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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

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.

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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.



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The Cuban Flavor on Sept. 11 opened its restaurant in Friendswood.  (Courtesy The Cuban Flavor)
Authentic Cuban restaurant opens in Friendswood

The Cuban Flavor on Sept. 11 opened its restaurant in Friendswood.

Power has not yet been restored to Fort Bend ISD's Fort Settlement Middle School on Sept. 16 following Hurricane Nicholas. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fort Bend ISD's Fort Settlement Middle School remains closed, without power Sept. 16 following Hurricane Nicholas

While power has been restored to six of the seven Fort Bend ISD schools that were closed Sept. 15 due to power outages caused by Hurricane Nicholas, Fort Settlement Middle School remains without power and is closed Sept. 16, according to the district. 

The Fab 5, a Beatles tribute band, will be playing live music at Tomball's annual GroovFest on Sept. 18. (Photo courtesy Mike Baxter/City of Tomball)
Get groovy, attend a livestock show: 5 events in Tomball, Magnolia on Sept. 17-18

Both Magnolia ISD high schools will be playing home football games, and the district will be hosting a job fair this weekend.

At the Sept. 14 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, County Administrator David Berry, top left, presents proposed tax rates to commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, Judge Lina Hidalgo, and commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners propose lower tax rates with split vote

While the proposed tax rate is lower than the current rate, tax payers may actually end up paying more since the values of homes statewide increased this year, according to County Administrator David Berry.

The business offers battery, lighting, smart home and key fob selections, and phone repair services. (Courtesy Batteries   Bulbs)
Batteries + Bulbs coming soon to Montgomery

The business offers battery, lighting, smart home and key fob selections, and phone repair services.

Reclaimed Resale is opening soon on Main Street in Tomball. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Reclaimed Resale coming soon to Tomball

The resale shop will benefit Tomball Pregnancy Center.

Formerly known as Vision Source, optometrist Anh Doan continues to serve patients at Memorial Eye Center - Missouri City. (Amanda Feldott/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City optometrist rebrands as Memorial Eye Center

Formerly known as Vision Source, optometrist Anh Doan continues to serve patients at Memorial Eye Center - Missouri City.

The majority of departments saw either no change or increases to their budgets. (Community Impact Staff)
Fort Bend County adopts $439M budget with new tax rate

The new Fort Bend County tax rate is $0.4383.

Harris County Precinct 4 and Montgomery County Precinct 3 are coordinating for a Gosling Road project. (Courtesy Montgomery County Precinct 3)
Montgomery County funds $4 million for Gosling Road project

The project will widen Gosling Road and a bridge over Spring Creek. It is anticipated to begin construction later this year.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough tours the COVID-19 antibody infusion center that opened Aug. 16.
(Courtesy Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Facebook)
Federal policy change reduces COVID-19 antibody treatment drugs coming to Montgomery County infusion center

A change in how the federal government distributes the monoclonal antibody treatment means a change for regional antibody centers administering treatments.

The 1,000-foot pier was destroyed by hurricane waves. (Courtesy city of Seabrook)
Hurricane Nicholas destroys Seabrook’s Pine Gully Fishing Pier

Wind damage or flooding have affected 30 Seabrook homes, said LeaAnn Petersen, the city’s director of community and visitor relations, on Sept. 15. Seabrook will work with FEMA to reconstruct the pier.

Located outside the Missouri City Community Center, "3 Musicians" is a sculpture by David Adickes, whose work includes the Sam Houston statue on I-45 near Huntsville. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City launches public art program to reflect city’s values, improve quality of life

As more cities embrace public art as a way to reflect history and culture, Missouri City approved creating a formal Art in Public Places Program in May. The initiative aims to beautify the city and enhance residents’ quality of life, officials said.