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Local legislators focused on property tax relief due to rising h

Local legislators focused on property tax relief due to rising home values

Several Cy-Fair-area lawmakers have made property tax relief one of their biggest priorities this legislative session in response to rising home appraisal values across the state and in Harris County.

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Early voting location established for Rayford Road area

Rayford Road will have a new early voting location for the upcoming May 9 election following approval by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on March 24. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Harris and Montgomery counties are in negotiations to move forward with plans to create tolled main lanes from Spring Cypress to FM 1774 on Hwy. 249.

Andrew Richardson

249 Partnership details Phase 1 construction, future of Hwy. 249 expansion project

In a March 19 meeting at Magnolia City Hall, officials with the 249 Partnership from Tomball, Magnolia and Navasota provided updates on the construction of the Tomball Tollway and future phases of the Hwy. 249 expansion project. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Shenandoah city marker

Julie Butterfield

Shenandoah offers safe meet-up location

The City of Shenandoah has arranged for residents to meet in a safe location to pick up the item they purchased online. more »

Mar 24, 2015 3:38 PM The Woodlands

Union Pacific began work on its double-track expansion through Sugar Land in August. The project is in response to growing demand throughout the Gulf Coast.

John Rigg

New road closures scheduled for UPR expansion

A slate of additional road closures are scheduled in April as Union Pacific Corp. continues the expansion of its Glidden Subdivision line between Houston and San Antonio. more »

Mar 23, 2015 5:10 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City

The Riva Row Boat House opened in 2009 and since then has become a popular Woodlands attraction.

Photo Courtesy by The Woodlands

Waterway boat house expands operations, programs for spring

The Riva Row Boat House on The Woodlands Waterway is expanding its operations and program offerings for the spring season. more »

Mar 24, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The two new compacting bins have the capability to hold five times as much trash and recyclables than standard bins.

Courtesy city of Sugar Land

Sugar Land installs solar-powered waste, recycling stations

The city of Sugar Land has installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza as part of its ongoing commitment to improving recycling and sustainability efforts more »

Mar 23, 2015 10:45 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Barista at Whole Foods Market The Woodlands

Julie Butterfield

Whole Foods Market opens in The Woodlands

Whole Foods opens in The Woodlands more »

Mar 23, 2015 9:44 AM The Woodlands

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Market Street in The Woodlands holds two concert series in the spring and summer seasons.

Kaplan Public Relations

Spring and summer seasons brings events to Market Street

With winter coming to an end, Market Street in The Woodlands will soon play host to a variety of spring and summer events. more »

Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Representative Mike Schofield opened his district office at the Houston Community College West Campus on Saturday, March 21.

Jordan Gribble

Representative Mike Schofield opens district office in Katy

A grand opening and open house for District 132 State Representative Mike Schofield’s Katy-area office was held Saturday, March 21. more »

Mar 23, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Gambling advocates prepare to play defense in legislative session

For the sixth straight Legislative session, Texas lawmakers have filed a bill to establish a gaming commission to oversee the development of casino gambling at resort areas, cities with more than 675,000 people and horse racing tracks. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 3 Comments

Tomball City Council approves brewpub land use

The ordinance amendment defines microbreweries and brewpubs as an official type of land use within the city limits. more »

Mar 18, 2015 11:20 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Retail development advances in Cy-Fair

Retail and commercial development is on the upswing in Cy-Fair with several projects underway or planned for 2015. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 8 Comments

Rayford Road Civic Association proposes new improvement district

Enabling legislation for a new improvement district proposed by the Rayford Road Civic Association is being written and will be presented to the state House of Representatives in March. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Friendswood City Council selects local builder for library renovations

The Friendswood City Council selected local contractor Ardent Construction for the expansion and renovation of the city’s public library at its March 2 meeting more »

Mar 17, 2015 10:40 AM Pearland | Friendswood

Mobility upgrades planned for Cypress

The Hwy. 290 expansion and the Hwy. 249 toll road are considered crucial by Harris County officials who want to decrease congestion and commute times for local residents. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cy-Fair 2 Comments

The 2014–15 Katy City Council, from left: Durran Dowdle, James Mendez, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Charles Brawner, Steve Pierson and Bill Lawton

Photo courtesy city of Katy

City of Katy Mayor and councilmen re-elected unopposed

City of Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes, Councilman Bill Lawton for Ward A and Councilman Jimmy Mendez for Ward B were declared as elected for another term each at the city’s regular meeting held March 9. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries breaks ground on newest center in Tomball

Blue Bell Creameries has begun construction on its fifth Greater Houston area distribution center scheduled to open in July behind Wal-Mart near the intersection of Hwy. 249 and Spring Cypress Road in Tomball. more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:54 PM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

Montgomery County residents voice opinions on road bond referendum

For nearly two hours during the March 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, residents voiced their opinions regarding the inclusion of the Woodlands Parkway extension in the county’s road bond referendum. more »

Mar 10, 2015 9:18 PM

Lone Star College plans campus carry forums

More than 100 bills have been filed in the 84th Legislative Session related to community colleges in Texas, but few have sparked more debate than those seeking to expand campus carry laws. more »

Mar 9, 2015 3:00 PM Cy-Fair

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