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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.

Proposed landfill expansion on Fairbanks N. Houston draws opposition

Residents filled up a public meeting Oct. 23 at the Sam Houston Race Park to express a wide range of concerns over a proposed landfill expansion at 8205 Fairbanks N. Houston Road. more »

Oct 24, 2014 4:35 PM Cy-Fair

Lane closures scheduled for Hwy. 290 mainlanes and frontage roads

After opening the direct connector from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 the morning of Oct. 13, the Texas Department of Transportation is continuing work this weekend on other portions of the Hwy. 290 expansion project. more »

Oct 17, 2014 3:25 PM Cy-Fair

The 100,000-sqaure-foot store opens Oct. 8 at 14100 Spring Cypress Road.

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New H-E-B opens in Cypress Oct. 8

The 100,000-sqaure-foot Grant Market will include several brand new features being tested out by the grocery store chain for the first time. more »

Oct 7, 2014 3:15 PM Cy-Fair 1 Comments

Flood control seeks public comments on overflow management plan for Cypress Creek and Addicks Reservoir

Ongoing efforts to manage stormwater overflow from Cypress Creek to the Addicks Reservoir watershed continued with a public meeting Sept. 28 hosted by the Harris County Flood Control District. more »

Oct 3, 2014 3:50 PM Cy-Fair

A rendering depicts Building 9 of the 290 Gateway Park, featuring 8,400 square feet of space and 16 parking spaces.

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Covey Ridge and CRC Real Estate break ground on office/industrial project

A new office and warehouse project is underway at the developing industrial area between Hwy. 290 and Hempstead Highway near the intersection of Hwy. 6. more »

Sep 18, 2014 5:00 PM Cy-Fair

LSCS appoints Steve Head to chancellor

The Lone Star College System board of trustees appointed Steve Head, president of LSC–North Harris, to the open chancellor position July 1. more »

Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Planning discussions in Jersey Village focus on land use, transit

As officials in Jersey Village continue to work on updating the city's comprehensive plan, a committee composed of 12 appointed individuals has been discussing big issues facing the city, as well as goals to address them. more »

Nov 19, 2014 6:00 PM Cy-Fair

HCFCD submits draft plan reports to manage Cypress Creek overflow

Efforts to manage stormwater overflow from Cypress Creek to Addicks Reservoir continued late October when the Harris County Flood Control District submitted draft reports of recent study findings to the Texas Water Development Board. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Volunteers at Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital achieve milestone feat

Volunteers serving with the Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital were recognized this fall for surpassing 430,000 total hours of service to the hospital since it opened in 1983. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

North Cypress Medical Center debuts new rehabilitation programs

The North Cypress Medical Center hospital launched two new programs earlier this year through its Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Bill Darnell, pictured with his grandaughter, Riley, launched Tru Tri Sports in Cypress in 2012.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Tru Tri Sports

As a lifelong runner and cyclist, it did not take much to get Bill Darnell interested in the sport of triathlon—competitions that involve running, swimming and cycling. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Lone Star College–CyFair partners with Cy-Fair ISD on college readiness program

Faculty at Lone Star College–CyFair have been partnering with faculty at Cy-Fair ISD in an effort to get students ready for college. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

One of the most popular items at the Cypress Breakfast House is the Benedict Buenos plate.

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Cypress Breakfast House

It did not take long for the Cypress Breakfast House to find success after opening in May 2013. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

New fields debuted at Cy-Fair Sports Association complex on Schiel Road

The Cy-Fair Sports Association, a nonprofit organization catering to the Cypress area, debuted several new fields this fall as a part of a recent expansion project. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Lone Star College announces finalists for Small Business of the Year awards

Six winners—one representing each LSCS campus—will be announced at a Nov. 20 awards banquet at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:15 PM Cy-Fair

More access to health care creating nursing shortage

Both Harris and Montgomery counties are low on nurses, and both areas parallel a nursing shortage that can be seen at the national level. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , , The Woodlands

Major road closures planned at Sam Houston Tollway and Hwy. 290

Several lane closures are scheduled around Hwy. 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway this weekend that have officials warning drivers to expect major delays. more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:45 PM Cy-Fair

Growth in population, access to care creates shortage of registered nurses

Both Harris and Montgomery counties are low on nurses, and both areas parallel a nursing shortage that can be seen at the national level. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:20 AM , , Tomball | Magnolia

Bettencourt victorious in race for District 7 Senate seat

With all precincts reporting in for the race for Texas Senate District 7, Republican Paul Bettencourt is the unofficial winner with 72 percent of the vote. Democrat Jim Davis finished with 45,162 votes to Bettencourt's 123,416. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:15 PM Vote Houston Metro

Schofield wins race for Texas House District 132

With all precincts reporting, Republican Mike Schofield is the unofficial winner in the race for Texas House District 132 with 66 percent of the vote. His opponent, Democrat Luis Lopez, earned 10,504 votes to Schofield's 20,525. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:05 PM Vote Houston Metro

Proposed landfill expansion on Fairbanks N. Houston draws opposition

Residents filled up a public meeting Oct. 23 at the Sam Houston Race Park to express a wide range of concerns over a proposed landfill expansion at 8205 Fairbanks N. Houston Road. more »

Oct 24, 2014 4:35 PM Cy-Fair

Great Harvest Bread Co. produces a variety of breads fresh daily, including nine-grain and sourdough.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Great Harvest Bread Co.

People often overlook the use of bread when it comes to preparing a sandwich, preferring to focus instead on meats, cheeses and veggies. more »

Oct 23, 2014 3:15 PM Katy

Lane closures scheduled for Hwy. 290 mainlanes and frontage roads

After opening the direct connector from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 the morning of Oct. 13, the Texas Department of Transportation is continuing work this weekend on other portions of the Hwy. 290 expansion project. more »

Oct 17, 2014 3:25 PM Cy-Fair

K2 owner Kay Rodgers attributes the success of her business to the working culture of her management team.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

K2 Academy of Kids Sports

The founding of K2 Academy of Kids Sports in Cypress is a classic tale of choosing passion over predictability. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Services cater to healthy shoppers

As consumers become more conscious and concerned about what they are putting into their bodies, demand has increased for healthier, organic or specialized options. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Lone Star College launched its Honors College with the fall 2014 semester with an orientation Aug. 22.

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LSCS offers advanced curriculum

Initially introduced as a series of rigorous courses and development opportunities for students looking for a more advanced curriculum, the Lone Star College honors program launched as a full-fledged Honors College this fall. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair