During a Jan. 12 meeting, Magnolia City Council members approved a petition submitted by Forestar Real Estate Group to annex 69.53 acres of land.

The tract, located near Kelly Road and Stubby Lane in Magnolia and owned by The Satterwhite Family Trust, is slated to bring over 100 homes to Magnolia by developer Beazer Homes, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

A petition to annex the land into Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 108 was approved by council members in January 2020, which allowed developer Beazer Homes to close on the sale of the property.

With the land now closed by Forestar Real Estate Group, next steps are for the tract to be annexed into Montgomery County MUD No. 108.

"Procedurally, if the council wants to bring this land into the city, this is the time to do it, and to do it first before they annex into [MUD No. 108]," City Attorney Leonard Schneider said.

Council members unanimously approved the annexation, although Council Member Brenda Hoppe was absent from the meeting. A public hearing set for the city's upcoming Feb. 9 council meeting was also approved.