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The Woodlands September 2012

Woodforest Bank Stadium hosts The Woodlands, College Park and Oak Ridge High School games.

Photo courtesy Conroe ISD

Woodforest Bank Stadium

Conroe ISD’s Woodforest Bank Stadium is a distinctive amenity the likes of which few school districts in the state can offer to sports fans. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands 1 Comments

Joey Hamlin, left, owns and operates PRO Pest Control, along with assistant Josh Terrell.

Photo by Edgar Rodriguez

PRO Pest Control

One of the keys to success for any small business is establishing personal relationships with its client base. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Events, such as Live at Night at the Waterway, have helped The Woodlands become a tourist destination.

Photo Courtesy The Woodlands CVB

The Woodlands establishes itself as tourist destination

With The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau making efforts to attract both local and international tourists to the community, interest in The Woodlands as a tourist destination is at all-time high. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

This building at 8701 New Trails was one of the first built in Research Forest.

Photo courtesy Roger Galatas

Research Forest

The development along Research Forest Drive, like elsewhere in The Woodlands, has been successful, with restaurants, housing, retail and office development growing at a steady pace. more »

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Candidates for Conroe ISD Board of Trustees

Q&A with Datren Williams, Scott Kidd, John Husbands, Joe Michels, Jessica Powell more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Woodlands Township changes election date from May to November

The Woodlands Township board of directors voted in August to move its annual election from May to November beginning in 2013. more »

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General Manager's note — September 2012

The world is in our own backyard. Living in The Woodlands, it is easy to take for granted what others would happily pay to experience what we enjoy every day. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Shenandoah cuts taxes

The City of Shenandoah City Council adopted its fiscal year 2012-13 budget last month, one that lowers the city’s property tax rate from 32.37 cents per $100 of property valuation to 31.73 cents, a 2 percent decrease. more »

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Commuters board a Woodlands Express bus at the Research Forest Park and Ride. Brazos Transit District operates three park and rides throughout The Woodlands.

Photo by Andrea Bolt

New Census designation could mean more transportation funding

The Woodlands Township, along with some of the surrounding communities in Montgomery County, will be the recipient of federal transportation dollars. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Aldo El Sharif, center, is the executive chef at Aldo’s Cucina Italiana.

Photo by Edgar Rodriguez

Aldo’s Cucina Italiana

There is an old painting above the fire place in the dining room at Aldo’s Cucina Italiana. The painting is likely called “Old Man With Grapes,” because it depicts an old man smelling a bunch of grapes, no doubt destined for a fantastic wine vintage. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

ORN plans major capital improvement projects, changes waste collection service

The City of Oak Ridge North is undertaking a large-scale improvement project for its utility services while also amending its trash service. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM , The Woodlands

Breathe Pilates Studio

Photo by Andrea Bolt

Breathe Pilates Studio

When Pilates instructor Kelly Milton moved to The Woodlands from Atlanta five years ago and her husband suggested she open a Pilates studio, she immediately recognized the opportunity the community presented. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Woodlands Township decides against potential 2014 incorporation vote

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors has decided to delay a potential 2014 vote on incorporating as a city, a vote that must take place by 2047. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Music Director, Houston Symphony Orchestra

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Hans Graf

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has served as the summer home for the Houston Symphony Orchestra for the past 20 years. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Education for Tomorrow Alliance helps high school students find internships.

Photo courtesy EfTA

Education for Tomorrow Alliance

By partnering with some of the largest companies in the Houston area, as well as the nation, the Education for Tomorrow Alliance has been helping local students become more career-driven and education-oriented for the past 23 years. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Township budget includes third straight tax cut

Aided by significant and unexpected increases in sales and hotel occupancy tax revenues in 2012, The Woodlands Township lowered its property tax rate for the third consecutive year. more »

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM The Woodlands

Montgomery County services

With government spending under increasingly greater amounts of scrutiny, elected officials in Montgomery County want to make it clear exactly how the tax revenue the county collects is being used. more »

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