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November proposition aims to drive road funding

John Rigg

November proposition aims to drive road funding

Voters statewide will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to combat the state’s transportation funding woes and repair its ailing road infrastructure.

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UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Lone Star College breaks ground on new Creekside Center

Several local officials gathered Oct. 15 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Lone Star College System’s new Creekside Center at the corner of West New Harmony Trail and Kuykendahl Road. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Cy-Fair ISD lowers property tax rate

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees voted Oct. 13 to lower the district’s property tax rate for the first time in seven years. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Cy-Fair

New sewer system transitions Old Town Spring to 21st century

Commissioner Jack Cagle first learned about the outdated aerated septic system in Old Town Spring about two years ago while enjoying a Reuben sandwich at Ellen’s Café. more »

Oct 13, 2014 Spring | Klein

County studies possible Woodlands Parkway extension

Montgomery County commissioners have approved a $42,500 contract with Amani Engineering for a traffic study to evaluate the effect of a proposed Woodlands Parkway extension on the existing Woodlands Parkway. more »

Oct 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Conroe ISD board candidates address growth, upcoming bond

CISD candidate forum Oct. 9 at Spring Creek Nature Center more »

Oct 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Zomball in Tomball gives children a chance to trick-or-treat early.

Courtesy of Mike Baxter

Festive events to kick off in Tomball, Magnolia

Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to showcase a variety of Halloween and Renaissance-era costumes this weekend during two annual events open to the public in the Tomball and Magnolia area. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

A direct connector from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 is set to open later this weekend after construction crews finish the lane switches and pavement markings. Elected officials and the Texas Department of Transportation celebrated the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting Oct. 10.

Marie Leonard

Work wrapping up on direct connector from Hwy. 290 to I-10

Another Hwy. 290 expansion project milestone will be reached this weekend when the new direct connector ramp from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 opens to drivers early Monday morning. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Cy-Fair

County targets Rayford Road expansion, overpass in possible bond

Montgomery County has approved plans for a two-lane expansion of Rayford Road, and of a bridge to bypass the Union Pacific railroad tracks that intersect Rayford Road. However, funding for the two projects still has not been secured. more »

Oct 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Memorial Hermann is slated to break ground on Phase 1 of its upcoming Cypress campus early next year.

Courtesy Memorial Hermann

Details released regarding Memorial Hermann’s upcoming Cypress campus

Memorial Hermann is set to begin construction on Phase 1 of a 32-acre hospital campus in Cypress early next year. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Cy-Fair

Liza Winkler

Tomball City Council appoints new police chief

City Council members announced the appointment of Billy Tidwell to fill the role of outgoing Tomball Police Chief Rob Hauck—who will now serve as assistant city manager for Tomball—at the Oct. 6 meeting. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

The 100,000-sqaure-foot store opens Oct. 8 at 14100 Spring Cypress Road.

Shawn Arrajj

New H-E-B opens in Cypress Oct. 8

The 100,000-sqaure-foot Grant Market will include several brand new features being tested out by the grocery store chain for the first time. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Cy-Fair 1 Comments

UPDATED: Township plans celebration for Woodlands’ 40th anniversary

The Woodlands Township celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Woodlands. more »

Oct 7, 2014 The Woodlands

Cy-Fair ISD mass notification system gives parents more options

Parents in Cy-Fair ISD can now choose how they receive information regarding their student and campus emergencies through the district’s new School Messenger system. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Cy-Fair

TOMAGWA implements new fundraising campaign

With a record-level of new patients this year, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries launched a new campaign Oct. 1 to raise funds for additional resources and meet the clinic’s growing demand for service. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Flood control seeks public comments on overflow management plan for Cypress Creek and Addicks Reservoir

Ongoing efforts to manage stormwater overflow from Cypress Creek to the Addicks Reservoir watershed continued with a public meeting Sept. 28 hosted by the Harris County Flood Control District. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Cy-Fair

Spring Fire Department, Cypress Creek EMS break ground on station in Springwoods Village

Ground was broken Sept. 30 on a fire station within the Springwoods Village master-planned community that will house the Spring Fire Department and Cypress Creek EMS and could ultimately serve 50,000 residents and employees. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Spring | Klein

Construction continues on Segment E of the Grand Parkway, which will be complete by late 2013.

Photo by Shawn Epps

National campaign aims to prioritize transportation funding in Congress

The Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition launched the Faster Better Safer campaign last week, urging Congress to address transportation funding next year. more »

Oct 2, 2014 Spring | Klein

LSCS calls for $485 million bond

Emphasizing a growing need for skilled workers in the region, the Lone Star College System is seeking voter approval Nov. 4 for a $485 million bond package just 18 months after voters denied a $500 million bond referendum in May 2013. more »

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