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Experts remain optimistic amid falling oil prices

Experts remain optimistic amid falling oil prices

The drop in oil prices over the last six months has been welcome news for many drivers at the gas pump. But in Houston, which is considered the energy capital of the world, the lower prices could also mean setbacks for the economy.

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Fire Ant Brewing Company is ramping up plans to open their first brewpub in winter 2015 or early 2016 along Market Street in Old Town Tomball.

Fire Ant Brewing Company

New brewpub headed to Old Town Tomball

A group of local homebrewers are fueling a longtime passion of craft beer and ramping up plans to open their first brewpub in winter 2015 or early 2016 along Market Street in Old Town Tomball. more »

Mar 5, 2015 3:58 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Proposed Tomball public improvement district may signal tax increases for new residents

Newcomers to northeast Tomball could be facing an increase in property taxes when purchasing future homes in the proposed Yaupon Trails subdivision. more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:05 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Texas officials debate future of public education system in 84th Legislature

With the 84th Texas Legislature underway, state representatives and senators plan to address a number of pressing issues, including one of the state’s most often debated topics—public education. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:10 AM Tomball | Magnolia

TxDOT begins construction on FM 1488 overpass at FM 149 intersection

Nearly two years after the project was expected to break ground, construction is now underway on the long-awaited overpass at the intersection of FM 1488 and FM 149 in Magnolia. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia police work to combat distracted driving, DWI cases

Tomball and Magnolia law enforcement authorities are working to make the roads safer by honing in on two of the most common reasons for car crashes and fatalities—distracted driving and driving while intoxicated. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:40 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Construction costs shape plans for development in Greater Houston area

An increase in building material costs and a shortage of skilled laborers—two problems construction companies in the Greater Houston area faced in 2014—are expected to continue in 2015. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:30 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Construction crews plan to break ground on the new 30,000-square-foot Triumph Center Feb. 28 in Magnolia.

Sandra How

New medical center planned for Magnolia

The Magnolia area will soon be home to a new two-story, 30,000-square-foot medical center. more »

Feb 27, 2015 4:11 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Speedsportz Racing Park co-owner Alan Rudolph races in the same type of karts that will be used on the Grand Texas performance track.

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Grand Texas set to debut new attraction in late 2015

Officials developing the future 610-acre Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District under construction in New Caney announced Feb. 23 a new 30-acre attraction will debut in late 2015. more »

Feb 24, 2015 10:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

New program combines vehicle stickers

Texas will soon combine vehicle registration and inspection stickers in its new “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 8 Comments

Montgomery County sets May election date for $350 million road bond

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9—even with public concerns being raised about the effect a proposed Woodlands Parkway extension would have on traffic in The Woodlands. more »

Feb 23, 2015 6:02 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Brady calls for Homeland Security funding

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, toured Montgomery, Madison and Grimes counties with local law enforcement Feb. 19 in a series of press conferences calling on U.S. Senate democrats to stop filibustering the DHS funding. more »

Feb 20, 2015 1:03 PM The Woodlands

A proposed high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas could utilize the N700-I Bullet System train currently used by Japan Central Railway throughout Japan.

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Texas Central Railway recommends final corridor selection for proposed high-speed rail

After two possible rail lines were identified by the Texas Department of Transportation last fall, Texas Central Railway announced its final corridor recommendation Feb. 17. more »

Feb 17, 2015 9:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia 11 Comments

Tana Ross

Magnolia to welcome Mardi Gras on the Stroll

From live music to an umbrella parade, residents are invited to partake in the city of Magnolia’s third annual Mardi Gras on the Stroll Feb. 14 throughout the downtown area. more »

Feb 13, 2015 5:28 PM Tomball | Magnolia

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Tomball ISD presents updates on new school construction, bond sales

The Tomball ISD board of trustees presented updates Feb. 9 on four new schools scheduled to open for the 2015–16 and 2016–17 academic years and plans to sell previous bonds by the end of March. more »

Feb 12, 2015 10:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Members of the Texas House of Representatives present John and Jennifer Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper publishers and founders, with a resolution declaring Feb. 11 as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the Capitol.

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Texas legislators recognize Feb. 11 as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the Capitol

The Texas House and Senate approved resolutions Feb. 11 declaring it Community Impact Newspaper Day at the state Capitol. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:29 PM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Road Bond Committee sets proposal date

Road Bond Committee will present project list Feb. 23 more »

Feb 10, 2015 5:03 PM The Woodlands

Lee Ann Nutt will begin her role as the official president of Lone Star College–Tomball Feb. 15.

Lone Star College System

Lone Star College–Tomball names new president

Previously serving as acting president since August, Lee Ann Nutt will begin her role as the official president of Lone Star College–Tomball on Feb. 15. more »

Feb 10, 2015 4:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Greater Houston area priority projects identified for Prop 1 funding

A handful of unfunded transportation projects in the Greater Houston area may see new funding this year as money gets redirected to the State Highway Fund thanks to the passing of Proposition 1 last November. more »

Feb 4, 2015 4:50 PM Cy-Fair

Tomball master-planned community to undergo Phase 1 expansion by mid-2016

Friendswood Development Company announced the acquisition of a 200-acre tract from the Martens family to expand the Wildwood at NorthPointe master-planned community near Boudreaux and Telge roads in the coming years. more »

Feb 4, 2015 3:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia growth trends parallel rise in crime

As Greater Houston area development and population growth continue to sprawl outward into Tomball and Magnolia, local law enforcement entities and residents are ramping up efforts to combat an increase in specific crime rates in the community. more »

Feb 4, 2015 9:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia

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Magnolia shop offers fashion, home decor

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Owner turns hobby into homebrewing shop

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Factory handcrafts authentic Mexican dishes

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Houston leaders discuss future of water resources

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Tomball nonprofit advocates for women's education

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Apartment complex is home to historic remains

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