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Lone Star College breaks ground on new Creekside Center

Several local officials gathered Oct. 15 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Lone Star College System’s new Creekside Center at the corner of West New Harmony Trail and Kuykendahl Road.

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TBPW hosts annual fall food festival Oct. 21

The Tomball Business and Professional Women organization will host its annual Fall Food Festival on Oct. 21 to raise money to provide scholarships to local women seeking to enhance their education or careers. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

SHSU announces plans for Montgomery County's first medical school

Sam Houston State University is working toward a deal with the Johnson Development Corporation to build a medical school on the site of the former Camp Strake property, which the development company purchased last year. more »

Oct 17, 2014 The Woodlands

Officials discuss details for proposed Lone Star College–Magnolia Center

Local officials held a forum Oct. 15 to discuss more details regarding the new Magnolia Center. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Zomball in Tomball gives children a chance to trick-or-treat early.

Courtesy of Mike Baxter

Festive events to kick off in Tomball, Magnolia

Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to showcase a variety of Halloween and Renaissance-era costumes this weekend during two annual events open to the public in the Tomball and Magnolia area. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Liza Winkler

Tomball City Council appoints new police chief

City Council members announced the appointment of Billy Tidwell to fill the role of outgoing Tomball Police Chief Rob Hauck—who will now serve as assistant city manager for Tomball—at the Oct. 6 meeting. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

TOMAGWA implements new fundraising campaign

With a record-level of new patients this year, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries launched a new campaign Oct. 1 to raise funds for additional resources and meet the clinic’s growing demand for service. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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

Transportation officials said road projects, such as the widening of FM 2920, could be funded if Proposition 1 passes.

Photo by Jesse Mendoza

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. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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 »

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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 2 Comments

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.

Liza Winkler

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

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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