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5 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, March 24-26

By at March 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Help keep The Woodlands clean, attend a Pinterest convention and enjoy live music this weekend. Easter Trail at The Woodlands Mall March 24 Gather around the carousel in The Woodlands Mall for an Easter event hosted by Chick-fil-A. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets for festivities including free carousel rides, treats, giveaways, activities and a photo

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Learn hands-only CPR at this Market Street event

By at March 23, 2017 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Market Street and the American Heart Association will host a family-friendly, hands-only CPR awareness event from 9 a.m.-noon at Market Street on Saturday, March 25. Guests are invited to come and go as they please to learn about hands-only CPR and enjoy heart-healthy activities. The CPR bystander rate in Montgomery County is only 14 percent, but the national average is

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Local eatery Q-Shi will receive national TV spotlight Friday

By at March 23, 2017 | 1:55 pm | 0 Comment

Q-Shi BBQ & Sushi restaurant opened last summer, but it already had the attention of the producers of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” in October when owner Ray Aker received a call from the Food Network series. The production crew and host Guy Fieri visited the restaurant earlier this year to film a segment showcasing the location’s unique blend of

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Debate on bill to prevent campus sexual assault turns to rights of accused

By at March 23, 2017 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

In the wake of a statewide sexual assault crisis on university campuses, Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, filed a bill Jan. 23 to penalize staff and student leaders who do not report incidents of campus sexual assault. The Senate State Affairs Committee debated the proposed bill Thursday. “No one can pass the buck,” Huffman said. Without reporting the assault, a

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3 takeaways from Wednesday night’s Woodlands Township board meeting

By at March 23, 2017 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

A presentation on the Cultural Arts Feasibility Study, a 2016 residential survey and a proclamation in support of diversity of The Woodlands were all discussed at Wednesday night’s Woodlands Township board of directors meeting. 1.  Cultural Feasibility Study Phase 1 The Woodlands Township board of directors reviewed a report on Phase 1 of the cultural feasibility

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4 decisions made during Wednesday’s Shenandoah City Council meeting, March 22

By at March 23, 2017 | 11:13 am | 0 Comment

Shenandoah City Council had a packed agenda March 22, covering a variety of topics related to a water project, park reservations, MetroPark Square and the spring town hall meeting. To view the full March 22 agenda packet, visit www.shenandoahtx.us. 1. The council unanimously adopted a resolution related to payment options for the new water plant and water projects. The

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5 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, March 23-26

By at March 23, 2017 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Check out music, crawfish and various festivals that are happening in the Greater Houston area this weekend. Blink-182 at Rodeo Houston Thursday, March 23 Blink-182—the upbeat, punk-rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s—will make their Rodeo Houston debut March 23. Top hits from the group include “She’s Out of Her Mind,” “All the Small Things” and

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Harris County no longer the fastest-growing in U.S.

By at March 23, 2017 | 8:09 am | 0 Comment

Harris County’s eight-year run as the nation’s fastest-growing county has ended, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, has taken its place on the list as the county with the highest annual population growth after growing at a rate of nearly 2 percent. Between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016,

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Texas state Sen. Konnie Burton looks to slow process for commuter rail projects

By at March 22, 2017 | 10:11 pm | 0 Comment

Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, filed a bill to slow down the process of building commuter rail projects by adding an additional step—an election. Burton’s Senate Bill 385 would prohibit commuter rail transportation projects from accepting federal funds without holding an election first. “Given the incentives local governments have to spend tax payer

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Legislation could limit hours for fireworks in unincorporated parts of Harris County

By at March 22, 2017 | 6:19 pm | 0 Comment

Rep. Kevin Roberts, R-Spring is taking aim at what he calls a major quality of life issue in his district with House Bill 1183, which would give county commissioners the power to dictate the hours in which fireworks can be discharged. The bill will receive a public hearing in Austin on Thursday. A total of 98 percent of District 126 is located in unincorporated Harris

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Hunting feral hogs from hot air balloons, plus more interesting bills filed by Houston-area legislators

By at March 22, 2017 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

Thousands of bills have been filed in the Texas Legislature this session related to the state’s transportation, education and health care needs. However, a variety of other bills with topics ranging from hunting to emojis have also been filed by legislators in the North Houston area. Here are a few bills of note: House Bill 3535—filed by state Rep. Mark Keough, R-The

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3 things to know from Conroe ISD’s Tuesday board meeting

