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Liza Winkler

Incumbent Robert Hebert re-elected to Fort Bend County judge position

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Robert Hebert announced his victory for the position of Fort Bend County judge over opponent James Pirtle. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:20 PM Vote Houston Metro

Incumbent Kathy Handler re-elected to Tomball ISD board of trustees Position 1

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Kathy Handler was re-elected to the Position 1 seat on the Tomball ISD board of trustees by a significant margin over opponent Joseph Ferguson. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:13 PM Vote Houston Metro

The Grand Texas theme park in New Caney will feature a Texas and western theme.

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More details announced for Grand Texas park

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, said the CEO of the company behind the project. more »

Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands 4 Comments

Residents address Magnolia City Council, voice concerns on Magnolia Ridge PID plan

A large group of residents filled the Magnolia City Hall chambers Jan. 13 to voice concerns regarding the assessment plan for the Magnolia Ridge Phase 1 public improvement district. more »

Jan 14, 2015 4:09 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Community Update – Development plans continue for former Camp Strake site in Conroe

More plans were announced in 2014 for the former Camp Strake site, which was purchased in July 2013 by the Johnson Development Corp. Construction is expected to begin on a new development at the former site of Camp Strake in Conroe along the corner o more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

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Magnolia Education Foundation awards MISD grants

The Magnolia Education Foundation awarded nearly 20 teachers and principals more than $22,000 in grants for innovative project proposals during the Jan. 12 Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting. more »

Jan 13, 2015 3:47 PM Tomball | Magnolia

New master-planned community coming to Tomball area

Developers are slated to break ground in March or April on a new 325-acre master-planned community five miles west of Tomball along FM 2920. more »

Jan 8, 2015 9:45 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Magnolia officials explore plan to improve downtown parking, mobility

Magnolia residents could see significant improvements regarding mobility and aesthetics in the downtown area if a new parking study comes to fruition in the near future. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:50 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owner Mary Tipton said business has been steady since opening in October 2014.

Liza Winkler

Easel Street

Since Easel Street opened in October 2014, owner Mary Tipton has updated the site of her mother-in-law Dora’s former art studio of nearly 40 years with a new name, concept and customer base. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:45 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owner Ariana Hauser (center) plans to add new vendors and inventory in 2015.

Liza Winkler

Frou Frou Galore

Since relocating from Old Town Spring in May, Frou Frou Galore has doubled its customer base and strengthened the shop’s artisan co-op with a more extensive selection of boutique merchandise, owner Ariana Hauser said. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Boiling Cajun owner Richard Choi said his family plans to open another location in late 2015.

Liza Winkler

Boiling Cajun

Since September, Boiling Cajun has aimed to fill a void in the Tomball restaurant scene by serving a fusion of San Francisco-inspired Cajun and Asian dishes. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:25 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Montgomery County welcomes new leadership

With the start of 2015, the residents of Montgomery County have experienced a change in leadership with the appointment of a new county judge and Precinct 2 commissioner. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

The business plans to expand and allow vendors to sell outdoor wares in early 2015.

Liza Winkler

Cherry Street Antiques

Offering a variety of wares dating as far back as the mid-1800s, Cherry Street Antiques has found quick success in the Tomball community since opening in July 2013. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:10 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia see farms decline, development rise

Tomball and Magnolia—a landscape dominated by farmland for several generations of families—has been transformed into a bustling corridor by developers. more »

Jan 7, 2015 8:00 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

U.S. Representative, 8th District of Texas

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New bill plans to alter Social Security provision, aid local public servants

A new bill recently filed by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, aims to alter a long-standing Social Security provision. more »

Dec 30, 2014 1:11 PM Tomball | Magnolia 3 Comments

Magnolia officials discuss possibility of permitting in-city MUDs

A number of local officials gathered for a special meeting and joint planning workshop at City Hall Dec. 11 to discuss the possibility of creating Magnolia’s first in-city municipal utility districts for future development. more »

Dec 22, 2014 5:44 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia nonprofit to host winter food drive

In preparation for the December holidays, nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans is hosting a food drive to collect canned goods and supplies for families in need within the Magnolia ISD area. more »

Dec 4, 2014 5:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Homelessness on the rise in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, named Texas’ sixth fastest-growing county by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, has seen a significant surge in population and new development in recent years. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:43 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia moves forward with water, sewer line extension

With several land annexations approved since June 2014, city of Magnolia officials are moving forward with a $5 million project to extend water and sewer lines beginning in March 2015 to new properties along the FM 1488 and FM 149 corridor. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Bluejack National to open for play in October 2015

With construction underway since June, Bluejack National is now accepting membership registration for its 18-hole golf course set to open for play in October 2015. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Fajitas del mar is a popular dish among customers at Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant.

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Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant

In November 2013, three brothers and several other members of the Nunez family combined decades of cooking experience and a passion for customer service to launch their first establishment in Magnolia—Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:23 AM Tomball | Magnolia

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Billy Tidwell

After the city of Tomball announced his appointment Oct. 6, Billy Tidwell officially took on his new role as head of the Tomball Police Department on Nov. 10. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:21 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia Police Department begins search for new chief

With the recent resignation of Magnolia Police Chief Domingo Ibarra, the city has appointed an interim replacement and begun its search for a new chief to take the helm of the department. more »

Dec 2, 2014 11:12 AM Tomball | Magnolia