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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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Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

DATA: Tomball, Magnolia see homes sale prices increase year over year while Pinehurst sees slight decline

Home sales accelerated throughout the Greater Tomball and Magnolia areas year over year for the 12-month period spanning June-May.

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.