4 things The Woodlands residents should know the week, March 20-25


Here are 4 things to know this week if you live in The Woodlands area.

1. The Woodlands Township board of directors meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the only time in March. There are more than 10 items on the regular portion of the agenda, including presentations on the cultural arts feasibility study and the Bear Branch Park Master Plan, along with a proposed letter of support to use the Hardy Toll Road for a portion of the 2018 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas bicycle route. To view the agenda, click here.

2. Jim Clark, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner, has reached an agreement with prosecutors on a charge of conspiring to circumvent the Texas Open Meetings Act during negotiations for the 2015 road bond. Clark will be required to testify during the trial that charges himself, County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley with the TOMA violation. The trial is set to begin March 27 in the 221st District Court in Montgomery County.

3. Several businesses in the new Crossroads Square shopping center in the Village of Creekside Park are opening to the public, including the long-awaited Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar. Located at 8540 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. C800, The Woodlands, the new concept from the owners of The Refuge Bar & Bistro on The Woodlands Waterway offers wood-fired steak, seafood and pasta dishes along with a large bourbon selection. www.refugeinthewoodlands.com

4. Conroe ISD’s board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. this Tuesday and will consider the next steps for the new intermediate school, Flex 18, in the Oak Ridge feeder zone. The board will consider approval of the guaranteed maximum price amendment for the new school during the meeting. The new intermediate school is one of three new schools along the Rayford Road corridor. A new elementary school will open this fall followed by a new high school for the 2018-19 school year.


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Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.
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