.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough and Clear Channel representative Lee Vela said the billboards will create direct communications to residents.

Read the full story by Reporter Cassandra Jenkins.

Miniature attractions now open at Katy waterpark Typhoon Texas

Typhoon Texas Waterpark announced the opening of Typhoon Jr. on May 10.

The smaller version of the full-size venue has attractions that were specifically designed for the park’s youngest guests. Its features include 10 junior-size slides, an 800-gallon miniature version of the Gully Washer and an upgraded splash pad.

Read more by Reporter Asia Armour.

New River Oaks Italian restaurant seeks to evoke dining experiences of Milan, Rome

A new eatery will debut in River Oaks on May 15 billing itself as serving “classic Italian” dishes in a modern setting meant to evoke the experience of eating in some of Italy's most fashionable cities, including Milan and Rome.

Bari Ristorante will be located within the River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. A175, Houston. It will serve lunch and dinner daily in addition to offering a weekend brunch.

Read more by Editor Shawn Arrajj.

Slow and smoky: How to celebrate National Barbecue Month in Houston

May is National Barbecue Month! Here are some barbecue restaurants located in the Greater Houston area to help you celebrate.

Read the full story by CI Staff.