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Marie Leonard

Marie Leonard

Marie has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2011 and serves as editor for the Northwest Houston edition. Originally from Dallas, she reports on issues involving Cy-Fair ISD, Harris County and all things Northwest Houston.

The master-planned community of Elyson will be constructed near FM 529 and the Grand Parkway.

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Newland Communities to develop community between Cypress, Katy

More than 6,000 new homes will be constructed in the next 10 to 12 years along the Grand Parkway between Cypress and Katy as part of a new master-planned community called Elyson. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

Harris County clinics see benefits from restored funds for mental health

Efforts to expand mental health services in Harris County have been ongoing since the close of the 2013 legislative session when $332 million was restored to mental health services in Texas. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM , Cy-Fair

Karen Babineaux (left) and Lisa Sprague opened The Hidden Cellar in 2013 off House Hahl Road.

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The Hidden Cellar

Whether celebrating an event with friends, listening to live music every weekend or watching a football game with a glass of wine or beer, The Hidden Cellar offers something for everyone. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

The Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center is set to open in the Fairfield area early next fall.

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Houston Methodist Willowbrook to build new emergency care center

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital broke ground Nov. 17 on a 9,600-square-foot freestanding emergency care facility in Cypress. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

New direct connector ramp from Hwy. 290 to I-10 now open to drivers

One major Hwy. 290 expansion project milestone was reached in mid-October when the new direct connector ramp from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 opened to drivers. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Memorial Hermann will break ground early next year on a new campus off Hwy. 290 in the Fairfield area.

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Construction to begin in early 2015 on Memorial Hermann’s Cypress campus

Memorial Hermann is set to begin construction on Phase 1 of a 32-acre hospital campus in Cypress early next year. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

The master-planned community of Elyson will be constructed near FM 529 and the Grand Parkway.

Photo by Shawn Epps

Newland Communities to develop community between Cypress, Katy

More than 6,000 new homes will be constructed in the next 10 to 12 years along the Grand Parkway between Cypress and Katy as part of a new master-planned community called Elyson. Newland Communities is developing the 3,600-acre project. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Cy-Fair ISD trustees approve namesake for Science Resource Center

Cy-Fair ISD trustees honored long-time former employee Charlotte Burns on Nov. 10 when the board officially approved her as the namesake for the district’s Science Resource Center. more »

Nov 12, 2014 6:10 PM Cy-Fair

County clinics see benefits from restored mental health dollars

Efforts to expand mental health services in Harris County have been ongoing since the close of the 2013 legislative session when $332 million was restored to mental health services in Texas. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , Spring | Klein

New master-planned community to spur development along Grand Parkway

More than 6,000 new homes will be constructed in the next 10 to 12 years along the Grand Parkway between Cypress and Katy as part of the master-planned community Elyson. more »

Nov 11, 2014 4:13 PM Cy-Fair

Harris, Montgomery county clinics benefit from mental health dollars

The 83rd Texas Legislature restored $332 million to fund mental health and substance use disorders for the 2014-15 biennium. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:25 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Cagle projected to win Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner race

According to unofficial results, incumbent Jack Cagle has taken the lead in the Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner race. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:09 PM Vote Houston Metro

The Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center is expected to open early next fall in the Fairfield area.

Courtesy Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to build new emergency care center

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is set to break ground in mid-November on a 9,600-square-foot freestanding emergency care in Cypress. more »

Oct 27, 2014 1:38 PM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Cypress Creek Lakes hosts inaugural Zombie Stomp

With Halloween just around the corner, the master-planned community of Cypress Creek Lakes is set to debut the inaugural Cypress Creek Lakes Zombie Stomp event this weekend featuring a 5K and 1-mile family walk. more »

Oct 24, 2014 10:15 AM Cy-Fair

More than 10,000 guests are expected to attend Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland Oct. 25.

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Dog days of fall return with Bridgeland's Howl-O-Ween Fest

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland on Oct. 25 featuring animal performances, a pet costume contest and more than a dozen food trucks. more »

Oct 17, 2014 3:10 PM Cy-Fair

Voter turnout low in local Harris County races, despite more early voters

Voter turnout in Harris County during presidential election years is on point with other large counties in Texas, but turnout typically remains below 25 percent for most gubernatorial and local elections, according to election office data. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Cindy and Cory Nguyen (center) opened Exclusive Nails with co-owner Tammy Pham (second from right).

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Exclusive Nails

Cindy Nguyen has placed an emphasis on natural nail care for more than 20 years, and now caters to customers who want healthy nails through her salon, Exclusive Nails. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Kathy (from left), Steve, Cory and Staci Skehan have owned Revi's Grill in Fairfield since 2013.

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Revi’s Grill

Revi’s Grill has become a neighborhood staple for Fairfield residents since the restaurant opened in the community in May 2013. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair ISD lowers property tax rate

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees voted Oct. 13 to lower the district’s property tax rate for the first time in seven years. more »

Oct 14, 2014 2:18 PM Cy-Fair

A direct connector from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 is set to open later this weekend after construction crews finish the lane switches and pavement markings. Elected officials and the Texas Department of Transportation celebrated the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting Oct. 10.

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Work wrapping up on direct connector from Hwy. 290 to I-10

Another Hwy. 290 expansion project milestone will be reached this weekend when the new direct connector ramp from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 opens to drivers early Monday morning. more »

Oct 10, 2014 1:45 PM Cy-Fair