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Cy-Fair ISD no longer plans to offer a virtual school in 2021-22. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD no longer plans to offer a virtual school in 2021-22. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Cy-Fair ISD no longer plans to offer a virtual school in 2021-22. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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Cy-Fair ISD no longer planning to offer virtual school in 2021-22

The Texas Legislature, whose regular session ended May 31, did not pass legislation that would have funded online learning offered through public school districts.

Houston metro

Here are 25 free and cheap things to do in the Greater Houston area this summer

Many venues host free events this summer, including outdoor movie nights and live performances.

The Woodlands

Howard Hughes Corp. names 6 new tenants for Hughes Landing, The Woodlands Waterway

The Howard Hughes Corp. announced June 9 six companies in fields including commercial real estate, cyber intelligence, energy and bioscience have signed leases on office buildings at The Woodlands Towers at The Waterway and Hughes Landing.

Mastro's Ocean Club to replace Grotto at Market Street in The Woodlands

Market Street has confirmed that a Mastro's Ocean Club will be replacing Grotto Ristorante at 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 100, The Woodlands, later this year.

Officials urge The Woodlands residents to prepare for an active hurricane season in 2021

The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1, with wet weather continuing after several weeks of regular rainfall. Officials in The Woodlands Township are urging residents to prepare early for the season, which they said is expected to be an active one.

Danica Lloyd, Savannah Kuchar, Vanessa Holt and Andrew Christman contributed to this report.


Levi Goode, chef and president of Goode Co., has signed a lease to occupy the former Down House location in the Heights. (Courtesy Goode Co.)
Restaurant roundup: Goode Co. to occupy former Down House site on Yale Street

Restaurants have recently opened or reopened or are in the works in the Heights, River Oaks and Post Oak areas, including a new ranch-to-table experience in Garden Oaks and a new tenant at the former location of Down House in the Heights.

A new brewery will soon be opening on Cypress Rosehill Road at the former location of The Shack Burger Resort. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Misfit Outpost by Fortress BeerWorks coming soon to The Shack in Cypress

The owners of Fortress BeerWorks and Misfit BeerWorks are partnering on a new craft beer venture. The 5-acre site will be family-friendly, dog-friendly and host live music on the weekends.

As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'The vaccines we have are effective against all the variants out there': Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass discusses variants, vaccinations

As Houston Methodist identified its first case of the lambda variant July 19, Dr. Glass believes vaccines can handle known variants.

(Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD trustees to vote on district's 2021-22 compensation, benefits plan July 26

The proposed plan includes a 3% salary increase for all employees.

Councilmember Julie Davis, second from right, argued for a 20% homestead exemption. (Screenshot via Montgomery City Council livestream)
Montgomery adopts 20% tax break on homestead property taxes

Some tension arose when Council Member Julie Davis said that the city has spent thousands of dollars on “goats and walkie-talkies."

As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is how Galveston County's COVID-19 positivity rates, infection patterns compare year over year

The county was in the middle of a second wave of coronavirus infections in July 2020. One year later, an outbreak has affected more than 150 county residents and marked the emergence of the delta variant.

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. (Courtesy Pressed Juicery)
Pressed Juicery plans Market Street location in The Woodlands

Pressed Juicery sells smoothies and juices, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and juice cleanses. 

A new location serving coffee and tea will open on FM 1488. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Golden Hour Coffee and Tea planning to open in August near XScape Theatre

Golden Hour Coffee and Tea is anticipated to open by the end of August.

The Woodlands Township board of directors met July 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chamber, residents urge delay on possible incorporation vote date in The Woodlands

A resolution from The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce urged the township board of directors to delay a possible vote on incorporation beyond this year.

Houston Yoga and Ayurveda specializes in natural yoga practices. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston Yoga and Ayurveda to celebrate 10-year anniversary in Cypress

The company began in March 2011 and specializes in ayurveda, the oldest known medical practice in the world, according to owner Sharon Kapp.

Yes Resale will sell used items to benefit Crossbar Academy. (Photo courtesy Wendy Alexander)
Yes Resale coming soon to Hwy. 249 in Tomball

The store will sell used donated items to support Crossbar Academy.