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Major retailers adding to local job market

Major retailers adding to local job market

Several major retailers are planning to open stores in The Woodlands in the next 12 months, adding hundreds of new jobs to an already robust retail employment market.

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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

Filing begins for Woodlands Township board election

The Woodlands Township has opened filing for those 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 »

Jul 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Bluejack National begins construction on Tiger Woods designed golf course

Construction of the Bluejack National golf facilities has begun in Montgomery County, and may be ready to open for play by fall 2015. more »

Jul 22, 2014 The Woodlands

Rendering of Grand Texas depicting where new racing component will be located.

Courtesy Grand Texas

Grand Texas announces details for new attraction

Officials with Grand Texas—the future 610-acre sports and entertainment district in New Caney—have released details on a new 43-acre racing component at the park, which will be constructed on the property near the RV park and the Sportsplex. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

The Westin, The Woodlands

The Woodlands Development Company

The Westin to open new hotel in The Woodlands

The Westin will open its fifth Houston area hotel in The Woodlands, according to The Woodlands Development Company. more »

Jul 17, 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

Local water rates continue to rise

Water rates in south Montgomery County are increasing as local efforts to reduce reliance on groundwater sources by 2016 press forward. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Conroe ISD plans for 2015 bond election

Conroe ISD is gearing up for its first bond election since 2008, planned for November 2015. more »

Jun 17, 2014 The Woodlands

Tomball, Magnolia school districts propose salary raises, new positions

Administrators in the Tomball and Magnolia school districts announced budget proposals earlier this summer to grant salary raises and hire several new employees for the 2014-15 academic year. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

New program improves emergency care for children

Two area hospitals are joining a statewide effort to ensure children who need emergency care go to the right place in time, the first time. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

New legislation opens doors for craft brewers to expand, sell suds on-site

Craft brewers across Texas celebrated the passage of several new laws during the 2013 legislative session that made it easier for brewpubs to distribute their products and for craft breweries to gain a bigger foothold in the market. more »

Jul 2, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

SJRA makes plans to restore trees, greenery

The San Jacinto River Authority is working with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Development Company to restore trees and foliage that were removed in medians throughout the community during the ongoing pipeline construction project. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

The Grand Texas theme park in New Caney will feature a Texas and western theme.

Photo courtesy Grand Texas

More details announced for Grand Texas park

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, said the CEO of the company behind the project. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands (4 Comments)

Woodlands Parkway expansion hits another snag

The Woodlands Parkway expansion has hit delays again, pushing completion back from June 17 to the end of July or the beginning of August, about eight months after it was supposed to be finished. more »

Jun 18, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

Voters to determine fate of state highway fund

This November, Texas voters will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment which would allow revenues from oil and gas production taxes to help fund the state’s transportation projects. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

LSCS appoints Steve Head to chancellor

The Lone Star College System board of trustees appointed Steve Head, president of LSC–North Harris, to the open chancellor position July 1. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

165-acre development planned near The Woodlands

The J. Beard Real Estate Company has announced the sale of approximately 165 acres of land in Magnolia that will be used for a future residential development. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Memorial Hermann taps Urban as new CEO

The Memorial Hermann system announced in June that Josh Urban has taken over as CEO of The Woodlands Hospital. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Sukin leaves St. Luke’s The Woodlands post to head planned Houston Methodist hospital

After 10 years serving as the CEO at St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital, Debra Sukin has been named Regional Senior Vice President and CEO of the planned Houston Methodist Hospital in The Woodlands. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Township planning five new sports fields on Gosling Road

The Woodlands Township on June 19 approved initial plans for a new sports field complex on Gosling Road and Marsco Place, a facility that could be complete by fall 2015 and feature five new playing fields. more »

Jul 9, 2014 The Woodlands

Shenandoah begins demolition of city park

The city of Shenandoah has started the first phase of its planned city park renovations, which includes the demolition of an existing park building and a gazebo, Public Works director Byron Bevers said. more »

Jul 9, 2014

South Montgomery County to inherit 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials pool

The Woodlands Master Swim Team and The Woodlands Swim Team have signed a deal with Myrtha Pools, a high-end pool manufacturer, to purchase the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Pool. more »

Jul 3, 2014

Texas DMV prepares for transition to single sticker system

Next March, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will begin transitioning over to a new vehicle inspection and registration system that will require motorists to display only one windshield sticker. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Cy-Fair (3 Comments)

The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency to test integrity of sanitary sewer system

The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency will be testing the integrity of the sanitary sewer system over the next few weeks, and residents may notice nontoxic smoke being emitted from the system in certain areas in The Woodlands. more »

Jun 26, 2014

Summer swimming season returns to The Woodlands

The Woodlands families can cool off at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center now that the facility has opened all water features for the summer season. more »

Jun 26, 2014

Billboard height restriction change under consideration

The Texas Transportation Commission has proposed an amendment to highway and road sign regulations, which, if passed, could allow billboards to reach new heights. more »

Jun 19, 2014 (4 Comments)

Springwoods Village’s CityPlace to feature commercial, residential development

Development is well underway at Springwoods Village’s CityPlace. Plans for the project include more than 4 million square feet of office space, a full-service hotel, multifamily residences and a variety of retail and restaurant options. more »

