The Woodlands

Area experts remain optimistic despite plummeting oil prices

By all indications—unemployment rate, office space occupancy and interest from companies looking to do business in The Woodlands—the falling price of oil has had little effect on the area’s economic climate.

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Small cell network proposed for weak coverage areas

Crown Castle International Corp. has proposed installing a small cell network operation to improve cell phone coverage in parts of The Woodlands. more »

Mar 4, 2015 3:30 PM The Woodlands

Burton stands in a clear-cut section of the Creekside Park Village Center development.

Julie Butterfield

Creekside Park development raises concern over village aesthetic

Creekside Park resident Matthew Burton has organized a petition to ask The Woodlands Development Company to stop clear-cutting trees. more »

Feb 27, 2015 2:33 PM The Woodlands 1 Comments

New program combines vehicle stickers

Texas will soon combine vehicle registration and inspection stickers in its new “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 8 Comments

Montgomery County $350 million road bond election set for May

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9. more »

Feb 23, 2015 4:17 PM The Woodlands 3 Comments

Brady calls for Homeland Security funding

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, toured Montgomery, Madison and Grimes counties with local law enforcement Feb. 19 in a series of press conferences calling on U.S. Senate democrats to stop filibustering the DHS funding. more »

Feb 20, 2015 1:03 PM The Woodlands

Shell addresses possible Montgomery County campus

Shell Oil Company has addressed rumors of a planned Montgomery County campus. more »

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

A proposed high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas could utilize the N700-I Bullet System train currently used by Japan Central Railway throughout Japan.

Courtesy Texas Central Rail

Texas Central Railway recommends final corridor selection for proposed high-speed rail

After two possible rail lines were identified by the Texas Department of Transportation last fall, Texas Central Railway announced its final corridor recommendation Feb. 17. more »

Feb 17, 2015 9:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia 11 Comments

The Woodlands ramps up efforts to curb crime

The Woodlands Township and local law enforcement agencies have ramped up their efforts to fight crime, hiring nine law enforcement personnel and instituting a gang intelligence unit to keep The Woodlands and surrounding areas safe. more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Many local cyclists are hoping a new plan will lead to bike lanes in the area.

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Bike lane plan in the works

Although a bicycle lane plan is still a component of the South Montgomery County Mobility Study, the wider scope of what the Bike The Woodlands Coalition and The Woodlands Township hoped to see in the study was not addressed. more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

Robinson Road expansion under consideration

The city of Oak Ridge North is studying the future of Robinson Road to improve mobility within the city. The city commissioned Klotz and Associates on Jan. 13 to study the expansion and relocation of Robinson Road—which serves as the main thoroughfar more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Stakeholders address local, regional implications of reduction efforts

As area stakeholders continue to discuss future management of water resources in Montgomery County, questions have surfaced regarding the regional and local implications of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District mandates. The LSGCD mandates that more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Warehousing, light industrial facilities contribute to economic development of the city of Oak Ridge North

Ever since ExxonMobil announced the development of its 385-acre campus just south of The Woodlands in Spring in 2011, the demand for warehousing and industrial facilities has grown in areas surrounding The Woodlands. City Manager Vicky Rudy said that more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

 A portion of the 242 Crossing shopping center, including a section that houses Tailgators Bar & Grill, will be removed to make way for an entrance to the upcoming Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital.

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Popular Woodlands area bar set to relocate due to hospital construction

Construction of a new 470,000-square-foot Houston Methodist Hospital campus in The Woodlands will cause the relocation of Tailgators Pub & Grill in the 242 Crossing shopping center near the intersection of Hwy. 242 and I-45 in Conroe. more »

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

The Westin, The Woodlands is under construction at Waterway Square and is 
expected to open by the end of the year. It will feature 302 guest rooms.

Photo by Julie Butterfield

New hotels mean more events, revenue for The Woodlands

Hotel developers are capitalizing on a growing demand for rooms and meeting space in The Woodlands area with several new projects. In The Woodlands, two luxury hotels are expected to open by the end of the year. The Westin, The Woodlands is under con more »

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Residents identify concerns, priorities in Township survey

The Woodlands residents identified several key areas of interest in The Woodlands Township 2014 Residential Survey Study. The study was conducted by the Public Research Group in the fall and received 1,395 combined mail, telephone and email response more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Woodlands Township will spend about $3 million in 2015 to improve its streetside maintenance.

Photo by Brian Walzel

Township takes on more aggressive streetscape maintenance efforts

The Woodlands Township will spend $1.2 million more this year than it has in past years to clean up roadside landscaping and neighborhood cul-de-sacs, but how those areas will be improved remains to be seen. In all, the township will spend about $3 more »

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Stray animals cause overcrowding at local shelters

As the Montgomery County Animal Control Authority attempts to deal with an increase in stray animal sightings in The Woodlands area and the county as a whole, local shelters are struggling to accommodate all the animals they take in. The capacity for more »

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Montgomery County legislators push to repeal, amend franchise tax

Montgomery County lawmakers have introduced bills to repeal or amend the Texas business franchise tax this legislative session. more »

Feb 11, 2015 8:55 AM The Woodlands

Road Bond Committee sets proposal date

Road Bond Committee will present project list Feb. 23 more »

Feb 10, 2015 5:03 PM The Woodlands

Greater Houston area priority projects identified for Prop 1 funding

A handful of unfunded transportation projects in the Greater Houston area may see new funding this year as money gets redirected to the State Highway Fund thanks to the passing of Proposition 1 last November. more »

Feb 4, 2015 4:50 PM Cy-Fair

History: David Vetter

Courtesy Baylor College of Medic

Family reflects on life of boy who lived in isolated environment

Early Education Guide

Woodlands-area parents looking to enroll their children in an early childhood education program or preschool have dozens of options from which to choose.

Where does all the trash go?

From recycling to flushing, Montgomery County residents are often left wondering how to properly dispos

Set in Concrete

Harris, Montgomery county concrete production industry in high demand

Rodeo Guide

Dionna Moore

A guide to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Affinity Ballroom

Studio creates community for novice, experienced dancers

Brothers Pizza

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Pizzeria’s recipes remain unchanged for 35 years.

Chef’s corner, Elda Orioli

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

Via Emilia

Mythos Beer

Photo by Julie Butterfield

The Olive Oil

Pure Healthy Eatery

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Pure Healthy Eatery’s Green Monster includes a mix of seven fruits and vegetables.

James Kuykendall

Mayor James Kuykendall has been involved with the city of Oak Ridge North for about 10 years.

Garry Watts

Garry Watts has little patience for boredom. Married for 46 years and the father of three sons, Watts has dabbled in semiprofessional baseball, owned a business and is now a mayor.

The Woodlands Lady Highlander volleyball team

Photo courtesy Lon Larsen

The Woodlands High School volleyball team won back-to-back state titles, in 2013 and this school year winning the 2014 University Interscholastic League, or UIL, class 6A state championship.

Cochran’s Crossing Village Center, 4747 Research Forest Drive

A spotlight on independently owned businesses and a comprehensive listing of stores, services and restaurants in the Cochran’s Crossing Village Center.

The Woodlands Landscaping Covenants

What residents are permitted with regard to their landscaping and yards

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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