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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.

Courtesy CRC Real Estate

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

Inventory at Rise Cupcakes features several staple flavors as well as rotating seasonal flavors.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Rise Cupcakes

When Brittany Todd told her parents about her desire to open her own bakery after high school, they encouraged her to go to college instead. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Pearland | Friendswood

James Gilcrease takes over as new Alvin ISD superintendent

The task of brining a new superintendent to Alvin ISD ended in November with the hire of James “Buck” Gilcrease. more »

Dec 17, 2014 8:00 AM Pearland | Friendswood

Jersey Village has been hosting planning meetings to discuss the city’s comprehensive plan updates.

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Comprehensive plan meetings focus on transit, land use in Jersey Village

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

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair sees multiple new hotel projects

Population growth and company relocations around the Cy-Fair area have created an increased demand for hospitality projects, catching the eye of several major hotel developers. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Work continues on 10 segments of Hwy. 290 construction projects

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the process of widening 38 miles of Hwy. 290 from Loop 610 to FM 2920 with main lanes varying from four to six lanes in each direction, frontage roads and High Occupancy Vehicle managed lanes. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

ESD No. 9 and Cy-Fair VFD plan for growth in budget

With plans to adopt a 2014–15 operations budget at its Dec. 18 meeting, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 is looking at sales tax revenue raised this year from a recently implemented rate increase to bring improvements to the Cy-Fair Vo more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair High School band director Mark Veenstra leads the band in the playing of the national anthem after Jersey Village High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets posted the colors.

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Cy-Fair ISD 75th anniversary

Members of the Cy-Fair ISD community gathered with civic leaders Dec. 9 for the unveiling of a commemorative marker at Cy-Fair High School. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

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Lakes of Riata

A spotlight on independently owned businesses and a comprehensive listing of businesses within the Lakes of Riata on Barker Cypress Road. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Matthew Harris took ownership of Natural Dawg Cuisine in Cypress earlier this year.

Photos by Shawn Arrajj

Natural Dawg Cuisine

As an owner of multiple pets, Matthew Harris understands the connection people develop with their four-legged friends. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Frank Maher, assistant fire chief with Jersey Village Fire Department, helped bring in a 9/11 memorial.

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Frank Maher

To be able to dedicate 40 years of service to one institution is a rare milestone achieved by very few people in life. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Law enforcement urges crime awareness during holidays

Cy-Fair is generally regarded as a safe place to live by law enforcement officials who cover the area. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Customers gather at Lone Star Vaporium, which opened in the Cy-Fair area near Fairfield earlier this year.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

E-cigarette shops pop up in Cy-Fair

A growing number of vapor shops selling electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have opened their doors around the Cy-Fair area in the last year, providing what many claim is a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Joe Daigle, owner of Shooting Sports Texas, welcomes a returning customer to his range.

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Shooting Sports Texas

The idea of Shooting Sports Texas—a shooting range and gun shop on the border of Cy-Fair and Tomball—was first suggested by the wife of owner Joe Daigle in early 2013. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

A marker commemorating Cy-Fair ISD's 75th anniversary was unveiled in front of Cy-Fair High School Dec. 9.

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Cy-Fair ISD unveils commemorative marker in celebration of 75 years

Members of the Cy-Fair ISD community gathered with civic leaders Dec. 9 for the unveiling of a commemorative marker at Cy-Fair High School. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:30 PM Cy-Fair

Ken E. Lloyd (left), Alton Smith and Art Murillo were sworn in as new Lone Star College System board of trustee members at a Dec. 4 meeting. Board members are elected to single member districts, and are volunteers who serve without pay.

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Lone Star College swears in new board members

The Lone Star College System welcomed three new board members to its board of trustees at a Dec. 4 meeting. more »

Dec 9, 2014 3:50 PM Cy-Fair

Work continues on Hwy. 290 with lane closures upcoming

Karen Othon, public information officer with the Texas Department of Transportation, provided a progress update on the Hwy. 290 expansion at a Dec. 4 meeting of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce. more »

Dec 5, 2014 12:05 PM Cy-Fair

Dana Frazier (right), owner of Six Shooter Junction, said she tries to hire students local to Magnolia.

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Six Shooter Junction

Magnolia resident Dana Frazier was a district manager with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry when she was asked to move to an open position at a location in Ohio. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:28 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Courtesy Stream Realty Partners

Ground breaks on Phase II of Beltway 8 office project

Stream Realty Partners broke ground on Phase II of its Remington Square project late November. more »

Dec 2, 2014 11:40 AM Cy-Fair

Chuck and Arlene O'Malley (center), owners of Langham Creek Ace Hardware, were recognized as Small Business of the Year in the Cy-Fair area by Lone Star College System Nov. 20.

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Langham Creek business owners recognized with small business award

Owners of the Langham Creek Ace Hardware were recently recognized as Small Business of the Year for the Cy-Fair area by Lone Star College System’s Small Business Development Center. more »

Nov 25, 2014 6:00 PM Cy-Fair

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