Jun 19, 2014 Spring | Klein

Lone Star College System considers bond referendum for November

More than a year after the Lone Star College System System’s nearly $500 million bond referendum failed to meet voter approval, the community college system may try to get voter approval for another bond referendum in November. more »

Jun 18, 2014 Spring | Klein

Weber preaches ‘multi-modal’ for future of Texas transportation

Although he has only been on the job about a month and a half with the Texas Department of Transportation, Joe Weber is already urging change for the future of transportation in Texas. more »

Jun 13, 2014 Spring | Klein (1 Comments)

EB-5 program offers options for local business ventures

As development continues to boom in The Woodlands area, local officials say interest in the Immigration Investor Program is increasing. Also known as EB-5, the program for foreign investors was established by Congress in 1992 in an effort to stimulat more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

Houston Methodist announced plans to build a 470,000-square-foot, 290-bed hospital in The Woodlands. Construction will start in early 2015 with plans to open the hospital in 2017.

Photo courtesy Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist announces new hospital in The Woodlands

Houston Methodist announced plans May 29 to open a new $328 million hospital campus in The Woodlands in 2017. more »

Jun 12, 2014 , The Woodlands

Hospital, residential development latest activity in Springwoods Village

The pace of development is beginning to pick up in Coventry Development’s Springwoods Village, the 1,500-acre development just south of the ExxonMobil campus in Spring. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

Shenandoah residential development booms due to strong housing demand

With six residential developments underway, the city of Shenandoah is working on developing more housing for future residents. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

City of Shenandoah to build new water plant

With population expected to continue growing, the city of Shenandoah is addressing its long-term need for water resources while also meeting state mandates with a new water plant. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

San Jacinto River Authority water line project progresses into Oak Ridge North

The San Jacinto River Authority water line project is making its way into the Oak Ridge North area after more than a year of winding its way south from Lake Conroe through The Woodlands. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

Montgomery County installs flashing yellow lights to improve traffic flow

Changes in national and state safety standards have led to a new type of traffic signal in south Montgomery County: flashing yellow arrows. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

Traffic problems mount along Kuykendahl, Gosling roads

Area mobility planners have taken notice of growing traffic congestion along Gosling and Kuykendahl roads near the Village of Creekside Park. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands (4 Comments)

TxDOT plans to collect bids for HOV lane extension

Drivers along I-45 between FM 1960 and Loop 336 in Conroe should see a little relief to the traffic congestion thanks to HOV managed lanes that are proposed to be open by early 2016. more »

May 16, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

Township moves ahead with plans for new Town Center transit facility

The Woodlands Township is moving forward with plans to build a transit center next to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands

TranStar expansion to quintuple size of emergency operations center

Construction is underway and expected to be completed in September on a $12.2 million expansion to Houston’s TranStar facility that is used for emergency situations such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, major events or ice storms. more »

May 14, 2014 Cy-Fair

Plans in the works for 40th anniversary celebration

The Woodlands Township is planning a celebration for The Woodlands’ 40th anniversary. The community was officially established on Oct. 19, 1974, and a celebration is planned for the weekend of Oct. 18–20. more »

Jun 11, 2014 The Woodlands (1 Comments)

The Woodlands Township has enacted a parking ordinance that could results in fines.

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

Township’s new parking order calls for fines

The Woodlands Township enacted a measure May 21 that prohibits drivers from illegally parking in community open space reserves and parks, a mandate that gives the township the ability to fine violators. more »

Jun 12, 2014 The Woodlands (8 Comments)

Woodlands area traffic lane closures

An updated list of Woodlands area traffic lane closures

From The General Manager

The Woodlands BBQ Guide

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

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Facts and figures from The Woodlands Pavilions' 25 years

The Wharf

Photo courtesy The Woodlands Dev

Residents remember retail, entertainment amenity

JP’s Grill

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

The Murphy Burger at JP’s Grill follows only one rule, and that is Murphy’s Law.

Corridor - Creekside Park Village Center

Courtesy The Woodlands Development Company

A guide to the businesses, restaurants and services now open or coming soon in The Creekside Park Village Center.

K-Star Country Radio

Photo courtesy KSVT

When Silas Merritt “Si” Robertson from A&E’s hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” made an appearance at last spring’s Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Spring, KSVT radio host Lisa Christi wanted to meet him.

June Development Highlights

An update on the renovation project at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

One of 14 pool facilities in The Woodlands park system, the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center features a two-story water slide, 450-foot lazy river, three lap lanes, and a play structure equipped with a dump bucket.

Higher Education Focus

A guide to local higher education

Hughes Landing construction update

Highlights from the ongoing development of Hughes Landing

French Market Lighting

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

What began as a business in the heart of New Orleans is now lighting up The Woodlands.

Tuition rates on the rise for local, statewide colleges

Tuition continues to increase for colleges and universities statewide

Village of Indian Springs

The Village of Indian Springs was the fourth village to open in The Woodlands when it did so in the early 1980s.

SHSU–The Woodlands Nursing

Photo courtesy SHSU

Construction has begun at Sam Houston State University’s The Woodlands Center on a new nursing wing.

Fred Domenick

Photo courtesy of The Woodlands

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel general manager Fred Domenick has worked for Marriott brand hotels since his early college days

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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