By Claire Shoop
Sozo Japanese Steakhouse opened in Sugar Land on June 17. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Editor, Cedar Park/Leander & Georgetown
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. In May 2022, she was promoted to be editor for the Cedar Park/Leander and Georgetown editions. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.