The Woodlands Township


The Woodlands Township board of directors meets twice a month, at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month and on 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the board chambers, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.

Terms and compensation

Township board members serve two-year terms and are not compensated for meetings.

Online coverage

Township meetings are broadcast live on the web at thewoodlandstownship-gov. Videos from past meetings are also archived online for viewing.

Big decisions made in 2012

  • No incorporation vote in 2014 — The Woodlands Township made a significant decision in 2012 by opting not to hold a vote on incorporation in 2014. After a lengthy governance study process which included surveys of residents and local organizations, in-depth financial analysis and public forums, it was determined the property tax increase for the residents was more significant than the benefits provided by becoming a city. However, The Woodlands has until 2057 to incorporate and could hold a vote in the future.
  • Sports fields needs addressed — In 2012, the board of directors added lights to fields at Creekwood and Harper's Landing and installed artificial turf on six fields at Bear Branch and Alden Bridge sports parks. The board also chose a 25-acre site along the north end of Gosling Road which could provide four or five multipurpose fields at a cost of $3.5 million–$4.5 million. The township is awaiting conveyance of the land from The Woodlands Development Company before construction can begin.

Top issues for 2013

  • Transportation needs on the horizon — With the community continuing to grow, traffic congestion and mobility concerns grow with it. Montgomery County voters failed to pass a $200 million bond referendum November 2011 which would have provided $50 million to Precinct 3 and could have repaved Grogan's Mill Road and helped other projects. The expansion of Woodlands Parkway should be completed in 2013, but flyovers of Research Forest Drive and Hwy. 242 at I-45 remain a concern. Since the township is not a city, it has no ownership of the roads within its boundaries. However, the creation of a Transportation Ad Hoc Committee and the possibility of future incorporation means the township could be more involved in transportation projects over the next 12 months.
  • Growth in Creekside Park — The Woodlands may be reaching buildout, but there remains plenty of room for growth in The Village of Creekside Park. Three new parks and a pool will be built in 2013 within the village and economic development will continue along Kuykendahl Road as the community fills out.


Courtesy Compass Real Estate
Compass Real Estate opens office in Hughes Landing

Compass Real Estate opened an office in Hughes Landing late February.

Harris County commissioners voted 3-2 at a Feb. 25 meeting to begin a search process to replace Chief Budget Officer Bill Jackson (far right). (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners vote to replace budget director

Dissenting commissioners said they were caught off-guard by the move.

Conroe ISD's board of trustees unanimously approved the rezoning plan for The Woodlands and College Park feeder zones Feb. 25. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands, College Park rezoning plan approved by Conroe ISD board

The board approved the rezoning proposal 7-0 one week after rejecting it in a 3-3 vote.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo proposed establishing an immigrant legal defense fund for county residents at the Feb. 25 commissioners court meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County looks to establish immigrant legal defense fund

Hidalgo said this program would “inject a measure of fairness into our justice system” for individuals and families who do not have access to legal services.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, along with the rest of the Commissioners Court, accepted the 2019 racial profiling report Feb. 25. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office releases 2019 racial profiling report

The report concludes the office does not have a racial profiling problem.

Courtesy The Game Preserve
The Game Preserve celebrates 5 years at Spring location

The Game Preserve has been at its Sawdust Road location for five years.

The Oak Ridge North City Council met for a regular meeting Feb. 24. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oak Ridge North council OKs restaurant highway signage grant, opposes multifamily project

Council also canceled its May election, with each incumbent officially running unopposed.

Senior Occupational Therapist Aaron Coolidge, center, demonstrates unloading technology available to patients at the new clinic. (Courtesy Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital)
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital launches new physical therapy clinic

The facility held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early February.

Early voting is underway in Harris County for the March 2020 primary elections. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voter turnout starts strong in Harris County primary elections

The early voting period runs through Feb. 28.

Photo by Howard Hughes Corp./Community Impact Newspaper
Novopelle Med Spa coming to The Woodlands in late Feb.

Novopelle Med Spa is coming to Waterway Square.

More than 20,000 Montgomery County residents have voted early since polls opened Feb. 18. (Courtesy Folio)
Montgomery County early voting turnout not on pace to meet 2016 rate

Local turnout appears to be falling below 2016 levels halfway through the county's early voting period.

Melting Leaf opened its Spring retail store and coffee shop in February. (Photo courtesy Melting Leaf)
Melting Leaf opens CBD and coffee shop in Spring

The store sells CBD coffee and other edible and topical products.

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