TEA waivers, debris drop-off: 6 things to know in Tomball and Magnolia this week, Sept. 11-15

Public school districts are adapting curriculum to meet the needs of modern-day students.

Public school districts are adapting curriculum to meet the needs of modern-day students.

Updated Sept. 12 at 9:40 p.m.

Harris County Precinct 4 has extended the hours of its public storm debris drop-off site to be open daily, according to a statement. Residents of unincorporated portions of Harris County can visit the site between 9 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday to Sunday.

Posted Sept. 10

Here are a few things to know this week.

1. The Tomball ISD board of trustees meets for a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at 310 S. Cherry St., Tomball. The board is expected to hear a report on Hurricane Harvey efforts. A regular meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, during which the board is expected to consider applying for a missed school day waiver with the Texas Education Agency as a result of Hurricane Harvey. www.tomballisd.net

2. The Magnolia ISD board of trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at 31141 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. The board is expected to consider a TEA waiver as well for missed school days in August. www.magnoliaisd.org

3. Magnolia City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia, for a workshop session regarding water and sewer usage rates. A regular council meeting follows at 7 p.m. Council members are expected to vote on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18, including the proposed property tax rate of 47.09 cents per $100 valuation. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1. www.cityofmagnolia.com

4. Unincorporated residents of Harris County can drop off storm debris at 13928 Humble Road, Tomball, from Friday to Sundays as flood recovery continues. Water quality testing is also available within Precinct 4. www.hcp4.net

5. Residents near Magnolia can visit a disaster recovery center set up by the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other organizations. The recovery center, located at 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia, is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and provides personal support to individuals filing for federal disaster recovery assistance. www.disasterassistance.gov

6. Interested residents in the Magnolia area can submit written comments until Sept. 22 to the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the proposed Magnolia relief route—a new road connecting the proposed Hwy. 249 west to FM 1488—around the north side of the city of Magnolia. TxDOT held a public hearing Sept. 7 during which time oral and written comments were also accepted regarding the project. Comments can be submitted via mail or email:

TxDOT Houston District
Attn: Director of Project Development
P. O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251

[email protected]

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.