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Intersection, lane improvements designed to ease traffic congestion in downtown

Just as Woodlands area drivers are seeing the end of more than a year’s worth of lane closures, diversions and delays due to pipeline installation and intersection improvements, more road construction is on the way in the New Year.

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Work set to begin on Woodlands Parkway expansion

Construction on the Woodlands Parkway expansion is about to recommence after the Texas Department of Transportation has hired Woodlands-based Texas Sterling Construction to complete the westbound six-lane expansion on Woodlands Parkway. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

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H-GAC transit study suggests new bus routes, village and business connectivity

The Woodlands Township, along with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, has been deliberating ways to get cars off the streets of Town Center, tweak its park and ride system and determine if a feasible plan for bus service to the various villages can more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Federal transportation funding integral to statewide, Greater Houston area projects more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Township asks TxDOT to reconsider I-45 for high-speed rail

Despite the Texas Department of Transportation scrapping the I-45 corridor for consideration for a potential high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas, The Woodlands Township is asking the agency to reconsider its decision. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

The Texas Department of Transportation has yet to hire a new contractor to complete the expansion of Woodlands Parkway. Work was halted in September after TxDOT suspended the previous contractor.

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Woodlands Parkway expansion still on hold as TxDOT seeks contractor

Construction on the expansion of Woodlands Parkway from Grogan’s Mill Road to East Panther Creek Drive is still stalled because a new contractor for the project has yet to been chosen, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Woodlands sees an increase in cab, ride-sharing services

As development in The Woodlands area continues to expand, a growing number of taxi and ride-sharing services have become available to local residents and visitors. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Plans are underway to build a $2.4 million federal customs facility at Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe.

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Woodlands Township board opts to rescind funding for Conroe airport customs facility

The Woodlands Township board of directors has reversed its decision to help pay for a $2.4 million federal customs facility at the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah looks to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 as alternate route to I-45

The city of Shenandoah is considering extending David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242. City Administrator Greg Smith said the proposed extension could alleviate traffic congestion on I-45 and the feeder road. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Conroe ISD may seek voter approval for a bond election in November 2015. The bond would address the district’s growth, which is among the highest in the state.

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Conroe ISD takes first steps in preparing for November bond vote

Conroe ISD is forming a bond review committee to determine the details of a possible bond election that may take place in November 2015, Superintendent Don Stockton said. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

RRCA considering management district for Rayford Road area

Additional traffic strain from the Grand Parkway and the ExxonMobil campus—along with a rapidly developing residential and commercial sector—has led local officials to target the Rayford Road area for major mobility improvements. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Bluejack National to open for play in October 2015

With construction underway since June, Bluejack National is now accepting membership registration for its 18-hole golf course set to open for play in October 2015. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments


FEMA to issue revised flood insurance maps for Oak Ridge North

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will revise its flood insurance rate maps this week for the city of Oak Ridge North—a change that allows some homeowners to re-evaluate flood insurance requirements with their mortgage companies. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North considers rainwater harvesting education program

The city of Oak Ridge North is considering a rainwater harvesting program for 2015 to help residents save on irrigation costs and improve water conservation efforts, City Manager Vicky Rudy said. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Residents living along parts of Maplewood Drive can expect San Jacinto River Authority pipeline construction in the area beginning in 2015. Robinson Road and Oak Ridge Drive will also be affected.

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San Jacinto River Authority prepares for new pipeline construction in ORN

Oak Ridge North residents living along parts of Robinson Road, Maplewood Drive and Oak Ridge Grove will begin to see San Jacinto River Authority water pipeline construction along their front yards starting in January. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Homelessness in Montgomery County continues to increase

With its multimillion dollar homes, well-manicured golf courses and vibrant business economy, The Woodlands and south Montgomery County are likely not places one would associate with a homelessness problem. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Consultants to township: artificial turf at sports field does not cause cancer

The Woodlands Township opted to move forward with plans for three artificial turf sports fields and two natural grass fields after hearing expert opinions that a substance used as infill on some artificial turf fields does not cause cancer. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

ORN overlays city roads with new asphalt

The city of Oak Ridge North is in the process of overlaying all city roads with new asphalt in a road improvement project valued at about $1.2 million. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Montgomery County Precinct 3 to host Toys for Tots event

With the holidays just around the corner, Montgomery County Precinct 3 is preparing for it’s fourth annual Toys for Tots donation party event—Christmas with the Commissioner. more »

Dec 2, 2014 5:50 PM

More access to health care creating nursing shortage

Both Harris and Montgomery counties are low on nurses, and both areas parallel a nursing shortage that can be seen at the national level. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , , The Woodlands

Officials push for construction of Grand Parkway, I-45 direct connector

While the construction of segments F1, F2 and G of Grand Parkway continues just south of Montgomery County, county officials and legislators are supporting the funding of a westbound to northbound connector from Grand Parkway to I-45. more »

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM The Woodlands 3 Comments


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Learning Express Toys


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Southern Home Furnishings


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Black Walnut Cafe


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Perfect Blend Bakery Cafe


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Blue Mug Cafe


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Andy Walters


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John Chancellor


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World Affairs Council of Houston


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MainStreet America

Inside Info

Rayford Road Civic Association

Art Corner

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The Woodlands High School Art Trust

Volunteer Guide 2014

Volunteer Guide of area volunteer services

Flavors of the Woodlands

Woodlands-themed menu items from area restaurants

Updates of major commercial business

Updates on Hughes Landing, ExxonMobil construction projects

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

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Health Care Directory 2014

Nedd's Guitars

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Oak Ridge North shop offers custom guitars and repairs

Nielsen's Bakery

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Community mainstay serves up sweet treats

Edelberto Goncalves


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Executive chef, Fielding's Wood Grill

Rodney Dickerson Profile

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Q & A Rodney Dickerson MoCo Food Bank CEO

The Woodlands Hiking Club

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Woodlands group gathers to take hikes

Fall favorites

Local restaurants feature holiday baked goods and drinks

Grief Resource Center

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Organizations seek support to continue services

Pizza in The Woodlands

A guide to local independent pizza restaurants

2014 Outdoors Guide

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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