Northwest Houston

Towne Lake Opens New Half-Acre Custom Home Section

Towne Lake is excited to debut half-acre homesites in its new heavily-wooded, custom home section of the community called Great Oaks. Great Oaks is a gated neighborhood that features 27 half-acre lots with large oak trees and wooded seclusion. 

Great Oaks requires a 4,000 square foot minimum build and home owners can select an award-winning custom builder from Towne Lake’s preferred builders or present their own builder for approval. Home owners have the option to purchase the home site of their dreams today, and hold it for up to two years before starting construction.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD Back-to-School Expo draws record attendance

More than 4,200 guests attended the fourth annual CFISD Back-to-School Expo on Aug. 13 at the Berry Center, a record attendance for the one-stop-shop for resources for incoming students, parents and prospective employees.

A total of 290 students enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year at the event, which also provided 230 athletic physicals from Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and 400 vision screenings.

Harris Health System and Texas Vaccine Institute provided more than 1,000 vaccines for children, and Methodist Willowbrook also distributed 2,000 free first aid kits.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools launch 2016-2017 school year

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD welcomed back students to its 88 campuses on Monday, Aug. 22 for the first day of school of 2016-2017.

More than 115,000 students are expected for the third-largest school district in Texas and 22nd-largest in the United States. The district opened its 11thcomprehensive high school, Cypress Park High School, to students on Monday.

Spring ISD Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Provide Academic Enrichment and Promote Family Engagement at 10 Campuses

With the implementation of Project SAFE this fall, Spring Independent School District is another step closer to meeting initiatives defined in the district’s strategic plan - Every Child 2020. Project SAFE, which stands for Spring ISD Afterschool and Family Engagement Project, is being funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Texas Education Agency.

Lone Star College Foundation, ExxonMobil team up to support student success

 ExxonMobil employees recently donated $45,100 to the Lone Star College Foundation to support the mission of providing student scholarships, funding college programs and building communities.

The gift was part of the Education Match program an employee giving campaign in which ExxonMobil matched donations 3-to-1.

“We are very grateful to the employees of ExxonMobil for supporting Lone Star College students,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “Their gift is an investment in the future of our students and our community.”

Cypress Christian School August & September Happenings

CyChristian Founding Member, Gerald Van Beek, Graduated to Heaven
On August 4, 2016, a member of the founding committee that established Cypress Christian School, Gerald (Jerry) Van Beek, went home to be with our Lord. He and his wife Edith (who went home in 2013) were not only founders, but longtime supporters of our school with their time, talents and resources until their very last days. We thank God for the Van Beek family and for the confidence that they are safe with the Lord Jesus Christ.
 

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