Cy-Fair Edition - March 2020

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Lone Star College prepares to debut 4-year degrees

Population growth has prompted Harris County ocials to study growing needs in unincorporated parts of Harris County, including Cy-Fair. Ocials study needs amid unincorporated population growth

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Lone Star College-Westway Park Technology Center will soon be home to a Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecurity program. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Legislature in 2017. Designed to bolster workforce programs for in-demand skills, the bill authorized community colleges to oer up to three bachelor’s degrees in applied science, applied technology and nursing with approval from the Texas Higher Edu- cation Coordinating Board. Valerie Jones, the associate vice chancellor of academic aairs for LSCS, said one requirement laid out in the bill was that tuition rates would align with standard community college rates. Students who have already earned an associate degree will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree for less than $10,000, according to Jones.

Four Lone Star College System campuses, including two in the Cy-Fair area, will begin oer- ing four-year degree programs for the rst time this fall following a nearly 15-year process to get state approval. LSCCyFair will oer a Bachelor of Applied Tech- nology in cybersecurity out of its Westway Park Technology Center o Beltway 8, and LSCUniver- sity Park will oer a Bachelor of Applied Science in energy, manufacturing and trades management at its Hwy. 249 campus. The new programs were made possible by the passing of Senate Bill 2118 through the Texas

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2020 investments to boost chronic disease prevention, infectious diseases programs

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PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett PUBLISHERHOUSTONMETRO Jason Culpepper GENERAL MANAGER Kelli Ray, kray@communityimpact.com EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Matt Stephens SENIOR EDITOR Shawn Arrajj SENIOR REPORTER Danica Smithwick COPY CHIEF Andy Comer

FROMKELLI: The March edition of Community Impact Newspaper includes our annual Higher Education Guide. Find out more about new programs and facilities coming to our area, including a new bachelor’s degree at Lone Star College-CyFair, starting on Page 25.

Kelli Ray, GENERALMANAGER

FROMSHAWN: The population continues to grow in the Cy-Fair area, which added more than 55,000 people between 2014 and 2018. Read about how ocials in Harris County’s government are trying to cater to growth in unincorporated areas on Page 38.

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COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury STAFFWRITERS Andrew Christman, Anna Lotz, Adriana Rezal, Hannah Zedaker ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Janet Chambers, Karen Nickerson DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Tessa Hoee SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Evelia Gramajo STAFF DESIGNERS Chase Brooks, Stephanie Torres, Ronald Winters BUSINESS GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Claire Love ABOUT US John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. CONTACT US 8400 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Ste. 220 Houston, TX 77064 • 2814696181 communityimpact.com PRESS RELEASES cyfnews@communityimpact.com SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions © 2020 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

Local events and things to know TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 17 Updates on Cy-Fair road projects WATER 20 North Harris County water rates to rise in April CITY& COUNTY 23 Jersey Village hires new police chief

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accessories including bags, wallets, shoes, watches, jewelry and sunglasses. The new space will be located near Arma- ni, Michael Kors and Kate Spade New York within the mall. www.marcjacobs.com 6 Bath & Body Works will open this summer at the Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress. The new store will be located near Lulu- lemon, Le Creuset and Banana Repub- lic, according to outlet mall officials. The 3,792-square-foot space will offer personal care products including soaps, moisturizers, body fragrances, candles, air fresheners and gifts. www.bathandbodyworks.com 7 Local entrepreneur Jose Morillo has plans to open a new location of Camp Bow Wow , a business specializing in dog day care and boarding, in the second half of March at 16641 Telge Road, Cypress. The 8,700-square-foot facility was custom-built and will include large indoor and outdoor play areas for dogs that will be separated into weight levels. The facility will also include luxury suites, spacious cabins and a 24-hour monitoring system. All camp counselors on-site will be certified by Camp Bow Wow. 281-826- 9981. www.campbowwow.com/cypress 8 Vital Clinic and Spa is slated to open April 1 at 11004 Grant Road, Cypress. Harman Buttar, one of the physicians on staff, said the low-cost clinic will offer a monthly membership model for patients without insurance to pay $40 a month and $30 a visit. Members also have access to discounted lab work done on-site and telemedicine options. The business also offers med spa services including laser hair removal, facials, noninvasive body contouring, Botox and fillers, Buttar said. 832-533-8404. www.facebook.com/vitalclinicandspa 9 Imagine Early Education and Childcare is planning to open in late March at A 24130 Hwy. 290, Cypress, and at B 6025 Hwy. 6, Houston. Both facilities formerly housed Children’s Learning Adventure, company which filed for bankruptcy and must surrender the premises by March 27. Officials with Lasco Development Corporation said the new operator will offer similar services, including child care from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. www.imaginechild.com

