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The Woodlands October 2012

An Interfaith of The Woodlands volunteer repairs a fence during a senior serviceevent hosted bi-annually by the nonprofit organization for low income residents.

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As area income levels drop, poverty levels rise

Despite its booming housing and job markets, and in stark contrast to its perception, poverty has increased in The Woodlands since 2000. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Coming Soon: True Religion

Luxury jean store coming to Woodlands Mall. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands Impacts

Work crews at Shadow Bend Park continue to remove dead trees while The Woodlands Township has enacted a tree replacement program.

Photo by Andrea Bolt

The Woodlands Township continues tree removal process, enacts replacement plan

The Woodland Township has begun implementation of its tree reforestation program following last year’s devastating drought that left more than 52,000 of the trees in the community dead. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

The D’Avignon family has owned and operated Greek Tony’s since its inception 30 years ago.

Photo by Edgar Rodriguez

Greek Tony’s Pizzeria & Sub Shop

Ryan D’Avignon’s secret to great subs, great pizza and community staying power is to be constantly involved within the community. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands 3 Comments

Oak Ridge North’s aging infrastructure leads to increase in water, sewer rates

Oak Ridge North residents received a letter Sept. 27 from the City Council and Mayor Jim Kuykendall detailing the city’s decision to increase its water and sewer utility rates. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah city leaders

It takes many mechanics to maintain a well-oiled machine, and oftentimes the main people responsible for such careful work, such as supporting staff, like to remain behind the scenes. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

General Manager’s Note — October 2012

The Woodlands is a very generous and caring community. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah begins improvement projects

The City of Shenandoah will spend about $1.7 million on several capital project ventures during the fourth quarter of 2012 and throughout 2013, including renovations to the city’s swimming pool and water distribution improvements. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Eric Ogrisek is the general manager of Once and Again New and Used Books.

Photo by Edgar Rodriguez

Once and Again New and Used Books

Operating a used book store in the digital age is akin to learning calligraphy rather than downloading font software. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Woodlands Art League President Kim Abbati shows off member Suzie Baker’s oil portrait of Baker’s
daughter; the piece is titled “Midsummer.”

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The Woodlands Art League

The Woodlands Art League President Kim Abbati, surrounded by pastel portraits, oil paintings, and sculptures created by young and old alike, has an unparalleled belief in the community’s love for art. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

CISD facing more stringent accountability requirements

Seventy-one percent of school districts statewide including Conroe ISD, are struggling to meet minimum passing rates. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Proposed flyover, overpass challenged by Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North

A proposed flyover at I-45 and Research Forest and an overpass at Research Forest and Grogan’s Mill Road are coming under fire from local leaders. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands 2 Comments

Oak Ridge North’s comprehensive plan will focus partly on upgrading the city’s shopping centers.

Photo by Brian Walzel

Comprehensive plan to create an image of Oak Ridge North’s future

Over the next few months City of Oak Ridge North government officials are working to put into action a comprehensive plan they hope will improve the 33 year-old community. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

An architectural rendering depicts the proposed 20-story 10 Waterway to be located in Town Center.

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Development company announces 20-story office building along waterway

The Woodlands Development Company announced last month plans for the latest Class A office building to be located in Town Center, 10 Waterway. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The Indian Springs Taste of the Village is a popular event put on by the Indian Springs Village Association.

Courtesy Lloyd Matthews

Village Associations

The Woodlands is known for its beautiful greenery, including the abundant trees, flora, fauna and grass, as well as its grassroots organizations like the village associations. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Local volunteers launch community tree replanting effort in wildfire areas

A group of volunteers in Montgomery, Waller and Grimes counties—where thousands of trees were lost during the 2011 wildfires—are hoping to kickstart a recovery effort by giving away 1,000 trees. more »

Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Alternative funding key to advancing road projects

The national transportation bill Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act will have far-reaching effects in Northwest Houston when the money starts flowing in October. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cy-Fair

Craig Campobella’s “The Texian” holds the Lone Star Flag while defiantly facing the settlement of Gonzalez at the Lone Star Flag Park in Conroe. It took Campobella more than one year to sculpt.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Lone Star Flag

The Lone Star Flag flies proudly across Texas as a symbol of hard-fought independence. Although the flag has meaning for every Texan, history traces its birth back to the Montgomery County area. more »

Jul 6, 2012 12:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia