3 things to know from Monday's Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting

Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees held its monthly board meeting at the Celeste G. Graves Education Support Center in Magnolia on Monday.

Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees held its monthly board meeting at the Celeste G. Graves Education Support Center in Magnolia on Monday.

The Magnolia ISD board of trustees met for a regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12.

MISD sets first day of school for Aug. 20
The MISD board of trustees unanimously approved a District of Innovation plan and calendar for the 2018-19 school year on Monday. The District of Innovation plan allows the district to begin classes a week earlier than regulated by the Texas Education Code, which requires districts to begin classes no earlier than the fourth Monday in August. The first day of the 2018-19 school year will be Aug. 20, said Jason Bullock, assistant superintendent of administration. This change will allow for an additional teacher professional development day near the end of each nine-week grading period.

2015 Bond projects moving along
Facilities Executive Director Tim Bruner delivered an update on the district’s $92 million bond projects on Monday. Magnolia Intermediate School is substantially complete, and furniture will be delivered on Feb. 19, Bruner said. Bear Branch Intermediate School is on schedule as well. Bruner said the district plans to move-in the administration, library and cafeteria staff during spring break, March 12-16. The furniture will arrive in early March for Bear Branch Intermediate School. Construction is scheduled to be complete by this summer. Bruner also said the District Conference Center is now planned to be completed by May 1 instead of April 1.

Board of trustees call for May elections
On Monday, the MISD board of trustees called for the May general election on Saturday, May 5. Travis Moffatt, who holds position 6, and Chuck Adcox, who holds position 7, are both seeking re-election, MISD officials said. Trustees serve three-year terms. For candidate qualifications, visit the district's website. The last day to apply for the May general election ballot is Friday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m.


The Tomball ISD board of trustees was named the Region 4 School Board of the Year for the 2020-21 school year by the Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards Program. (Courtesy Tomball ISD)
Tomball ISD board named Region 4 School Board of the Year

The Tomball ISD board of trustees was named the Region 4 School Board of the Year for the 2020-21 school year by the Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards Program, according to a July 15 release from the district.

TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries announced in late July walk-in and same-day appointments are now available at its Magnolia clinic, located within the Magnolia Landmark Building on FM 1488. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries now accepting walk-in appointments in Magnolia, school supply drive-thru planned in Tomball

Families in need of school supplies can contact TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries for more information on a school supply drive thru slated for Aug. 7 in Tomball.

Owner Justin Haecker opened Bexar Berbecue’s brick-and-mortar location in June 2020. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
From farmers market beginnings, Bexar Barbecue celebrates one year at brick-and-mortar in Tomball

Bexar Barbecue Owner Justin Haecker had a passion for cooking ever since growing up on a small family farm in Bexar County and watching his grandmother cook, he said. He always cooked for his friends, whether it was as simple as ramen noodles or more complicated like homemade tacos, Haecker said.

Outside of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Courthouse in Conroe
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The city of Tomball is seeing an uptick in residential construction with hundreds of acres of land cleared for new communities. Alexander Estates is one of the communities under construction. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
MAP: Hundreds of homes taking shape in city of Tomball

The city of Tomball includes about 3,800 homes, City Manager David Esquivel said. About 2,100 new homes are anticipated within five years.

Demand for homes stays steady in Tomball, Magnolia despite increased costs, limited materials

According to a report released June 17 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 94% of contractors reported cost fluctuations in building materials moderately or highly affecting their business.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

From left: New owners of 9Round Tomball Mason and Charlie Mulder and Manager Bailey Mulder took over the kickboxing gym in June. (Courtesy Bailey Mulder)
9Round Tomball under new ownership, reopening slated for Aug. 11

The kickboxing fitness gym is set to reopen Aug. 11.

Hero Martial Arts and Stronger to Serve are both hosting events at Burroughs Park in Tomball on July 31. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fun at the park, back to school fest: 5 events in Tomball, Magnolia for July 31-Aug. 2

Here are five events in Tomball and Magnolia to enjoy this weekend.

Tiny People University offers full-time child care in Magnolia. (Photo courtesy Nikkia Rivers)
Tiny People University to celebrate one-year anniversary in new facility

The child care facility first opened in September 2020.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

Tomball ISD will offer free meals to all student this upcoming academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball ISD to offer free meals for all students in 2021-22

Households will not need to apply for the Free and Reduced-price Meal program to be eligible.