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Memorial Hermann Earns American Hospital Association Awards for Commitment to Quality, Innovation in Palliative Care and Improving Community Health

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted July 15th 2016

Cypress, TX (July 15, 2016) In a rare accomplishment for a U.S. health system, Memorial Hermann was nationally recognized for awards in multiple categories by the American Hospital Association (AHA) – notably for its commitment to quality, employing innovation in palliative and end-of-life care and for improving community health. Memorial Hermann will be the only Houston health system recognized at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego July 17-19.

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This Weekend’s Traffic Alerts

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted July 14th 2016

Cypress, TX (July 14, 2016) This weekend’s updates on road construction in the area.

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First Harris County Zika Virus Case Diagnosed

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Posted July 14th 2016

Cypress, TX (July 14, 2016) State Representative Mike Schofield sent out a letter with information about the recent Zika virus case in Harris County:

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Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Announces New Exhibit at the Rick Smith Gallery: Holocaust Museum Houston’s “The Butterfly Project”

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted July 05th 2016

Cypress, TX (July 5, 2016) Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) are proud to partner together in order to bring The Butterfly Project, sponsored by Christensen Building Group, to the Rick Smith Gallery, a small art gallery located near the main lobby of Memorial Hermann-TMC in the Hermann atrium.  The Butterfly Project was created by HMH as a way to connect a new generation of children to the children who perished during the Holocaust.

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Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Announce the Creation of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted July 05th 2016

Cypress, TX (July 5, 2016) Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are excited to announce the launch of a national quality improvement center in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) was created to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children across the U.S. who are in need of urgent or emergency care. To learn more about this new center, visit www.EMSCImprovement.Center.

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Students Complete Successful Year of Special Olympics Competition

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Posted June 30th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 30, 2016) CFISD’s 2015-2016 Special Olympics season concluded on May 7 with the area track and field meet at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.

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Jacob Schnoover and Lauren Wiginton; Carson Cocales and Coach Kevin Erb

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Cy Creek Alum Makes Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Roster

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 30th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 30,2016) Chris Brooks, a 2005 graduate of Cypress Creek High School, will represent the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics as one of five members of the men’s gymnastics team.

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Physicians Encourage Safety While Celebrating Independence Day

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 30th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 29. 2016) The upcoming Independence Day holiday may have people thinking about fireworks, barbecues, and outdoor activities. However, they are the very same activities that can make the holiday a dangerous one. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, Independence Day is one of the most dangerous holiday weekends of the year. Physicians and staff at the Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Cypress want to remind people to stay safe while celebrating.

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Board Approves Name of High School No. 12

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 28th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 28, 2016)  The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to name High School No. 12 Bridgeland High School during the regularly scheduled meeting on June 27.

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Carverdale School Alumni Host Historic Reunion After 44 Years

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 28th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 28, 2016) It was an evening filled with joy, laughter and reminiscence as members of the Carverdale community reunited for the first time after 44 years for A Night to Remember at Sterling Banquet Hall on June 17.

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Shipt to Launch H-E-B Grocery Delivery in Houston and Surrounding Areas

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 28th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 28, 2016) Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service that serves 26 major metropolitan areas across the country, and H-E-B, one of the nation’s largest and most respected grocery retailers, today announced the expansion of Shipt’s on-demand grocery delivery service to Houston beginning on June 29, 2016. This expansion follows Shipt and H-E-B’s recent partnership designed to bring the convenience of grocery delivery to customers across the state of Texas.

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US-290 Weekend Travel Alert

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 24th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 24, 2016) Expect heavy delays traveling through US 290 eastbound around BW 8 and US 290/IH 610 this weekend.

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HS Football Coaches Offer Youth Camps for District Students

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Posted June 24th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 23, 2016) Football programs in CFISD are giving back to the elementary and middle school students in their local communities by hosting youth football camps this summer.

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It’s Official: Berry Center Outdoor Venue to be Named Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 23rd 2016

Cypress, TX (June 22, 2016) Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (Cy-Fair FCU) announced today that a final agreement has been signed giving the credit union exclusive naming rights to the stadium located on the campus of the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center. According to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry, the partnership reflects the school district’s historic connection to the credit union and will help support important educational programs and services that strengthen the local community.

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Land Tejas Opens Recreation Complex in Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 22nd 2016

Cypress, TX (June 22, 2016) Land Tejas and members of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 6 to open a new recreation complex in Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West.

