Pearland ISD trustee Mikael Floyd steps down and more top Houston-area news from this week

Mikael "Mike" Floyd resigned from his position on the Pearland ISD board of trustees. (Community Impact Staff)
Mikael "Mike" Floyd resigned from his position on the Pearland ISD board of trustees. (Community Impact Staff)

Mikael "Mike" Floyd resigned from his position on the Pearland ISD board of trustees. (Community Impact Staff)

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Mikael Floyd resigns from Pearland ISD board of trustees

Mikael "Mike" Floyd resigned from the Pearland ISD board of trustees, according to a social media post made by Floyd and a press release sent out by the district Aug. 14. Floyd had served on the board for one three-year term.

New coworking location to open in Katy in 2021

Katy's Boardwalk District will become home to a second Ranch Office at Katy location next year.

The Ranch Office at Katy will be located at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and the AMC Drive entrance to Katy Mills mall, according to an Aug. 17 NewQuest Properties press release.

UPDATE: Cy-Fair ISD teachers once again required to report to campuses starting Aug. 18

Cy-Fair ISD employees were required to attend in-person professional development again starting Aug. 18 after the Texas Supreme Court granted the district's appeal to suspend a temporary restraining order filed by the Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers late last week, according to an email sent to CFISD employees Aug. 17.

Medical offices planned on 30 acres at Hwy. 290, Grand Parkway

Cypress Health & Wellness Campus is planned on a 30-acre property in the Fairfield area off Hwy. 290 near the Grand Parkway. Officials with NexCore Group said the campus is expected to open by June 2022.

Applications open Aug. 19 for Houston’s small-business relief program. Here’s how to apply.

Small-business owners in Houston impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for up to $50,000 in relief grants from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4.

Haley Morrison, Nola Valente, Danica Lloyd and Emma Whalen contributed to this report.


The Kinder Institute for Urban Research released its 2021 State of Housing for Harris County and Houston report on June 22. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kinder Institute 2021 State of Housing report highlights rental squeeze for lower, middle-income households

As of 2019, one in every 11 renters in Harris County had an eviction notice posted to their door; one in every 25 renter households were also evicted.

The groundbreaking for the Manvel Town Center was held June 22. (Courtesy Weitzman)
Weitzman, grocer break ground on H-E-B-anchored Manvel Town Center

The first phase of the town center is scheduled to come online in late summer 2022, according to a Weitzman press release.

The craft beer industry is growing in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Greater Houston area's craft brewery count grows 344% since 2013

According to NAI Partners, the Greater Houston area has 71 craft breweries.

Burger Nation opened its Pearland location in mid-June. (Courtesy Burger Nation)
Burger Nation opens Pearland location

The Pearland restaurant is the third location for the business.

Clear Lake High School basketball players and Clear Lake City Elementary students during a Character Court session. (Courtesy of Clear Creek ISD)
Two Clear Creek ISD high schools receive national recognition for character development programs

Cleat Lake and Clear Brook high schools received 2021 Promising Practice designations from for their character development programs.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.

Pet Supplies Plus opened in Friendswood in June.
Pet Supplies Plus opens in Friendswood

The business opened June 4 and will celebrate its grand opening July 10-11.

The text of General Order No. 3, which Gordon Granger issued from Galveston in June 1865 to explicitly liberate enslaved Black Texans, runs across the bottom of the mural. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I am filled’: Houston-Galveston area celebrates first Juneteenth as federal holiday

See how local policymakers, historians, artists and philanthropists honored the Juneteenth holiday at its birthplace with the dedication of a 5,000-square-foot mural.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.