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The Woodlands economy to remain strong in 2015

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The Woodlands economy to remain strong in 2015

The Woodlands is expected to continue developing commercial, residential and transportation projects in the coming year despite an energy economy slowdown that could force many of the companies the community covets to tighten their financial belts.

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Whole Foods sets opening date for first Woodlands store

Whole Foods has announced it will open its first Woodlands location at 8 a.m. March 18. more »

Jan 20, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

ORN gears up for future growth

In 2015 the city of Oak Ridge North will look to build on the momentum of recent economic success and to continue advancing long-term development plans in the community. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah continues to see economic development

Drivers who pass a Shenandoah city marker on I-45 see an outdated sign that announces the city’s population as 2,134. The burgeoning city needs a new sign. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

Questions surface over the future of groundwater use in Montgomery County

Cities and utility providers continue to grapple with future use of water resources throughout Montgomery County, even after hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to establish infrastructure for alternative water sources. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shepard’s Barber Shop in downtown Conroe is one county landmark the historical commission would like to recognize with its new marker initiative. It opened in 1922. Barber Leon Apostolo, pictured at left, owns the shop.

Photo courtesy Shepard’s Barbe

Montgomery County finds new way to honor local landmarks

Montgomery County commissioners approved in December the creation of a new program to recognize local historical and cultural landmarks. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Riley named interim president of LSC–Montgomery

The Lone Star College System has named Rebecca Riley as interim president of the Montgomery campus to replace Austin Lane—who was recently promoted to LSC executive vice chancellor. more »

Jan 13, 2015 5:31 PM

Real Estate - Benders Landing, 77386

Benders Landing is located near the Hardy Toll Road and five minutes from the ExxonMobil campus. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Holiday Inn breaks ground in Shenandoah

New Holiday Inn in Shenandoah more »

Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Work set to begin on Woodlands Parkway expansion

Construction on the Woodlands Parkway expansion is about to recommence after the Texas Department of Transportation has hired Woodlands-based Texas Sterling Construction to complete the westbound six-lane expansion on Woodlands Parkway. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

H-GAC transit study suggests new bus routes, village and business connectivity

The Woodlands Township, along with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, has been deliberating ways to get cars off the streets of Town Center, tweak its park and ride system and determine if a feasible plan for bus service to the various villages can more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Federal transportation funding integral to statewide, Greater Houston area projects more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 2 Comments

Township asks TxDOT to reconsider I-45 for high-speed rail

Despite the Texas Department of Transportation scrapping the I-45 corridor for consideration for a potential high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas, The Woodlands Township is asking the agency to reconsider its decision. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

The Texas Department of Transportation has yet to hire a new contractor to complete the expansion of Woodlands Parkway. Work was halted in September after TxDOT suspended the previous contractor.

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Woodlands Parkway expansion still on hold as TxDOT seeks contractor

Construction on the expansion of Woodlands Parkway from Grogan’s Mill Road to East Panther Creek Drive is still stalled because a new contractor for the project has yet to been chosen, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Woodlands sees an increase in cab, ride-sharing services

As development in The Woodlands area continues to expand, a growing number of taxi and ride-sharing services have become available to local residents and visitors. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Plans are underway to build a $2.4 million federal customs facility at Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe.

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Woodlands Township board opts to rescind funding for Conroe airport customs facility

The Woodlands Township board of directors has reversed its decision to help pay for a $2.4 million federal customs facility at the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah looks to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 as alternate route to I-45

The city of Shenandoah is considering extending David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242. City Administrator Greg Smith said the proposed extension could alleviate traffic congestion on I-45 and the feeder road. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Conroe ISD may seek voter approval for a bond election in November 2015. The bond would address the district’s growth, which is among the highest in the state.

Photo courtesy Conroe ISD

Conroe ISD takes first steps in preparing for November bond vote

Conroe ISD is forming a bond review committee to determine the details of a possible bond election that may take place in November 2015, Superintendent Don Stockton said. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

RRCA considering management district for Rayford Road area

Additional traffic strain from the Grand Parkway and the ExxonMobil campus—along with a rapidly developing residential and commercial sector—has led local officials to target the Rayford Road area for major mobility improvements. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Bluejack National to open for play in October 2015

With construction underway since June, Bluejack National is now accepting membership registration for its 18-hole golf course set to open for play in October 2015. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

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FEMA to issue revised flood insurance maps for Oak Ridge North

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will revise its flood insurance rate maps this week for the city of Oak Ridge North—a change that allows some homeowners to re-evaluate flood insurance requirements with their mortgage companies. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

At the Capitol

Read the latest news from the 84th Texas Legislative session.

Business

Photos by Julie Butterfield

Archery on Fire

Dining

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Tewbeleaux's Sports Bar & Grill

Beverage

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

The Refuge Cocktail at The Refuge

Beverage

Photo by Brian Walzel

Pie Town's White Chocolate Raspberry Latte

The Woodlands Landscaping Covenants

What residents are permitted with regard to their landscaping and yards

Bluejack National

Photos by Brian Walzel

Tiger Woods designed golf course in Montgomery County

Private School Guide

A guide to The Woodlands private schools

A guide to Health & Wellness

Health and wellness guide

Volunteer Guide 2014

Volunteer Guide of area volunteer services

Flavors of the Woodlands

Woodlands-themed menu items from area restaurants

Updates of new restaurants open in The Woodlands area

Check out the latest restaurants that have recently opened in and around The Woodlands

Health Care Directory 2014

Jesse Mendoza

Health Care Directory 2014

Pizza in The Woodlands

A guide to local independent pizza restaurants

Higher Education Focus

A guide to local higher education

Beer and Wine Guide

A guide to beer, wine, local breweries, wineries and area festivals

The Woodlands Parks Guide

Part 1 of 2 of a guide to public parks in The Woodlands

The Woodlands Parks Guide, Part 2

The second of two guides featuring parks and amenities in The Woodlands area

The Woodlands Public Art Guide

A guide to public art in The Woodlands

Home Improvement Guide

A guide to local interior decorators, remodeling and landscaping companies

Area Museum Guide

A guide to museums in and around The Woodlands area

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