Christmas break, city meeting: 5 things to know in The Woodlands area this week, Dec. 18-22

The countdown to Christmas is on and there are a number of events and things to know in The Woodlands area this week.



  1. Oak Ridge North City Council meets for the last time in 2018 on Dec. 18.


The city council will have its last regular scheduled meeting of the year tonight at 7 p.m. Agenda items of note include the salary approval for the city's new director of finance, the approval of a regulatory agreement with Entergy Texas and a public hearing for the Spring Pines Detention Project. See the full agenda here.


27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648
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2. Adult "crafternoon" offers ornament creation workshop
The Montgomery County South Regional Library hosts this event where ornaments are created from books. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery County South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-442-7727. www.countylibrary.org/south.htm





3. Local schools begin winter break
Students in Conroe ISD will begin winter break Thursday, Dec. 21 and return to school Jan. 8. Tomball ISD will be out of school from Dec. 25-Jan. 10, and Magnolia ISD students are off from Dec. 25-Jan. 9.





4. Township offices to close for holidays beginning Dec. 22
The Woodlands Township offices will close Dec. 22-25 for Christmas.





5. Trash and recycling pickup in The Woodlands delayed by holidays
Residents in The Woodlands Township should prepare for a delay in trash services next week. Service will not occur Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas Day and New Year's Day, respectively. Services for each day will be delayed by one day. For more information, visit the township website here.


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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