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NOWOPEN 1 The Rustic House Boutique opened Feb. 1 at 18922 Fenske Road, Cypress. The business specializes in women’s clothing while also offering some children’s cloth- ing and home decor items. The business is located on the same site as A Cut Above Landscaping & Irrigation. 832-725-5270. www.therustichouseboutique.com 2 Officials with Action Behavior Clinics opened a new Cypress location Feb. 17 at 12101 Grant Forest Drive, Cypress. The Austin-based clinic provides therapy ser- vices for children on the autism spectrum and has locations throughout the state. Therapy is focused on applied behavior

COMING SOON 4 Center Court Pizza & Brew opened in early March in Vintage Park, 138 Vintage Park Blvd., Bldg. F, Ste. L, Houston. With seven Texas locations, the eatery’s menu features hand-tossed pizzas, pizza rolls, calzones, flatbread pizzas, sliders, pasta, wings and salads. The pizzeria also features a covered patio and full bar with craft beer. www.ccpizzabrew.com 5 Officials with Houston Premium Outlets announced Feb. 20 that Marc Jacobs is slated to open this spring with a 2,152-square-foot shop at the center, 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress. Marc Jacobs offers designer clothing and

analysis, which is designed to improve skills in areas of development, commu- nication, socialization and independent living. 281-223-5200. www.actionbehavior.com 3 Jersey Mike’s Subs opened in early March at 9822 Fry Road, Ste. 160, Cy- press. The East Coast-inspired sub shop offers freshly cut deli subs, beef and chicken cheesesteaks, wraps and salads. Owners Miguel Guerra and Scott Agan said they plan to partner with Cy-Fair ISD for the grand opening activities. 281-758-5711. www.jerseymikes.com

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RELOCATIONS 10 The Door Store relocated in March from 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, to 10706 Grant Road, Houston. Owned by Ron and Debra Hathaway, The Door Store first opened in April 2006 and offers a showroom with a variety of doors including exterior, mahogany, wrought iron, steel, fiberglass, patio, storm, French, interior and decorative glass. The Door Store offers free estimates within 20 miles of the store’s location and can assist customers with door replacement, residential and commercial repairs, and weather stripping through Able Door Services. A grand opening is scheduled for March 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 281-444-4224. www.thedoorstore.info 11 Allie M. Portraits relocated with- in Cypress in January from its former location on Floret Estate Lane to its new location at 15119 Waverly Canyon Court. Allison Montgomery, the head photogra- pher who runs the home-based business, specializes in newborn and maternity photography as well as headshots. Photographer services are available by appointment only. 832-643-6100. www.alliemportraits.com 12 Christian-based dance school Precious Dancers Academy relocated in the second week of March to 13215 Grant Road, Cypress. The school previously held classes in a joint space with New Vibe Dance Studio, and the relocation will pro- vide the business with its own space and the ability to offer additional classes. The academy has been offering classes since 2005, specializing in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater. Classes are available

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13 Stats Sports Bar and Grill , located at 10850 Louetta Road, Ste. 1700, Houston, celebrated its 10-year anniversary March 7. Owned by Tate Powers and Jessica and Michael Statlander, the bar and grill first opened March 16, 2010, and offers a variety of American fare ranging from Buffalo wings and burgers to crawfish and flatbreads. Stats also features a full bar with signature cocktails and beer on tap. In addition to hosting live music on the patio on Saturdays, the venue also boasts several televisions for sporting events, pool tables, digital dartboards and giant Jenga. Stats also regularly hosts events such as karaoke, bingo and trivia nights. 281-257-8287. www.statssportsbarandgrill.com 14 Texadelphia , an Austin-based eatery that specializes in Philly cheesesteaks, celebrated one year at its Vintage Park location on March 5. Located at 126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. B, Houston, the eatery offers a variety of original Texas cheesesteaks, such as the Found- er’s Favorite, which is a beef cheesesteak served with grilled onions, mozzarella, mushrooms and jalapenos. Texadelphia also offers a selection of salads, burgers and sandwiches. 832-843-7048. www.texadelphia.com CLOSINGS 15 Sears is set to close an anchor store

