Rewind to see the featured businesses in Tomball, Magnolia, Pinehurst in 2019

Woodway Equestrian Center is home to horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks and other animals. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Woodway Equestrian Center is home to horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks and other animals. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Woodway Equestrian Center is home to horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks and other animals. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Unique Decor & More owner Debbe Pugh said she imports items from around the world to sell at her Pinehurst store. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Joee Schapiro, owner of Joee Schapiro School of Dance, has owned and operated her dance studio for 45 years. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A variety of pastries and breads are offered at Manna Bread from Heaven in Tomball, which first began on owner Christin Shumway's porch. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball expanded its facility to add more outdoor and indoor play areas, as well as a designated grooming facility. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Tomball and Magnolia areas are home to a variety of local businesses, including Manna Bread from Heaven, Climb Woodlands, The Meekermark and others. Take a look back at the businesses Community Impact Newspaper featured in Tomball and Magnolia in 2019.

Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics serving Tomball, Magnolia named best veteran-owned small business

Issue published: January

James Hanigan, partner at Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics, has been practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years, he said. After pulling over at a dentist’s office in Tomball when his wife got sick, Hanigan said he met a dentist who was looking for someone to open an orthodontist’s office in Magnolia and decided to open a practice there in June 2000.

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Burlap Ranch Mercantile offers assortment of artisan items in Old Town Tomball

Issue published: February

After her youngest child went off to college, owner Melissa Scott said she followed her passion to open Burlap Ranch Mercantile—then known as Burlap Ranch—in June 2013 on Commerce Street in Tomball. She said she opened a second store in 2016 on Elm Street, separating home goods and apparel.

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Tomball native brings collaborative office space The Vault Executive Suites to Main Street

Issue published: March

Tammie Gibson, co-owner of The Vault Executive Suites, said she was looking to move back to her hometown of Tomball two years ago. She and her husband Joe began searching for a space for their law firm, she said, and found the space above Spirit of Texas Bank as an empty shell—just concrete floors and walls.

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Brothers relocate Moffett Productions to Tomball, continue dad's legacy

Issue published: April

Brothers Chris and Jeff Wohrer took ownership of their late father’s business just over 10 years ago as his health began to fail.

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Joee Schapiro School of Dance celebrates 45 years

Issue published: May

Joee Schapiro, owner and dance instructor at Joee Schapiro School of Dance, started her professional dance career at 11 years old after her acceptance into the New York Rep Company.

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Climb Woodlands owner aims to offer fun, unique exercise option to Magnolia

Issue published: June

Growing up in Utah meant growing up climbing and exploring the Rocky Mountains, Climb Woodlands owner Holly Hedengren said. She fell in love with rock climbing and introduced the sport to her children as they grew older, Hedengren said.

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The Meekermark: Meeker family combines photography, wedding experience to create wedding venue

Issue published
: July

Sugar Land natives and co-owners Mark and Christine Meeker spent about 15 years in the professional wedding photography business before deciding to open their own wedding venue, said Amanda Vela, another co-owner and Meeker’s daughter.

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Woodway Equestrian Center brings more than riding lessons to Tomball

Issue published: August

About 50 horses of various breeds call Woodway Equestrian Center home, some of which are used in horse therapy sessions, Executive Director Kathy Rogers said.

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Ocean Aquaria focuses on creating natural sea environment in custom aquariums

Issue published: September

Owner Andy Post designs and builds custom aquariums and custom coral inserts at Ocean Aquaria, his aquatic manufacturing facility, he said. Post, who has been a scuba diver for 19 years, said he finds design inspiration from his sea dives and from various documentaries or shows about marine life.

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Manna Bread from Heaven: Owner grows bakery business from porch to Tomball store

Issue published
: October

Manna Bread from Heaven owner Christin Shumway began selling homemade loaves of bread on her porch in 2016, eventually developing a list of about 500 regular customers over the course of 18 months. Her hobby of making bread turned into a side job while she was a stay-at-home mom, she said.

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Unique Decor & More owner brings hand-picked, worldwide pieces to Pinehurst store

Issue published
: November

Most of the pieces found in Unique Decor & More’s 8,500-square-foot building in Pinehurst have been imported from around the world, owner Debbe Pugh said.

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Family-owned Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball offers cage-free dog boarding, day care, grooming

Issue published
: December

Co-owner Karen O’Bannion said she never expected Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball—a cage-free dog boarding center—to take off the way it has since its opening more than a decade ago.

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MOST RECENT

Montgomery County commissioners met June 1 for a special session in Conroe. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County commissioners greenlight $500 economic stimulus proposal

Application are due between July 1 and Aug. 1. Online and in-person application information will be posted when information becomes available.

See a ZIP-code breakdown of COVID-19 recoveries and active cases in Tomball and Magnolia. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: COVID-19 cases, recoveries by ZIP code in Tomball, Magnolia

See a ZIP code breakdown of COVID-19 recoveries and active cases in Tomball and Magnolia.

Montgomery County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases since May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County COVID-19 recoveries increase June 1; 12 new cases reported since May 29

County health officials reported a total of 484 COVID-19 recoveries as of June 1, while 456 cases remain active.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

North Houston Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic serves both children and adults. (Courtesy North Houston Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic)
North Houston Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic now open in Tomball

The new clinic serves both pediatric and adult patients.

Conroe protests
PHOTOS: Protestors convene in downtown Conroe over George Floyd's death

“We’re not here to destroy our property or destroy our community. We just overcame coronavirus by our businesses being shut down,” Johnson said. “Destroying our property, going and vandalizing things is not the way. Coming together as a unit, making sure our community is stronger, that’s all we can do.”

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Weekly total of new cases falls after two weeks of increases

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May.

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center sees another week-over-week decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29.

Edge Medical helps patients limit prescription medications at new Tomball clinic

“This is what we’re doing because we’re tired of what we’ve seen and we want to make it better for people,” Chief Operating Officer Robert Pinard said.

FM 1486 will be closed between Jackson and Sandy Hill roads from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31. (Courtesy Fotolia)
FM 1486 closure in Montgomery County scheduled for May 30-31

FM 1486 will be closed between Jackson and Sandy Hill roads from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31.

DATA: Take a look at how commercial real estate is trending in May in Tomball, Magnolia

As of mid-May, rental rates per square foot were up slightly from the first quarter of 2020 for retail and industrial properties, while office properties saw a decrease.