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Greystar Development proposed mixed-use development

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Developer seeks to build master-planned community in Tomball

Greystar Development presented plans to Tomball City Council Aug. 18 for a master-planned development to be built at the northeast corner of Hwy. 249 and Holderrieth Road.

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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

Rise in drought index levels in Montgomery County sparks notice from fire marshal

With the summer heat and lack of rainfall pushing much of Montgomery County’s drought index close to 2011 levels, Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams warned residents in the western part of the county of the dangers of burning. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball Regional parent company falls victim to cyberattack

Community Health Systems, parent company of Tomball Regional Medical Center, announced Aug. 19 that its computer network fell victim to a criminal cyberattack believed to have occurred in April and June 2014. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

 The splash pad and play set are popular attractions for the children who come to Unity Park.

Photo by David Pollan

Magnolia City Council approves land donation for new inclusive park

Magnolia council members unanimously approved a land donation from the school district Aug. 12 for the construction of the city’s first inclusive playground in Unity Park designed to better accommodate people with disabilities and seniors. more »

Aug 18, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

Montgomery County Food Bank expands facility, services

The Montgomery County Food Bank relocated to a new 60,000-square-foot facility in late July to have more room to expand its services and better serve the community in the future. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

TRMC performs operation using advanced robotic surgical system

Tomball Regional Medical Center recently utilized robotic surgery to perform an operation at its facility, making it the first hospital in northwest Houston to do so. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

H-GAC accepting public input to develop 2040 transportation plan

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is accepting public input to update its transportation plan to serve as the framework for future road projects in the Greater Houston area. more »

Aug 8, 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

Magnolia City Council proposes decrease to rollback tax rate

The Magnolia City Council unanimously supported a proposed one-cent decrease to the rollback tax rate for the 2015 fiscal year at a special meeting Aug. 6. The proposed tax rate will reduce the rate from $.4786 to $.4629. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball pursues funding for improvements to FM 2920

The city of Tomball is pursuing infrastructure improvements to FM 2920—the city’s major east-west thoroughfare—as well as building and planning for alternative east-west corridors designed to increase mobility and reduce congestion through the city. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Brandon Creighton wins Senate district 4 runoff election

Texas Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, will be the newest senator in the Texas Senate, after winning the Aug. 5 runoff special election by a margin of 7,846 votes over Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, according to unofficial results. more »

Aug 5, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

Many Magnolia-area residents to pay higher water rates come September

Residents in numerous Magnolia and Pinehurst area subdivisions will notice an increase in their water bills come Sept. 1 as part of continuing efforts in south Montgomery County to reduce reliance on groundwater sources. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Voters to determine fate of state highway fund

Texas voters will decide in the November election whether money from oil and gas production tax revenues can be used to help fund the state’s transportation projects. more »

Aug 6, 2014 , Tomball | Magnolia

Environmental study begins on possible routes for high-speed rail connecting Houston to Dallas

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation have started work on an environmental impact statement for the Texas Central Railway, a proposed 240-mile high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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Inverness Estates, 77375

Inverness Estates—situated in Tomball with easy access to Hwy. 249 and I-45—offers its residents a multitude of activities and amenities. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

International students struggling to find homes in Greater Houston area

Several international exchange students bound for local school districts in the Greater Houston area are in search of a home during their stay in the United States. more »

Jul 30, 2014 Spring | Klein

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. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Cy-Fair

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

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.

Courtesy TOMAGWA

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

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.

Courtesy Tomball Regional Medical Center

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.

Courtesy Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

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)

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