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Howard Hughes announces name for new community and 3 other things to know in The Woodlands this week, June 26-30

By at June 26, 2017 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Here are 4 things to know this week if you live in The Woodlands area. A proposal to provide an enrollment center location at The Woodlands Town Hall for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Global Entry program will be discussed by the township’s board of directors during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A meeting room at Town Hall would be reserved once or

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We asked Texans who should regulate Uber and Lyft. Here’s what they said.

By at June 26, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Over the past few legislative sessions, lawmakers have voted to override several local ordinances with new statewide measures on everything from ride-hailing services to sanctuary cities. The Texas Tribune wants to know what you think about these issues — and how decisions made in the Capitol affect you.  More in this series Via Texas Tribune The post We

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House education leaders won't budge on school finance, private school choice

By at June 25, 2017 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

The top House education leader said Sunday that “private school choice” is still dead in the lower chamber. “We only voted six times against it in the House,” House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty said. “There’s nothing more offensive as a parent of a special-needs child than to tell me what

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20 things Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to address in a special session

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he’s calling lawmakers back for a special legislative session starting July 18. But he’s not just calling them back to finish up must-pass legislation that keeps agencies afloat. And he added a lot more to the call than two issues that were anticipated — property tax relief and bathroom restrictions for

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20 things Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to address in a special session

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he’s calling lawmakers back for a special legislative session starting July 18. But he’s not just calling them back to finish up must-pass legislation that keeps agencies afloat. And he added a lot more to the call than two issues that were anticipated — property tax relief and bathroom restrictions for

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California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General

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California's Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General

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California's Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General

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The Woodlands Township to study viability of proposed arts center, natural science museum

By at June 23, 2017 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

The Woodlands Township board of directors voted Thursday to move forward with Phase 2 of the cultural arts feasibility study to evaluate the viability of two project options: a proposed arts center and natural science museum. “We’re not building anything yet,” said Jonathan Shelledy, representative with Gensler, the global design firm conducting the study. “What

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California bans state-funded travel to Texas, no one in Texas seems bothered by it

By at June 23, 2017 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

For years, Texas politicians have warned of the looming influence California is trying to exert through liberal policies and economic maneuvers. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texas was on its way to becoming more like its West Coast large state counterpart with the adoption of city-level ordinances that restricted individual actions. “The truth is Texas is being

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REACTION: Texas-California feud extends beyond this week’s travel ban

By at June 23, 2017 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

For years, Texas politicians have warned of the looming influence California is trying to exert through liberal policies and economic maneuvers. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texas was on its way to becoming more like its West Coast large state counterpart with the adoption of city-level ordinances that restricted individual actions. “The truth is Texas is being

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REACTION: Texas-California feud extends beyond this week’s travel ban

By at June 23, 2017 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

For years, Texas politicians have warned of the looming influence California is trying to exert through liberal policies and economic maneuvers. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texas was on its way to becoming more like its West Coast large state counterpart with the adoption of city-level ordinances that restricted individual actions. “The truth is Texas is being

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8 lane closures to look out for in Houston this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Be aware of these lane closures while driving around Houston this weekend, June 23-25. All I-45 N. lanes will be closed on the northbound exit ramp for Lockwood Drive and Elgin Street until July 14 at 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes will be closed on the Spur 5 to I-45 connector ramp until Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. One eastbound and westbound inside lane will be closed on Loop

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8 lane closures to look out for in Houston this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Be aware of these lane closures while driving around Houston this weekend, June 23-25. All I-45 N. lanes will be closed on the northbound exit ramp for Lockwood Drive and Elgin Street until July 14 at 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes will be closed on the Spur 5 to I-45 connector ramp until Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. One eastbound and westbound inside lane will be closed on Loop

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Citing religious refusal of adoption rule, California bans state travel to Texas

By at June 23, 2017 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Saying that a new Texas law allowing child welfare providers to deny adoptions to parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” is discriminatory, the attorney general of California on Thursday banned state-funded travel to the Texas. The attorney general’s office said in a news release that Texas’ House Bill 3859 “allows foster care

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Festival of India, Nature Center class: 4 things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

A variety of events will occur this weekend in and around The Woodlands. Here area a few to consider adding to the calendar. 1. June 24: Festival of India This free, family event will be held this weekend in The Woodlands. The festival will feature a first look at the Char Dham Hindu Temple in The Woodlands, dances and music, arts and culture, a fashion show and a yoga

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Dog show, bird expo: 4 things to do in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:25 am | 0 Comment

Conroe and Montgomery are full of activities geared towards animal-lovers this weekend, June 23-25, including a bird expo, a dog show and a dog adoption fair benefiting Operation Pets Alive. Here are a few events to consider adding to your weekend plans. 1. Bird Expo June 24 Bird Events in Texas hosts this bird expo featuring exhibitors from the National Cockatiel

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Texas falls short on mental health access, spending

By at June 23, 2017 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

With more than 500,000 Texans suffering from serious and persistent mental illness and 1 in 5 Texans experiencing a mental health condition each year, behavioral health continues to be a problem with no long-term solution in sight. Although lawmakers locally and statewide are working to allocate more money toward mental health services, health care providers and Greater

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Legislators to address property tax reform, other key issues in special session

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:59 am | 0 Comment

Local lawmakers passed several bills this session that affect Montgomery County residents, but the Legislature will return for a special session July 18 to address sunset legislation and 19 other high-priority bills outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott called for a special session June 6 after the regular Legislative session ended May 29 without addressing some of the

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Transportation Updates June 2017

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

1. FM 1097 widening The Texas Department of Transportation is expanding FM 1097 between I-45 and Hwy. 75 from two to four lanes. Construction is about 82 percent complete. Timeline: July 11, 2016-third quarter 2017 Cost: $3.5 million Funding sources: TxDOT The post Transportation Updates June 2017 appeared first on Community Impact

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Featured Neighborhood: Longmire on Lake Conroe, 77304

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment

Longmire on Lake Conroe is a private residential community in Conroe. The gated community offers a boat ramp for residents. The community is also deed-restricted. Build-out year: ongoing Builders include: Signorelli Custom Homes, John Payne/Sundance Custom Homes, Wincrest Homes, Lasky, Garvey Custom Homes Square footage: 2,000-5,500 Home values: $250,000-$1.5 million HOA

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New Montgomery ISD schools prompts mobility, safety improvements on Keenan Cut Off Road

By at June 23, 2017 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment

An expansion of Keenan Cut Off Road and construction of a new fire station are in design to accommodate growth from two new Montgomery ISD schools and the additional development the schools are expected to attract to the Montgomery area. The road expansion project is in response to projected growth in the area and additional traffic from MISD’s two new schools—Keenan

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CISD 2017-18 budget preview: 3 things to know in Conroe, Montgomery this week June 19-23

By at June 22, 2017 | 5:11 pm | 0 Comment

Between the previewing of Conroe ISD’s 2017-18 budget and the appointment of a new Conroe Department of Public Works Director, here are a few things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know this week, June 19-23. 1. The Conroe ISD board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the preliminary 2017-18 budget and consider approval of employee raises and

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Cool for the summer: 15 ways to beat the heat in The Woodlands area

By at June 22, 2017 | 4:36 pm | 0 Comment

As the temperature and humidity levels continue to rise in The Woodlands area, here are 15 local pools to visit this summer. Oak Ridge North The post Cool for the summer: 15 ways to beat the heat in The Woodlands area appeared first on Community Impact

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