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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.

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Residents to vote on 1944 liquor ordinance in November election

After carrying out several block walks in the community, Cisco’s Salsa Company gathered enough petition signatures to place the 1944 liquor ordinance in Old Town Tomball up for a vote on the November ballot. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

New Magnolia radio station to launch in October

Residents in the city of Magnolia and its surrounding areas will soon be able to tune into a new radio station, which will be broadcast from within the community. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

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

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

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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

Tomball Marketing Director Mike Baxter stands with the multiple marketing awards the city of Tomball received at the Texas Festivals & Events Association annual conference in Austin.

Courtesy Mike Baxter

City of Tomball receives 15 marketing awards at statewide conference

For the third consecutive year the city of Tomball brought home multiple top marketing awards at the Texas Festivals & Events Association annual conference held this summer in Austin. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

TOMAGWA hopes to have its new dental clinic open for business on Jan. 3, 2013.

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TOMAGWA facing influx of patients, tight budget

With a surge of new clients in the past year, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries has reached a tipping point with its budget and is seeking donations to help continue funding its programs and services in the future. more »

Jul 17, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball ISD adopts balanced budget, increases employee pay

The Tomball ISD school board unanimously approved and adopted a $98.7 million balanced budget for the 2014-15 academic year, which grants a 3 percent raise to employees across the board and maintains the current tax rate. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia (1 Comments)

Montgomery County appraiser proposes facility expansion, remodeling

The Montgomery Central Appraisal District is in the process of soliciting approval from entities within its taxing jurisdiction to fund a remodel and expansion of its facility by June 2015. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

Magnolia daytime, nighttime curfew ordinance no longer in effect

After almost two hours of deliberation, residents burst into applause when Magnolia City Council members decided not to make a motion to re-establish a curfew for minors during school hours and from midnight to 6 a.m. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Humana CEO donates 14 acres of land to Tomball for new park

The Tomball City Council confirmed the donation of 14 acres of land to be used for a city park at its July 7 meeting and has instructed city staff to move forward with legal processes to accept the donation. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tom Jackson will assume his new role as CEO of Tomball Regional Medical Center later this summer.

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Tomball Regional Medical Center names new CEO

Tomball Regional Medical Center has named a new chief executive officer to replace Bud Wethington, who is leaving Tomball to accept a job as CEO of College Station Medical Center. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened July 1 at 32910 FM 2978, Magnolia.

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens location in Magnolia

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a fast-casual restaurant chain, opened its newest Houston area franchise location July 1 in Magnolia. more »

Jul 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

LSCS accepts nominees for Small Business of the Year

Community members are now invited to submit nominations for the 28th annual Small Business of the Year awards banquet hosted by the Lone Star College System in November. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Cy-Fair

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 (4 Comments)

Many of the vacant land parcels along the Hwy. 249 corridor north of Spring Cypress Road are for sale and expected to be future retail or commercial developments.

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Retail, commercial growth on horizon for Hwy. 249 corridor

What was once a highway corridor lined with farmland and cattle pastures will transform dramatically over the next two years. About 500 acres of rural landscape is for sale along Hwy. 249 and is expected to be replaced with commercial developments. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Low inventory of housing leads to a seller’s market, new starts

Local real estate agents are classifying the housing market in the Tomball and Magnolia area as a seller’s market, which is a result of the depleted monthly inventory of available homes in the region. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Newest Montgomery County FEMA flood maps to go into effect in August

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has finalized new flood insurance rate maps for Montgomery County and is encouraging property owners with property along the county’s floodplains to purchase flood insurance, officials said. more »

Jul 2, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

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

Tuition rates on the rise for local, statewide colleges

Tuition continues to increase for colleges and universities statewide as enrollment grows at higher education institutions across Texas. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Lone Star College considers November bond election

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

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

As part of the Four Corners refurbishment, the right curve in front of the Tomball welcome sign will likely be replaced with a right turn lane along with other aesthetic and access improvements.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Tomball City Council proposes revamp to downtown sidewalks, Four Corners intersection

Tomball City Council members unanimously approved a motion June 16 to recommend the continuation of a mobility and access study along FM 2920 between Walnut and Pine Streets. more »

Jun 17, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia adopts county’s tax abatement policy

Magnolia City Council unanimously approved the adoption and implementation of the tax abatement policy used by Montgomery County at its June 10 meeting to help promote economic development and redevelopment within the city limits. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia Ridge, Magnolia, 77355/77354

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Jul 2, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Grand Texas unveils new construction timelines, 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 »

Jun 26, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia (11 Comments)

Cisco’s circulates petition to overturn 1944 liquor law

Cisco’s Salsa Company is working to circulate a petition aimed at striking down a 1944 liquor ordinance in Old Town Tomball. more »

Jun 30, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Officials from the Friendswood Development Company and the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for the groundbreaking of Woodtrace.

