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Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20

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From a solar eclipse history lesson to a taco and tequila festival, there are several ways to spend time in and around The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20. Saturday, Aug. 19 Solar Eclipse: History, Science & Belief The post Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20 appeared first on Community Impact

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Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20

By at August 17, 2017 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

From a solar eclipse history lesson to a taco and tequila festival, there are several ways to spend time in and around The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20. Saturday, Aug. 19 Solar Eclipse: History, Science & Belief The post Back to school bash, taco and tequila festival: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 18-20 appeared first on Community Impact

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10 things to know about the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

By at August 17, 2017 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

The total solar eclipse set to occur Monday will be the last in America until 2024, said Andrew Renshaw, University of Houston assistant physics professor. Find out everything you need to know about the eclipse below and click here for places in Houston to watch the eclipse. Editor’s note: The following interview with Renshaw was edited for length and clarity.  1.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Central announce joint agreement supporting high-speed rail project

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Development of Texas Central Railway’s high-speed rail route took another step forward Thursday morning as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his support for the project by signing a memorandum of understanding at Houston City Hall. According to a statement from Texas Central, the city of Houston and Texas Central will seek job creation and economic

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Where to find solar eclipse viewers in The Woodlands

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will darken the skies of Houston on Aug. 21 from 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Although Houston is not in the path of totality, peak obscuration of almost 70 percent will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m., according to the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Here are a few events in The Woodlands area where you can learn more about

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Where to find solar eclipse viewers in The Woodlands

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will darken the skies of Houston on Aug. 21 from 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Although Houston is not in the path of totality, peak obscuration of almost 70 percent will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m., according to the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Here are a few events in The Woodlands area where you can learn more about

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Budget approval, STAAR results, new school names: 3 things you missed during last night’s Conroe ISD board meeting

By at August 16, 2017 | 11:47 am | 0 Comment

Conroe ISD’s board of trustees approved the FY 2017-18 budget, presented STAAR test results and revealed suggested names for the district’s new intermediate school, set to open in August 2018. 1) Budget approval  During Tuesday’s meeting the board unanimously approved a balanced budget of $473 million, a $25.45 million increase over the $447.58 million

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this week, Aug. 16-20

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Check out the line up for live music performances in Montgomery County this week,  Aug. 16-20. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com Aug. 16 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 18 | The King Bees | 9 p.m. | Free Aug. 19 | Michael Player Band | 9 p.m. | Free The post Live music

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session

By at August 16, 2017 | 8:57 am | 0 Comment

By Patrick Svitek Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House—particularly Speaker Joe Straus—for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. The post Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blames House for special session shortcomings, doesn’t rule out second special session appeared first on Community Impact

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Texas Legislature ends special session without passing property tax measure

By at August 16, 2017 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

BY MORGAN SMITH AND PATRICK SVITEK The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott‘s top priority. Hours earlier, the House abruptly adjourned sine die – the formal designation meaning the end of a session – after advancing a school finance compromise to

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Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

By at August 16, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

WOLFFORTH, Texas – As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection

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Houston-area monthly sales tax revenue increases in August

By at August 15, 2017 | 10:32 pm | 0 Comment

August allocations of monthly sales tax revenue totaled $779.2 million across the state, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made April-June by businesses that file quarterly. The top cities by net payment during this period and payment

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U.S. Congressman to propose tax reform legislation by end of 2017: 4 takeaways from Rep. Kevin Brady’s legislative update

By at August 15, 2017 | 9:45 pm | 0 Comment

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady aims to propose comprehensive tax reform legislation by the end of 2017. Brady delivered a legislative update to the local community at the April Sound Country Club on Tuesday morning, speaking about topics like revamping the U.S. tax code and the division between Republicans and Democrats on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Here is what you missed

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3 things to know from Monday’s Oak Ridge North City Council meeting

By at August 15, 2017 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Oak Ridge North City Council held its first meeting of the month Monday night. Here are the three things residents may have missed: 1. Fiscal year 2018 budget meetings continue City Manager Vicky Rudy said the next budget-related meeting for the city will be a public hearing for the tax rate and budget on Aug. 21. The Oak Ridge North City Council will adopt the budget and

