This is what you need to know the week of Nov. 14

Texas Central's proposed high-speed rail project has been operational in Japan since 1964. Texas Central's proposed high-speed rail project has been operational in Japan since 1964.[/caption]

Even though the election is over, there is still plenty to keep up to date with in Cy-Fair. Here is what you need to know for the week of Nov. 14:

  1. Voters elected more than the president on Tuesday.
    Nov. 8 marked the end of election season with votes tallied for a number of races both, local, statewide and national. While the presidential race got the most attention, local and statewide races may affect you the most. Read up on who will be representing you this upcoming year outside of the Oval Office.

  2. The high-speed rail could be coming to Cypress, and you have a voice in the matter.
    On Thursday, the League of Women Voters will host a Texas Transportation & High-Speed Rail Update at Jersey Village City Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will feature updates from Kyle Workman, the president of Texans Against High Speed Rail, Anastasia Norton, an impacted resident, and the Texas Central Plans Supporters & Review. Look for an update following the meeting on our website.

  3. Cy-Fair ISD is poised to name two new schools at their upcoming board meeting.
    The board of trustees have started discussing new names for Elementary schools 55 and 56, scheduled to open in the 2017-2018 school year. Trustees began discussions regarding the new attendance boundaries, that would split the Pope Elementary School district in two, adjust Andre's and Postma's boundaries and change Millsap's attendance boundary. The meeting to finalize names will take place on Monday at 6 p.m. and videos can be found here. We will post a recap following the meeting.

  4. Fairfield Town Center has completed the first phase of construction.
    The shopping center, home to Academy Sports + Outdoors, AT&T, Bank of America, Chick-fil-A, GNC, H-E-B, Lenscrafters and more, is opening its first set of stores. Construction is coming to a close. Check out our Impacts section for an up-to-date list of businesses opening their doors.

  5. Three Cy-Fair ISD teams advance in football playoff season.
    Last weekend, three of the four CFISD football teams won their games in post-season. Cypress Ranch, Cypress Ridge and Langham Creek high schools will continue their pursuit of a championship starting Friday with the next round of games. Cy-Fair High School lost to Lamar High School 15-14 Nov. 11. Check out our roundup of the games this past weekend here.

  6. Our new edition comes to mailboxes starting November 17.
    This edition contains our annual Health Care Directory with plenty of news regarding the medical field in Cy-Fair. We will also have profiles on local businesses and non-profits and a debut of our re-design.



MOST RECENT

Public health officials have now confirmed five deaths total over the past five days in the county. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: No new deaths, 286 new cases confirmed in Harris County May 26

Public health officials have now confirmed five deaths total over the past five days in the county.

Amber Hall (left) is the area manager for the Salons at Stone Gate and The Factory Cypress. Her aunt and uncle Stephanie (right) and Gino Hernandez (middle) own both locations. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
BUSINESS FEATURE: Salons at Stone Gate, The Factory Cypress have no shortage of customers after COVID-19 closures

In a high-contact industry, hair salons are among the many types of businesses learning how to continue offering services while making their customers feel safe as they reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting May 19, water parks will be able to open up to 25% capacity. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.

Matt Jones, chief golf professional at the Jersey Meadow Golf Course, stands on the fairway in August 2016. Jones said May 2020 is on pace to be the busiest month in the course's history since at least 2000. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Meadow Golf Course on par for busiest month in decades

The record-setting revenue comes as officials said they are limiting the number of tee times per hour.

The Drive-In in Spring will be located next to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown at 21300 I-45 N., Houston, and is the cinema club's second Houston-area location, following The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, which opened May 12. (Courtesy Rooftop Cinema Club)
Drive-in movie theater to debut in Spring on May 29

Outdoor movie theater company Rooftop Cinema Club will be opening The Drive-In in Spring, located near Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, on May 29.

The flute section of the Rouse High School marching band from Leander performs in this 2017 file photo. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.

Jersey Village grew by 3.5% in population from 2010-19. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: How Jersey Village, neighboring cities grew in Harris County from 2010-19

New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the continued growth of Harris County and its cities and towns over the past decade.

Under guidelines from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, day care centers, bars and entertainment venues—including bowling alleys and bingo parlors—were allowed to reopen a limited occupancy May 22. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Officials confirm 469 new cases over Memorial Day weekend

Under guidelines from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, day care centers, bars and entertainment venues—including bowling alleys and bingo parlors—were allowed to reopen a limited occupancy May 22.

The Jersey Village Community Swimming Pool will reopen May 30 under its regular operating hours after being closed since late March due to the coronavirus. (Staff photo)
Jersey Village to reopen city pool May 30

The Jersey Village Community Swimming Pool will reopen May 30 under its regular operating hours after being closed since late March due to the coronavirus.

Cy-Fair doctors see drop in patients, prompting concerns about medical issues going unaddressed

The drop in appointments is also causing long-term financial concerns for some doctors.

The local nonprofit has sewn and donated thousands of masks since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Courtesy Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress)
Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress produces, distributes over 4,500 face masks

As of May 22, they had produced 4,524 washable masks complete with HEPA filters as an added safety measure.