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Catching Up with Rachel McNeill

Cy-Fair ISD alumna and KPRC anchor covers local news at national levels

Written by Gail G. Collins| Photography courtesy of Rachel McNeill

Rachel McNeill wasn’t born in Texas – in fact, she was born in Jamaica. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was 4 years old. The local gal spent many of her early years preparing for a career in broadcasting: playing talk show host and asking hardball questions on the playground at Moore Elementary; researching a ninth-grade study skills assignment on schools, skills, and salary at Cypress Creek High School; and earning an inevitable broadcast journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. The KPRC Channel 2 anchor pushed forward the old-school way, working markets from Midland to Raleigh and New Orleans before coming home to Houston in 2001.

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Cy Creek graduate Rachel McNeill now works as an anchor on KPRC Channel 2


Cy-Fair ISD Board Approves Continuation of Residence Homestead Exemptions

The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to continue the residence homestead exemptions for CFISD residents for the 2015 tax year during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on May 11.

CFISD is among a select group of Houston-area school districts that offer a 20-percent Local Optional Homestead Exemption to all resident homeowners. Coupled with a state-mandated $15,000 homestead exemption, CFISD residents pay less per year than residents of most neighboring districts on homes of the same value.


Cy-Fair ISD Football Team Advances to Round Four of the Playoffs

Cypress Ranch football team advances to regional final

Courtesy of: Joel Weckerly, CFISD Communication

Cypress, TX News (December 1, 2014) – The Cypress Ranch High School football team won its Division I Region III-6A semifinal playoff game over Galena Park North Shore, 31-27, this past Friday at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium. (more…)

Cy-Fair Magazine’s Burger Bucket List

A meat lover’s guide to the best burger joints in Cypress.

Written by Kirsten Cornell | Select photography by Kevin Falcon

Few things are as tantalizing as the smell of a burger sizzling on the coals of a grill. Based on the recommendations of Cy-Fair Magazine readers, we have pinpointed some of the juiciest, most mouthwatering dishes in Cy-Fair. Get ready to dive in.

Black's Market Table Akaushi Beef Burger - $14

Black’s Market Table Akaushi Beef Burger – $14


Fireworks Prohibited on Cy-Fair ISD Property

Cypress, TX News (December 20, 2014) - Cy-Fair ISD reminds those celebrating the upcoming New Year’s holiday that Texas law prohibits the discharge of fireworks on school district property.

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Fun and Fortune

Cy-Fair resident Ashley Rieck Wimberley shares her amazing experience on the popular TV show, Wheel of Fortune

Written by Lorrie Crow Kimble

Ashley Rieck Wimberley, a 2004 graduate of Jersey Village High School, will most likely never forget the words “investment tips.” Why? Because those two words earned her $4,700 as a contestant on the TV show, Wheel of Fortune.

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Ashley won thousands of dollars as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune


New Commmercial For Bridgeland Highlights Community Amentities



Spot Features ‘We’ve Arrived’ Sound Track with Break-out Artist Riley Deaver 

With striking cinematography and an unforgettable sound track, the newest television commercial for Bridgeland® highlights the amenity-rich and nature-oriented lifestyle for which the 11,400-acre master planned community has become known. With more than 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, Bridgeland offers the tranquility of a seemingly untouched natural environment while also providing the convenience of modern facilities – elements the community’s marketing team and advertising agency strived to depict in the newest spot.

 The commercial debuted in February to coincide with the grand opening of Hidden Creek, the largest section built within Bridgeland thus far with 1,000 homesites set along 142 acres of lakes and waterways.  (more…)

Notes & News Cy-Fair, TX

Tidbits from around the Cy-Fair community.

Northwest Harris County Heart Walk
More than 2,500 people participated in the walk to support the American Heart Association’s annual 5K held at Lone Star College-CyFair and Towne Lake. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital set two records with the number of walkers to attend and the funds raised – more than $24,000. Cy-Fair ISD and Caldwell Companies each generated over $10,000.

Northwest Harris County Heart Walk

Northwest Harris
County Heart Walk


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