Hometown Junction brings school spirit to Magnolia community

Owner Alicia Curry, a longtime Magnolia resident, opened Hometown Junction on Buddy Riley Boulevard in June 2017.

Owner Alicia Curry, a longtime Magnolia resident, opened Hometown Junction on Buddy Riley Boulevard in June 2017.

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Hometown Junction
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On Buddy Riley Boulevard—the road named for her grandfather—Magnolia ISD fourth grade teacher Alicia Curry opened the Hometown Junction boutique in June 2017.

The store features a plethora of items, including boutique clothing and home decor. The shop also offers spirit wear for Magnolia and Magnolia West high schools, leaving the walls adorned with Bulldogs and Mustangs merchandise for MISD fans.

“I was born and raised in this community, and I moved away for a few years and taught in a different community [where] they had a shop kind of similar to this that catered to the school teachers in the community,” Curry said. “So the whole time I was there I said, ‘If I go back home, we need something like this.’ So as soon as I moved back home, that is what I did.”

Hometown Junction offers more than spirit wear, however. Back in November, Curry took over Westside Trophies and More, expanding the services of Hometown Junction to offer engraved trophies and plaques.

“We are huge on customer service and doing anything that the community needs us to do,” Curry said.

Curry said one of her goals for Hometown Junction is to give back to the Magnolia community. The shop partners with local nonprofits to help with donations.

She said her connection to Magnolia extends beyond her job at Magnolia Elementary School. During the school year, manager Kim Moore takes care of the store, as Curry teaches full time.

Both Curry’s grandfather and father have been active throughout the history of the city, she said. While Buddy Riley Boulevard is named after her grandfather—a longtime Magnolia resident—Curry’s father is Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, she said.

“I was raised in a family that is all about community and giving back to the community,” she said. “There’s a lot of history in my family that started with my grandparents, and I’m just trying to continue that and give back to my community.”

Hometown Junction
18434 Buddy Riley Blvd., Ste. 4, Magnolia
281-259-7437
www.facebook.com/buddyrileyblvd
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Saturdays, Sundays


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