Waterway cruisers cease operations, plus more updates from The Woodlands Township’s Feb. 22 meeting


The Woodlands Township board of directors met last night for its first meeting of February. Here are a few takeaways from the meeting:

The Woodlands Waterway, which connects The Woodlands Mall, Lake Robbins, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, will no longer feature the Waterway Cruisers.
Township staff said the boats sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Township Director Bruce Rieser said while the boats were repaired and returned to the Waterway, the township has not seen a return in public use and will end its contract with Waterway Events, LLC.

The township approved a funding agreement for a study on incorporation.
The township board of directors approved an expenditure of no more than $632,000 to be awarded to Matrix Consulting Group and HR Green to conduct the study during the Feb. 22 board meeting. The study is slated begin next month and will include extensive research on roads, law enforcement, tax rates, municipal utility districts and public input, Township General Manager Don Norrell said. The proposed timeline from Matrix Consulting Group is approximately 11 months.

A combined project calendar and timeline for the study is expected to be presented to the board of directors at the March 22 meeting.

The Glade Arts Foundation will host a grand opening April 20.
Following delays, officials with The Glade Arts Foundation announced the museum has a confirmed opening date in April. Located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway in the former information center, the new building will house a permanent collection of works by Houston-based painter and sculptor David Adickes as well as temporary exhibits by local and international artists. The building was originally slated to open in November.

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Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Franklin, Tennessee in 2019.
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