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More commercial properties lead to a drop in Shenandoah property tax rate

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

The city of Shenandoah’s property tax rate has dropped by more than 35 percent over the past 10 years, a decrease that is attributed to the growing number of commercial properties easing the tax burden on its citizens.

The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

In spring 2013, The Woodlands Development Company announced plans to renovate the 40-year-old Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. The $75 million renovation effort was completed this winter.

New homes in Woodlands-area neighborhoods

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

The Woodlands area features several neighborhoods currently under construction, with homes now available or becoming available soon. Listed home sites include total number of homes at build-out.

Woodlands residents could travel to Hockley to catch high-speed rail

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

In lieu of being in proximity to the proposed Dallas-to-Houston rail line that is planned along Hwy. 290, residents of The Woodlands could instead hop on the train at a station near Hempstead Highway in Hockley, said Robert Eckels, president of Texas

Woodlands pharmaceutical company to lead Ebola research

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, a company located on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to lead a collaborative effort in the fight against the Ebola virus. Inovio specializes in growing

Woodlands Wholesale Nursery

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Robert Rouse, owner of Woodlands Wholesale Nursery, is an expert in building startup businesses and then selling them.

Area major employers continue hiring spree

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Each year, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership collects employment data from area companies. When the employment numbers were collected by the EDP in January, the data revealed 65 of the companies in The Woodlands area qualified as major employers, meaning they employ at least 100 people. Altogether, 29,980 people work for those businesses.

Ask a Realtor - May 2015

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Local Realtors answer questions about trends and offer tips to homebuyers considering buying a home in or around The Woodlands.

Three developments planned in Shenandoah

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Shenandoah is on the brink of a development boom that could bring $700 million in value to the city.

Conroe ISD wins national music award

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

For the fourth year in a row, Conroe ISD has won the National Association of Music Merchants Best Communities for Music Education award. NAMM is a California-based nonprofit organization that promotes music education. CISD Communications Director S

Parks in The Woodlands

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation department maintains 130 parks throughout The Woodlands. Park amenities include swimming pools, pavilions with barbecue grills and kayak rentals at the Riva Row Boathouse on the Waterway.

Races draw cheers, jeers from residents

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Although marathons and races in The Woodlands attract large numbers of residents and visitors alike, the street closures and heavy traffic that accompany the events are met with mixed reviews from business owners and residents.

Conroe ISD makes case for new schools as it prepares for bond vote

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Conroe ISD is preparing for the first bond election to be held by the district since 2008. In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on the referendum intended to fund construction of new schools and facility upgrades throughout the district. Wit

Bob Ham, Master chef, La Trattoria Tuscano

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

As master chef at La Trattoria Tuscano, Bob Ham strives to maintain the high standard of food and service his father, John Ham, taught him as a 10-year-old cooking at his home in Buffalo, New York.

Featured neighborhood - Spring Trails, 77386

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Spring Trails is a neighborhood in Spring that is in proximity to park areas such as the Spring Trails Preserve, the Peckinpaugh Preserve and the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center.

Grand Central Park begins to take shape

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

The future of Grand Central Park, once the sprawling 2,000-acre Camp Strake property at I-45 and Loop 336 is beginning to take shape as plans move forward to open the community next year.

Henry’s Home and Horse Sanctuary

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00

Traumatic experiences such as going to war, being diagnosed with cancer or battling depression can leave emotional scars the eye cannot see.

Updated: County commissioner, bond opponents call for new road bond in November

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 17:00

Days after Montgomery County voters turned down the $350 million road bond proposal on May 9, those who led opposition to the bond as well as one county commissioner are calling for a new bond vote in November.

Woodlands residents could travel to Hockley to catch high-speed rail

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:45

A station in Hockley near Hempstead Highway is being considered in Texas Central Railways' environmental impact statement.

Woodlands voters make up nearly half of early voters in countywide election

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:00

The Montgomery County Elections Office has released early voting totals, and after nine days of voting, county voters are turning out in force.