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Grand Texas developer reveals updated theme park plans

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:53

Monty Galland, CEO of the privately funded Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, has detailed a new construction timeline for the proposed 610-acre mixed-use theme park in New Caney along Hwy. 242.

Magnolia ISD preps for November bond election

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:00

For the first time in just over a decade, the Magnolia ISD board of trustees announced and approved plans May 18 for a $92 million bond election to be held in November with no proposed tax rate increase.

Tomball City Council discusses effectiveness of red light cameras

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:15

Over the past seven years, drivers in the city of Tomball have accumulated $1.9 million in unpaid red light camera violations. At the May 18 City Council meeting, officials discussed the effectiveness of the city’s red light camera system.

New Magnolia police chief sworn into office

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:21

Magnolia City Council welcomed new Police Chief Terry Enloe as he was sworn into office during the May 12 meeting. Enloe began his new position May 1.

Registration underway for Magnolia Cooking for Courage event in November

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:20

​Veterans Day events will extend throughout the weekend this November in Magnolia. The first Cooking for Courage barbecue cookoff and fundraiser will be held Nov. 13-14 in Unity Park.

Tomball train depot icon Kenneth Walden to be honored in memorial service

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:08

Community members will have an opportunity to honor iconic volunteer station agent Kenneth Walden during his public memorial service held May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza.

Bryan Hutson

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 02:05

From the basic design plans to detailed architecture and material selections, Bryan Hutson said he strives to preserve the history and character behind the nearly 80 locally owned properties he has helped develop in Old Town Tomball.

The Yellow House

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 02:00

Though the iconic, now-vacant Yellow House at 312 Commerce St. remains a reminder of a former restaurant space, the building also once served as a home to Magnolia families for nearly a century.

Three new master-planned communities in development in Magnolia

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:55

As population growth continues to push developers into outlying areas to meet housing demand, three new master-planned communities totaling a combined 1,400 acres are under construction or planned for the Magnolia area outside city limits.

New senior communities increase diversity of area housing options

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:50

With the continued population boom, three new age 55 and older active senior communities have broken ground or opened in the Tomball and Magnolia areas in the past year.

Housing market drives increase in Montgomery County property taxes

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:50

Many Montgomery County homeowners may see a significant increase in their appraised property values this spring.

Food truck park to bring new dining options to Tomball, Spring

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:45

In an area once largely void of food trucks, Tomball residents have begun to see an increase in mobile dining options over the past few months and will soon have an opportunity to visit a new venue just outside of city limits.

Occupational and Life Skills degree to debut this fall at Lone Star College-Tomball

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:35

Nearly 100,000 adults in Harris and Montgomery counties live with cognitive disabilities, and statistics indicate many do not have an opportunity to pursue higher education or jobs.

Lakes of Magnolia, 77355

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:30

Lakes of Magnolia is a subdivision located along FM 1774 just outside of the city of Magnolia. The community features 165 homes with prices starting at $140,000.

The Whistle Stop Tea Room and Express

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:25

After frequently visiting the restaurant as a customer, Cindy Vincik transitioned from working in the corporate world for more than 20 years to taking ownership of The Whistle Stop Tea Room with her two sisters in 2001.

All American Stone & Turf

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:20

With a family-oriented atmosphere and decades of industry experience, the owners and employees at All American Stone & Turf said they seek to provide a personalized level of customer service largely absent from big-box stores.

The Silver Strawberry

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:15

After nearly 15 years in business in Tomball, The Silver Strawberry has become more than a typical gift shop.

From The Editor—May 2015

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:10

When picking up the paper this month, you might notice the cover of this issue has a new look, and the paper is smaller in size.

City of Magnolia sets sights on creating a new fire department

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:05

The city of Magnolia may be getting its own fire department.

Tomball Tollway opens to drivers, spurs retail development in area

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:00

The long-awaited Hwy. 249 corridor extension—a project that was removed from the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2035 Regional Transportation Plan in 2010 due to funding concerns—became a reality when Phase 1 opened to drivers on April 12.