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

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.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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.

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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

Speedsportz Racing Park co-owner Alan Rudolph races in the same type of karts that will be used on the Grand Texas performance track.

Mary Ann Hegvold

Grand Texas set to debut new attraction in late 2015

Officials developing the future 610-acre Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District under construction in New Caney announced Feb. 23 a new 30-acre attraction will debut in late 2015. more »

Feb 24, 2015 10:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

A proposed high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas could utilize the N700-I Bullet System train currently used by Japan Central Railway throughout Japan.

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

After two possible rail lines were identified by the Texas Department of Transportation last fall, Texas Central Railway announced its final corridor recommendation Feb. 17. more »

Feb 17, 2015 9:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia 11 Comments

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Magnolia to welcome Mardi Gras on the Stroll

From live music to an umbrella parade, residents are invited to partake in the city of Magnolia’s third annual Mardi Gras on the Stroll Feb. 14 throughout the downtown area. more »

Feb 13, 2015 5:28 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia area traffic lane closures

The following is a list of lane closures due to construction projects in and around the Tomball and Magnolia area, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Feb 12, 2015 12:47 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball ISD

Tomball ISD presents updates on new school construction, bond sales

The Tomball ISD board of trustees presented updates Feb. 9 on four new schools scheduled to open for the 2015–16 and 2016–17 academic years and plans to sell previous bonds by the end of March. more »

Feb 12, 2015 10:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Lee Ann Nutt will begin her role as the official president of Lone Star College–Tomball Feb. 15.

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Lone Star College–Tomball names new president

Previously serving as acting president since August, Lee Ann Nutt will begin her role as the official president of Lone Star College–Tomball on Feb. 15. more »

Feb 10, 2015 4:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

County judges discuss Houston-area growth

The Harris and Montgomery county judges led a discussion Jan. 22 at a North Houston Association meeting regarding growth in the Greater Houston area. more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein

Harris, Montgomery county concrete production industry in high demand

As construction continues to boom in the Greater Houston area, the concrete production industry in Harris and Montgomery counties has reached its highest demand within the past five years. more »

Feb 4, 2015 10:10 AM Tomball | Magnolia

The restaurant serves a Who’s Your Daddy? burger with two pounds of beef, cheese and dressings.

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Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili

In 1975, an appreciation for homecooked food led Ron Baber to shift gears from his manufacturing industry career and open the first Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili in Oklahoma. more »

Feb 4, 2015 9:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owner Nancy Jarrett (center), with niece Wendy Clark and sister Penny Westrup, displays her own ceramic.

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Nancys Fancys Ceramics

Nancys Fancys Ceramics serves as a getaway for customers of all ages looking to reminisce with friends while creating lasting memories through works of art. more »

Feb 4, 2015 9:45 AM Tomball | Magnolia