TOP 10: These were the most read stories of 2019 in Tomball, Magnolia

Stories regarding the 45th season of the Texas Renaissance Festival were among the most read stories of 2019 in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)
Stories regarding the 45th season of the Texas Renaissance Festival were among the most read stories of 2019 in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)

Stories regarding the 45th season of the Texas Renaissance Festival were among the most read stories of 2019 in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)

As of publication Dec. 23, here are the most read stories of 2019 in Tomball and Magnolia.

1. Texas Renaissance Festival announces 2019 dates, themes

Published March 8

A new "Return to the Renaissance" theme celebrating the festival's anniversary was added to the lineup for 2019. Read more here.

2. Montgomery County to be declared a "gun sanctuary" county with resolution Nov. 19


Published Nov. 15

Montgomery County commissioners heard a resolution Nov. 19 declaring the county a “gun sanctuary” county. Read more here.

3. Learn how to identify these 8 snakes common in Tomball, Magnolia as snake season approaches

Published March 11

Snakes cannot tolerate extreme cold and will emerge from hibernation starting in late February or early March in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Read more here.

4. Magnolia ISD school board approves 2019-2020 calendar

Published Jan. 15

School ends May 22. Read more here.


5. Texas Central high-speed rail project moves forward following RPA approval

Published Sept. 10

The Federal Railway Administration granted the Rule of Particular Applicability—or RPA—to Texas Central on Sept. 4 regarding the high-speed rail project slated to connect Dallas and Houston, according to a Sept. 4 press release from Texas Central. Read more here.

6. What to know for the Tomball Tollway opening in December

Published Dec. 2

The new main lanes opened Dec. 19. Read more here.

7. Here are 25 free and cheap things to do this summer in the Greater Houston area

Published May 24

This list of 25 low-cost ways to have fun featured free museum days, outdoor movies and more. Read more here.

8. Texas high-speed rail construction could move forward following agreement between Texas Central, Mass. Electric Construction Co.

Published Nov. 21

Residents in the Houston and Dallas areas could see construction on the Texas high-speed rail—which is planned to connect Houston and Dallas—next year following an agreement between high-speed rail developer Texas Central and Mass. Electric Construction Co., a train system installation firm, according to a Nov. 21 press release. Read more here.

9. Breaking ground: 9 developments in Tomball, Magnolia underway in 2019

Published Jan. 10

These projects were under construction or set to break ground in 2019 as of publication Jan. 10, 2019. Read more here.

10. Texas Renaissance Festival announces new entertainment, vendors for 2019 season

Published Sept. 3

The Texas Renaissance Festival launched its 45th season Oct. 5 with new entertainers, games and vendors. Read more here.
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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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