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BREAKING: CISD Superintendent Don Stockton announces retirement

By at August 15, 2017 | 9:58 am | 0 Comment

Conroe ISD Superintendent Don Stockton announced Monday during the district’s Celebrate Our Schools Assembly that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Stockton has been superintendent of schools since August 2003, and he worked at several CISD schools in an administrative capacity and as a teacher before stepping into this role. No details have been

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First day of school, 2018 budget meetings: 5 things to know in The Woodlands this week, Aug. 14-18

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Between budget meetings and the first day of school, it is a busy week in The Woodlands area. Here is what residents need to know to kick off the week: 1. The Woodlands Township meets this week for multiple workshops to discuss the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The township will determine the property tax rate as well proposed capital improvement projects for the year,

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Texas House votes to extend life of maternal mortality task force

By at August 13, 2017 | 9:01 pm | 0 Comment

Legislation that would extend the life of a state task force studying Texas’ high maternal morbidity rates was tentatively approved by the Texas House late Sunday night.  Under Senate Bill 17, the state’s Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity would continue its work until 2023. The task force, launched by the Legislature in 2013, found that

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Here are the 2017 season football schedules for high schools in The Woodlands

By at August 11, 2017 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

Football season starts this month and high schools in The Woodlands will play a variety of teams during home and away games. The Woodlands High School football schedule: Sept. 1: versus Cy-Fair High School at Woodforest Bank Stadium, 7:30 p.m. The post Here are the 2017 season football schedules for high schools in The Woodlands appeared first on Community Impact

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Bill adding abortion reporting requirements on path to governor's desk

By at August 11, 2017 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

A bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortion complications to the state — and would fine those that do not comply — has now passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature. The measure, which covers one of Gov. Greg Abbott‘s three abortion-related priorities, passed the Senate on a 22-9

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants, businesses opening in The Woodlands area this month

By at August 11, 2017 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

August is here, and six new businesses and restaurants will be opening in The Woodlands area this month. Here are a few opening dates to keep in mind in August: COMING SOON 1. Goode Company Kitchen and Cantina will open in late August at 8865 Six Pines Drive, Shenandoah. The new concept will feature grill-oriented Mexican food, such as mesquite-grilled fajitas, and a bar

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With days left in special session, Senate committee makes major changes to House's school finance bill

By at August 11, 2017 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the Senate Education Committee voting out House Bill 21. The Senate Education Committee voted 9-1 to drastically alter the House’s primary piece of school finance legislation Friday by stripping out $1.5 billion in funding. But with just days left in the special session, the committee’s chairman

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8 lane closures to be aware of in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Aug. 11-13

By at August 11, 2017 | 10:44 am | 0 Comment

Drivers can expect several lane closures throughout the Greater Houston area this weekend, as announced by the Texas Department of Transportation and Harris County Toll Road Authority. 1. The eastbound exit ramp to John F. Kennedy Boulevard is closed on Beltway 8 heading north until 5 a.m Oct. 2. 2. SPUR-5 northbound mainlanes and the connector ramp to I-45 are closed

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Wine tasting, Chairman’s Ball: 4 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, August 11-13

By at August 11, 2017 | 10:12 am | 0 Comment

From a pool party at Sidebar The Woodlands to a singles wine tasting event at GenuWine Tasting Room, there are several ways to spend time in The Woodlands this weekend, August 11-13. 1. Aug. 12: Singles & Wine Tasting GenuWine Tasting Room will host this event, during which local singles can enjoy an evening of informative wine tasting. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 per ticket.

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Bill requiring separate abortion insurance among those Texas House passed this week

By at August 11, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

In this week’s Texas Political Roundup: The state’s lawsuit over its new anti-“sanctuary cities” law is no more, but the legal battle over its constitutionality continues. Plus, state lawmakers advance a measure that would require women to have separate insurance coverage for abortions. And mail-in ballot fraud would be a felony if a bill that

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