Tomball en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:53:35 GMT JustFly! Flight Training relocating to Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe JustFly! Flight Training is relocating its program to the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe after 11 years at David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring.

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City of Tomball receives 15 marketing awards at statewide conference For the third consecutive year the city of Tomball brought home multiple top marketing awards at the Texas Festivals & Events Association annual conference held this summer in Austin.

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TOMAGWA facing influx of patients, tight budget With a surge of new clients in the past year, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries has reached a tipping point with its budget and is seeking donations to help continue funding its programs and services in the future.

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Tomball ISD adopts balanced budget, increases employee pay The Tomball ISD school board unanimously approved and adopted a $98.7 million balanced budget for the 2014-15 academic year, which grants a 3 percent raise to employees across the board and maintains the current tax rate.

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Humana CEO donates 14 acres of land to Tomball for new park The Tomball City Council confirmed the donation of 14 acres of land to be used for a city park at its July 7 meeting and has instructed city staff to move forward with legal processes to accept the donation.

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Tomball Regional Medical Center names new CEO Tomball Regional Medical Center has named a new chief executive officer to replace Bud Wethington, who is leaving Tomball to accept a job as CEO of College Station Medical Center.

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Fourth of July events to light up Tomball, Magnolia On the evening of July 4, residents in the Tomball and Magnolia area will have an opportunity to celebrate the country’s independence with two family-friendly events open to the public.

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Mah Jongg Fundraiser for AAR Abandoned Animal Rescue in Tomball sponsors a Mah Jongg tournament with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s building fund.

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LSCS accepts nominees for Small Business of the Year Community members are now invited to submit nominations for the 28th annual Small Business of the Year awards banquet hosted by the Lone Star College System in November.

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Shrek the Musical The play features music by Jeanine Tesori and centers on a kingdom inhabited by an ogre, a princess, a donkey, a gingerbread man and more than a dozen other fairy tale characters.

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Retail, commercial growth on horizon for Hwy. 249 corridor What was once a highway corridor lined with farmland and cattle pastures will transform dramatically over the next two years. About 500 acres of rural landscape is for sale along Hwy. 249 and is expected to be replaced with commercial developments.

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Low inventory of housing leads to a seller’s market, new starts Local real estate agents are classifying the housing market in the Tomball and Magnolia area as a seller’s market, which is a result of the depleted monthly inventory of available homes in the region.

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From The Editor Growth and development are common themes often discussed in the Tomball and Magnolia area.

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Tomball, Magnolia school districts propose salary raises, new positions Administrators in the Tomball and Magnolia school districts announced budget proposals earlier this summer to grant salary raises and hire several new employees for the 2014-15 academic year.

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The Great American Rug Cleaning Co. From historic family heirlooms to everyday living room throws, the employees at The Great American Rug Cleaning Co. in Tomball take pride in ensuring each customer’s household rugs are treated with care.

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Locatelli’s Pizza Adam and Katie Womack begin every morning at 5 a.m. in the kitchen of Locatelli’s Pizza in Tomball preparing the pizza dough to be used for the day at all three of their locations.

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City secretaries From administering city elections to keeping track of all birth and death records, the city secretaries for Tomball and Magnolia work behind the scenes to ensure their respective local governments are adequately serving their residents.

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Tomball Bowl Several decades ago, Scott and Janet Holmes first met at a bowling alley in The Woodlands. The couple, who is now married with four adult sons and two grandchildren, became the new owners of Tomball Bowl in August 2013.

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Hurricane preparedness Local officials are advising residents to take precautions during the course of hurricane season from June 1–Nov. 30, despite Tomball and Magnolia’s distance inland from the coast.

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Isaac Decker In the early 1830s, a Canadian shoe cobbler named Isaac Decker received a land grant from Mexico to settle a tract of land on Williams Creek east of the Colorado River in Travis County, which is now near present-day Austin.

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