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US 290 Weekend Travel Alert

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 10th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 10, 2016) 

Project J-1/J-2 (IH 610/US 290 interchange)

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Donations Drives and Shelters for Flood Victims

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 06th 2016

Cypress, TX (June 6, 2016) Multiple locations are available for donations for flood victims.

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Food Service Department Unveils 2016 Summer Schedule

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted June 01st 2016

Cypress, TX (June 1, 2016) The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD food service department has announced its 2016 schedule for the Seamless Summer Option Program.

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Kerry Drake distributes samples during the Annual Food Tasting

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CFISD Names New Principal for Labay Middle School

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 31st 2016

Cypress, TX (May 27, 2016) Lanette Bellamy, the director of instruction at Cypress Ranch High School, was named the new principal at Labay Middle School on May 27. Bellamy replaces Dr. Patty Mooney, who will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

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“Lunch Angel” Continues Support of Program for Students in Need

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 25th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 24, 2016) A little more than two years after partnering with Cy-Hope and the CFISD food service department to launch the Lunch Super Hero program for district students, Feed the Future Forward founder Kenny Thompson delivered a $2,000 check to Cy-Hope on May 23 to help keep the fund replenished.

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Lynda Zelenka accepts a check from Kenny Thompson

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US 290 Weekend Travel Alert

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 20th 2016

Cypress, TX (may 20, 2016) Below are details on US 290 construction closures for the weekend of May 20, 2016.

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Cypress Creek Inducts Five into 2016 Wall of Honor Class

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 20th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 20, 2016) Five alumni were inducted into the Cypress Creek High School Wall of Honor during a recognition ceremony at the school on May 18.

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Cy-Fair AFT Gives Back to CFPD in Police Week Recognition

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Posted May 20th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 19, 2016) The Cy-Fair American Federation of Teachers (AFT) delivered breakfast to CFISD police officers for the fourth straight year to show appreciation for their service to CFISD students and staff.

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Nikki Cowart, Cy-Fair AFT president and Officer Ramon Hernandez

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Board Recognizes Livestock Show Top Volume Buyer

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 18th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 18, 2016) The CFISD Board of Trustees recognized Mike and Darlene Jarrar of Jarrar & Company, Inc., as the Top Volume Buyer in the 22nd annual CFISD Livestock Show and Sale during the Board meeting on May 16 at the Berry Center.

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CFISD students present Mike and Darlene Jarrar with the 10th annual Top Volume Buyer buckle and plaque

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BF Adam Golf Classic Expected to Raise $145,000 for CFEF

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 13th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 13, 2016) The CFISD community raised approximately $145,000 for student scholarships through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) 28th annual BF Adam Golf Classic, held May 12 at BlackHorse Golf Club.

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Golfers aim for the green; Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools

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North Eldridge Parkway Through Addicks Reservoir Reopened to Traffic

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 12th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 12, 2016)  Today, Harris County officials announced the opening of North Eldridge Parkway from Interstate 10 to Clay roads through the Addicks Reservoir. This section of road has been impassable due to high water for about three weeks, after torrential rainfall April 17-18 flooded west and northwest Harris County and filled the two stormwater detention reservoirs to record pool levels.

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Upcoming Traffic Switch on I-610 West Loop Northbound at US 290

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 11th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 11, 2016) A significant traffic change is coming to the I-610 West Loop/US 290 interchange.  The contractor is progressing with construction activities and crews are ready to begin work on the US 290 westbound main lanes from I-610 to W. 34th.  This requires the US 290 exit off northbound I-610 West Loop be relocated from the left side of the freeway to the right side.  The exit will be temporarily placed on a portion of the ramp that will eventually connect I-10 to US 290. The switch is planned the weekend of  May 13 and involves placing barrier, pavement markers and signs.

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Westheimer Parkway and Clay Road Open to Traffic After Weeks Underwater

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 10th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 10, 2016) Today, Harris County and City of Houston officials announced the opening of Westheimer Parkway through Barker Reservoir (from FM 1093 to South Fry Road), and Clay Road through the Addicks Reservoir (from State Highway 6 to Brittmore Drive), providing some relief to heavy traffic conditions caused by those closures. The sections of those roadways that run through the stormwater detention reservoirs have been impassable due to high water for about three weeks, after torrential rainfall April 17-18 flooded west and northwest Harris County and filled the two reservoirs to record pool levels.

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Northwest Associates Ministries Raised More Than $146,000 During May Endowment Dinner

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 09th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 6, 2016) Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), raised more than $146,000 during this year’s Endowment Dinner—an annual event held to raise funds to enhance and provide financial stability for the future of NAM.

