Community Impact Newspaper – South Montgomery County

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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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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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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8 cold treats to enjoy this summer in The Woodlands

By at June 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

A number of restaurants in The Woodlands offer thirst-quenching drinks and sweet treats that are perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day. Cocktails, smoothies and frozen coffee drinks are just a few of the items to help keep cool in the coming months. Ruby Slipper Local Pour 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands 281-419-7687 www.localpourhouston.com The Ruby Slipper is

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9 things to do in Houston this weekend, June 23-25

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

June 23: Mixers & Elixirs Guests enjoy music, dancing, cocktails and food trucks among the dinosaurs. 7-10 p.m. $25 (non-members), $15 (members). Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. www.hmns.org June 23: Summer Symphony: Beethoven’s “Eroica” The Houston Symphony presents a family-friendly event featuring selections from Beethoven. 8:30

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SLIDESHOW: See how far construction has come on Grand Oaks High School and Bradley Elementary School in the last year

By at June 22, 2017 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

During a June 20 board meeting, Conroe ISD officials presented the latest construction updates on Grand Oaks High School and Bradley Elementary School. See the progress that has been made on the schools since May 2016 below. The post SLIDESHOW: See how far construction has come on Grand Oaks High School and Bradley Elementary School in the last year appeared first on

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Cruz declines to support Senate GOP health care bill, while Cornyn defends it

By at June 22, 2017 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled their plan to overhaul President Obama’s 2010 health care law. Within hours, Texas’ two Republican senators took opposite positions on the measure. While U.S. Sen. John Cornyn took to the floor early Thursday to defend the bill against Democratic criticism, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

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New in Trib+Edu: Helping refugees get an education

By at June 22, 2017 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

A plurality of Texas voters think the state should be spending more on public and higher education, but those numbers hide differences between conservatives and liberals, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Full Story  Via Texas Tribune The post New in Trib+Edu: Helping refugees get an education appeared first on Community Impact

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Texas A&M reigns, UH gets a boost in Texas college sports revenue

By at June 22, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The rich keep getting richer in Texas college sports, and the little guys keep having a harder time keeping up. That’s one of the key takeaways from Ballpark Figures, The Texas Tribune’s visualization of money for athletics at the state’s top university athletics programs.  We analyzed the NCAA financial reports for the eight public schools that

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Shenandoah legislation enables city to fund special events center with hotel tax revenue

By at June 21, 2017 | 5:12 pm | 0 Comment

The city of Shenandoah now has the option of paying for its proposed special events center with hotel occupancy tax revenue following the passage of Senate Bill 2166 during the 85th Texas legislative session. Shenandoah city officials have been discussing the possibility of building a multiuse special events center within city limits since 2011. If built, city officials

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Houston braces for heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy

By at June 21, 2017 | 11:34 am | 0 Comment

The Greater Houston area is expected to experience heavy rainfall and powerful winds tonight, brought by Tropical Storm Cindy. Seeing signals in the data that some significant rains could occur tonight on the west side of #Cindy. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/xa7y17KTHF — Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) June 21, 2017 The post Houston braces for heavy rainfall from Tropical

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Hurricane season preparedness checklist: How ready is your family?

By at June 21, 2017 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Just a few weeks into hurricane season, which began June 1 and runs until Nov. 30, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to approach the Texas coast this week, bringing with it 3-6 inches of rain. With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year with 11-17 named storms—five to nine of which are expected

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this week, June 21-25

By at June 21, 2017 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Round out your plans for the week by listening to some live music at one of these local venues. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2490 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com June 21 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free June 22 | Open Mic Jam with Adam McFarland and Josh Pitt | 9 p.m. | Free June 23 | Glen Tate | 9 p.m. | Free June

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Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

By at June 21, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Despite years of sleepless nights, emergency room trips and long stares into the financial abyss, Kate Robinson-Howell and Bob Howell of Austin are adamant that they are a Medicaid success story. Their second child, Apollo, was born with a malformed esophagus and trachea. He had emergency surgery to reconstruct his airway when he was just four months old. Now two years

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Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

By at June 21, 2017 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The return of Uber and Lyft to Austin has put the city’s only ride-hailing nonprofit in a fight for survival. RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations in Austin after the ride-hailing giants left the city in May 2016, is now seeing its ridership cut in half since the two returned to town. The company is slashing expenses and cutting staff,

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Teacher pay raises approved, preliminary budget details announced: 4 things you missed from Tuesday’s Conroe ISD board meeting

By at June 20, 2017 | 8:21 pm | 0 Comment

Conroe ISD’s board of trustees approved a pay increase for teachers, the 2017-18 preliminary budget was presented, construction updates were announced, and several student athletes were recognized during Tuesday’s meeting. 1) Starting teacher salaries have been raised to $52,500. This is an increase from the $51,500 salary for newly hired teachers during the

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The Woodlands Arts Council has appointed its first executive director

By at June 20, 2017 | 2:09 pm | 0 Comment

Mike Bass, former member of The Woodlands Township board of directors, was hired Monday as The Woodlands Arts Council’s first executive director. In his newly created position, Bass will use his experience in multi-national consulting and business management to bring TWAC to the next level in Montgomery County, officials with the organization said. “We are thrilled

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What language curriculum should a Texas high school student be able to master? State Board of Education to decide this week

By at June 19, 2017 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

The State Board of Education will decide Friday whether to approve the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, curriculum for high school English Language Arts and Reading, Spanish Language Arts, and Reading and English as a Second Language. Curriculum in the latter two subjects has not been amended since 2014. If approved, the revised curriculum would be

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BREAKING: Memorial Hermann Hospital CEO steps down after 1 year on job

By at June 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment

After only a year at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Dr. Benjamin K. Chu has stepped down as president and CEO. Memorial Hermann officials said Chu is pursuing a career in health and public policy. The post BREAKING: Memorial Hermann Hospital CEO steps down after 1 year on job appeared first on Community Impact

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Cultural arts facility discussion, new handbag policy at the pavilion: 4 things to know if you live in The Woodlands this week, June 19-23

By at June 19, 2017 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Here are four things to know this week if you live in The Woodlands area. 1. The Woodlands Township board of directors meets at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the ongoing cultural arts feasibility study. The township board will discuss two recommendations identified during Phase 1 of the study: an arts center and a natural science museum. According to the township, an arts

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Grand Texas Theme Park updates construction timeline

By at June 16, 2017 | 6:16 pm | 0 Comment

Construction on Big Rivers—the water park planned at the Grand Texas Theme Park—will begin in August, Grand Texas CEO Monty Galland said. It could be completed as early as spring 2018, he said. The updated timeline for Big Rivers comes after another round of delays. In January, Grand Texas officials projected the park to open this summer. Delays were caused after the

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6 bills Gov. Abbott vetoed and what it means for Texas going forward

By at June 16, 2017 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott broke out his veto stamp to nix a total of 50 bills, more than he did last session, and more than any governor has done since former Gov. Rick Perry, who vetoed 56 bills in 2007. Abbott cited a number of reasons for rejecting the work of legislators, a number of which included a Senate or House companion already being signed or legislation

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