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The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)
The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)

The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)

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Proposed Woodtrace Boulevard extension to connect Hwy. 249 and FM 2978


The Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District is funding an extension of Woodtrace Boulevard that will connect Hwy. 249 in Magnolia to FM 2978 just south of the Woodlands Parkway.

Cy-Fair


Houston Methodist announces plans for new 400-bed hospital in Cypress


Officials with Houston Methodist have announced the purchase of 106 acres along Hwy. 290 and plans to build its ninth hospital in the Cypress area.

Conroe-Montgomery

'Nationally-known' water bottling company backs out of Conroe deal


A "nationally known" water bottling company that purchased a tract of land in Conroe Park North has backed out, city officials said.

Katy

New El Tiempo Cantina location coming to Katy


El Tiempo Cantina is opening a new location at 20095 Katy Freeway, Katy, by the end of 2021.

Haidilao Hot Pot opens in Katy

At the hot pot restaurant, which claims to be the “Ferrari of hot pot restaurants,” customers are met with robot servers, dancing noodles, Szechuan hot pot, and seafood and vegetable-based dishes.

Anna Lotz, Danica Lloyd, Eva Vigh and Morgan Theophil contributed to this report.



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The budget amendment came after an hour-long debate over how far the district could dip into its reserve funding to cover the raise. (Community Impact staff)
HISD approves $2,500 pay raise for teachers with another bump possibly coming in August

The budget amendment came after an hour-long debate over how far the district could dip into its reserve funding to cover the raise.

Bailey Rae, performing at Dosey Doe Big Barn on June 19, was nominated for several awards in 2020. (Courtesy Bailey Rae)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Rock the Row: Where to see live music in The Woodlands area this June and July

Here are some recent concert announcements for venues around The Woodlands area, including the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The Atrium Center will be able to be reserved for meetings, conferences, weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and community events. (Courtesy Rockin’ AD Photography)
East Montgomery County Improvement District offices to be repurposed into event venue The Atrium Center

The venue will be able to be reserved for meetings, conferences, weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and community events.

The Firework Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Celebrate dad, see Fourth of July fireworks: 12 things to do in The Woodlands area this June and July

Events in The Woodlands area in June and July include celebrations for Father's Day and the Fourth of July.

The Woodlands Township board of directors will meet June 17. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands to resume incorporation planning sessions June 17

After a break of more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Woodlands Township will resume its incorporation planning meetings June 17.

ShareTea opened in Metropark Square in early June. (Courtesy ShareTea)
ShareTea now open in Metropark Square

ShareTea opened June 7 at the Metropark Square in The Woodlands.

The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the State luncheon June 10. (Kim Giannetti/Community Impact Newspaper)
State Reps. Harless, Swanson reflect on 87th legislative session bills, events from pandemic to Winter Storm Uri

State Reps. Sam Harless and Valoree Swanson talked ERCOT and criminal justice reform, gun safety, senior living and redistricting at the June 10 Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce's State of the State luncheon.

Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened a second location. (Courtesy Avanti Italian Kitchen)
Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opens second location in The Woodlands

The new location comes after the original location receive positive reception from the Creekside community.

Java Owl reopened Monday morning, May 17. (Courtesy of Java Owl Coffee House)
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Here is a roundup of recent business news in the Bay Area.

The Shenandoah City Council approved a resolution regarding an updated thoroughfare plan June 9. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council weighs in on Montgomery County's 2021 thoroughfare plan

Among the projects opposed by the council is an I-45 overpass from Vision Park Drive.

Construction on the The Promise House, a day center aimed at assisting the local homeless population, will begin on June 14 in Humble. (Rendering courtesy of The Family Promise of Lake Houston)
Construction set to begin on The Promise House homeless day center in Humble

The Promise House will serve the local homeless community by providing individual counseling services, higher education and training classes, mentoring, and administrative offices for area families.