11:19 AM Sep 30, 2019 CDT

Funeral services, local fundraisers announced for fallen officer Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Ten-year Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop near the West Road and Hwy. 6 intersection in Cy-Fair on Friday, Sept. 27. He died later that afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.


Clean Juice to celebrate grand opening in Vintage Park on Sept. 30

Franchise owner Diana Fraser will celebrate the grand opening of Clean Juice in Vintage Park, located at 126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. N., Houston, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. Clean Juice is the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise. The eatery offers acai bowls, cold-pressed bottles and shots, juices, seasonal offerings and a variety of smoothies for both children and adults, all made with organic produce. 832-875-4111. www.cleanjuice.com


Little Craft Place to relocate from Jones Road to Spring Cypress Road

Owners Ian and Eunice Lim will be relocating Little Craft Place from 11911 Jones Road, Ste. 5, Houston, to 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 125, Spring, with a grand opening celebration planned for Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The new location will feature a classroom for workshops and meetups, and the celebration will include complimentary snacks, make-and-takes, giveaways and shopping, according to the business’s website.



5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …


Harris County Public Library launches digital library card program in Cy-Fair

Harris County Public Library launched an OverDrive Instant Digital Card program in mid-September, allowing county residents to instantly sign up for a digital library card through any smartphone or computer, the HCPL announced in a Sept. 12 news release. With the digital card, residents within HCPL’s service area can borrow ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines using only their cell phone number. Patrons must still visit an HCPL branch library to receive a full library card to access physical reading materials.


Vietnamese food meets 1980s nostalgia at Cy-Fair's Retro Cafe

T onee Nguyen and his wife Phoenix Pham know their restaurant, Retro Cafe—located on Hwy. 290 near Mueschke Road in Cypress—is not a typical Vietnamese restaurant at first glance.


Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, …



Twenty Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Sept. 27-29

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 .


Herban Healing CBD supplier prepares to open Cypress storefront

Sibling duo Kyle and Jennifer Williams plan to open Herban Healing in early October at 13307 Skinner Road, Cypress. With products sourced from hemp plants grown in California, the business owners said they run a true “seed to shelf” operation—selling tinctures, teas, coffees, gummies, lotions, hair care items, bath bombs and pet products containing 0% THC.


New 370-acre Amira community celebrates grand opening Sept. 28 in Tomball

Amira, a new 370-acre home community in Tomball, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 28 at 20508 Mueschke Road, Tomball. Grand-opening festivities include tours of six model homes and the Resort at Amira recreation complex, food from Dug Dog Catering and The Color Cone food truck, face painting, giveaways and photo opportunities, according to a Sept. 18 press release. The event, A Day in the Life of Amira, is free to attend and runs from 1-5 p.m.




Harris County commissioners set sights on flood plain violations

Several days after Topical Depression Imelda brought more than 40 inches of rainfall to parts of Harris County causing road closures and structural flooding, Harris County commissioners approved a request from the county attorney's office to fast-track civil lawsuits against flood plain violators.


Long-awaited flood control projects in Timberlake area move forward

A flood control project on Cypress Creek that has been on Harris County's radar since at least 2010 is moving forward thanks to funding made available from a $2.5 billion bond referendum passed last year.


The Annex Crafthouse now open in Vintage Park in Spring

The Annex Crafthouse celebrated its grand opening Sept. 23 in Vintage Park at 122 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. A, …


Two ride-hailing apps for parents—VanGo and HopSkipDrive—move into Houston market

In the past month, two ride-hailing apps for parents have entered the Houston market with plans to expand services into its suburbs.



4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.


Telge Road widening in Tomball-Cypress area completed

Harris County Precinct 4's project to widen Telge Road between Spring Cypress Road and Louetta Road from two to four lanes—and improve its drainage system—was officially completed Aug. 16. SER Construction Partners completed the project 59 days ahead of schedule, said Pamela Rocchi, director of Precinct 4's capital improvement projects division.


Officials buy land for new Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department station off Fairbanks North Houston Road

As part of efforts to relocate and update a fire station on Rodney Ray Road in Cy-Fair, officials with Harris County ESD No. 9 have purchased 5.68 acres of land where a new station is being planned.


What Harris County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country are expected to be registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.



Close to 2,000 homes reported damaged in Harris County as post-Imelda assessment process begins

In hopes of securing federal funding, city and county recovery officials have started performing damage assessments of properties affected by tropical depression Imelda.


New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.


Imelda hovers over first public hearing on proposed Harris County tax rate increase

With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.


First Community Credit Union breaks ground on expansion at FM 529 office

Officials with First Community Credit Union are breaking ground this week on an expansion at the corporate office in the Copperfield area at 15260 FM 529, Houston. The project is slated to take about 18 months to complete and entails adding a second three-story building connected to the original building by a courtyard and skywalk.