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Montgomery County legislators push to repeal or alter franchise tax

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:00

Montgomery County lawmakers have introduced bills to repeal the Texas business franchise tax this legislative session.

Reforestation efforts continue in The Woodlands

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:00

The Woodlands Township is in the midst of ongoing efforts to replenish the area’s forested tracts and repair damage from the 2011 drought.

Drinks–JAX milkshake

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:00

The cookies and cream concoction is JAX Burgers, Fries Shakes’ most popular milkshake.

Literacy Volunteers of America

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:00

A simple job interview or meeting with a new doctor can seem like unsurpassable challenges when paired with a language barrier, which is where Literacy Volunteers of America–Montgomery County steps in.

Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition endorses Montgomery County mobility bond

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 03:00

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.

Small cell network proposed for weak coverage areas

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:30

Crown Castle International Corp. has proposed installing a small cell network operation to improve cell phone coverage in parts of The Woodlands.

Creekside Park development raises concern over village aesthetic

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:33

Creekside Park resident Matthew Burton has organized a petition to ask The Woodlands Development Company to stop clear-cutting trees.

New program combines vehicle stickers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:00

Texas will soon combine vehicle registration and inspection stickers in its new “Two Steps, One Sticker” program.

Montgomery County $350 million road bond election set for May

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:17

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9.

Brady calls for Homeland Security funding

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 06:03

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, toured Montgomery, Madison and Grimes counties with local law enforcement Feb. 19 in a series of press conferences calling on U.S. Senate democrats to stop filibustering the DHS funding.

Shell addresses possible Montgomery County campus

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:00

Shell Oil Company has addressed rumors of a planned Montgomery County campus.

Mythos Beer

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The Olive Oil

Cochran’s Crossing Village Center, 4747 Research Forest Drive

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

A spotlight on independently owned businesses and a comprehensive listing of stores, services and restaurants in the Cochran’s Crossing Village Center.

LSCS begins construction on Creekside campus

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The system has begun construction on its new 15-acre Creekside Park campus on West New Harmony Trail, west of Kuykendahl Road. Executive Director of Relations Ronnie Pickard said LSCS will move into the building in November with enrollment beginning

Township takes on more aggressive streetscape maintenance efforts

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The Woodlands Township will spend $1.2 million more this year than it has in past years to clean up roadside landscaping and neighborhood cul-de-sacs, but how those areas will be improved remains to be seen. In all, the township will spend about $3

David Vetter

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

Family reflects on life of boy who lived in isolated environment

LSCS begins construction on Creekside campus

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The system has begun construction on its new 15-acre Creekside Park campus on West New Harmony Trail, west of Kuykendahl Road. Executive Director of Relations Ronnie Pickard said LSCS will move into the building in November with enrollment beginning

CISD extends superintendent’s contract

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The district extended Superintendent Don Stockton’s contract through 2019. Stockton was appointed to be Conroe ISD’s superintendent in 2003 and has 29 years of experience with the district. Stockton’s contract now pays him $343,000 annually. Stockt

Michael Richmond

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

Mike Richmond, vice chairman of Woodforest National Bank, does not mind admitting he may well be the longest-tenured resident in The Woodlands.

Conroe ISD earns accolades for low spending, student performance

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00

The district has earned a FAST five-star rating for student performance and low spending from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. FAST, or the Financial Allocation Study for Texas, is a system that uses an index score to determine w