Shawn Arrajj

Shawn joined the Community Impact team in January 2012 and serves as a reporter with the Tomball/Magnolia publication. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism.

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Jersey Village appoints members to plan advisory committee

Jersey Village City Council voted to accept a list of 12 applicants and three alternates to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee at its April 21 meeting. more »

Apr 22, 2014 Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair ISD officials met with community partners April 17 to announce the launch of its Lunch Super Hero Account, designed to help pay off student lunch debts.

Courtesy Joel Weckerly

Cy-Fair ISD launches initiative to end student lunch debt

Cy-Fair ISD is looking to eliminate the alternative lunch program throughout the district with the help of community partners and the establishment of a Lunch Super Hero Account. more »

Apr 21, 2014 Cy-Fair

Jersey Village amends ordinance regulating campaign signs

Jersey Village City Council voted to amend an ordinance regulating campaign signs posted on city property at a special meeting April 14. more »

Apr 17, 2014 Cy-Fair

Tim Gibson, assistant chief with the Cypress Creek VFD, stands in the future command training center.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Cy-Creek Volunteer Fire Department to expand training capabilities

The Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department is on its way to offering a training program unavailable anywhere else in the state. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cy-Fair

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Halliburton talent acquisition specialist Natalia Biondo meets a CFISD eighth-grade student during JA Inspire, a two-day job awareness fair.

Kelli Ray

JA Inspire connects Cy-Fair ISD students to area employers

More than 8,000 Cy-Fair ISD 8th grade students from 16 middle schools participated in the inaugural two-day job awareness fair, JA Inspire, at the Berry Center Feb. 3–4. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Cy-Fair Impacts (1 Comments)

Happy Garden offers a clean, modern dining area with booth and table seating as well as a sushi bar.

Shawn Arrajj

Sushi, Chinese and Thai food dished out at new Asian fusion restaurant

Even though Happy Garden just opened in July, the Asian fusion concept restaurant in Copperfield has all the pieces in place for a promising future. more »

Aug 7, 2013 On the Town

Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers played at the Tomball  Honky Tonk Music Festival Saturday afternoon.

Photo Jackie Brunk

Honky Tonk Festival back in Tomball this weekend

Two new performers and two favorites from a year ago will bring the classic country twang to the Tomball Depot Plaza this Saturday for the 2013 Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival. more »

Mar 15, 2013 On the Town

The Avocado, Bacon & Chicken sandwich has proven popular with customers since Southern Comfort Cafe opened in Tomball several weeks ago.

Shawn Arrajj

Southern Comfort comes to Main Street Tomball

When it comes to restaurant names, it doesn't get too much more straightforward than the newest restaurant on Tomball's Main Street. more »

Mar 6, 2013 On the Town

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Anel Abdulovic opened Cafe Adel in early 2013 to bring the taste of Bosnian food to the Cy-Fair area.

Photos by Shawn Arrajj

Cafe Adel

Bosnian restaurant brings new taste to Cy-Fair more »

Feb 19, 2014 Cy-Fair

The chicken fried steak with thick, creamy gravy is the most ordered item at The Carriage House.

Photos by Shawn Arrajj

Carriage House Cafe

Restaurant’s theme celebrates Texas history more »

Dec 18, 2013 Cy-Fair

The Tex, one of the signature burgers, features beef and brisket topped with cheddar and onion strings.

Photos by Shawn Arrajj

The Shack

When Joe Duong opened The Shack on undeveloped land on Cypress Rosehill Road in 2011, he envisioned it as a backyard hangout spot with a few tables to serve loyal customers and friends. more »

Nov 21, 2013 Cy-Fair

Thai Chili is run by Vin Mungkornpanich and his family, whom bring recipes directly from Thailand.

Photos by Shawn Arrajj

Thai Chili

When customers show up to Thai Chili—an authentic Thai restaurant on FM 529 at Hwy. 6—shortly after it opens in the morning, they can smell the incense that was lit as an offering to start the day. more »

Sep 19, 2013 Cy-Fair