On May 4, 2016, almost 200 people gathered at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Guest Emcee Dana Tyson, host of Sunny 99.1’s morning radio, lit up the night presenting guest speakers: Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling “Chicken Soup For The Soul” book series and former NAM client, Suzette Kibble-Hicks who with the help of NAM’s Social Services was able to overcome adversity.

“It was such an amazing evening for all of us here at NAM,” explained Carole Little, NAM President & CEO.” Having such extraordinary people donate their time and resources to fulfill our mission truly shows what NAM is all about.”

Special thanks to our generous donors for making this event a complete success for NAM: Darlis and Tom Fuller, Reneé and Danny Rea, Denise and Buddy Bolt, Margaret and Ralph Daigle, Cindy and Scott Chenoweth and The Watford Family Foundation. Also, many thanks to our friends at Kroger for donating
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Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, safety, and financial education. In fiscal year 2014-2015, NAM
touched the lives of more than 127,000 people through its many programs and services.

For more information, please visit www.namonline.org or call (281) 885-4610.

Courtesy of Northwest Assistance Ministries 

Trustee Makes 2016 Dean’s Roundtable at TAMU Education College

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 09th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 5, 2016) CFISD Board of Trustees Vice President Dr. John Ogletree Jr. is among 21 educators who will be recognized by the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University at the 2016 Dean’s Roundtable on May 6.

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Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann Support YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 04th 2016

Cypress, TX (May 3, 2016) Get moving, keep learning and live healthier are just some of the goals of the YMCA’s annual nationwide Healthy Kids Day. This year several volunteers from Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann helped make the event a success at three Houston area locations.

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Third Annual Career Fair Draws Record 2,800 Visitors

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted May 02nd 2016

Cypress, TX (April 30, 2016) A record number of approximately 2,800 visitors attended the third annual district-wide Career Fair, held April 28 at the Berry Center.

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Nearly 3,000 visitors filled the Berry Center; Dr. Tonya Goree, Francone Elementary principal, greets a visitor

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HOW TO GUIDE: ADDICKS AND BARKER INFORMATIONAL MAPS AND WEBPAGES

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Posted May 02nd 2016

Cypress, TX (April 30, 2016) Neighborhoods located on the north and west boundaries of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are subject to street flooding and home flooding if the reservoirs rise beyond government-owned land.

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Updated Flood Recovery Resources

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 29th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 28, 2016) I wanted to go ahead and send you an update on flood recovery options.  As the waters recede, we are getting better information on how to receive assistance.

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Trustee Tom Jackson Attends Program on Community Engagement

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 28th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 28, 2016) CFISD Board of Trustees member Tom Jackson was among a group of school board members who gathered in Amarillo March 30-April 2 to continue learning the latest on 21st-century challenges to leadership and the implications of those trends for educators, according to a Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) release.

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Memorial Hermann Cypress Appoints Chief Nursing Officer

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Posted April 28th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 27, 2016) Jessica Rivas, MSN, RN, CENP, NEA-BC has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Cypress.

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ACT Grants May 17 Makeup Day for CFISD Students

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 26th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 26, 2016) Due to flooding and subsequent school closures that resulted in cancellation of the April 19 ACT assessment, ACT officials have agreed on Tuesday, May 17 as an alternate test date for CFISD.

Although the ACT’s official make-up day is May 3, the college admissions testing company granted the alternate May 17 date to avoid a May 3 conflict with Algebra I EOC and AP tests.

“The district has committed to students and parents to administer this important assessment free to all 11th-grade students,” said Dr. Ashley Clayburn, assistant superintendent of school improvement and accountability. “We thank the ACT for working on an alternate assessment date to best accommodate our college-bound juniors.”

Contact your high school testing coordinator for more information about the ACT assessment.

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CFISD Community Supports Flood Victims After High-water Devastation

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 26th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 25, 2016) When floodwater ravaged homes throughout Cypress-Fairbanks ISD last week, a swift and thorough response from the community helped put thousands of residents on the path to recovery.

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H-E-B Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross Relief Efforts

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 22nd 2016

Cypress, TX (April 21, 2016) H-E-B has donated$50,000 to the American Red Cross relief efforts assisting victims of the recent floods in the greater Houston area. H-E-B is also providing aid in response to the devastation with Disaster Relief Cleanup Kits to affected families.

