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Montgomery County to vote on $350 million road bond

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Montgomery County to vote on $350 million road bond

Montgomery County voters will have an opportunity to head to the polls May 9 and weigh in on a $350 million mobility bond referendum representing 77 roadway projects.

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Local manufacturing industry sees effects of oil price decline

Despite steady growth in the Greater Houston area oil and gas industry over the past few years, several large-scale manufacturing companies with branches in Tomball and Magnolia have announced companywide layoffs because of the shift more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:16 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball Police Department purchases body-worn cameras, real-time streaming

In line with a growing trend across the nation, the Tomball Police Department moved forward with new equipment purchases of $20,000 for body-worn cameras and $20,000 for real-time streaming capabilities on 13 police vehicles in mid-March. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:34 AM Tomball | Magnolia

MISD gears up for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme course options in 2016-17

In an effort to offer another avenue for college preparatory curriculum, Magnolia ISD administrators are in the process of applying for authorization to become the first district in Montgomery County to offer the program. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:32 AM Tomball | Magnolia

FM 2978 corridor to receive improvements through Proposition 1, federal, TxDOT funds

The FM 2978 corridor is expected to receive some long-anticipated mobility improvements in late 2015 or early 2016. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:26 AM Tomball | Magnolia

On June 25, Harris County commissioners heard a proposal about the potential next steps for the Astrodome, which was deemed unfit for occupancy in 2009.

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Update: Panel report suggests converting Astrodome into $240-million multi-use park

An Urban Land Institute advisory panel report has recommended Harris County turn the 50-year-old Astrodome into a massive indoor, multi-use park that could cost more than $242 million to construct. more »

Mar 30, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 2 Comments

Candidates announced for Magnolia City Council, MISD school board

Magnolia City Council and the Magnolia ISD board of trustees will hold elections on May 9 for several positions. more »

Mar 27, 2015 11:45 AM Tomball | Magnolia

FM 2978 corridor to receive mobility improvements

The FM 2978 corridor is expected to receive some long-anticipated mobility improvements in late 2015 or early 2016. more »

Mar 25, 2015 5:49 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Harris and Montgomery counties are in negotiations to move forward with plans to create tolled main lanes from Spring Cypress to FM 1774 on Hwy. 249.

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249 Partnership details Phase 1 construction, future of Hwy. 249 expansion project

In a March 19 meeting at Magnolia City Hall, officials with the 249 Partnership from Tomball, Magnolia and Navasota provided updates on the construction of the Tomball Tollway and future phases of the Hwy. 249 expansion project. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Tomball City Council approves brewpub land use

The ordinance amendment defines microbreweries and brewpubs as an official type of land use within the city limits. more »

Mar 18, 2015 11:20 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

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Blue Bell Creameries breaks ground on newest center in Tomball

Blue Bell Creameries has begun construction on its fifth Greater Houston area distribution center scheduled to open in July behind Wal-Mart near the intersection of Hwy. 249 and Spring Cypress Road in Tomball. more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:54 PM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

Montgomery County residents voice opinions on road bond referendum

For nearly two hours during the March 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, residents voiced their opinions regarding the inclusion of the Woodlands Parkway extension in the county’s road bond referendum. more »

Mar 10, 2015 9:18 PM

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Live Well! in Magnolia health initiative kicks off this weekend

The eight-week citywide health and lifestyle initiative will be held Saturdays throughout March and April at the covered pavilion in Unity Park from 9 to 10:30 a.m. more »

Mar 6, 2015 3:40 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition endorses Montgomery County mobility bond

In a March 5 meeting with Montgomery County stakeholders, the Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition voted to endorse the $350 million mobility bond election scheduled for May 9. more »

Mar 6, 2015 10:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

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

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. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:05 AM , , 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

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