Crust Pizza will open in March on Louetta Road. (Courtesy Crust Pizza)

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A new location of Crust Pizza will open in a 3,500-square-foot location in March at 11550 Louetta Road, Houston, near the Jones Road intersection. With a handful of locations in The Woodlands and Spring areas, the pizza chain serves Chicago-style thin crust pizzas that are made from scratch. Diners can order from a list of gourmet pizzas or design their own. The eatery also oers salads, pastas, subs and desserts such as gelato and cannolis. www.crustpizzaco.com

location in April at the Willowbrook Mall, 7925 FM 1960 W., Houston, officials confirmed. The closure announcement came after Transformco, which owned the location, announced in a Nov. 7 news release that it intended to close 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart across the nation by February. The November list did not include the stores at Willowbrook Mall. Transformco Public Relations Director Larry Costello declined to comment on or confirm the closures. 281-955-4700. www.sears.com 16 Babin’s Seafood House closed its Willowbrook location in late February, according to an email sent out to Landry’s Select members Feb. 24. Located at 17485 Hwy. 249, Houston, the Cajun

restaurant owned by Landry’s Inc. offered New Orleans staples, such as crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice, and Creole gumbo. The seafood house’s two other locations in The Woodlands and Katy remain open. www.babinsseafood.com 17 Pier 1 Imports closed a Cy-Fair area location on Feb. 26 at 17725 Hwy. 249, Houston. The closures come amid a 450-store nationwide reduction for Pier 1, out of 942 total, the company announced in a third-quarter fiscal year 2020 business update Jan. 6. The business specializes in home furnishings and decorative items. Another Cy-Fair area location can be found in the Cypress Towne Center at Hwy. 290 and Spring Cypress Road. www.pier1.com

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NOWOPEN 1 Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids opened March 7 at 18121 Tuckerton Road, Cypress, near the Barker Cypress Road intersection. The children’s haircut business features a game station and a “tween” lounge area designed with teenage girls in mind. Old- er children can play video games or watch sports or music videos while getting their hair cut. The business also oers adult haircuts, “glamour girl parties” and nail art services. 281-214-2044. www.sharkeyscutsforkids.com 2 Sixty Collision opened in January at 10511 FM 1960, Houston. The shop oers automotive body and collision repair, complete automotive restoration, diag- nostic services and tuneups. 832-604- 6226. www.sixtycollision.com 3 Meritan Health & Wellness opened Dec. 7 at 11811 FM 1960, Ste. 190, Houston. Owner Cearra Prejean, a nurse practitioner, oers hydration therapy,

hormone replacement therapy, anti-ag- ing treatments and walk-in nonurgent primary care services, such as treatment for illness and injury, well women exams, physicals and immunizations. 832-478-9721. www.meritanwellness.com 4 Southern Maid Donuts opened Feb. 6 at 9212 Fry Road, Cypress. The business oers fresh tacos, iced coee drinks, croissant sandwiches, doughnuts and a variety of kolaches, including smoked brisket, Philly cheesesteak and boudin. 281-304-2226 COMING SOON 5 As of press time March 10, owners with Vogue Bubble Tea & Coee Bar said they were slated to open around mid- March or late March at 7025 Fry Road, Ste. 100, Cypress. The New York-themed coee shop will specialize in specialty coee, bubble tea protein shakes, pre- workout shots and acai bowls. The venue

will feature a drive-thru and will also serve CBD coee with restrictions. For customers who dine in, the business will feature games for families and free Wi-Fi. www.facebook.com/voguecoeebar RELOCATIONS 6 Dr. Timothy Brown and Dr. Anh Duong-Brown relocated their dental practice, Brown Dental PA , in December from the Hwy. 6 and West Little York intersection to 8475 Hwy. 6 N., Houston. Services include general dentistry for adults and children, emergency care, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, crowns, bridges and noninvasive gum treatment. 281-550-4444. www.drbrownsdental.com RENOVATIONS 7 Ocials with A Beautiful Floor , also known as ABF Remodeling, are in the process of renovating and expanding

