Shenandoah City Council


The Shenandoah City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 29955 I-45 N.

Terms and compensation

Shenandoah City Council members and mayor serve two year terms. City council members earn $409.09 per meeting while the mayor earns $545.45 per meeting.

Big decisions made in 2012

  • De-annexing from ESD 4 — The Shenandoah City Council made a significant public safety change by separating from Emergency Services District No. 4 and entering into an agreement with The Woodlands. Not only did the decision reduce response times, improve coverage and increase the number of apparatuses, but it decreased the ESD taxes on residents and businesses.
  • Lower tax rate approved — Shenandoah lowered its property tax rate by a full cent in 2012 from 32.37 cents to 31.37 cents per $100 valuation.

Top issues for 2013

  • Transportation projects on the horizon — Shenandoah could have several transportation projects to consider in 2013, including flyovers of Hwy. 242 and Research Forest Drive at I-45. The city also has a plan to build Pine Forest Drive, an estimated $500,000 project just off of Vision Park Blvd., which should begin construction in 2013.
  • Renovation, economic development projects — The city plans to make improvements to its water line along Grogan's Mill Road, as well as possibly make pool and park renovations in 2013. Construction will also begin on the Vision Park office development in 2013, consisting of four medical and professional office buildings off of Vision Park Blvd.


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Jersey Mike's Subs plans late February opening in Indian Springs

Jersey Mike's Subs will open a new location in Indian Springs.

Photo by Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper
Randalls to close 5 locations Feb. 15

Randalls is closing five stores in the Houston area.

DATA: See vacancy rates for The Woodlands area commercial real estate

The amount of office and retail space in The Woodlands market grew in January, and industrial vacancies grew by 2%.

The Shenandoah City Council heard a presentation for an in-depth market study. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah Council debates $148K market study for its Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Shenandoah City Council debated the necessity of an in-depth market study currently estimated around $150,000.

Star Cinema Grill will open in The Woodlands by the end of the year, according to the company. (Courtesy Star Cinema Grill)
Star Cinema Grill location coming to former Randall's site on College Park Drive by end of 2020

The location at 9420 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, was previously occupied by a Randall's grocery store.

As of mid-January, construction was still underway at the project's western limit near Richards Road. Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper
County, residents anticipate end of Rayford Road widening project

A yearslong project aimed at improving safety and mobility along Rayford Road is nearing completion in March

Students from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform their production of "Student Body" at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College-Montgomery students invited to perform play at national festival

"Student Body," written by Frank Winters, examines campus sexual assault; its protagonists discover a video at a party of a sex act that "may or may not be considered consensual."

The Tomball ISD board of trustees approved calendars for the next two school years Feb. 11. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tomball ISD approves 2020-21, 2021-22 school calendars

The Tomball ISD board of trustees approved calendars for the next two school years Feb. 11.

Magnolia ISD students will start school Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Magnolia ISD approves 2020-21 school calendar

Students will start school Aug. 12.

The Malbec Braised Short Rib ($29) is served with parmesan polenta and grilled brocollini. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Butler House offers new-American fare, cocktails in Spring

The Butler House offers a full-service bar with house martinis and specialty cocktails, and it serves new-American cuisine such as the Butler Burger, a locally sourced beef burger served in a brioche bun.

The HCTRA executive director is tasked with constructing, maintaining and operating all toll roads in Harris County as well as managing nearly 1.5 million customer accounts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
HCTRA Chief Financial Officer Peter Key appointed as interim executive director

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Peter Key as the interim executive director for the Harris County Toll Road Authority at its Feb. 11 meeting.

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