GUIDE: 8 events, dates to know in Tomball, Magnolia this month

Rally in the Alley features pre-1968 vehicles, vendors, food and live music.

Rally in the Alley features pre-1968 vehicles, vendors, food and live music.

Here are a few events, dates to know and meetings happening in February and early March.

Submit events to [email protected]. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.



February-March 9
Submit a public comment to Texas Central, Federal Railroad Administration
Community members can submit comments to the Federal Railroad Administration through March 9 regarding Texas Central’s high-speed train before a final environmental impact statement is compiled. The comment period was previously scheduled to close Feb. 20.
www.fra.dot.gov






Feb. 10
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Magnolia
The city of Magnolia offers vendors, live music, an umbrella parade and the Cajun Ready Mix Cookoff. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Magnolia Stroll, FM 1488 to Sanders Street, Magnolia. 281-356-2266.
www.cityofmagnolia.com






Feb. 20
Say ‘howdy’ to Sam Houston Trail Riders
More than 100 trail riders travel through Tomball. The annual event includes music, food, kids activities and a visit from Dusty Trails. Noon. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.
www.tomballtx.gov





Feb. 20-March 2
Early voting held
Residents can cast their vote for the primary election during the early voting period. Election day is March 6.
For early voting locations, sample ballots, and candidate information, visit communityimpact.com/vote.






Feb. 22
Attend a candidate forum
The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce and Voter Awareness Council co-host a forum with candidates for Montgomery County Precinct 2 commissioner. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $20-$25 (nonmembers). Guests and chamber of commerce members can register here. Magnolia ISD Education Support Center, 31141 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. www.vactx.org





Feb. 23
Find a job
Magnolia-based nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans hosts a job fair with up to 50 local employers and nearly 200 job seekers expected. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free. West Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 713-302-2236. www.societyofsamaritans.org





March 3
Celebrate opening day
Tomball Little League hosts a parade along Tomball’s Main Street and a carnival to follow. 9 a.m. (parade). Free (admission), $20 (carnival unlimited wristband). Wayne Stovall Sports Complex, 600 N. Cherry St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballlittleleague






March 3
Peruse vintage cars
Rally in the Alley features pre-1968 vehicles, vendors, food and live music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free, $20 (participant). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/houstoncarshow


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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