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Tomball to utilize new emergency notification system

Tomball Fire Chief Randy Parr announced at the April 6 city council meeting that the city would be switching to a new emergency notification system, Civic Ready. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:30 PM Tomball | Magnolia

APS partners at ground breaking ceremony on April 6, 2015. From left: Sheree Paramore, Kenny Kujawa, Peter Goldsmith, Kent Maddie. Not pictured: David Mitchell.

Courtesy Advance Pressure Systems

Local company expands corporate headquarters in Tomball

Advance Pressure Systems officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony April 6 for the newest building at their corporate headquarters in Tomball. more »

Apr 7, 2015 2:00 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Overpass closure underway to prep for Tomball Tollway opening

The existing overpass at FM 2920 will remain closed from April 6 at 9 a.m. until the opening of the Tomball Tollway to traffic at 6 p.m. on April 12. more »

Apr 6, 2015 5:43 PM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

The Tomball Bobcats are playing in their second season with the Texas United Football Association.

Photo by Wendy Cawthon

Tomball Bobcats

Though the NFL season and high school football games have been over for a few months, sports fans in Tomball can head to Northland Christian School and catch a football game each weekend this spring. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:44 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball Police Department purchases body-worn cameras, real-time streaming

In line with a growing trend across the nation, the Tomball Police Department moved forward with new equipment purchases of $20,000 for body-worn cameras and $20,000 for real-time streaming capabilities on 13 police vehicles in mid-March. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:34 AM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

249 Partnership group details Tomball Tollway, future plans for Hwy. 249 expansion project

In a March 19 meeting, officials with the 249 Partnership from Tomball, Magnolia and Navasota provided updates on the construction of the Tomball Tollway and future phases of the Hwy. 249 expansion project. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:30 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball City Council approves brewpub land use

Fire Ant Brewing Company plans to set up shop in Old Town Tomball in late 2015 or early 2016 after City Council voted March 16 to approve an ordinance amendment, which defines microbreweries and brewpubs more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:27 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Three Dimensional Visions co-owner Michael Brown displays some of his glassblowing creations.

Photo by Wendy Cawthon

Three Dimensional Visions

During their first year in business, co-owners and married couple Michael Brown and Sally Moore have fused decades of art training and corporate experience to transform a simple office building and garage into a glassblowing studio. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:20 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Local manufacturing industry sees effects of oil price decline

Despite steady growth in the Greater Houston area oil and gas industry over the past few years, several large-scale manufacturing companies with branches in Tomball and Magnolia have announced companywide layoffs. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:16 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Houston Repertoire Ballet proudly presents the 2015 Celebration of Dance, a celebration of life, of beauty, of childhood simplicity – a true celebration of the art of dance. more »

Candidates announced for Magnolia City Council, MISD school board

Magnolia City Council and the Magnolia ISD board of trustees will hold elections on May 9 for several positions. more »

Mar 27, 2015 11:45 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Harris and Montgomery counties are in negotiations to move forward with plans to create tolled main lanes from Spring Cypress to FM 1774 on Hwy. 249.

Andrew Richardson

249 Partnership details Phase 1 construction, future of Hwy. 249 expansion project

In a March 19 meeting at Magnolia City Hall, officials with the 249 Partnership from Tomball, Magnolia and Navasota provided updates on the construction of the Tomball Tollway and future phases of the Hwy. 249 expansion project. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:35 AM Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Tomball City Council approves brewpub land use

The ordinance amendment defines microbreweries and brewpubs as an official type of land use within the city limits. more »

Mar 18, 2015 11:20 AM , Tomball | Magnolia

Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries breaks ground on newest center in Tomball

Blue Bell Creameries has begun construction on its fifth Greater Houston area distribution center scheduled to open in July behind Wal-Mart near the intersection of Hwy. 249 and Spring Cypress Road in Tomball. more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:54 PM Tomball | Magnolia 2 Comments

Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition endorses Montgomery County mobility bond

In a March 5 meeting with Montgomery County stakeholders, the Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition voted to endorse the $350 million mobility bond election scheduled for May 9. more »

Mar 6, 2015 10:00 AM The Woodlands 3 Comments

Fire Ant Brewing Company is ramping up plans to open their first brewpub in winter 2015 or early 2016 along Market Street in Old Town Tomball.

Fire Ant Brewing Company

New brewpub headed to Old Town Tomball

A group of local homebrewers are fueling a longtime passion of craft beer and ramping up plans to open their first brewpub in winter 2015 or early 2016 along Market Street in Old Town Tomball. more »

Mar 5, 2015 3:58 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Proposed Tomball public improvement district may signal tax increases for new residents

Newcomers to northeast Tomball could be facing an increase in property taxes when purchasing future homes in the proposed Yaupon Trails subdivision. more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:05 PM Tomball | Magnolia

The Kohrmann Family Cemetery houses the tombs of several early German settlers in the Tomball area.

Photo by Carrie Taylor

Kohrmann Family Cemetery

Lakewood Apartment Complex is home to both existing and past residents of Tomball. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:55 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia police work to combat distracted driving, DWI cases

Tomball and Magnolia law enforcement authorities are working to make the roads safer by honing in on two of the most common reasons for car crashes and fatalities—distracted driving and driving while intoxicated. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:40 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball P.E.O. Chapter President Kris Dewees (far left) and other members presented Beverliann Morgenstern Jan. 8 with a $1,000 continuing education scholarship.

Photo courtesy Kris Dewees

P.E.O.

With the organization’s history reaching back to 1869, a few local women saw a void in the Tomball community and gathered last May to create a new chapter of national nonprofit Philanthropic Educational Organization. more »

Mar 4, 2015 9:40 AM Tomball | Magnolia