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The Woodlands nearing end of development

Growth in The Woodlands is in its twilight. Forty years ago, George Mitchell envisioned a forested community where residents could live, work and play.

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(Named from left to right) Belinda Sipp, Clint McClaren, Bruce Bernhoft and Richard Barlow answer questions before an audience of Oak Ridge North residents as part of a forum for the city council member elections.

Courtesy city of Oak Ridge North

Oak Ridge North residents hear council candidates views at forum

The Oak Ridge North candidate forum was held April 9 at Oak Ridge North City Hall, giving city residents the opportunity to become more informed on candidates’ views on city issues. more »

Apr 10, 2015 4:45 PM The Woodlands

Prop. 1 funds local road projects

The Texas Department of Transportation approved 12 previously unfunded transportation projects in the Greater Houston area—six of which are in Montgomery and Harris counties—that will be funded this year as a result of the passing of Prop. 1. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM , The Woodlands 2 Comments

Population, business growth leading to more DWI cases

The number of drivers getting behind the wheel and driving while drunk have decreased in Montgomery County over the past year, but in The Woodlands the issue is occurring more often, according to law enforcement reports. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The new nodes will be streetlamps with an antenna on top that blend into The Woodlands environment and infrastructure. They will take 30-45 days to be constructed and have a 30-day testing period to test communication between nodes.

Rendering courtesy Crown Castle

New small cellular network approved for The Woodlands

The Woodlands Township, The Woodlands Development Standards Committee and Montgomery County have all approved construction of a new small cell network that will bring better cell service to some areas of The Woodlands. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah to add large-scale developments

The city of Shenandoah approved a zoning measure to move forward on three major developments that could potentially add 3,000 new residents to the city. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Precinct 3 continues comprehensive mosquito abatement program in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s office has been conducting a mosquito abatement program annually since 2004 in an ongoing effort to educate the public about the dangers of West Nile virus and other diseases. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Community crowds LSC Conference Center for forum on campus carry

As state legislators move closer to expanding gun rights at public colleges and universities, Lone Star College System officials conducted two public forums to educate the community on the proposed laws and gather feedback. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Urban Land Institute has made a recommendation to turn the 50-year-old Astrodome into a multiuse park.

Photo courtesy Urban Land Instit

Report suggests turning Astrodome into $242 million multiuse facility

An Urban Land Institute advisory panel report has recommended Harris County turn the 50-year-old Astrodome into a massive indoor, multiuse park that could cost more than $242 million to construct. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Montgomery County voters to decide fate of $350 million bond proposal

Montgomery County Commissioners formally approved the list of 77 projects that make up the $350 million county road bond proposal on the May 9 ballot. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

Two volunteers work in the resale shop at Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. The organization has seen a steady flow of activity this past year from Montgomery County residents.

Photo courtesy Montgomery County

Nonprofits, local businesses see little effect of economic downturn

Despite the energy downturn that has brought lower oil prices and job losses to Texas, locally owned businesses and nonprofit organizations in The Woodlands have not felt significant negative effects. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

RRCA seeks approval for improvement district

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 April. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

The Woodlands Township is considering a plan to construct an aquatics facility at Bear Branch Sports Park.

Rendering Courtesy The Woodlands

Township analyzing plan for new aquatic facility at community park

Seven years after The Woodlands Athletic Center closed, The Woodlands Township is considering a proposal that would result in a new swimming facility at one of the community’s parks. more »

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

New runway extension opens at Lone Star Executive Airport

Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe celebrated the opening of its new extension of runway 14-32 during a March 23 ceremony that featured Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. more »

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

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

CISD classroom

Conroe ISD

CISD refinances bond payment

Conroe ISD refinanced more than $100 million worth of bonds more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:35 PM The Woodlands

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

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

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

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

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

Carlin Speech Pathology and Associates

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Practice helps children with speech issues

Kid to Kid

Photo by Ariel Carmona Jr.

Resale shop offers curated selection

House of Bread

Photo by Connor Hyde

Bakery offers tastes of Mexico, South America

Conroe ISD Demographics

A breakdown of the demographics of students enrolled in Conroe ISD

Drinks: Bloody Sake

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Chi Japanese Cuisine

Drinks: Badam Shake-Mango Lassi

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Hyderabad House

BBQ Godfather

Photo courtesy BBQ Godfather

Unique flavors increase customer draw

Gino's East

PHoto by Julie Butterfield

Chicago-based pizzeria hits its stride

SkyZone

Photo by Julie Butterfield

Trampoline park gets kids jumping

Woodlands Unique

Photo courtesy Woodlands Unique

Home furnishing store sees growth

Tammy McRae

Photo courtesy Montgomery County

Montgomery County tax assessor-collector

Rape Aggression Defense class

Photo courtesy Montgomery County

Course teaches women how to prepare against attackers

Whole Foods

Photo by Julie Butterfeild

Store features 24 beer taps, wood-burning pizza oven

Concours d'Elegance

Photo courtesy Kaplan Public Rel

Car event focuses on classics, fundraising for charity

Happy Hour Hotspots

A guide to local bars and restaurants offering specials for happy hour

Youth Sports

A guide to the youth sports leagues available to children in The Woodlands area

Woodlands Crossing Shopping Center

A spotlight on independently owned businesses and a listing of stores, services and restaurants in The Woodlands Crossing Shopping Center.

Summer Camp Guide

A guide to local and regional summer camps for kids and parents to check out this year

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.

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

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

The Woodlands Public Art Guide

A guide to public art in The Woodlands

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