By at March 22, 2017 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

During Conroe ISD’s board meeting Tuesday evening several individuals were recognized, and updates on major construction projects were announced. 1. Four new principals were named: Laura Quinones, former Patterson Elementary School assistant principal, was named Anderson Elementary School principal. Natalie Buckley, former Birnham Woods Elementary School assistant

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this weekend, March 22-26

By at March 22, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

If you are still in search of weekend plans, check out what live music performances Montgomery County venues have lined up this weekend, March 22-26. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2390 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com March 22 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free March 23 | Josh Pitt | 9 p.m. | Free March 24 | Pecos Hank | 9

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4 things to know before Wednesday’s Woodlands Township board meeting

By at March 21, 2017 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment

The Woodlands Township board of directors meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. To view the entire agenda, click here. Here are 4 items of note the board will discuss during the meeting. 1. The board will hear an update regarding the Bear Branch Park Master Plan, which is being updated by Burditt Consultants. Representatives from Burditt will present

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Meals on Wheels Montgomery County looking to local supporters amid potential federal program cuts

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is turning to the local private sector in the wake of proposed cuts to the federal department that funds the program included in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. There are approximately 5,000 community-run Meals on Wheels programs nationwide, which overall receive 35 percent of their funding from the federal government,

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Historic Wunsche Bros. building in Old Town Spring bought by Amerigo’s owners

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

The historic Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon on Midway Street, which closed in 2015 after a fire, was sold Monday to the owners of Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands for an undisclosed amount, said broker Cam Collins, whose company The Villages Group represented both parties in the sale. The Kosh family, which owns the restaurant, said in a statement Tuesday it is

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Texas Senate passes property tax bill state leaders love, local officials oppose

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:01 pm | 0 Comment

By Brandon Formby The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that seeks to curb the growth in property taxes that local government agencies like cities and counties levy on landowners. Senate Bill 2, which passed in an 18-12 vote, could require taxing entities to hold an election if the amount of operating and maintenance funds they plan to collect from

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Here is how House Public Education Committee chair wants to change the Texas A-F system

By at March 21, 2017 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

After hearing a plethora of feedback from school districts, parents and public education proponents throughout the state, the Texas Legislature is making moves to alter the controversial A-F rating system. On Tuesday afternoon, the House Public Education Committee heard a bill by the committee’s chair, state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston. The law currently in place

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How House Public Education Committee chair wants to change the Texas A-F system

By at March 21, 2017 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Updated 3:15 p.m., March 21 The bill has been left pending in committee. Huberty said he appreciated all the feedback he heard today and would continue taking feedback. He acknowledged that he would likely never get it perfect with an accountability system. Updated 3:11 p.m., March 21 The post How House Public Education Committee chair wants to change the Texas A-F system

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Lakeside Boulevard closed due to storm drainage improvement project

By at March 21, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Construction work and a road closure is underway at Lakeside Boulevard and Lake Woodlands Drive because of a local storm drainage improvement project. Jim Stinson, general manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency, said the project was developed following the extreme storm events last April and May and is a joint effort by Montgomery County Municipal Utility District

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4 things The Woodlands residents should know the week, March 20-25

By at March 20, 2017 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Here are 4 things to know this week if you live in The Woodlands area. 1. The Woodlands Township board of directors meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the only time in March. There are more than 10 items on the regular portion of the agenda, including presentations on the cultural arts feasibility study and the Bear Branch Park Master Plan, along with a proposed letter of

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6 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, March 17-19

By at March 17, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

The Woodlands has a variety of events to choose from this weekend. Here are a few to consider attending with friends or family members. 1. March 17: The Woodlands Shamrock Shindig This St. Patrick’s Day event will be held all day in Town Green Park and will include green beer, live music, beer pong and food trucks. Any guests who arrive before noon will be given a free

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Restaurant Roundup: 7 new eateries to try in The Woodlands area

By at March 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

There are several locally owned and chain restaurants that have recently opened or are slated to open soon in The Woodlands area. Here are a handful of new eateries to consider trying out: COMING SOON Dosey Doe Breakfast & BBQ is slated to open March 18 at 2626 Research Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. The new concept from Dosey Doe Inc., boasts breakfast favorites such

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10 things Texans should know about the American Health Care Act

By at March 16, 2017 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

The American Health Care Act is a proposed piece of legislation introduced in early March by Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill will be considered by the House’s Budget Committee on Thursday. Here are 10 things to know about the proposed legislation. The post 10

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