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Medicare-focused clinic Iora Primary Care opens new Cy-Fair location

Iora Primary Care will celebrate a grand opening Oct. 29 at 12266 FM 1960, Houston. Specializing in treating …

Houston Astros choose Cypress location for one of several World Series murals

A partnership between the Houston Astros and Muros kicked off during the ALDS West Division Series to bring a celebratory mural to neighborhoods across the Greater Houston area for every game the team wins.

Entities set tax rates ahead of new state law

Every fall, taxing entities across Texas plan their budgets for the coming fiscal year, a process that involves setting the tax rate based on how much money staff thinks the entity will need. A new state law going into effect Jan. 1 has complicated the process for cities, counties and taxing districts this year.

Oldest animal hospital in Cypress continues to grow business

Nearly five decades after Dr. John Hill opened Cypress Veterinary Hospital in 1971, Cypress’ oldest clinic of its kind continues to grow.

UPDATED: Vote totals continue to lag 2015 numbers after first week of early voting in Harris County

One week into the early voting period of Nov. 5 elections, overall turnout is down from 2015, the last time a mayoral election took place in the Greater Houston area.

Fairfield Animal Hospital, long-standing Cypress vet practice, settles in at new location

Dr. Mike Hicks, owner of Fairfield Animal Hospital in Cypress, said he can never know what to expect when he goes into work on any given day. That challenge, he said, is part of what he loves about the job.

Caring Transitions launches in Cypress, Hockley areas

Heidi Russell launched Caring Transitions in late September, providing a variety of moving services to …

MAP: 7 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Oct. 25-27

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.my290.com .

Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.

Cypress Fairhaven Animal Hospital expansion underway

Cypress Fairhaven Animal Hospital is expanding its site with a new building by J.A. Greene Construction Services at 15820 Mueschke Road, Cypress.

CBD market flourishes in Cy-Fair as legislators loosen regulations

At least a dozen retailers have opened their doors in 2019 in Cy-Fair, offering products containing cannabidiol as state lawmakers revised CBD regulations during the 86th Texas Legislature this year.

Burlington to break ground soon on new Cypress location

Construction is slated to begin soon on a new Burlington location next the new Cinemark theater at Fairfield Town Center, 29020 Hwy. 290, Cypress. Carl Esser, general manager of the shopping center, said he anticipates an early fall 2020 opening.

Jersey Village seeks to start major city projects

The city of Jersey Village plans to embark on several major capital projects over the next few years that city officials said are intended to refresh the city’s look and boost its reputation.

Flood Control District recommends $743 million worth of projects in Cypress Creek watershed

Harris County Flood Control District officials recommended $743 million worth of projects for new detention, channel projects and buyouts in the Cypress Creek watershed during its project progress and community engagement meeting Oct. 21.

WHERE TO VOTE: Early voting, Election Day polling locations in Cy-Fair

Registered voters in Harris County can cast their ballots at any polling location during early voting. As of August, voters can cast ballots at any polling location on Election Day as well. Check www.harrisvotes.com for updates.

Sleek Chocolatier & Cafe coming soon to Hwy. 290 in Cypress

Sleek Chocolatier & Cafe is bringing a new location is opening later this year at Fairfield Town Center, 28610 Hwy. 290, Ste. F-02, Cypress. Officials said the specialty cafe would open sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Vitality Bowls to celebrate one-year anniversary of Cypress location this weekend

Sue and Jay Johnson, owners of Vitality Bowls at 24120 Hwy. 290, Ste. 250, Cypress, will celebrate a one-year anniversary of the business on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. The celebration will include a variety of special deals throughout the day as well as drawings for a chance to win Slingshot rental time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

MAP: 15 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Oct. 18-20

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.my290.com .

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 raises tax rate in preparation for growth

Commissioners with Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 voted to increase the district's property tax rate at the end of September, also adopting a budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that sets money aside for construction, land purchases and adding staff.

CPR Cell Phone Repair now open on Mueschke Road in Cypress

Cell Phone Repair Cypress opened in August at 16341 Mueschke Road, Ste. 100, Cypress. The business provides …

Cy-Fair ISD school board candidates tackle health insurance, attendance boundaries at forum

Less than a week ahead of the start of early voting for Nov. 5 elections, five Cy-Fair ISD board candidates attended a public forum to answer questions from community members at the Berry Center on Oct. 15.

Texas Renaissance Festival announces plans for new offseason wedding venue The Meadows

Texas Renaissance Festivals announced Oct. 15 a new wedding venue, The Meadows, will open in spring 2020. The venue will be located on the festival grounds at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, where TRF After Dark is held during the festival season. The Meadows will be available for traditional and themed weddings and events during the offseason with indoor and outdoor space for up to 200 guests. Events can be booked for April-August 2020, and availability will be extended in 2021 to January-August.