The Woodlands

Concerns raised over rapid development

Jesse Mendoza

Concerns raised over rapid development

The rapid growth The Woodlands area has experienced during the past two years has led to a host of benefits, such as increased tax revenues, lower property taxes and more jobs.

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Johnson Development unveils updated Camp Strake plans

Johnson Development Corporation officials revealed detailed plans for an estimated 2,000-acre, mixed-use development known as Strake–The Grand Central Park to be constructed about 4 miles north of The Woodlands. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia (1 Comments)

Carol Hamilton said her 35-year teaching experience would bring a different perspective to the Conroe Independent School District  Board of Trustees.

Courtesy Carol Hamilton

Hamilton joins race in Conroe ISD board election

Carol Hamilton has joined the race to fill Position 3 on the Conroe Independent School District board of trustees. more »

Aug 18, 2014 The Woodlands

Montgomery County responding to growing concerns of West Nile virus

Montgomery County Precinct 3 is ramping up mosquito abatement efforts to address early signs of a demanding West Nile virus season, Commissioner James Noack said during an Aug. 13 press conference. more »

Aug 14, 2014 The Woodlands

Local senior care services expand as population grows

As the senior population continues to grow in Montgomery County, area hospitals, non-profit organizations and senior care facilities continue to grow to meet demand. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Environmental study on high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas begins

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation have begun work on an environmental impact statement for the Texas Central Railway, a 240-mile high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas. more »

Aug 6, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

Hubert joins Conroe ISD trustee race

Stephen “Skeeter” Hubert has filed to run for Conroe ISD Board of Trustees Position 3, joining Kim LeJeune and Jason Millsaps in the race to fill the seat in the Nov. 4 election. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Township considering trolley service expansion into Hughes Landing

The Woodlands Township is evaluating a plan that would extend its Town Center trolley service farther west into the new Hughes Landing development. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

SJRA pipeline construction project near three CISD schools delayed

Pipeline construction along Grogan’s Mill Road, near three Conroe ISD schools and a bus barn, has been delayed until October, according to the San Jacinto River Authority. more »

Aug 6, 2014 The Woodlands

Development continues to surge in Shenandoah

The city of Shenandoah continues to see expansions in commercial development with medical, office space and retail facilities under development. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Construction crews have begun work on the 18-hole Bluejack National golf course and community, which is being designed by Tiger Woods. The location is the site of the former Blaketree National Golf Club.

Courtesy Bluejack National

Bluejack National begins construction on Tiger Woods-designed golf course

Construction of the Bluejack National golf facilities has begun in Montgomery County, and a company spokesman said the course may be ready for play by the fall of 2015. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

Grand Texas park unveils construction timelines, details for new attractions

Grand Texas—the future 610-acre sports and entertainment district in New Caney—is scheduled to break ground on the first phases of construction late this summer and open to the public in early to mid-2015. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Filing period begins for Woodlands Township board election

The Woodlands Township has opened filing for those residents interested in seeking a position on the community’s board of directors. Four at-large positions are up for election this year, with Election Day scheduled for Nov. 4. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

The Westin to open new hotel in The Woodlands

The Westin Hotels & Resorts will open its fifth Greater Houston area hotel in The Woodlands on Waterway Square. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Conroe ISD outperforms state averages on 2014 STAAR test

Conroe ISD has received its preliminary results on the district’s standardized testing, and the results are positive, officials said. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Tomball ISD approves balanced budget

The Tomball ISD school board adopted a $98.7 million balanced budget for the 2014-15 academic year that provides pay increases for district employees and maintains the same tax rate. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Creighton wins special election runoff for state Senate District 4 position

State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, will be the newest member of the Texas Senate after winning the Aug. 5 special election runoff over state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

M. I. Badat–D

Courtesy M. I. Badat

Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner candidates

With primary elections wrapped up, Republican incumbent Jack Cagle and Democrat M. I. Badat have emerged as the two candidates competing for the commissioner seat in Harris County Precinct 4. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Woodlands

Montgomery County considering options to expand jail

Montgomery County commissioners are considering jail expansion options to address the strain of a growing inmate population. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Lone Star College calls for $485 million bond referendum for November

The Lone Star College System board of trustees called for a $485 million bond election at its Aug. 7 meeting to be placed on the ballot this November. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Cy-Fair

Mercedes-Benz dealership coming to The Woodlands

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz will begin selling its brand of vehicles in The Woodlands come February 2015. more »

Aug 6, 2014

Brandon Creighton wins Senate district 4 runoff election

Texas Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, will be the newest senator in the Texas Senate, after winning the Aug. 5 runoff special election by a margin of 7,846 votes over Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, according to unofficial results. more »

Aug 5, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

City of Oak Ridge North proposes property tax cut

The city of Oak Ridge North has proposed another property tax cut for residents, which would take effect on Oct. 1 if approved. more »

Jul 29, 2014 The Woodlands

Lone Star College looks at growth in budget workshop

Enrollment growth, faculty compensation and student success were among the topics discussed by Lone Star College System administrators and trustees at a July 28 budget workshop for the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Cy-Fair

First case of West Nile in 2014 confirmed in Montgomery County

A 60-year-old South Montgomery County man was reported to have the virus Tuesday, and it is one of six reported cases of West Nile Virus in Texas, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. more »

Jul 25, 2014 The Woodlands

JustFly! Flight Training relocating to Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe

JustFly! Flight Training is relocating its program to the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe after 11 years at David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring. more »

Jul 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Mosquito borne Chikungunya virus makes first appearance in Harris County

The first Harris County case of Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, has been confirmed by the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Houston Metro

By The Numbers – IronMan Texas

A look at the numbers behind the IronMan Texas event held annually in The Woodlands

Development Highlights

An update on the development projects along Research Forest Drive

Woodlands Soccer City

Jesse Mendoza

Indoor soccer facility gives players a chance to sharpen skills away from summer heat

Flips Gymnastics

Connor Hyde

Gym fosters positivity through competition

Hummingbird Tea Room

Jesse Mendoza

International flavors highlight menu

Chef's Corner – Perfect Blend Bakery & Cafe

Connor Hyde

A profile of the mother-and-daughter duo at Perfect Blend Bakery & Cafe

Gary Louie

Former Oak Ridge North mayor makes service a way of life

Jennifer Calvert

Connor Hyde

City of Shenandoah finance director

Spring Skate Park

Connor Hyde

Largest skate park in U.S. finds home in Spring

Economic Development Corporations

Courtesy Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

A look at local EDCs, their featured projects and leadership

Recyling in The Woodlands

Eco-friendly program helps community go green

Watch Talk Wednesday

Courtesy The Woodlands Township

Program offers safety tips to Woodlands residents

Fall Festival Guide

A guide to local festivals for the fall season

Oak Ridge North History

Courtesy of Oak Ridge North

City digs up its past

Corridor – Windvale Center

Jesse Mendoza

A guide to the shops, services and restaurants at the Windvale Center on Hwy. 242

Higher Education Focus

A guide to local higher education

The Woodlands BBQ Guide

A guide to local barbecue restaurants, cooking tips and purchasing grills

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

Summer Activities

A guide to area summer activities and day trips

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

Senior Lifestyle

A guide to senior living facilities, amenities and services in The Woodlands area

Healthcare Directory

A list of health care providers in the area with several relevant health care articles

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