Andrea Bolt

Mitchell Tate has owned and operated SK8 Town for the past 10 years.

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SK8 Town

Though times have changed as society has made its way into the digital age, old school fun still exists, and Mitchell Tate will be waiting to lace up one of his 700 pairs of skates for those who would rather hit the roller rink. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:15 PM The Woodlands

The Woodlands Watch program is part of The Woodlands’ community-oriented policing efforts in which neighbors help look out for the safety of others.

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Woodlands Watch

In The Woodlands, knowing one’s neighbors is not only considered an act of courtesy, but often considered a necessity that is tied to maintaining a safer community. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:11 PM The Woodlands

The Montgomery County Women’s Center provides programs and assistance for abused women.

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Montgomery County Women’s Center

Each year, the Montgomery County Women’s Center receives about 15,000 calls to its crisis hotline, a “staggering” number that MCWC Executive Director Sarah Raleigh said is steadily increasing and keeping their shelter booked. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:09 PM The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North moves forward with water, sewer rehabilitation project

The City of Oak Ridge North is continuing with its sanitary sewer and water rehabilitation project, installing clean-outs on burst pipe lines and a new waterline on Robinson Road. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:05 PM , The Woodlands

Shenandoah seeking independent traffic study

The Shenandoah City Council is remaining firm in its opposition to the potential construction of a flyover by searching for a traffic engineer to conduct an independent study. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:05 PM , The Woodlands

Compadres Texas Cafe

With its menu combining Tex-Mex and homestyle favorites, Compadres Texas Cafe is every bit a Lone Star State neighborhood hangout with down-home charm. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:04 PM The Woodlands

Tammy Reel’s love of teaching evolved into her science academy.

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Madam Newton-Einstein’s Science Academy

Madam Newton-Einstein’s Science Academy is what most kids dream of what a science class should be. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:02 PM The Woodlands

The Portofino shopping center on I-45 has been one of the primary revenue generators for the City of Shenandoah.

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Shenandoah cashes in with commercial development

Although it has a population of only about 2,200 people, Shenandoah has established itself as a major player in the area’s commercial market while also experiencing strong real estate growth. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:00 PM The Woodlands

With Nordstrom planned to open in 2013, The Woodlands Mall is seeing an influx of high-end retailers.

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With Nordstrom on its way, mall increases high-end retailers

High-end retailer Nordstrom announced recently it would take over Sear’s current location in The Woodlands Mall in 2014. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:00 PM The Woodlands

Harris County Commissioners hear reports on tax rates, departments at mid-year review

The 2012 Harris County property tax rate will not increase from 62.9 cents per $100 of taxable value, but it has been slightly rebalanced after it was approved by commissioners in October. more »

Nov 8, 2012 4:00 PM , The Woodlands

Run, or walk, to your city's nearest sports-related charity event

Celebrating Houston's suburbs community charity race and events. more »

Oct 12, 2012 1:31 PM On the Town

Oak Ridge North’s aging infrastructure leads to increase in water, sewer rates

Oak Ridge North residents received a letter Sept. 27 from the City Council and Mayor Jim Kuykendall detailing the city’s decision to increase its water and sewer utility rates. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North’s comprehensive plan will focus partly on upgrading the city’s shopping centers.

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Comprehensive plan to create an image of Oak Ridge North’s future

Over the next few months City of Oak Ridge North government officials are working to put into action a comprehensive plan they hope will improve the 33 year-old community. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

An Interfaith of The Woodlands volunteer repairs a fence during a senior serviceevent hosted bi-annually by the nonprofit organization for low income residents.

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As area income levels drop, poverty levels rise

Despite its booming housing and job markets, and in stark contrast to its perception, poverty has increased in The Woodlands since 2000. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Woodlands Art League President Kim Abbati shows off member Suzie Baker’s oil portrait of Baker’s
daughter; the piece is titled “Midsummer.”

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The Woodlands Art League

The Woodlands Art League President Kim Abbati, surrounded by pastel portraits, oil paintings, and sculptures created by young and old alike, has an unparalleled belief in the community’s love for art. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Indian Springs Taste of the Village is a popular event put on by the Indian Springs Village Association.

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Village Associations

The Woodlands is known for its beautiful greenery, including the abundant trees, flora, fauna and grass, as well as its grassroots organizations like the village associations. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The D’Avignon family has owned and operated Greek Tony’s since its inception 30 years ago.

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Greek Tony’s Pizzeria & Sub Shop

Ryan D’Avignon’s secret to great subs, great pizza and community staying power is to be constantly involved within the community. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands 3 Comments

Work crews at Shadow Bend Park continue to remove dead trees while The Woodlands Township has enacted a tree replacement program.

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The Woodlands Township continues tree removal process, enacts replacement plan

The Woodland Township has begun implementation of its tree reforestation program following last year’s devastating drought that left more than 52,000 of the trees in the community dead. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Shenandoah begins improvement projects

The City of Shenandoah will spend about $1.7 million on several capital project ventures during the fourth quarter of 2012 and throughout 2013, including renovations to the city’s swimming pool and water distribution improvements. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah city leaders

It takes many mechanics to maintain a well-oiled machine, and oftentimes the main people responsible for such careful work, such as supporting staff, like to remain behind the scenes. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands