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Montgomery County seeks to alleviate jail population

Montgomery County seeks to alleviate jail population

Montgomery County Jail is at risk of overcrowding and needs additional space to house its ever-increasing population—bringing to the forefront jail expansion options to address the strain of a surging inmate populace.

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H-GAC reveals initial results of $1.5 billion mobility study

The Houston-Galveston Area Council revealed its initial draft of the South Montgomery County Mobility Study to local elected officials and stakeholders Sept. 17. The study identified $1.5 billion worth of mobility improvements. more »

Sep 19, 2014 The Woodlands

Woodlands area lane improvements underway

Construction is underway on more than $7 million worth of intersection and traffic signal improvements throughout The Woodlands. more »

Sep 16, 2014 The Woodlands

Lone Star College System lowers property tax rate

Lone Star College System has lowered its property tax rate by 7 percent for the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Sep 11, 2014 The Woodlands

Research Forest soon to have flashing yellow turn arrows

Flashing yellow turn arrows will be installed at the Research Forest Drive intersections at Pinecroft Drive, Six Pines Drive and Holly Hill Court, Montgomery County Precinct 3 traffic operations manager Charles Cobb said. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Township budget includes tax rate cut, more police hires, new buses

The Woodlands Township’s 2014–15 fiscal year budget includes the community’s most dramatic property tax cut ever, along with $118.9 million in expenses that include new ventures into transportation, law enforcement and community services. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North lowers property tax rate with approval of budget

The city of Oak Ridge North approved its fiscal year 2014–15 city budget in August. In doing so, city officials cut property taxes again. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

City of Shenandoah establishes its lowest property tax rate in a decade

The city of Shenandoah adopted its fiscal year 2014–15 budget on Aug. 27, and established the lowest city property tax rate in at least a decade. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

Transportation Updates

A survey of regional transportation projects more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Work on San Jacinto River Authority pipeline to wrap up by summer 2015

Pipeline construction for the San Jacinto River Authority groundwater reduction plan continues, with crews nearing two-thirds of project completion, said Mark Smith, SJRA GRP administrator. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Harris, Montgomery counties join forces to fund widening of Kuykendahl Road bridge

The Kuykendahl Road bridge over Spring Creek—along with one-mile of adjacent roadway in Montgomery and Harris counties—will soon be expanded to include two lanes in each direction. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

More Camp Strake plans revealed

Johnson Development Corp. officials revealed detailed plans Aug. 19 for an estimated 2,000-acre, mixed-use development known as Strake–The Grand Central Park to be constructed about four miles north of The Woodlands. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Magnolia ISD approves $112.4 million budget

The Magnolia ISD school board approved a $112.4 million balanced budget Aug. 18 for the 2014-15 school year that includes a reduced property tax rate, pay raises and additional staff. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Houston battles human trafficking

Houston is often touted by business and community leaders for its economy, proximity to the port and international trade, but these attributes are also connected to something else—human trafficking. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cy-Fair

A pedestrian bridge and performance stage will be constructed in conjunction with a new Westin hotel in the Waterway Square district of Town Center. Each of the projects are expected to be complete by early 2016.

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Waterway Square bridge on the way

The start of construction is nearing on a pedestrian bridge and permanent performance stage at Waterway Square. The two structures are being built in conjunction with a new Westin hotel already under construction along Waterway Square Place. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Car dealerships roll into The Woodlands

The Woodlands has seen an influx of car dealerships in recent years, and area officials are attributing the increase to the growth of career jobs in the area. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North police officers train with US border law enforcement

As border security concerns continue to grow, the Oak Ridge North Police Department has sent several police officers to train with border law enforcement agencies to be better prepared for the local presence of international criminal elements. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Woodlands to see crowded race for November township board election

The Woodlands will see a busy election season this fall after 10 candidates filed to vie for four open positions on the community’s board of directors. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands (4 Comments)

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Hamilton to seek spot on Conroe ISD school board

Carol Hamilton has joined the race to fill Position 3 on the Conroe ISD board of trustees. Hamilton joins Jason Millsaps and Stephen “Skeeter” Hubert in the Position 3 race. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Village of Panther Creek

When the Village of Panther Creek opened in 1977 it became the second village in The Woodlands. Panther Creek has over 12,000 residents, and about 3,600 homes within its four neighborhoods. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

New Conroe ISD budget includes teacher, staff raises

The Conroe ISD’s fiscal year 2014–15 budget includes $10.2 million in raises for the district’s teachers and staff. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Conroe ISD Culinary Arts

Some high school students are sharpening their skills—and knives—in the kitchens of the Conroe ISD Culinary Arts program. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Woodlands

Railroad Commission fines Oak Ridge North

The city of Oak Ridge North city council on Monday agreed to pay a $2,000 fine from the Railroad Commission of Texas for damage to a natural gas service line that serves nearby consumers. more »

Sep 9, 2014

Chicago-based Gino’s East to open a location in The Woodlands

The Woodlands residents will soon have a chance to carve their names into the Gino’s East wall, as the Chicago based pizza parlor is set to open its first Texas location in November. more »

Sep 3, 2014 The Woodlands (4 Comments)

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

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 (1 Comments)

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

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

Development Highlights

East Shore, on Lake Woodlands, features coastal home designs in a variety of styles. Located on the western edge of Town Center, the neighborhood features homes that range from $400,000 to $3 million.

Texas District 4 Sen. Brandon Creighton Q&A

Photo courtesyBrandon Creighton

Crescent Moon Wine Bar

Photo courtesy Crescent Moon Win

Masa’s Sushi & Robata Bar

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

Nordstrom

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

Lloyd Matthews

Photo courtesy Lloyd Matthews

Waterway Arts Council

Photo courtesy The Woodlands Wat

Habitat for Humanity

Photo ourtesy Montgomery County

Classic Hair

Photo by Liza Winkler

2014 Outdoors Guide

Corridor: The Woodwinds Center

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

By The Numbers – IronMan Texas

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

Recyling in The Woodlands

Eco-friendly program helps community go green

Fall Festival Guide

A guide to local festivals for the fall season

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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