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Small cell network proposed for weak coverage areas

Crown Castle International Corp. has proposed installing a small cell network operation to improve cell phone coverage in parts of The Woodlands. more »

Mar 4, 2015 3:30 PM The Woodlands

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 1 Comments

Montgomery County officials approve May election date for $350 million mobility bond

The Commissioners Court unanimously approved Feb. 23 a $350 million road bond election for May 9. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Panel of water officials

Paul Nelson (left)
Nelson has served as the assistant general manager of the LSGCD since 2011, and has prior experience in water conservation and long-range water planning. Nelson worked for the Public Works and Engineering Department for the city of Houston and spent five years with the NHCRWA.
Mike Turco (center)
Turco has served as the general manager of the Harris/Galveston and Fort Bend subsidence districts since 2013 and is responsible for the management of district operations. Prior to joining the districts, Turco worked on water and groundwater research projects for the U.S. Geological Survey in Texas for 17 years.
Al Rendl (right)
Rendl is president of the NHCRWA board and helped pass legislation that allowed voters to have control of their own future water supplies in 1997 and 1999. Rendl previously served as Harris County Water Control District No. 91 director for 16 years and was the chairman for the North Harris County Water Issues and Annexation Reform Group.

Connor Hyde

Local water organizations

Leaders discuss subsidence, future resources more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:15 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

New program combines vehicle stickers

Texas will soon combine vehicle registration and inspection stickers in its new “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 8 Comments

Montgomery County sets May election date for $350 million road bond

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9—even with public concerns being raised about the effect a proposed Woodlands Parkway extension would have on traffic in The Woodlands. more »

Feb 23, 2015 6:02 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Montgomery County $350 million road bond election set for May

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9. more »

Feb 23, 2015 4:17 PM The Woodlands 3 Comments

Shell addresses possible Montgomery County campus

Shell Oil Company has addressed rumors of a planned Montgomery County campus. more »

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

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.

Courtesy Texas Central Rail

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

Montgomery County legislators push to repeal, amend franchise tax

Montgomery County lawmakers have introduced bills to repeal or amend the Texas business franchise tax this legislative session. more »

Feb 11, 2015 8:55 AM The Woodlands

Road Bond Committee sets proposal date

Road Bond Committee will present project list Feb. 23 more »

Feb 10, 2015 5:03 PM The Woodlands

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

Questions surface over the future of groundwater use in Montgomery County

Cities and utility providers continue to grapple with future use of water resources throughout Montgomery County, even after hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to establish infrastructure for alternative water sources. more »

Feb 4, 2015 9:05 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Kyle Workman, administrator of notexashsr.com, spoke in front of a crowd of about 800 residents about the high-speed rail.

Liza Winkler

Montgomery County leaders, residents rally against proposed high-speed rail

An estimated 800 Montgomery County officials and residents gathered Feb. 2 at the Lone Star Community Center in Montgomery to speak out against the proposed construction of a 240-mile high-speed rail project between Houston and Dallas by 2021. more »

Feb 3, 2015 5:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia 5 Comments

Harris, Montgomery county judges discuss outlook for growth in region

In front of a crowd of more than 250 business and community leaders, the Harris and Montgomery county judges led a discussion Jan. 22 at a North Houston Association meeting regarding growth in the region. more »

Feb 2, 2015 3:07 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Questions surface over the future of groundwater use in Montgomery County

Cities and utility providers continue to grapple with future use of water resources throughout Montgomery County, even after hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to establish infrastructure for alternative water sources. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

Shepard’s Barber Shop in downtown Conroe is one county landmark the historical commission would like to recognize with its new marker initiative. It opened in 1922. Barber Leon Apostolo, pictured at left, owns the shop.

Photo courtesy Shepard’s Barbe

Montgomery County finds new way to honor local landmarks

Montgomery County commissioners approved in December the creation of a new program to recognize local historical and cultural landmarks. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal delivers a speech after being sworn in Jan. 1.

Photo courtesy Stephanie Davis/S

County Update – Montgomery County

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Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM The Woodlands

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

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