FM 1488 overpass to open and 5 other things to know in Tomball, Magnolia this week, Feb. 26-March 2

The city of Magnolia and the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce honor the Butler family at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the FM 1488 at FM 149 overpass on Feb. 23. Texas Department of Transportation officials said two lanes of the bridge will open Monday, Feb. 26.

The city of Magnolia and the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce honor the Butler family at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the FM 1488 at FM 149 overpass on Feb. 23. Texas Department of Transportation officials said two lanes of the bridge will open Monday, Feb. 26.

Here is a list of things to know for residents in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this week, Feb. 26-March 2.

Monday, Feb. 26: FM 1488 overpass opening
Two lanes of the FM 1488 overpass at FM 149 will open today at 2 p.m., Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley said Monday morning. Weekend rain delayed the 9 a.m. opening, but the Texas Department of Transportation plans to finalize the segment this afternoon. Construction on this overpass began in December 2015 and is expected to be completed later this fall. The project provides drivers a direct route across FM 149 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks near Magnolia High School. The city of Magnolia and the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the bridge, Bulter's Crossing, on Friday.

Monday, Feb. 26: Grab a slice of pizza
Zazza Pizza Cafe celebrates its grand opening. The restaurant offers a range of salads, pasta, pizzas and calzones. The launch features a raffle for two $25 gift cards and a free ice cream coupon for each raffle submission. 25750 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. E, Tomball. 832-534-8479. www.zazzatomball.com

Feb. 20-March 2: Early voting continues
Residents can cast their vote for the primary election during the early voting period, Feb. 20-March 2. For early voting locations and sample ballots, visit www.communityimpact.com/vote.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Attend Montgomery County Commissioners Court
Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday morning to discuss and take possible action on various items. The Montgomery County Toll Road Authority will meet directly following the court meeting. View the full agenda here. 9:30 a.m. Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, 501 N. Thompson St., Ste. 402, Conroe. 936-756-0571. www.mctx.org

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Attend Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday morning to discuss and take possible action on various items. View the full agenda here. 10 a.m. 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. www.harriscountytx.gov

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Catch the TEDx TomballED
Speakers including Lone Star College-Tomball President Lee Ann Nutt, Todd Nesloney and Tomball ISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora present at the TEDx TomballED event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. LSC-Tomball, Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxtomball-ed-registration-36560225619.


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