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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.

Photo courtesy Grand Texas

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

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.

Andrew Richardson

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

Two new schools to open in The Woodlands in the next two years

The Tomball ISD board of trustees presented updates Feb. 9 on four new schools scheduled to open in the 2015–16 and 2016–17 academic years, two of which are schools in The Woodlands. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The planned Grand Texas theme park in New Caney will feature two kart racing tracks.

Photo courtesy Mary Ann Hegvold

Racing park added to Grand Texas theme park

Officials developing the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District under construction in New Caney announced Feb. 23 that a new 30-acre attraction is expected to debut in December. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Texas Central Railway picks utility corridor as preferred route for high-speed rail line

Texas Central Railway recommended on Feb. 17 to the Federal Railroad Administration a utility corridor near Hwy. 290 as the sole option for a proposed high-speed rail route from Houston to Dallas. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM , The Woodlands 2 Comments

Blue Bell Creameries

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

A monument was placed at Spring Creek Park in 1966 to honor the site of the Tomball Confederate Powder Mill.

Courtesy Janet Wagner

Tomball Confederate Powder Mill

Spring Creek Park site marks fatal 1864 blast more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

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

Tomball P.E.O. Chapter President Kris Dewees (far left) and other members presented Beverliann Morgenstern Jan. 8 with a $1,000 continuing education scholarship.

Photo courtesy Kris Dewees

P.E.O.

With the organization’s history reaching back to 1869, a few local women saw a void in the Tomball community and gathered last May to create a new chapter of national nonprofit Philanthropic Educational Organization. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:40 AM Tomball | Magnolia

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

Texas Central Railway announced its final corridor recommendation Feb. 17 for the proposed construction of a 240-mile high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas by 2021. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

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

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

Owners Higinio (right) and Ascención Amado opened the Pinehurst cafe for GrandE Tamales in December.

Photo by Liza Winkler

GrandE Tamales

Born and raised in different parts of Mexico, Higinio and Ascención Amado moved to California at 16 years old and 10 years old, respectively. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owner Henry Cook opened Cypress Grape & Grain in Tomball in December 2013.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Cypress Grape & Grain

Drawing on his college hobby of beer brewing and winemaking, owner Henry Cook harbored his passion and skills into launching his first business—Cypress Grape & Grain in Tomball. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:15 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

From the Editor

Last March, I was sitting in the main auditorium of the Austin Convention Center covering the Interactive portion of the South by Southwest festival when I received a phone call that changed the course of my journalism career. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:10 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

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

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