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Official: Raveneaux Country Club deal expected to close in late January without further Commissioners Court action

According to the HCFCD, the action taken by Harris County Commissioners Court earlier this month both authorized and approved the acquisition, meaning the deal is expected to close by Jan. 30 without another vote.


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Cagle: Goal of Raveneaux acquisition is not to put an ‘ugly hole in the ground’

“The goal is to create something more along the lines of Kickerillo [Mischer Preserve] with beautiful park amenities—little fishing piers, boat launches and walking trails that go around it,” Cagle said.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.



Beazer Homes to bring 110-home community to Magnolia

Beazer Homes is planning on developing a 110-home community in the Magnolia area near Kelly Road.


Golf course to detention basin: Harris County Flood Control District set to acquire Raveneaux Country Club by late January

Pending final approval by the Harris County Commissioners Court, the Harris County Flood Control District hopes to acquire the 27.63 acres that encompass Raveneaux Country Club facility by the end of January.


Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.


TOP STORY OF 2020: Hwy. 249 main lanes to open in Magnolia by summer

The Texas Department of Transportation as well as the Harris and Montgomery county toll road authorities have been working to extend Hwy. 249 from FM 2920 in Tomball to Hwy. 105 in Navasota since 2017.





CastleRock Communities preselling homes for new Grand Junction community on Hufsmith Road

Grand Junction is slated to add just under 50 homes to East Hufsmith Road in Tomball.


Timber Trails to start home construction in spring 2020

Home construction is set to start in spring 2020 for 105 homes in Timber Trails.



86-acre Cherry Pines under construction in Tomball

Cherry Pines is slated to bring 295 homes to the city of Tomball within six years.


TxDOT outlines proposed improvements for FM 1488 corridor from FM 149 to I-45

Proposed corridor improvements include installing raised medians, retiming and coordinating traffic signals, improving intersection turn lanes, adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, installing advanced street name signs, and reconfiguring the I-45 interchange.


BARC Animal Shelter celebrates debut of cattery with $1 adoptions for cats, kittens

The cattery was BARC's most recent step toward expanding its shelter space.


15-acre mixed-use development proposed for FM 2920 near FM 2978 in Tomball

The community would be located on the northside of FM 2920 across from BJ Services, just west of the intersection of FM 2978.



Tomball City Council votes to accept land for construction of public parking lot at Commerce, Cherry streets

The new lot would feature 15 parking spaces, according to city information.


Old Town's future footprint expands with plan update

Growing interest has caused the city of Tomball to expand its vision eastward for Old Town.


Officials: Grand Pines Drive to improve safety, reduce flooding

Grand Pines Drive, one of the few projects left from the $280 million road bond approved by Montgomery County voters in 2015, is scheduled to be complete in April 2020 after roughly three years of delays, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley said.


GALLERY: 4 developments under construction in Tomball, Magnolia

Several new facilities are under construction in Tomball and Magnolia this fall, including an annex to the Magnolia Landmark Building and a new business park in Tomball.



FM 1488 access management study to wrap up in December; Nov. 8 survey deadline approaches

The survey asks residents to rate potential improvements—such as installing a raised median, adding bike accommodations and installing traffic signals—evaluate corridor issues and map locations in need of improvements.


City of Tomball eyes nearly 1,600 new homes

Nearly 1,600 homes are in the works within Tomball city limits, according to a report Community Development Director Craig Meyers presented to Tomball City Council members Oct. 21.


REVITALIZING BUSINESS 249: Tomball envisions corridor's future in comprehensive plan update

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series about an update to the city of Tomball’s comprehensive plan. Council members approved the comprehensive plan update during an Oct. 8 meeting, which was after press time for the Oct. 8 Tomball-Magnolia edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


New single-family home community coming to Tomball-Cypress area

KB Home purchased 20 acres of land off Spring Cypress Road and North Eldridge Parkway in Tomball in July for Willow Wood Place, a new residential community.



JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


Thousands of homes set for west Tomball-Hockley area

Developers along the borders of Tomball, Hockley and Cypress have spent the past few years staking claim to some of the few remaining large tracts of undeveloped land, and construction on several new communities is now underway.