H-E-B has assessed the Houston area communities with the greatest and most immediate needs, and is working to assist families as they recover from this severe weather event.  H-E-B volunteers are preparing home cleaning kits to provide affected families with much-needed supplies.

“We are committed to providing assistance during this time of crisis as many of our neighbors face loss and uncertainty due to the recent floods,” said Winell Herron, group vice president of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs for H-E-B.  “It is our hope that H-E-B’s donations will help ease the recovery of our displaced neighbors.”

H-E-B has also provided support to local first responders and recovery teams though water donations for both victims and rescuers. The most recent delivery was to Houston Off-Road Recovery, a grassroots community organization that has been delivering food and water to those stranded by the high water or transporting them to dry land.  H-E-B volunteers have been working since the waters rose to distribute more than 63,000 bottles of water.

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NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (NAM) OFFERS HELP TO FLOOD VICTIMS

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 21st 2016

Cypress, TX (April 21, 2016) Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is partnering with the Houston Food Bank and local congregations to distribute emergency food and water to victims of this week’s flooding.

NAM has set up five staging areas where emergency supplies may be obtained:

  • Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, TX 77090
  • Harvest Time Church, 17770 Imperial Valley Drive, Houston, TX 77060
  • Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2322 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77388
  • Cy Fair Christian Church, 9730 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070
  • St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, TX 77069

Numerous other resources including legal assistance, shelters, city and county flood resources, storage and more are listed on NAM’s website at www.namonline.org. Those in need of assistance may also call NAM at (281) 885-4597 or (281) 583-5600 with questions.

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Houston Methodist Spring Emergency Care Center Now Open

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 21st 2016

Cypress, TX (April 20, 2016) On Wednesday, April 20, the new Houston Methodist Spring Emergency Care Center, located on 5303 FM 2920 at Gosling Road officially opened and accepted its first patient. Inclement weather prevented the emergency care center from opening on Monday, April 18 as previously scheduled.

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Career Fair Welcomes Future CFISD Educators April 28th

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 19th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 15, 2016) The CFISD human resources department invites prospective employees who are interested in becoming a part of an exciting future with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to attend the districtwide Career Fair, April 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:45 p.m.) at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road).

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Three Drivers Qualify for State Bus Road-e-o Competition

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 19th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 18, 2016) One CFISD transportation driver and one special needs team placed at the Gulf Coast Regional School Bus Safety Road-e-o on April 16 at the Spring ISD Transportation Center to qualify for the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT) Annual Conference & Equipment Show, June 24-29 in Beaumont.

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In Honor of National Donate Life Month, Transplant Recipients at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute Gather to Show Appreciation for their Organ Donors

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 19th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 14, 2016) Scores of transplant patients recently gathered at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) to celebrate their health and thank the organ donors who made it possible for them to be there.

In honor of National Donate Life Month, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC (HVI) hosted its first ever “Celebrating the Gift” event for more than 140 heart transplant patients and their families in a show of appreciation for those who give the gift of life.

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YMCA Opens One-of-a-Kind Playground for Kids with Special Needs

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 11th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 11, 2016) Last weekend was the first chance for many kids with physical and mental challenges to play on a playground like any other kid. On April 9, the Langham Creek Family YMCA officially opened the Cleary Family Playground – one of the largest (at nearly 7,000 square feet) adaptive playgrounds for children with physical and mental special needs. It is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive, barrier free playground.

Children who rely on wheelchairs and walkers are fully accommodated on this playground that features ramps and extra-wide walkways, oversize swings and so much more. There are even tactile components to stimulate the minds of children with autism.

Community donations, including primary donors Joe and Cathy Cleary, made the construction of the $580,000 playground possible.

The opening of the playground coincided with the first day of Miracle League Baseball at the Langham Creek Family YMCA, 16725 Longenbaugh Road. Games took place on an adaptive sports field also suited for wheelchairs and walkers.

The Langham Creek Family YMCA is home to the city’s only adaptive sports and playground complex, officially named the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Adaptive Sports Complex, which opened last year. The $2.4 million complex serves more than 1,000 individuals and includes adaptive sports fields made from a special artificial turf that allows wheelchairs and walkers to move easily.

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Transportation Team Wraps Up Successful School Bus Safety Road-e-o

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 11th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 11, 2016) CFISD school bus drivers placed in the CFISD School Bus Safety Road-e-o, held April 9 at the Eldridge Transportation Center.

