Posted on Aug 02, 2012 | Tagged in: news , events , business
The Young Professionals of the Cy-Fair/Houston Chamber of Commerce will hold an “After Hours” networking event on August 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Chamber offices at Remington's Bar in the Crowne Plaza Houston Northwest at Brookhollow.
Cy-Fair's Young Professionals promotes and encourages networking and personal development for young businesspeople in the greater Houston area. According to the Chamber's website, the mission of The Young Professionals Committee is to find effective and lasting ways to serve the communities in which they live and work.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , Houston , education , Cy-Fair ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Board of Trustees member Dr. John Ogletree has been recognized as a Master Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards after completing a leadership program sponsored by the organization.
Dr. Ogletree completed Leadership TASB, which involved several months of instruction and leadership development courses. Ogletree and other board members presented research projects that included information about college readiness, student health, board leadership, funding inequalities, classroom adaptations and parental involvement.
Posted on Jul 12, 2012 | Tagged in: news , Houston , environment
Houston has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as the number one municipal purchaser of "green" power sources in the state of Texas.
The director of the Houston Office of Sustainability, Laura Spanijan, works to ensure that air and water quality, occupational health, and wild animal protection standards are held to high esteem in the greater Houston area.
Posted on May 31, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , Houston , business
According to the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce's website, "for twenty-five years, the Chamber has provided a collective voice for over five hundred members that promotes a pro-business culture" in the rapidly-growing Cy-Fair area.
The Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Christy Love as its Ambassador of the Year. Ms. Love is the general manager for Community Impact Newspaper for Northwest Houston. She has served as Chamber Ambassador for two years.
Posted on May 25, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , education , Cy-Fair ISD , awards
Cypress Ranch High School senior Weston Grove was recently recognized as a McNair Scholar at the University of South Carolina. The McNair Scholars Program is one of the most prestigious scholarships at the University of South Carolina, and Grove was one of only twenty selected out of all applicants.
Selection for the McNair Scholars Program is based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, enriching extracurricular activities, an outstanding essay response and a face-to-face interview. Grove is currently ninth in his class, a National Merit Scholar, a third-year starter on the Mustang soccer team, and is class vice president. Grove plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Posted on May 17, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , education , Cy-Fair College
Are you looking for enriching activities to do with your little ones this summer while avoiding that scorching Texas heat? Join Critter Club Story Time at REI every Wednesday at 10:30 AM until June 27!
Critter Club Story Time, which occurs weekly at REI-WIllowbrook, combines entertaining tales about different furry critters in a fun forest environment, as well as quality social time and meeting new friends for young children and their parents. Children ages infant and up are welcome to enjoy Critter Club Story Time.
Posted on May 04, 2012 | Tagged in: retirement , people , news , Houston , family
Cypress-area senior citizens will soon have a place to hang out and call their own.
The Vaughn Gage Senior Activity Center is scheduled to open next month during the first week of June at its location currently under construction at 11020 Saathoff Road, in Cypress.
Posted on Mar 23, 2012 | Tagged in: news , education , Cy-Fair ISD
Due to statewide cuts in education funding to districts over the past several years, Cy-Fair ISD administrators had to make some difficult choices in where to reduce budgetary spending.
That is why Cy-Fair residents and district employees were happy to learn at the recent school board meeting that there will be no further expected budget reductions for the 2012-13 school year.
Posted on Feb 09, 2012 | Tagged in: news , Houston , education
As 2012 unfolds there will be an increased political awareness among Cypress area residents while we draw closer to the November election. This year we will be voting for president, a new U.S. Senator to replace the retiring Kay Baily Hutchison, congressional representatives, Texas state senators and representatives, along with numerous county, city, school board, and other local officials. That’s right, it’s a big one.
Where should you turn to if you wish to become politically involved, volunteer for a campaign, or simply learn more about the candidates? Whether you vote straight-ticket Democrat, are a dyed-in-the-wool Republican, or an Independent “swing” voter, there are numerous political organizations around Cypress you can turn to for information and events.
Posted on Dec 30, 2011 | Tagged in: people , news , Houston , gadgets , family
Millions of people opened their gifts this holiday season to find a new tablet computer or e-reader. But do you actually know how to use it? Or if you know the basics, would you like to learn how to get the most out of all of its features?
The Northwest Branch Library is hosting a ‘Get to Know Your Digital Device’ series throughout the month of January on Saturdays at 3:00 pm.