Winter weather advisory, Taste of the Town: 7 things to know in The Woodlands area this week, Jan. 15-19

Taste of the Town was held on Jan. 18.

Taste of the Town was held on Jan. 18.

There are a number of meetings and events happening in The Woodlands area this week, Jan. 15-19. Here is what residents need to know to kick off the week.



  1. Offices and schools closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan. 15


Several city, county and federal offices, including post offices, are closed today in observance of MLK Day. Conroe, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs are closed as well.





2. Another hard freeze may in the cards for the Houston area on Tuesday
Jan. 16
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday afternoon and evening, with a low temperature of 22 degrees and wind chill values between 15-20 degrees. A slight chance of sleet or ice is expected.





3. The Texas Patriots PAC hosts a candidate forum for the Montgomery County 2018 primaries on Tuesday
Jan. 16
The event will feature two races in Montgomery County: county judge and Precinct 2 county commissioner. Candidates will answer varying questions on county and local issues.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Financial Group Training Room, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 4020, The Woodlands. While the event is open to the public, PAC officials have said event seating is limited. The event will also be live streamed via Facebook. For more information, visit www.texaspatriotspac.com.





4. The Conroe ISD school board of trustees meets Tuesday
Jan. 16
The CISD board holds its first meeting of 2018 this Tuesday. Agenda items of note include the approval of a turnaround plan for Houston Elementary school, approval of the 2016-17 financial report and approval of the 2018- school calendar.

6 p.m. CISD administration building, 3205 W. Davis St,. Conroe. www.conroeisd.net  





5. The Woodlands Township board of directors meets Thursday
Jan. 18
The township board holds two meetings Jan. 18. The first—scheduled at 4 p.m.—is a special meeting to interview potential consultants to conduct a study on incorporation and governance planning services.

The township's short list of consultants included BerryDunn, HARC, Matrix Consulting Group and The Novak Consulting Group. For the full agenda, click here. 

At 6 p.m., the township board will meet for its regular scheduled meeting. Agenda items of note include a design/build proposal for a skate park at Timarron Park and the approval of an agreement with engineering firm Moffat and Nichol for drainage engineering services in the Spring Creek watershed.

2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlands-tx.com





6. County candidate forum to be hosted in Shenandoah Thursday
Jan. 18
The Montgomery County Eagle Forum will host forums for candidates running for judge and treasurer in Montgomery County.

Forums will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will continue through February.

All forums will take place in the Shenandoah City Council Chambers, located at 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah, and will be free and open to the public. According to the MCEF, all candidates have been contacted and invited to attend.

For more information, click here or call Betty Anderson at 281-364-8778.





7. Taste of the Town returns to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott  Hotel & Convention Center
Jan. 18

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event featuring food and drinks from more than 50 area eateries. For a complete list of restaurants featured at the event, click here.

4-9 p.m. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door per adult or $20 in advance or $25 at the door per child age 4-10. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. 281-367-5777.
www.woodlandschamber.com


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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