4 recent community highlights in The Woodlands from nonprofits and local business

Interfaith of the Woodlands held a fundraiser and Tall Timbers District Boy Scouts presented an award to Lone Star College System in February.




The sixth annual Women Empowering Women Luncheon was held Feb. 1 at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center and presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health, raising $325,000 for Interfaith Community Clinic. The nonprofit organization provides health services to the uninsured in Montgomery County.









Tall Timbers District Boy Scouts presented the 2018 Spirit of Scouting Award to the Lone Star College System on Feb. 7 for the college’s efforts in making facilities and equipment available at the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus to the Tall Timbers District for more than 15 years. Pictured are (from left) LSCS Chancellor Steve Head, Tall Timbers District Vice Chairman Stuart Schroeder and LSCS board Chairman Alton Smith.









Floor Coverings International of Katy & The Woodlands announced it has earned the home service industry’s Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. Owner John Landsbaum and his business partner, Vijay Bhaskaran, purchased two existing Floor Coverings International franchises in The Woodlands and Katy and launched with a staff of five and five Mobile Flooring Showrooms last summer.








Student artwork chosen as part of the The Woodlands Arts Council’s 2019 Student Art Scholarship Competition will be exhibited at Market Street in mid-March. A panel of professors and professional artists from the local and Greater Houston area will serve as jurors for the annual competition.


By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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America's ER operated a drive-thru testing site in The Woodlands in mid-April, which later moved to WoodsEdge Community Church. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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While the drive-thru testing site will close permanently June 4, testing will still be available by appointment beginning June 6 at America's ER facilities in Cypress and Magnolia, officials said in a June 2 statement.

(Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
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People of all ages, colors and creeds packed downtown Houston June 2 to march in memory of former Houston resident George Floyd.

Smartphone data analysis by Cuebiq shows how Montgomery County residents' mobility habits changed throughout this spring. (April Halpin/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Cell phone location data analysis from tracked by Cuebiq shows how resident travel patterns changed through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue, the Harris County Public Health Department released a statement asking people to take precautionary measures if they plan to attend a protest. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: County tops 350 new cases for second straight day

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue, the Harris County Public Health Department released a statement asking people to take precautionary measures if they plan to attend a protest.

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60,000 gather in downtown Houston June 2 in solidarity with George Floyd's family

Among a series of marches across the U.S. to honor George Floyd, his hometown of Houston turned out in the thousands June 2.

Montgomery County's total coronavirus cases now total 1,010, a jump of 44 from June 1. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County breaches 1,000 total coronavirus cases June 2

Montgomery County's total coronavirus cases now total 1,010, a jump of 44 from June 1.

The Montgomery County Hospital District is urging residents to come to the hospital for medical treatment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County sees 30% increase in out-of-hospital deaths, officials say

“We are hearing the same frightening story from our paramedics over and over again,” said James Campbell, MCHD Chief of EMS. “People refusing to go to the hospital because they are scared of COVID-19. So, this is our message to the community and our neighbors here in Montgomery County: It is safe to go to the hospital.”

PlainsCapital Bank opens new The Woodlands branch

The branch is the bank's sixth Greater Houston location and its first north of the city.

Fit Athletic, a Houston-based fitness facility, offers free live-streamed fitness sessions on the club’s Facebook page. (Courtesy Fit Athletic)
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The flyer with information on George Floyd's Houston-area services was released June 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center)
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A public memorial will take place June 8 at The Fountain of Praise church from noon-6 p.m.

The June 2 march will culminate with a rally at the steps of Houston City Hall. (Courtesy city of Houston)
Houston city buildings, some METRO services planned to shut down ahead of June 2 march for George Floyd

Ahead of the June 2 march with members of George Floyd's family through downtown Houston, several city services are planning to shut down early in the afternoon.

With protests over the death of George Floyd expected to continue this week in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for social distancing, and use of sanitizer and masks among protesters. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 388 new cases, 3 deaths confirmed June 1

With protests over the death of George Floyd expected to continue this week in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for social distancing, and use of sanitizer and masks among protesters.