their space at 8719 Hwy. 6 N., Houston. Owner Mike Bakare said he wanted to make the space bigger and better for his customers, and work is scheduled to wrap up by the end of March. ABF Remodel- ing opened in 1999 and handles home improvement projects and additions, including kitchen and bathroom remod- eling, ooring and painting. The business will remain open as the renovations take place, and Bakare said details are forth- coming on a grand re-opening promotion. 281-855-3400. www.abeautifuloor.com CLOSINGS 8 Pier 1 Imports closed a Coppereld area location Feb. 26 at 6815 Hwy. 6 N., Houston. The closure comes amid a 450-store nationwide reduction for Pier 1, out of 942 total, the company announced in a third-quarter scal year 2020 business update Jan. 6. Another Cy- Fair location can be found in the Cypress Towne Center at Hwy. 290 and Spring Cypress Road. www.pier1.com

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SUPPORT STUDENTS AT THE SUPERINTENDENT’S FUN RUN BERRY CENTER

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The annual Cy-Fair ISD event features children’s activities, food trucks, a 5K run through Towne Lake and a 1-mile walk through Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. Proceeds support scholarships through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. 8-11 a.m. Free (festival admission), $15-$30 (on-site pricing for run/walk). 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.csd.net/funrun (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

More than 200 exhibitors from paint color experts to landscapers display home products and services. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sun.). $10 (general admission), free (children 12 and younger). 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 832-274-3944. www.cyfairhomeandgarden.com (Courtesy Cy-Fair Home and Outdoor Living Show)

MARCH 17 THROUGHAPRIL 12 CHECKOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S NEWTAKE ON ‘ALEGRIA’ The newest circus artistry presentation by Cirque du Soleil that began Feb. 20 continues through March and parts of April. The classic performance has been re-imagined as “Alegria: In a New Light” and features new characters, costumes and choreography. Times vary. Starting at $79. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8700. www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria 20 THROUGH 21 CATCH SOME LIVEMUSIC IN JERSEY VILLAGE The city hosts games, food trucks and live music in the park to celebrate the start of spring. The two bands performing on Friday night, Burn the Village and Sunday Trac, features local high school talent.

nature. The event features a petting zoo, beekeeping education, tree planting demonstrations and other outdoor activities. The Daisy Dash 5K and children’s 1-mile fun run is also on-site. 10 a.m. (run/walk), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (nature festival). Free (festival admission), $20-$30 (run/walk). Clark Henry Park, 7804 Equador St., Jersey Village. www.jerseyvillagetx.com 28 THROUGH 29 STOP BY THE CYFAIR HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT SHOW The two-day event features food, entertainment and shopping with proceeds supporting the Cy-Fair High School band and color guard. A cakewalk, live bunny photos and face painting will also be available for attendees. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress. www.cyfairband.org

Saturday’s lineup features classic rock and country hits from John Armour & Ellen Olive and MechanixRocks. 6-9:30 p.m. Free (admission). Clark Henry Park, 7804 Equador St., Jersey Village. www.jerseyvillagetx.com 22 STOP BY A PRESENTATIONOF ST. JOSEPH’S ALTAR Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church presents the 12th annual St. Joseph’s Altar, a Sicilian tradition that involves a display of the holy trinity with St. Joseph as the head. Attendees can purchase Italian cookies, desserts and a spaghetti lunch. Admission is free, and all proceeds from food sold go to Cypress Assistance Ministries. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free (admission), $4-$8 (lunch). Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Humeister Road, Houston. 281-469-5533. www.ctrcc.com 28 LEARNABOUT NATURE AT LOCAL FESTIVAL Jersey Village hosts the Spring Fling Nature Festival with celebration of

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RUNA 5K FOR SHIELD BEARER WINDWOOD CHURCH

The annual event features 35 wine tasting tables, craft beer tastings and more than 30 food tasting stations from local restaurants. Proceeds from the event support Reach Unlimited. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $40 (general admission), $60-$120 (VIP admission). 25282 Hwy. 290, Cypress. www.winecyfair.com

Shield Bearer’s Running for Hearts 5K family fun run and walk features a 5K run, 1-mile family walk, games, T-shirts, food, prizes and more family-friendly activities. 7-11 a.m. $25 (adults), $10 (children 13 and younger). 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. 281-894-7222. www.shieldbearer.org/5k (Courtesy Shield Bearer)

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APRIL 02 LEARNABOUT ESTATE PLANNING The monthly meeting of the Cy-Fair Women’s Club, which is open to the public, will feature an informational presentation by Elizabeth Hilbun of the Hilbun Law Firm on issues related to estate planning and wills. 6:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cyfairwomensclub.org 02 REGISTER TOVOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS April 2 is the last day for Texans to register to vote in May 2 local elections. Elections in the Cy-Fair area include three seats on the Jersey Village City Council and two open positions on the Harris County ESD No. 9 board of commissioners. Early voting begins April 20. Learn how to register to vote at www.sos.state.tx.us.

