Cy-Fair Edition - May 2020




FROMKELLI: While we may be confused as to what day it is or how long we’ve been working from home, our team hasn’t lost sight of our mission to inform citizens and help local businesses thrive. In this issue, we look at the eect of the coronavirus on personal nances, starting with a look at the recent unemployment spike. Our newly promoted editor, Danica Smithwick, digs into the data and resources for those suddenly without a paycheck. Be sure to congratulate Danica and welcome Kim Giannetti, our Spring/Klein general manager who will be leading the Cy-Fair edition as well. After 8.5 unforgettable years as an “Impacter” with Community Impact Newspaper , I am signing o as I step into a role in ministry here in the community. I hope to see you around as we serve this wonderful community together. Kelli Ray, GENERALMANAGER

PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett PUBLISHERHOUSTONMETRO Jason Culpepper GENERAL MANAGER Kelli Ray, EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Matt Stephens STAFFWRITERS Shawn Arrajj, Colleen Ferguson, Anna Lotz, Kelly Schaer, Hannah Zedaker ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Janet Chambers, Karen Nickerson DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Tessa Hoee STAFF DESIGNERS Chase Brooks, Anya Gallant, Justin Howell, Matthew T. Mills, Stephanie Torres, EDITOR Danica Smithwick COPY CHIEF Andy Comer COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury 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 PRESS RELEASES 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 establishments oering unique services during coronavirus TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 13 Updates on Cy-Fair road projects EDUCATION 21 New end-of-year grading policies CITY& COUNTY 24 Sales tax collections up in March

FROMDANICA: This month, we told dicult stories of families facing layos and business owners struggling to make ends meet in the midst of a pandemic (see Page 30). But despite these uncertainties, there were also hints of hope: nonprots going the extra mile (see Page 29), businesses innovating to meet customers’ needs (see Page 8) and neighbors bringing kids a sense of normalcy (see Page 26). Danica Smithwick, EDITOR

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