Medical Complex Drive extension 20% complete in Tomball

The newest segment of Medical Complex Drive is under construction. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The newest segment of Medical Complex Drive is under construction. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The newest segment of Medical Complex Drive is under construction. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The city of Tomball’s project to extend Medical Complex Drive from the intersection of South Persimmon Street and Agg Road to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road is about 20% complete, Tomball Public Works Director Beth Jones said in early September. The project includes a four-lane boulevard as well as rehabilitating the asphalt section of Agg Road, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Land has been cleared.

Timeline: June 2020-September 2021


Cost: $13.98 million

Funding source: city of Tomball 2016 bond funds
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

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 for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these 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.



MOST RECENT

The show is making a stop at Sam Houston Race Park this December. (Courtesy UniverSoul Circus)
Cy-Fair hosts events and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

The proposed design includes Tomball's railroad roots' the city's mascot, Rusty Rails; and the city's slogan: Tomball, Texan for Fun. (Sketch courtesy city of Tomball)
Tomball's first downtown mural slated for information center pending council approval

Funding for the mural was approved in the city's fiscal year 2020-21 budget with the condition that council would first approve the mural design.

City of Magnolia considering alternatives to wastewater expansions

City council's Dec. 8 meeting agenda includes taking possible action on an item to move forward with the wastewater treatment plan expansion plan.

The railroad museum is located at 201 S. Elm. St., Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball's Railroad Museum reopens Dec. 5

The museum will be open with free admission every Saturday in December.

Montgomery County COVID-19 updates
Active COVID-19 cases double in Montgomery County since Nov. 17

Since Monday, active cases countywide have risen 13.1%, while four more deaths have been reported.

Located at 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, Mexican eatery Al Chile Taqueria offers dine-in eating, carryout and catering options. (Courtesy Al Chile Taqueria)
Al Chile Taqueria now serving authentic Mexican food in Tomball

The taqueria opened at 16918 FM 2920 in Tomball in late September.

Doug Hooten was announced as the first executive director of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 on Dec. 3. (Courtesy Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 hires first executive director

Doug Hooten has 35 years of experience in EMS, according to a Dec. 3 press release.

Tumble 22, an Austin-based eatery, opened in Vintage Park at 10723 Louetta Road, Houston, on Dec. 2. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Tumble 22 now serving up Nashville hot chicken in Vintage Park

Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, the new restaurant's menu offers chicken tender bites, jumbo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and bone-in chicken with five heat level options, from "Wimpy" to "Cluckin' Hot."

The Woodlands Township board of directors met at the township building Dec. 2. (Screenshot via The Woodlands Township)
COVID-19 patients in more than 15% of Montgomery County hospital beds; free testing seeing demand in The Woodlands

The percentage of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Montgomery County was more than 15% in early December.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
Lowe's to bring 200 jobs to Montgomery County and more Houston-area news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.