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.

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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

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

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 10 race

Q&A with Michael McCaul and Tawana Walter-Cadien more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Construction started on the Bluejack National 18-hole golf course and community, which is being designed by Tiger Woods, in late July. The location is the site of the former Blaketree National Golf Club.

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Bluejack National begins construction on Tiger Woods-designed golf course

Construction of the Bluejack National golf course started late July in Montgomery County, and a company spokesman said it could be ready for play by fall 2015. The course and its amenities will be accessible through private memberships only. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

A rendition of the proposed master-planned, mixed-use development Greystar Development is seeking to build in Tomball at the northeast corner of Hwy. 249 and Holderrieth Road.

Courtesy Greystar Development

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. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

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 (1 Comments)

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

Transportation Updates

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

Public Education Focus 2014

Tomball ISD, Magnolia ISD 2013–14 STAAR results

ComQuest Academy

Photos by Liza Winkler

Tomball charter school offers specialized learning

Classic Hair

Photo by Liza Winkler

Tomball salon celebrates 30 years in business

Red Caboose Farm B&B

Photo by Dionna Moore

Bed-and-breakfast offers quiet, peaceful respite

Mel's Country Cafe

Photo by Liza Winkler

Cafe has served community for 20 years

Brandon Creighton

Photo courtesyBrandon Creighton

Q&A with newly elected Texas District 4 senator

Inside Info: Charter Schools

An inside look at charter schools

2014 Public Golf Course Guide

A guide to Tomball/Magnolia area public golf courses


Photo courtesy Marvin Earl “Bu

Town transforms, flourishes over the years

Real Estate: Cimarron Country

Vote 2014: Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner

Q&A with Jack Cagle and M.I. Badat

2014 Outdoors Guide

Higher Education Focus 2014

Beer and Wine Guide 2014

Private School Guide 2014

2014 Health Care Directory

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