11522 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-890-3013. www.messiahlc.org 18 SUPPORT THE CYPRESSWOODS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB The 14th annual event includes a golf scramble, putting contest, silent and live auctions, and dinner. 11:30 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $100 (Cy Woods student), $125 (nonstudent), $15 (dinner only). Cypress Lakes Golf Course, 18700 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress. 713-562-1469. www.cywoodsathletics.org 24 PLAY GOLF TO SUPPORT REACHUNLIMITED Proceeds from the annual golf tournament benet clients of Reach Unlimited, a local nonprot that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. $300 (individual), $1,200 (team of four). Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 281-536-0009. www.reachunlimited.org

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VISIT A FARMERS MARKET TOWNE LAKE 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress March 28, 2:30-5:30 p.m. www.boardwalktl.com JERSEY VILLAGE 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village April 5, noon-3 p.m. www.jerseyvillagetx.com BRIDGELAND 10519 Fry Road, Cypress April 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ yourneighborhoodfarmersmarket

ENDOFCOURSE TESTS Tests include writing for fourth and seventh grades, math and reading for fth and eighth grades, and English I and English II for high school students. www.csd.net 08 TAKE PART IN THE CYHOPE CLAY SHOOT Attendees at the annual clay shoot will receive 100 clays, ammunition and lunch. The event raises funds for local nonprot Cy-Hope. 11:30 a.m. (lunch and check- in), 1 p.m. (tournament starts). $800 (four-person team). Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy. www.cy-hope.org 10 CELEBRATE HOLYWEEK Messiah Lutheran Church hosts “Journey to the Cross,” an interactive tour through the last week of Jesus’ life. Other activities include olive smashing, food tasting and storytelling. 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Free. Messiah Lutheran Church,

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LIVEMUSIC CALENDAR

Live music in and around Cy-Fair

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CREEKWOOD GRILL 12710 Telge Road, Cypress 281-746-6352 www.creekwoodgrill.com MARCH 20 Mark Childres, 6:30 p.m. 21 Scott LeDoux, 7 p.m. 27 Danville Train, 6:30 p.m. MO’S IRISH PUB 14102 Mueschke Road, Cypress 281-213-2989 www.mosirishpub.com/cypress MARCH 17 Safety Patrol, 4 p.m. Sol Flair, 9 p.m. 19 AJ Santana, 8 p.m. 20 Park Avenue, 9 p.m. 21 Thunderpants, 9 p.m. 26 Channing Sal, 8 p.m. 27 Sick Duck, 9 p.m. 28 Texxas Heat, 9 p.m. VINTAGE PARK 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston 281-655-8000 www.vintageparkhouston.com MARCH 19 Billy Pope, 6 p.m. 20 Roy Lee Band, 6 p.m.

21 Louis Lamb Band, 6 p.m. 26 Dan Golvach, 6 p.m. 27 Adrian Michael, 6 p.m. 28 Twin Connection, 6 p.m. MAIN STREET CROSSING 111 W. Main St., Tomball 281-290-0431 www.mainstreetcrossing.com MARCH 17 Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute), 8 p.m. 18 Walkin’ the Line (Johnny Cash tribute), 8 p.m . 19 Mandy Barnett (Patsy Cline tribute), 8 p.m. 20 Michael Grimm, 8 p.m. 21 Nightbird (Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac tribute), 8 p.m. 22 Charley Crockett, 8 p.m. 23 The Fred Eaglesmith show starring Ti Ginn, 8 p.m. 24 Susan Gibson with Shelley King, 8 p.m. 25 The Heartachers (Tom Petty tribute), 8 p.m. 26 Karla Bono, 8 p.m. 27 Mary Gauthier with Jaimee Harris, 8 p.m. 28 Let it Rock (Bon Jovi tribute), 8 p.m. 3031 Stoney Larue, 8 p.m.

