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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.

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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

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

Klein Wealth Management named Small Business of the Year in Tomball

The Lone Star College System honored Klein Wealth Management with the title of small business of the year for the Tomball area at a Nov. 20 awards banquet. more »

Nov 24, 2014 5:09 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Harris County clinics see benefits from restored funds for mental health

Efforts to expand mental health services in Harris County have been ongoing since the close of the 2013 legislative session when $332 million was restored to mental health services in Texas. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM , Cy-Fair

Deborah Rose Miller, Magnolia ISD board of trustees president, gathers with other community members to celebrate the life of Patsy Williams.

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Magnolia City Hall dedicated in honor of late mayor pro tem

A group of residents and city officials gathered for a ceremony Nov. 11 to honor and dedicate Magnolia City Hall to late Mayor Pro Tem Patsy Williams. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:35 PM Tomball | Magnolia

More access to health care creating nursing shortage

Both Harris and Montgomery counties are low on nurses, and both areas parallel a nursing shortage that can be seen at the national level. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , , The Woodlands

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Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

County clinics see benefits from restored mental health dollars

Efforts to expand mental health services in Harris County have been ongoing since the close of the 2013 legislative session when $332 million was restored to mental health services in Texas. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM , Spring | Klein

Magnolia nonprofit hosts winter clothing, bedding drive

As temperatures continue to drop, nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans in Magnolia is prepping for the winter season by hosting a clothing and bedding drive for residents in need. more »

Nov 7, 2014 4:37 PM Tomball | Magnolia

New Tomball hotel slated to open in March 2016

Clarus Hotels and JTS Development, Ltd. officials are in the process of designing plans for a new hotel expected to open in March 2016 at the corner of Hwy. 249 and Medical Complex Drive in Tomball. more »

Nov 6, 2014 11:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Cisco's Salsa Company owner Laura Wilson celebrates the overturning of the 1944 liquor ordinance on election night.

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Voters support removal of Old Town Tomball liquor ordinance

Voters overwhelmingly supported the removal of the 1944 liquor ordinance in Old Town Tomball. more »

Nov 5, 2014 2:55 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Country Bumpkins Cafe serves authentic Southern dishes, such as its signature Bumpkin burger. ($8.25)

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Country Bumpkins Cafe

With a cozy, country-style interior and lounging areas on the patio, Country Bumpkins Cafe in Tomball aims to transport diners back to a more rural time period through its authentic Southern dishes and friendly dinner conversations. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Pharmacist David Yousenasna opened Tomball Health Mart in the Tomball Medical Plaza in August 2009.

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Tomball Health Mart

Tucked inside the Tomball Medical Plaza, Tomball Health Mart offers a convenient alternative to the traditional, big-box neighborhood pharmacy with personalized patient consultations and a prescription delivery service. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Dance Connections owner Kaitlin Hanus (front left) demonstrates a dance move for her hip-hop students.

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Dance Connections

When she was a child, Kaitlin Hanus said she dreamed of becoming a dance teacher and studio owner. In December 2013, Hanus, 20, took ownership of Dance Connections—the same studio where she began taking lessons at age 4. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Harris, Montgomery county clinics benefit from mental health dollars

The 83rd Texas Legislature restored $332 million to fund mental health and substance use disorders for the 2014-15 biennium. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:25 AM , Tomball | Magnolia