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Sakekawa Japanese Sushi & Steak House

At Sakekawa Japanese Steak House, diners are in for a show as well as a creative and distinctive meal. more »

Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Woodlands Athletic Center served as a training site for several U.S. Olympic diving teams.

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The Woodlands Athletic Center

George Mitchell initiated the development of The Woodlands Athletic Center as a recreational facility to attract new residents to the area more than three decades ago. more »

Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Estates Woodland apartment community is under construction off FM 2978 in Magnolia near The Woodlands.

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Tomball, Magnolia see surge in apartment complexes

The number of apartments in Tomball and Magnolia has increased nearly 50 percent in the last two years as developers build new apartment communities to keep up with demand. more »

Mar 5, 2014 11:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

LSC–Tomball moving forward with expansion plans after failed bond

Lone Star College–Tomball is continuing to move forward with part of its expansion plans even after the college system’s $497 million bond proposal failed in the May 2013 election. more »

Mar 5, 2014 11:35 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Owners Cathy Kilgore (left) and Kathy Norris (second from left) and their employees emphasize service.

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Family Farm Health

Family Farm Health has helped area residents balance their mind, body and soul through holistic approaches and natural health products for 36 years. more »

Mar 5, 2014 11:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Magnolia 4-H members show their animals at area fairs and livestock shows.

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Magnolia 4-H

In addition to raising animals, the Magnolia 4-H club offers children a wide range of experiences, from photography, woodworking and cooking to animal judging, shooting sports and leadership. more »

Mar 5, 2014 11:15 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Cool Freddie E & The Crew includes vocalists Kevin Weishaar, Chelsey Hood, Jenna Burns and Fred Elliff.

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Cool Freddie E & The Crew

Six years ago, Tomball resident and longtime vocalist Fred Elliff decided to rejuvenate a love from his youth—music and performing. more »

Mar 5, 2014 11:10 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Debbie Riddle is the projected winner of the State Representative race, District 150

According to unofficial results, incumbent Debbie Riddle has won the Republican Primary election for State Representative, District 150, representing Harris County, 76.2 percent to 23.8 percent for Tony Noun. more »

Mar 4, 2014 8:05 PM Vote Houston Metro

Paul Bettencourt is the projected winner for State Senate District 7 race

According to unofficial results, Paul Bettencourt has won the Republican Primary election for State Senate, District 7, representing Harris County, 89.6 percent to 10.4 percent for James Wilson. more »

Mar 4, 2014 7:55 PM Vote Houston Metro 1 Comments

The Gullo Family Tennis Center, Magnolia’s first public tennis courts, will open in March.

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Magnolia adds tennis courts at Unity Park

The city of Magnolia’s new public tennis courts are complete and are expected to open to the public in March. more »

Feb 26, 2014 10:25 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Shervin Hosseingholi Nouri, freshman at Harmony Science Academy, demonstrates his hovercraft project.

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Growing interest in charter schools as an alternative to traditional public education

On a recent morning the tiled halls of Harmony Science Academy echoed with the sound of a leaf blower. more »

Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Sam Houston Trail Riders make their 60th anniversary trek through Tomball to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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Trail riders make trek through Tomball

Hundreds of Tomball area residents, many dressed in cowboy boots, buckles and hats, lined the streets near the Historic Tomball Depot Plaza Feb. 25 to greet the Sam Houston Trail Riders during their 60th anniversary trek to the Houston Livestock Show more »

Feb 25, 2014 3:55 PM Tomball | Magnolia

LSC–Tomball works to keep pace with area growth

Lone Star College–Tomball is continuing to move forward with part of its expansion plans even after the college system's $497 million bond proposal failed in the May 2013 election. more »

Feb 18, 2014 4:40 PM , Tomball | Magnolia

The Village of Alden Bridge in The Woodlands is named after a town in Louisiana.

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Alden Bridge

The Village of Alden Bridge, one of the newest villages in The Woodlands, is a redesigned and reinterpreted version of a town by the same name in northwestern Louisiana from the 19th century. more »

Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

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Tomball Chamber names Magnolia business leader as new chairman

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce has named Chris O'Rourke, owner of Magnolia's Outback Western Wear, as its 2014 chairman. more »

Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Cisco's, Tomball Chamber support removing 1944 liquor law

Cisco's Salsa Company and the Tomball Chamber of Commerce are working together to remove a 1944 liquor ordinance in Old Town Tomball that restricts restaurants and bars from serving drinks with high alcohol content. more »

Feb 6, 2014 12:10 PM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Art scene in Tomball continues to thrive

From Houston Repertoire ballet performances to plays and musicals; from Indian flute music to bluegrass; from history museums to a new railroad museum—Tomball’s art scene is dynamic and growing more »

Feb 5, 2014 11:05 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owner Ryan Ricca makes handcrafted boots, shoes and belts for men and women.

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Ricca Boot Shop

Ryan Ricca has been coming to Ricca Boot Shop since he was 4 years old to visit his grandfather at the store. more »

Feb 5, 2014 11:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Owners Brent and Terryl Scott built Family Tree Recipes in 10 months among the trees off FM 1488.

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Family Tree Recipes

Hidden among trees off FM 1488, Family Tree Recipes restaurant is known as the “Treehouse” because the only way to identify where it’s located is a treehouse with a sign that says “Cafe” and a refurbished “Hillbilly Hilton” trailer. more »

Feb 5, 2014 10:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Glenn Addison, owner of Magnolia Funeral Home, contributes greatly to the Magnolia community.

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Glenn Addison

Glenn Addison, owner of Magnolia Funeral Home and Magnolia Memorial Gardens, has spent his career giving back to his community. more »

Feb 5, 2014 10:50 AM Tomball | Magnolia