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new master-planned community Woodtrace

The Friendswood Development Company and the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the groundbreaking and ribbon cutting of Woodtrace—a new 488-acre, 840-home master-planned community under construction northwest of Tomball. more »

Jun 27, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

165-acre residential development coming to Magnolia area

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 »

Jun 19, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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)

A photo rendering of the entrance way to Woodtrace Development, a master-planned community on 488-acres near Tomball.

Courtesy Friendswood Development Company

Groundbreaking set for new master-planned community near Tomball

Friendswood Development Company is in the beginning stages of constructing a new 488-acre master-planned community to be unveiled at a June 27 groundbreaking event hosted by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. more »

Jun 12, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Steven Head, sole finalist for chancellor of the Lone Star College System, addresses a group of staff and administration June 10.

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Lone Star College System names Steve Head sole finalist for chancellor

The Lone Star College System board of trustees named Steve Head, president of LSC–North Harris, as the sole finalist for the open chancellor position June 10 at a special meeting. The board voted unanimously. more »

Jun 11, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia police chief selected as one of 30 law enforcement executives to attend IACP conference

Magnolia Chief of Police Domingo Ibarra has been selected as one of 30 police chiefs in the country to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police—MacArthur Foundation Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Juvenile Justice in September more »

Jun 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

In the past 14 months, the "Houston: The City WIth No Limits" campaign—headed by Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans and GHP board member—compiled market research, citywide survey results, focus group sessions and interviews to help highlight the city’s cultural offerings, dining and retail scene, public green spaces, and business environment, Rootes said.

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Greater Houston Partnership rolls out ‘City With No Limits’ campaign

The Greater Houston Partnership launched a new campaign June 3 in an effort to improve the perception of Houston’s image and attract top talent to the local workforce. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia officials have mixed reactions on sales tax increase

Voters in Montgomery County Emergency Services District 10 passed a proposition by a narrow margin May 10 to increase the sales and use tax by 1 percent to better fund the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia (1 Comments)

Employment opportunities expand in Tomball, Magnolia

Private education, management of companies, arts and entertainment, finance and insurance, and manufacturing are among the fastest growing areas of employment in the ZIP codes that unofficially make up the Tomball and Magnolia region. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

FM 2978 corridor on verge of more commercial growth, lane expansion

More than 650 acres of land are for sale along FM 2978 between Spring Creek and Woodlands Parkway. However, developers and Realtors believe widespread development could still be two to three years away more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

The 385-acre ExxonMobil campus under construction in Spring will include more than 20 buildings and house more than 10,000 employees.

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Construction continues on 385-acre, energy-efficient ExxonMobil campus

With employee relocation to the ExxonMobil campus already underway this spring, a company official said construction of the 385-acre campus will be complete by mid-2015. more »

Jun 4, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

Photos by Jesse Mendoza

Doyal, Riley win respective runoff races

Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley won their respective Montgomery County primary runoff elections May 27 and both will take office come January 2015, as neither faces a Democratic challenger in the Nov. 4 election. more »

Jun 4, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

Incumbent Kristi Baker won her bid for re-election to the MISD school board and was sworn in May 19.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Newly elected Magnolia ISD board members sworn in to office May 19

Incumbent Kristi Baker and newcomer Joe Duncan were sworn in to their positions May 19 at the Magnolia ISD school board meeting. more »

Jun 4, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

Lori Klein Quinn was sworn in as Tomball’s newest council member at the May 19 meeting.

Photo by David Pollan

Tomball passes all amendments to city charter, elects Lori Quinn as its newest council member

The city of Tomball voters passed all 34 proposed amendments to the city’s home rule charter in the election held May 10. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

School teacher Brenda Hoppe was sworn in at the May 13 council meeting.

Photo by David Pollan

Hoppe ousts incumbent Schermerhorn in race for Magnolia City Council Position 4

School teacher Brenda Hoppe won the race for Magnolia City Council Position 4, ousting incumbent Jo Ann Schermerhorn with 59.15 percent to Schermerhorn’s 40.85 percent. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Manufacturing company to relocate headquarters to Tomball

Tomball City Council members unanimously approved a motion at the June 2 meeting permitting Grimes Industrial, Inc. to relocate its headquarters to Tomball. more »

Jun 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

By the Numbers – Tomball, Magnolia Demographics

Demographic information for Tomball, Magnolia

The Great American Rug Co.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Tomball store specializes in high-tech services

Locatelli's Pizza

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Owners tout fresh, made-from-scratch menu

City Secretaries

Tomball, Magnolia officials manage various operations

Tomball Bowl

Photo by Liza Winkler

New owners pull bowling alley out of the gutter

Hurricane preparedness

Officials stress safety, planning during season

SHSU–The Woodlands Nursing

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Campus to offer 2 new programs to meet job demand

Isaac Decker

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Canadian cobbler credited for settling Tomball area

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