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Ballot measure aims to drive road funding in Texas

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Ballot measure aims to drive road funding in Texas

Voters statewide will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to combat the state’s transportation funding woes and repair its ailing road infrastructure.

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Construction continues on Segment E of the Grand Parkway, which will be complete by late 2013.

Photo by Shawn Epps

National campaign aims to prioritize transportation funding in Congress

The Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition launched the Faster Better Safer campaign last week, urging Congress to address transportation funding next year. more »

Oct 2, 2014 Spring | Klein

LSCS calls for $485 million bond

Emphasizing a growing need for skilled workers in the region, the Lone Star College System is seeking voter approval Nov. 4 for a $485 million bond package just 18 months after voters denied a $500 million bond referendum in May 2013. more »

Oct 1, 2014 , , Tomball | Magnolia

Greater Houston area nonprofits, police combat human trafficking

The Greater Houston area 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 »

Oct 1, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

Montgomery County group seeks to increase participation in local elections

Despite the number of registered voters continuing to increase in Montgomery County, participation in local elections lags behind national and statewide elections, according to Montgomery County election office statistics. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball ISD school board Position 1 race

Interviews with Tomball ISD school board Position 1 candidates Joseph Ferguson and Kathy Handler more »

Oct 1, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Texas Senate, District 7 race

Interviews with Texas Senate, District 7 candidates Paul Bettencourt and Jim Davis more »

Oct 1, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 2 race

Interviews with U.S. House, Texas District 2 candidates Ted Poe and Niko Letsos more »

Oct 1, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Developers finalize plan for Camp Strake retail tract

Johnson Development Corporation and Fidelis Realty Partners finalized the acquisition of a 112-acre tract planned for future retail development at the former site of Camp Strake. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Courtesy Jeffery Ingram Memorial Foundation

Magnolia foundation to host scholarship fundraising event

The Jeffery Ingram Memorial Foundation is hosting a barbecue cook-off open to the public Sept. 26 and 27 to provide scholarships for Magnolia ISD high school students. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball ISD seeks parent volunteers to help define new attendance zones

Tomball ISD officials are seeking parent volunteers to serve on its Attendance Zone Realignment Committee to help create new school attendance zones to accommodate campuses slated to open in the next two school years. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

The Magnolia Police Department welcomed new K-9, Rocky, to the force at a Sept. 9 City Council meeting.

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Magnolia Police Department receives new K-9

After the community banded together to raise funds, the Magnolia Police Department is welcoming its second police K-9, Rocky, to the force. more »

Sep 16, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

City of Magnolia approves budget, lowers rollback tax rate

The city of Magnolia approved a $2.7 million budget for fiscal year 2014–15 that allows for a reduction in the rollback tax rate and significant increase in overall property valuation over last year. more »

Sep 15, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

The Texas Renaissance Festival welcomed 606,694 visitors this year, up from 2011's record breaking 490,000.

Courtesy Terre Albert

Foundation launches Renaissance Festival ticket sales, grant program

The Magnolia Community Foundation launches its fourth annual fundraising campaign and begins a new grant program Sept. 8 to benefit local nonprofit organizations through a partnership with the Texas Renaissance Festival. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Photo provided by Mike Baxter

Tomball Farmers Market finds new home in city

Tomball City Council unanimously approved a long-term use agreement Sept. 2, permitting the Tomball Farmers Market to relocate to a new downtown location. more »

Sep 4, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

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. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia poised for significant expansion

The city of Magnolia is setting the stage for significant future development and population growth with the annexation of several new land tracts in recent months. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

TISD, MISD explore avenues to manage accelerated growth

Tomball and Magnolia are among a group of 85 school districts across the state classified as “fast growth,” facing challenges related to a rise in student enrollment and maintaining competitive salaries. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Completion of FM 1774 widening in Magnolia delayed until spring 2015

The completion date for the project to widen FM 1774 through Magnolia—originally set for September 2014—has been delayed until early 2015 as a result of a number of subterranean utility and environmental conflicts. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

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

Transportation Updates

Find out what progress is being made on the roads near you

Vote 2014 Guide

Tomball, Magnolia voter's guide to the Nov. 4 election

City & County

Money matters: Montgomery County, Tomball and Magnolia officials approve budget, tax rates

Business

Photo by David Pollan

Owners grow online business into storefront

Dining

Photo courtesy Texas Beer Garden

Owner adds local flair to traditional biergarten

People

Photo by Shawn Epps

Q&A with chancellor of Lone Star College System

Community

Cities, county educate residents about law enforcement

Fall Festivals Guide 2014

History

Courtesy Montgomery County Histo

Early settlement dates back to 1830s

Real Estate

Photo by David Pollan

Village Creek, 77377

Election Q&A

Q&A with Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner candidates Jack Cagle and M.I. Badat

Public Education Focus 2014

Tomball ISD, Magnolia ISD 2013–14 STAAR results

Higher Education Focus 2014

2014 Public Golf Course Guide

A guide to Tomball/Magnolia area public golf courses

2014 Outdoors Guide

Tomball, Magnolia lane closures

Scheduled lane closures for the Tomball, Magnolia area

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