Cypress Mom Breaks Fundraising Record for Cancer Research

When Jordan Simpson and Stephanie Carroll met in college at Texas A&M University, they knew they would be friends. The two women lived in the same apartment complex, and their hobbies and senses of humor matched perfectly.

Give Back Locally this Holiday Season

 Cy-Hope  Cy-Hope helps local at-risk children offering services to help them grow into educated and productive citizens. From Ambassadors of Compassion, a small group program that pairs kids with mentors; to the Backpack Program, which provides children in need with a backpack full of food every week, Cy-Hope’s focus is to make life better for kids in Cy-Fair schools.…


The theme of this issue, thankful, has taken on a new meaning for me this year. I’m not sure how many of you read this letter each month, but I hope this one makes you smile. Thanksgiving has always been a big deal in my family. Between my mom and dad, I have 14 aunts and … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Local Pilot Places First at Reno National Championship Air Races Michael Steiger, a second-generation Delta Airlines captain and former member of the Air National Guard, won first place in the Jet Gold Heat of the Reno National Championship Air Races in September. The air races, labeled the fastest motor sport on the planet, draw aviation … Continued

Lights, Camera, Action!

John and Casey Hughes wanted to create a movie room for a long time, Debra Cruz, their interior designer says. But from Debra's perspective, the Hughes family could have more than just a big screen. 

Shots for Holly’s Annual Kickoff Party

Shots for Holly held its annual kickoff party at Creekwood Grill on Sept. 8 to raise awareness about the importance of getting your flu shot. Walgreens was on hand to administer flu shots, and proceeds from silent auction and raffle will go to providing flu shots for people in the area who don't have insurance or can't afford … Continued

Ap-“paw”-tizing Thanksgiving Meatloaf

As you enjoy the savory prep of your family’s turkey, this tasty creation can be a safe, delicious Turkey Day dinner for your fur baby to devour! Trim slices of the white meat of the turkey (the lean portion) after it’s prepped and done cooking. While the oven is still ready and warm, prepare the following for Fido and Fluffy…

Boutique Bonanza in Cypress

Instead of shopping the big-name stores on Black Friday, consider supporting local Cypress shops. The town’s boutique scene offers a variety of clothing and accessories, and with a little research, you can narrow that buffet of options into a customized experience that’s perfect for you and whoever's on your list. Whether your taste is young and hip, mature and refined or an eclectic…

Towne Lake Triatholon & Youth Triatholon

The Towne Lake Triathlon and Youth Triathlon had a great turnout on Sept. 2-3. The event raises money for local nonprofits. The course features both Olympic- and sprint-distance courses set throughout Towne Lake.      

Open House at Aire Serve of Houston Northwest’s New Office

Joe and Kristen Severson, along with partners Eileen and Rick Jones, owners of Aire Serve of Houston Northwest, celebrated the opening of their new offices at 15835 Mueschke Road with an open house on Sept. 13.

(Not) Home for the Holidays

The holidays are when families can get together, watch football and eat as much as humanly possible. But that’s not the case for everyone. Many firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers are working when everyone else in town is sipping eggnog and swapping stories around the dinner table. We spoke with three of Cypress' first responders who explain what it’s like to…