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CFISD Police Offer Drop-off Site for DEA’s Annual Take Back Day

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 11th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 11, 2016) The CFISD police department station, located at 11200 Telge Road, will serve as a prescription drug drop-off site for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s annual Take Back Day, scheduled for April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The service is free and anonymous to the community, which can help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of the potentially dangerous prescriptions.

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (more than 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 5.5 million pounds—or 2,750 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, visit the DEA Diversion website.

Woodard Recognizes Home Builder for Generous Playground Donation

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 06th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 5, 2016) Woodard Elementary School Principal Susan Brenz presented an honorary plaque to representatives from home builder Taylor Morrison during the school’s staff meeting on April 5 for the builder’s generous donation to the campus.

Taylor Morrison, whose master-planned Alder Trails community feeds into Woodard, donated $15,000 in playground equipment to the school at the beginning of its inaugural 2015-2016 school year.

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels On The Road To A Championship

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 06th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 6, 2016) The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team – the defending champion of last year’s National Wheelchair Basketball Association national tournament – along with the adult Hotwheels team, are heading to Louisville, Ky., hoping to bring back national titles to Houston.

The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team enters this year’s tournament ranked third in their division. The adult Hotwheels team is ranked No. 1 going into the tournament with an eye on the national title after finishing in sixth place last year.

“We’re very proud of our teams and the way they represent TIRR Memorial Hermann across the country,” says Carl Josehart, Sr. Vice President and CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann. “We want them to know the entire TIRR family and city of Houston is behind them and we look forward to celebrating two National Championships this year.”

The junior Hotwheels open play in the Varsity Divison Thursday, April 7, at 9:00 a.m. CST, against the Seattle Junior Sonics. In Division III, the adult Hotwheels play their first game Thursday at 11:00 a.m. CST against the winner of an earlier game between the Music City Lightning and the Shepherd Stealers.

The championship games will be broadcast LIVE at www.nwba.org. The Varsity Division championship will be broadcast Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. CST and the Division III championship game will be broadcast Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. CST.

You can also find LIVE updates on the TIRR Memorial Hermann Facebook page.

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Gail Schubot Honored for 10 years of Service to the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 05th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 5, 2016) Gail Schubot, immediate past vice chair and trustee of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees, was honored for her years of dedicated service at a reception on March 24 held at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Reginald Lillie, chair of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees and Keith Barber, CEO of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president, Houston Methodist presented Schubot with a plaque in honor and expressed their appreciation for her commitment to serving the community.

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Courtesy of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, Appoints New Physician-in-Chief

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 04th 2016

Cypress, TX (April 4, 2016) Memorial Hermann Health System announced today the appointment of Nishant “Shaun” Anand, MD, FACEP, as Physician-in-Chief for MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, effective June 2016.

Dr. Anand most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix.

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CFISD Students to Perform in Artisan Ballet Company Production

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted April 01st 2016

Cypress, TX (March 31, 2016) CFISD students will present Artisan Ballet Company’s En Mouvement 2, a series of neo-classical ballet and contemporary choreographies at the Lone Star College–Tomball Performing Arts Center (30555 Tomball Parkway) in Tomball on April 9 at 7 p.m.

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Cy Woods Kickball Tourney Raises $9,000 for American Cancer Society

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 31st 2016

By Matthew Ramos, Cypress Woods HS

Cypress, TX (March 31, 2016) Cypress Woods High School students raised $9,000 for the American Cancer Society through the eighth annual charity kickball tournament on March 5.

Thirty teams consisting of 15 students each donated $300 to raise funds for the spring event that brings the entire Wildcat student body together.

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CFISD School Bus Safety Road-e-o set for April 9

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 23rd 2016

Cypress, TX (March 22, 2016) The CFISD transportation department invites the entire community out to a fun-filled family event at the annual School Bus Safety Road-e-o, set for Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eldridge Transportation Center (7600 N. Eldridge Pkwy.).

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Students cast in Houston Repertoire Ballet’s Celebration of Dance

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 23rd 2016

Cypress, TX (March 22, 2016) Several Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students have been cast in the Houston Repertoire Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, including Act II of Giselle, featuring Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) alumni Elizabeth Keller (Principal, Ballet Idaho) in the title role, and Andrew Taft (Principal, Ballet Idaho) as Albrecht, under the direction of Victoria Vittum.

Also featured in the program are Bolero, Paper Suite, a new work by choreographer Kristy Nilsson, and an abstract, contemporary piece “Asht,” by emerging choreographer and 2015 Cypress Woods High School graduate Rebecca Webb.

