Check out this month's featured neighborhood: Champion Forest, 77379

Located between Cypresswood Drive and Louetta Road, this neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD and includes Raveneaux County Club and a bird sanctuary, among other amenities.

Build-out year: 1982
Median square footage: 3,253
Median appraised home value (per square foot): $91
HOA dues (estimated): $250-$350 annually
Amenities: pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, golf course, bird sanctuary

Property taxes (in dollars):
Lone Star College System - 0.11
Harris County - 0.42
Harris County Dept. of Education - 0.01
Harris County ESD No. 16 - 0.05
Harris County ESD No. 11 - 0.04
Harris County Flood Control District - 0.03
Harris Health System - 0.17
Klein ISD - 1.43
Port of Houston Authority - 0.01
Cypress Forest PUD - 0.29
Total (per $100 valuation) - 2.56

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Nearly 750 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD from Sept. 8-Nov. 29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair ISD reports 170 COVID-19 cases among students, staff Nov. 16-29

Most of these cases came the week leading up to Thanksgiving break from Nov. 16-22—only 38 cases were confirmed over the weeklong break when campuses were closed Nov. 23-29, according to district data.

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

The Harris County Justice Administration Department is working to release final reports and launch pilot programs in early 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Justice Administration Department makes headway on countywide criminal justice studies

The department is working to release the final versions of several studies and launch pilot programs with local law enforcement groups in early 2021.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Harris County Precinct 4 and the Champions Municipal Utility District celebrated the completion of Champions Drive in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 19—just weeks before the 2020 U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place in the area. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
Harris County Precinct 4, Champions MUD celebrate completion of Champions Drive ahead of 2020 U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament

In anticipation of increased traffic on the roadway for the 75th annual event, Harris County Precinct 4 and the Champions Municipal Utility District began construction in September 2018 on a $13.3 million joint project to upgrade Champions Drive from a two-lane asphalt road to a two-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between FM 1960 and Cypress Creek.

In addition to chicken, The Port of Peri Peri will also offer lamb chops, salads, burgers, pitas and wraps as well as small bites such as hummus and falafel. (Courtesy The Port of Peri Peri)
The Port of Peri Peri coming soon to The Vintage area

This will be the sixth Texas location for the eatery, which is known for its open-flame-grilled chicken basted with its signature sauces made from African bird's eye chilies mixed with fresh herbs and spices.

As coronavirus cases continue to rise among teachers and students, Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs have reported that an 32,783 more students are learning in person during the second grading period than were on campus at the start of the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 32,700 students in Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs switch to on-campus learning for second grading period

Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs have reported that an 32,783 more students are learning in person during the second grading period than were on campus at the start of the school year.

Despite losing his position on the Klein ISD board of trustees by 26 votes in the Nov. 3 general election, incumbent Doug James has been appointed to fill a Position 2 vacancy after the winning challenger, Alvin Vaughn, declined his position as a trustee. (Courtesy Doug James)
Klein ISD appoints incumbent Doug James to fill vacant Position 2 after winning challenger declines candidacy

"I want to thank the Klein community for voting for me," Vaughn said in a statement. "Winning the election is more than I could have hoped for, but upon further investigation as to the time requirements of this position and in consultation with my family, I have decided to decline this position."

The ice cream parlor offers more than 50 flavors of ice cream; yogurt; sherbet; ice; and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone. (Courtesy Handel's Homemade Ice Cream)
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream now open on Spring Cypress Road

The ice cream parlor offers more than 50 flavors of ice cream; yogurt; sherbet; ice; and fat-free, no-sugar-added ice cream available by the quart, pint, scoop or cone.