TOP 10: These were the most-read stories in The Woodlands area in 2019

TxDOT closed the I-45 northbound main lanes at Rayford and Sawdust roads for work early in 2019. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT closed the I-45 northbound main lanes at Rayford and Sawdust roads for work early in 2019. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

TxDOT closed the I-45 northbound main lanes at Rayford and Sawdust roads for work early in 2019. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here's a look at the 10 stories published online in 2019 that received the most views for The Woodlands edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A story about Texas Department of Transportation work published early in the year proved to be a popular one, but other stories that caught readers' interest included one on Conroe ISD bond voting, one on the deal to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and a guide to state constitutional amendments on the ballot.

1.TxDOT to close I-45 northbound main lanes at Rayford, Sawdust roads in Spring

Published Jan. 3, 2019

Work was intended to repair the I-45 bridge, identified in a 2014 report as Texas' most-traveled and most deficient bridge.

2. Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond referendum fails to receive voter approval


Published May 5, 2019

The bond was reworked for a November vote, which voters approved.

3. 14 American restaurants that opened in The Woodlands area in 2018, plus 5 opening in 2019

Published Jan. 25, 2019

The annual guide looked at restaurant trends in The Woodlands area from the previous year.

4. TxDOT reschedules I-45 southbound closure at Rayford, Sawdust roads to Jan. 25

Published Jan. 14, 2019

The work scheduled in early January continued to interest readers as schedule changes took place during the month.

5. Here is how Texas voters weighed in on 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 5

Published Nov. 5, 2019

Voters approved all but one of the constitutional amendments proposed in the Nov. 5 election.

6. Your 2019 voter guide to state constitutional amendments on the ballot in Texas

Published Nov. 5, 2019

Constitutional amendments on the ballot this year included measures relating to property taxes in a disaster area and to individual state income tax.

7. 7 real estate trends to know in The Woodlands in 2019

Published July 10, 2019

Our annual real estate edition examined trends in south Montgomery County.

8. 10 projects under construction or set to break ground in The Woodlands area in 2019

Published Jan. 18, 2019

Among projects set to advance in the past year were Metropark Square and Two Lakes Edge.

9. Chevron to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Published April 12, 2019

Chevron's efforts to acquire Anadarko were ultimately unsuccessful, as Occidental won the bid.

10. Metropark Square celebrates opening

Published March 15, 2019

The Shenandoah mixed-use development started to see openings in 2019 after several delays.
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By Vanessa Holt

A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.


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