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Matt Stephens

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2012 but has been reporting on The Woodlands and South Montgomery County since March 2010. His reporting focuses primarily on local government, transportation, economic development and local businesses. Matt grew up in Tomball, Texas, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Developer announces $250 million mixed-use development near The Woodlands

Houston-based developer PinPoint Commercial has announced plans April 24 to break ground on Woodland Creek, a mixed-use development on a 75-acre site near The Woodlands on Sawdust Road, southeast of Sawmill Road. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Spring | Klein (4 Comments)

Kroger Marketplace prepares for April 11 opening

Residents in Spring and Tomball will not have to go far for many of their consumer needs, as a new Kroger Marketplace will open at 24350 Kuykendahl Road April 11, featuring more than 120,000 square feet of groceries, gas, pharmaceutical needs and eve more »

Apr 9, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Growth spurs new schools, expansions in Klein ISD

Klein High School students will walk the halls of a completely new building in August, one of several significant projects funded by $646.9 million in bonds approved in 2008. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Spring | Klein

Spring ISD continues superintendent search

Spring ISD and consulting firm School Executive Consulting Inc. continue to search for a new superintendent to replace former superintendent Ralph Draper, who retired Jan. 31 after nine years with the school district. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Spring | Klein

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Clementine's offers a diverse menu, including country food, Italian, steak, seafood, burgers and salads.

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Clementine’s Restaurant

When Elias Deek purchased Clementine’s Restaurant in 1980, there were few eateries on FM 1960. The small, 1,295-square-foot restaurant served large crowds of a community that was just beginning to be developed. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Spring | Klein (1 Comments)

The restaurant’s cupcakes are made with cream butter and fresh ingredients.

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The Cupcake Shack

As a product of generations of Southern cooks and a family with a background and passion for food, Amber Stephens-Box takes her cupcakes and cuisine seriously. more »

Feb 12, 2014 The Woodlands

Grilled lamb chops are among the fresh entrees served at La Trattoria Tuscano.

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La Trattoria Tuscano

With more than 50 years of knowledge in the restaurant and hospitality industries, Bob Ham designed the menu at La Trattoria Tuscano around food he makes in his own kitchen at home—comforting Italian dishes with fresh ingredients. more »

Dec 12, 2013 The Woodlands

The restaurant offers friendly staff and dozens of TVs showcasing sporting events.

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Tailgators Pub & Grill

The most restaurant experience Jim Hallers had before opening Tailgators Pub & Grill in March 2009 was a job as a bus boy when he was 16. more »

Aug 8, 2013 The Woodlands