1. City leaders confirm Whataburger planned for Magnolia
Published Jan. 15, 2020
Magnolia city leaders confirmed Jan. 14 a new Whataburger is proposed for Magnolia.
2. PHOTOS: Protesters march through downtown Tomball on June 13
Published June 14, 2020
Approximately 200 protesters marched through Tomball on June 13 as part of a Black Lives Matter protest organized by siblings Jessica and Reis Seggebruch.
3. After 80 years in Tomball, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 hits hard times
Published Sept. 17, 2020
Established in October 1940, Tomball’s local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 has hit hard times after closing its doors following state-level regulations on bars across the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.
4. New brewery slated for city of Tomball
Published March 23, 2020
A new brewery and restaurant is slated to join the Tomball Business and Technology Park, city officials said. City Council members cast the first vote to approve a conditional-use permit March 16 to allow a brewery facility on 4.65 acres within the park. The facility would include a 10,000-square-foot building with an indoor brewery, restaurant, beer garden and playground with space for future building and parking areas, Community Development Director Craig Meyers said during the meeting. The facility would allow for the manufacture and brewing of beverages as well as for bottling, canning and distributing them, he said.
5. Direct connectors set for early 2020 construction
Published Jan. 4, 2020
Nearly four years after Grand Parkway segments F-1 and F-2 opened to drivers, the Harris County Toll Road Authority began construction this spring on four connectors providing a direct route from the tolled Hwy. 249 main lanes to the Grand Parkway.
6. Magnolia Place to take shape in 2020; Audubon Magnolia still in the works for FM 1488
Published Jan. 6, 2020
Magnolia residents will see a groundbreaking for the long-awaited H-E-B grocery store at its site in the triangle of land between FM 1488, FM 149 and Spur 149 in the first quarter of 2020, said Tana Ross, economic development coordinator and planning technician for the city of Magnolia, in an email.
7. Karbach Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Juergen to bring brewery, restaurant to Tomball
Published Aug. 12, 2020
Chris Juergen, brewmaster at Houston's Karbach Brewing Co., has plans to break ground on a brewery and restaurant in his hometown of Tomball by year's end, the Tomball Economic Development Corp. announced late Aug. 11. Juergen is a Tomball High School graduate.
8. Some Tomball businesses deemed 'nonessential' forced to furlough staff, adapt as coronavirus measures continue
Published April 6, 2020
With Harris County requiring all nonessential businesses to close through April 30, keeping staff employed has been an issue for Tomball-area business owners.
9. Work begins on Hwy. 249, Grand Parkway direct connectors in Tomball
Published April 20, 2020
Tree clearing and site work began in March for the Harris County Toll Road Authority project to build four direct connectors providing a direct route between the Grand Parkway and tolled Hwy. 249 lanes in Tomball, according to Matt Kainer, HCTRA assistant director of maintenance and construction engineering. Williams Brothers Construction was awarded the approximately $90 million, 27-month contract and was given notice March 17 to proceed with construction, Kainer said.
10. Kindred Healthcare to close 6 Houston, Dallas locations
Published Jan. 24, 2020
Kindred Healthcare officials announced plans to close four long-term acute care hospitals in the Greater Houston area and two hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by March 17, according to a Jan. 23 statement.