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

Teddy Bear Clinic
Local Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 14269 and their stuffed animals participated in a Teddy Bear Clinic hosted by the Emergency Room at Tomball Regional Medical Center. The girls pretended to be nurses, and learned about blood pressure, infection control, and safety. To participate in a future Teddy Bear Clinic, contact Michelle Henderson at mhenderson@tomballhospital.org.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear Clinic

Ending Child Hunger
Cy Ranch Key Club participated in the national Go Orange campaign to benefit No Kid Hungry Share our Strength, an organization dedicated to end childhood hunger in America. The group held a social at Orange Leaf and collected nearly $300. Pictured is Johanna Lundquist with Key Club president Al Hirani.

Ending Child Hunger

Ending Child Hunger

Serving the Community
Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum’s (CWJF) newest members recently made a positive impact on the community with their outreach project. They collected and delivered over 1,000 pounds of food to the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM). In addition, the class selected nutritious recipes based on the foods collected, and assembled the information into 50 cookbooks that will be available for NAM’s clients. The purpose of the project is to serve the community, foster camaraderie, and develop leadership skills for CWJF volunteers.

Serving the Community

Serving the Community

Magnet Recognition
The Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. Only 7% of hospitals nationwide receive this distinction. It represents the highest level of international recognition for HMWH’s demonstration of sustained excellence in nursing care.

Magnet Recognition

Magnet Recognition

New Development
Towne Lake residential and commercial areas are growing. Ground has been broken on Anthony Middle School, the newest school in Cy-Fair ISD. Additionally, the Kroger site on the southwest corner of Tuckerton Rd. and Barker Cypress Rd. is being developed. New home sites in The Waterway are also available for purchase. Visit townelaketexas.com.

New Developement

New Development

Highway 99 Expansion
The newest section of State Hwy. 99 is a toll road, connecting from Interstate 10 south to Fisher Rd. All tolls are collected electronically, so patrons must have a prepaid toll account to access it. SH 99 is intended to be part of a third loop, also known as the Grand Parkway, within the Houston-Baytown metropolitan area. The proposed 180-mile loop includes 11 separate segments. Visit hctra.org to find an EZ Tag store location.

 

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