MARCH 28

THE ROADSHOWTOUR Several musicians perform in Cypress. (Courtesy Berry Center)

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

BY SHAWN ARRAJJ AND ANNA LOTZ

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TEXAS CENTRAL GIVES FIRST GLIMPSE OF HIGHSPEED TRAIN CAR INTERIOR Texas Central ocials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company’s proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas, including complementary Wi-Fi, no middle seat and two classes of service. Based on the Central Japan Railway’s Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail, Texas Central’s rail cars will be customized for Texas, ocials said. Train cars will have two-by-two or two-by-one seat congurations and will feature high-speed Wi-Fi. Some of the eight train cars may also be “quiet cars” with dierent lighting and restrictions on cell phone usage. Seating will also feature larger seats, wider aisles and more legroom than seating on a regional jet, according to Texas Central estimates. Texas Central ocials anticipate beginning construction on the high- speed rail later this year with the train being fully operational in 2026, spokesperson Caroline Jennings said in an email. The high-speed rail is anticipated to provide riders a 90-minute trip between Houston and Dallas with a stop in the Brazos Valley. Texas Central released interior layouts for a planned high-speed rail project in February. (Courtesy Texas Central) ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF 3120. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT CYFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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is also ongoing on a project to connect Hwy. 6 to FM 1960 with a four-lane y- over bridge that is slated for completion by the end of 2020. Timeline: August 2013-late 2020 Cost: $135.4 million Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation 2 Cypress North Houston Road widening Harris County Precinct 3 is widening Cypress North Houston Road from two lanes to four lanes between Greenhouse Road and Barker Trace Drive. Precinct 3 nished a separate project to widen Cypress North Houston between Green- house Road and Cypress Bend Drive this fall. With the completion of the new wid- ening project, Cypress North Houston will be a four-lane boulevard between Barker

Cypress Road and Fry Road. Timeline: October 2019-second quarter 2020 Cost: estimated $3.2 million Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3 3 Louetta Road bridge Harris County Precinct 4 is in the design phase on a twin bridge for Louetta Road over Little Cypress Creek in Cypress. The project is part of a broader joint project between Harris County precincts 3 and 4 to extend Louetta Road as a two-lane roadway from Telge Road to the Stable- wood Farms subdivision. Timeline: rst quarter 2020-TBD Cost: estimated $7.1 million Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

RECENT PROJECTS

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1 Hwy. 290 Project E and Hwy. 6 extension and bridge construction

Crews worked in February to apply Next Generation Concrete Surface to Hwy. 290 westbound main lanes between North Eldridge Parkway and Hwy. 6. A portion of the Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road and U-turn lanes reopened March 1. Work

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Developments underway in the Cy-Fair community

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TELGE CROSSING Construction is nearing completion on Telge Crossing, a mixed-use center being developed by i3 at Jarvis and Telge roads in Cypress. The first phase includes 15,000 square feet of retail space and 12,000 square feet of medical office space and will be finished this spring. The second phase includes a 303-unit apartment complex and will be finished this summer. Space: 24 acres Timeline: July 2019-summer 2020

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ENCLAVE BUSINESS PARK Work is underway at the Enclave Business Park on Grant Road in Cypress. The project offers 1,000-11,500 square feet of retail or office space for lease or for sale, according to Texas Commercial Real Estate Services. J.A. Green Construction Services is the contractor for this development, which sits on 2.59 acres. Space: 2.59 acres Timeline: 2019-summer 2020

Ground broke in late 2019 on Windfern Northwest Dis- tribution Center, an industrial project slated to wrap up around June, according to JLL and Phelan Development Co. Space is available to tenants starting from 50,000 square feet. Space: 179,200 square feet Timeline: September 2019-June 2020

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FAIRFIELD TOWN CENTER A new phase of development is ongoing at Fairfield Town Center, 28902 Hwy. 290, Cypress. An eight-screen, dine-in movie theater called Cut! by Cinemark is slated to open by the end of 2020, and retailers such as Burlington and Ross are also under construction at the site.

