Tomball ISD releases plans for 2017 bond referendum

Tomball ISD released plans for its $275 million bond referendum Aug. 25.

Tomball ISD released plans for its $275 million bond referendum Aug. 25.

Updated Aug. 25 at 11:00 p.m. 

Tomball ISD released plans for a $275 million bond referendum Aug. 25, which was unanimously approved by the board of trustees during a meeting Aug. 15. The bond referendum, which includes plans to renovate campuses and build a number of facilities in the district, will be presented to the public for voting on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The bond will have no impact on the tax rate, according to a statement from the district.

The bond package includes:

  • New elementary school

  • New junior high school

  • Expansion of Tomball Memorial High School

  • Laptops, chromebooks, document cameras

  • New agriculture barn at Tomball High School

  • Natatorium at Tomball Memorial High School

  • Auditorium renovations at Tomball High School

  • Land acquisitions and site developments for uitilies

  • Additional school buses

  • A new football stadium that provides seating for up to 10,000 guests and includes 3,000 parking spaces


District officials said the existing stadium, which is located on Quinn Road, would remain should a new stadium be built. According to a statement from TISD, the existing district stadium was built in 1971 and does not meet current requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as the stadium was built before the ADA became law in 1990. The district stadium would need to be rebuilt to meet ADA requirements if TISD were to renovate the stadium.


Correction: The Tomball ISD stadium will not be demolished as previously reported. According to a statement from TISD, if a new stadium is built, the district does not intend to demolish the existing stadium.

 


MOST RECENT

The John Cooper School offers international learning (Courtesy The John Cooper School)
Students at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands engage globally

The courses include topics such as psychology, computer science, cybersecurity, filmmaking, microeconomics and criminal law.

Eleven days after officials across Harris County's criminal justice system met to discuss how to alleviate overcrowding at the county jail during the coronavirus pandemic, progress has been "excruciatingly slow," according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Progress 'excruciatingly slow' on effort to address overcrowding at Harris County Jail

"I know it is keeping many of us awake at night, and it should. It absolutely should," said U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who is presiding over an ongoing lawsuit dealing with the county's felony bail practices.

Future of remote learning in 2021-22 uncertain for Tomball, Magnolia ISDs

“We feel strongly that our best educational experiences are offered in a brick-and-mortar setting,” TISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said in an email. “However, we serve various types of learners, and the remote environment may serve them better in some cases.”

Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Rob Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, in mid-January about his vision for the Tomball hospital, upcoming developments and challenges expected in 2021. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Campus development, hospital challenges: Looking ahead with Rob Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Rob Marmerstein, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, in mid-January about his vision for the Tomball hospital, upcoming developments and challenges expected in 2021.

Commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
7 updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Montgomery County

Two more hubs slated, call center in the works and registration process may be nixed: seven updates you do not want to miss.

Montgomery County commissioners unanimously approved the creation of a new court at law Jan. 26. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County commissioners unanimously approve new court at law

The aim of the new court, once established, is to help the county prepare for future growth.

Texas Medical Center offers coronavirus updates

More than 118,000 people have received their first shot.

Harris County Flood Control District is planning to submit preliminary flood plain maps to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in late 2021. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.

In a shift from from past years, the 45th Tomball ISD FFA Project Show will be incorporating COVID-19 safety protocols, including limiting in-person attendance and livestreaming the event. (Courtesy Tomball ISD)
Steers, swine and livestreams: Tomball ISD 45th annual FFA Project Show limits in-person attendance, offers virtual option

Tomball ISD's 45th annual FFA Project Show will take place Jan. 27-30 at Tomball High School. In-person attendance will be limited, and the event will be livestreamed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From left: Edward Leutsch, Nina Hermann and Rodney Alexander were among the first Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photos courtesy Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital)
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients age 75 and older begin receiving vaccinations

Many of the patients eligible to get vaccinated in the past week said they have missed spending time with loved ones in person and were eager for this first dose.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist at a Jan. 25 press conference. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County to open waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 26

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that vaccine supply remains "extremely limited," and it will still take time for those waitlisted to get an appointment.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 filed a counterclaim against Cypress Creek EMS on Jan. 22. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County ESD No. 11 issues counterclaim against Cypress Creek EMS for $20 million

According to the counterclaim, the district is suing Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services for about $20 million in “missing and stolen taxpayer funds.”