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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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Township reconsiders field turf after cancer concerns raised

The Woodlands Township is reconsidering installing crumb rubber-based field turf at its Gosling Sports Complex after an NBC News report detailed concerns that chemicals in the field may cause cancer. more »

Oct 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Missouri City and Fort Bend County officials gathered in mid-October for the groundbreaking of the Lexington Boulevard extension that will connect Texas Parkway to Scanlin Road. The $2.96 million project is slated to be completed spring 2015.

Courtesy city of Missouri City

Missouri City, HCC officials to review possible campus relocation

Missouri City officials, in conjunction with Houston Community College, have started looking at possibly relocating the HCC–Missouri City campus to two vacant tracts of land on either side of the extension. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Katy school board hears options for future if bond fails

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton L. Frailey stressed it wasn’t a “doomsday” meeting Oct. 20 when trustees heard recommendations from a community volunteer advisory committee on what the district could do to cope with its growing enrollment if the school more »

Oct 20, 2014 Katy

Luxury apartments in Shenandoah ready in 2016

WoodLofts Apartment complex ready in 2016 more »

Oct 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Klein ISD hosts community dialogue Oct. 20 for 2015 bond planning

With only two months left until the steering committee finalizes the list of recommendations for the 2015 bond package, Klein ISD will host a community dialogue Oct. 20 to receive feedback from the public on work done on the bond options. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Spring | Klein

Two health care facilities planned for Rayford Road area

A pair of medical care facilities is scheduled to open in the next year in the Harmony master-planned community on Rayford Road. more »

Oct 21, 2014 The Woodlands

SHSU announces plans for Montgomery County's first medical school

Sam Houston State University is working toward a deal with the Johnson Development Corporation to build a medical school on the site of the former Camp Strake property, which the development company purchased last year. more »

Oct 17, 2014 The Woodlands

TBPW hosts annual fall food festival Oct. 21

The Tomball Business and Professional Women organization will host its annual Fall Food Festival on Oct. 21 to raise money to provide scholarships to local women seeking to enhance their education or careers. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Officials discuss details for proposed Lone Star College–Magnolia Center

Local officials held a forum Oct. 15 to discuss more details regarding the new Magnolia Center. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

More than 10,000 guests are expected to attend Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland Oct. 25.

Courtesy Bridgeland

Dog days of fall return with Bridgeland's Howl-O-Ween Fest

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Howl-O-Ween Fest in Bridgeland on Oct. 25 featuring animal performances, a pet costume contest and more than a dozen food trucks. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Cy-Fair

Lane closures scheduled for Hwy. 290 mainlanes and frontage roads

After opening the direct connector from Hwy. 290 eastbound to I-10 the morning of Oct. 13, the Texas Department of Transportation is continuing work this weekend on other portions of the Hwy. 290 expansion project. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Cy-Fair

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 1 Comments

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

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

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