CYPRESS CROSSING Work continues at the Caldwell Cos. mixed-use project, Cypress Crossing, at Hwy. 290 and FM 1960. Construction is underway on a Staybridge Suites, which will be located behind several retail buildings already built at the site. A new four-story Kelsey- Seybold care center opened in November 2019 in a 72,000-square-foot building. Space: 15.5 acres Timeline: work ongoing through 2020

NEXUS PARKNORTHWEST Officials with Jackson-Shaw announced in February plans to build a new industrial business park on 45 acres at FM 1960 and Bobcat Road. Nexus Park NorthWest will feature 476,640 square feet of industrial space spread out across four buildings that will be able to accommodate tenants from 15,000- 200,000 square feet.

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WATER Water rates on the rise in Cy-Fair

PUMPING UP THE RATES

To help fund long-term projects at the North Harris County and West Harris County regional water authorities, residents will see increased pumpage fees on their monthly bills.

BY DANICA SMITHWICK

The current water purification site is able to produce up to 70 million gallons daily, but Rendl said a new $1.78 billion plant is under construc- tion with the capacity to treat 400 million gallons daily by the time it is completed in mid-2024. “We’re not going to be using all of that capacity to start with, but as we convert more and more [water] in the area, we’ll be using more of that,” he said. Once the water meets standard, it will be transmitted 26 miles to the water storage and pump station at Beltway 8 and Hwy. 249. Shared with the city of Houston, this transmission line will cost around $445 million. From there, Rendl said more lines would be built for an additional $635 million for 50-60 utility districts in the area to receive surface water by 2025. Starting in 2003, the Harris-Galves- ton Subsidence District mandated the NHCRWA andWHCRWA, among other entities, reach at least 30%, 60% and 80% surface water reliance in 2010, 2025 and 2035, respectively. Rendl said as underground water sources known as aquifers begin to dry up, the ground’s surface has gradually settled downward, a process known as subsidence. This led to the subsidence district’s formation in 1975 and later the mandate that if not met by 2025, water authorities will pay a penalty of around $9 per 1,000 gallons of additional groundwater used, he said. “We’re doing it to meet the sub- sidence district mandates, but we’re doing it also because if we do not do it, we will not have water in the future,” he said.

Groundwater

Surface water

Water bills across Cy-Fair have incre- mentally increased in recent years with some residents paying as much as 50%-100%more since 2015. Rate increases can be tied to several projects underway within the bound- aries of the North Harris County and West Harris County regional water authorities to decrease the region’s groundwater usage through more surface water resources, according to Al Rendl, president of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. Rates at the NHCRWA will rise again, effective April 1, from $3.85 to $4.25 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater and from $4.30 to $4.70 per 1,000 gallons of surface water. At the WHCRWA, rates rose Jan. 1 from $2.95 to $3.20 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater and from $3.35 to $3.60 per 1,000 gallons of surface water. “We have an additional $1.69 billion of debt that we are taking on to convert 60% of all the water that’s used in the North Harris County Regional Water Authority to surface water,” Rendl said. “And in order to pay for that, we have to increase the fees, … and we will probably go up in the range of 45-50 cents [per 1,000 gallons] for the next three or four years before it’ll start to level off.” The water authorities teamed up with the North Fort Bend and Central regional water authorities and the city of Houston to build the $385 million Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Proj- ect, which will bring water through the Trinity River to Lake Houston down to the water purification site. This project is slated to wrap up by the end of 2020 or early 2021, Rendl said.

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REDUCING GROUNDWATER

The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District mandated that all water suppliers in the North and West Houston water authorities reduce groundwater pumping over time to decrease the rate of subsidence in the area.

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SOURCE: HARRIS-GALVESTON SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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GUIDE ELECTIONS

Primary Election Guide 2020

Coverage of this year's races

After primaries, May and November elections take form in Cy-Fair-area races

THE ROAD TONOVEMBER

Candidates in state, local and national races competed in Republican and Democratic primaries in March. Candidates who win their primaries will compete in the general election Nov. 3. A runo election will take place May 26 for candidates who qualify. All results are unocial until canvassed.

When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates move on to a runo election to see who will represent the party in November general elections.