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Rebecca Webb

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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to Honor Physicians on National Doctors’ Day

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 23rd 2016

Cypress, TX (March 22, 2016) All physicians at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital will be honored for National Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, March 30.

“Our physicians are such a vital asset to not only our hospital, but throughout our community,” said Keith Barber, chief executive officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital & senior vice president, Houston Methodist. “We are so blessed to have such an amazing group of talented, compassionate doctors who treat more than just the illness, but care for the whole person – body and mind in a nurturing environment,” said Barber.

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Cy-Creek Alum to be Honored

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 21st 2016

Cypress, TX (March 21, 2016) The University of Alabama National Alumni Association will honor Houston resident Elizabeth Cook as a 2016 Outstanding Senior during an April 16 alumni luncheon held on the University campus. She is one of 11 out of approximately 4,400 graduating seniors to receive this honor.

Elizabeth Cook

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Second Baptist Church–Cypress Completes Campus Beautification Projects Over Break

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 21st 2016

Cypress, TX (March 18, 2016) The Cypress campus of Second Baptist Church continued its support for CFISD schools by conducting campus beautification projects at CFISD schools throughout spring break.

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28th Annual BF Adam Golf Classic Set for May 12

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 17th 2016

Cypress, TX (March 17) The 28th Annual BF Adam Golf Classic, benefiting the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), will be held on Thursday, May 12 at BlackHorse Golf Club.

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Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD Superintendent of schools, follows through on a swing; Guests browse the auction items at last year’s Golf Classic

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JVHS Student Builds Bridge and Earns Girl Scout’s Highest Honor

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 15th 2016

Cypress, TX (March 15, 2016) Lindsey Donaldson, a junior at Jersey Village High School, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. The award recognizes girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Less than 5 percent of Girl Scouts earn the award.

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Reginald Lillie Named Chair of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 15th 2016

Cypress, TX (March 14, 2016) Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is pleased to announce Reginald Lillie, as the Chair of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees. Lillie has been a member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees for the past seven years and active in the Greater Houston community since 1997. He resides and works in the Cypress-Fairbanks area of Northwest Houston. Among Lillie’s notable accomplishments are his efforts to help bring Houston Methodist care to the Cy-Fair community with the opening of the Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center.

 Reginald Lillie, chair, board of trustees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

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American Heart Association’s Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Honorary Committee to Donate $25,000 in Honor of 16-Year Volunteer

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 15th 2016

Cypress, TX (March 14, 2016) The American Heart Association (AHA) and Go Red for Women ® Luncheon Chair, Darcy Mingoia, Board of Trustees Member for Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, are proud to announce Beth Eaton, a long-time AHA volunteer and supporter, will be honored at the 2016 Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women ® Luncheon to be held on Friday, April 1 at the Red Oak Ballroom in CityCentre.

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Memorial Hermann Health System Announces Benjamin K. Chu, M.D. as new President and CEO

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 09th 2016

Cypress, TX (March 8, 2016) Following an extensive nationwide search that included both internal and external candidates, the Memorial Hermann Health System Board announced today the appointment of Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., MPH, MACP as President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, effective June 2016. Dr. Chu – a well-respected, national thought leader in the health care industry – brings to Memorial Hermann an accomplished, four-decade long career as a physician, administrator and policy advocate.

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CFISD Joins Celebration of Reading During Read Across America

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 07th 2016

Cypress, TX (march 4, 2016) CFISD Board members and administrators joined the National Education Association (NEA) in the annual Read Across America celebration the week of Feb. 29-March 4 by reading Dr. Seuss books to elementary school classes throughout the district.

Readers visited classrooms during the first week of March, corresponding with Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2).

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CFISD police department Officer Katherine Meza and CFISD general counsel Marney Sims, read to students at Bane Elementary School; and Board President Darcy Mingonia reads a Dr. Seuss book to Hancock Elementary school students

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Food Service Director Addresses Impact of Federal Nutrition Mandate

Cy-Fair Texas News
Posted March 04th 2016

By Kamryn Kobal, Cypress Ranch HS

Cypress, TX (March 4, 2016) CFISD Director of Food Service Darin Crawford recently addressed upcoming changes, obstacles, and achievements—including a federal restriction on nutritional values impacting condiments served—at the high school press conference on Feb. 17 at Cypress Ranch High School.

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Darin Crawford, CFISD director of food service

Every five years, new changes must be made according to new information and programs given to the schools through federal legislation. Crawford explained various regulations placed on food production in the education system can often make it difficult to please customers while adhering to federal regulations.

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