Democrat

Republican

BY SHAWN ARRAJJ AND DANICA SMITHWICK

care, and building better and safer communities. Martinez Alexander said his priorities include uplifting underserved neighborhoods and address- ing ood control with a focus on climate change. Ramsey said his priorities include keeping neighbor- hoods safe, improving and maintaining infrastructure, and keeping taxes aordable. Texas House districts Justin Ray won the Repub- lican primary race for Texas House District 135, according to unocial results. Ray nished with 83.9% of the vote, defeating his primary opponent, Merrliee Beazley. “I look forward to a spirited discussion on the opportu- nities and challenges facing northwest Harris County and the great state of Texas,” Ray said in an election night phone call. Ray said his priorities include improving funding for public schools, keeping taxes and regulations low, and supporting Texas values. With his victory, he will face Democratic incumbent Jon Rosenthal in the general election in November. Mike Schoeld was the winner of the Republican primary for District 132 state representative. He received 53% of votes, while his opponent, Angelica Garcia, earned 47%. Schoeld will face incum- bent Gina Calanni, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. In a statement posted to Facebook, Schoeld thanked voters. “I personally knocked on over 4,000 doors, and many of you even invited me into your home[s],” he said. “I’ll be knocking on your door again soon.”

U.S. representative, District 2 Elisa Cardnell: 31%

Harris County Precinct 4 constable Chris Bounds: 9.7% Mark Herman: 90.3%

The Cy-Fair area featured several close primary elec- tions in March, including in races for Texas House seats, U.S. congressional seats and a Harris County commissioner seat that is up for grabs following the retirement of long-time Precinct 3 Commis- sioner Steve Radack. In primary elections, Texas voters who register with either the Democratic or Republican party can choose which candidates they think should represent that party during the November general election. If no candidate in a race nishes with more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will compete in a runo election May 26. Candidates who win their primaries will compete in the general election Nov. 3. HarrisCountycommissioner A total of six Democrats and three Republicans competed in primaries for the commissioner seat being vacated by Radack. Unocial results showed Diana Martinez Alexander and Michael Moore heading to a runo election in the Democratic primary, while TomRamsey won the Repub- lican primary outright. “Yesterday it was very clear that, even though we didn’t have the same nancial resources as our opponents, we able to stand out because we were speaking to what’s important to the community,” Martinez Alexander said in a March 4 phone call. In a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper, Moore said his priorities included proactive ood prevention, reducing trac, strengthening health

RUNOFF RUNOFF

Sima Ladjevardian 47.6%

WINNER

Travis Olsen 21.4%

Harris County Precinct 5 constable Mark Alan Harrison: 34.3%

U.S. representative, District 7 Maria Espinoza: 5.9% Wesley Hunt: 61%

RUNOFF

Mark Miller: 22.3% Randy Newman: 43.4%

WINNER

RUNOFF

Jim Noteware: 2.1% Kyle Preston: 3% Laique Rehman: 0.9% Cindy Siegel: 27.1%

Harris County attorney Christian Deshaun Menefee: 50.5%

WINNER

Ben Rose: 24.5% Vince Ryan: 25%

U.S. representative, District 10 Pritesh Gandhi: 33%

Harris County district attorney Lori Deangelo: 14.9% Mary Human: 63.5%

RUNOFF

Shannon Hutcheson: 23% Mike Siegel: 44%

RUNOFF

WINNER

Lloyd Wayne Oliver: 21.6%

State representative, District 126 Undrai F. Fizer: 21.4% Natali Hurtado: 78.6% State representative, District 132 Angelica Garcia: 47% Mike Schoeld: 53% State representative, District 135 Merillee Beazley: 16.1% Justin Ray: 83.9%

Harris County district attorney Carvana Cloud: 10% Audia Jones: 24.2% Kim Ogg: 54.5%

WINNER

WINNER

Todd Overstreet: 11.3%

WINNER

Harris County sheri Joe Danna: 48.5%

RUNOFF RUNOFF

Paul Day: 29%

WINNER

Randy Rush: 22.5%

Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner Tom Ramsey: 70.5% WINNER

Harris County sheri Ed Gonzalez: 72.1%

WINNER

Susan Sample: 13.8% Brenda Stardig: 15.7%

Jerome Moore: 19% Harry Zamora: 8.9%

Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner Diana Martinez Alexander 27.1% RUNOFF Zaher Eisa: 4.4%

SOURCE: HARRIS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

For more details on the election check online at communityimpact.com.

Erik “Beto” Hassan: 9.9% Michael Moore: 26.4% Morris Overstreet: 9.6% Kristi Thibaut: 22.6%

RUNOFF

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