The Woodlands

Stay informed about the latest local news in The Woodlands, including the latest from The Woodlands Township, Montgomery County and CISD, plus development and transportation updates affecting your community.

10:10 PM Aug 8, 2022 CDT

Magnolia ISD calls $232 million bond election for Nov. 8 ballot

Magnolia ISD calls a November bond, totaling $232 million.


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Q&A: How vehicle, gas prices are affecting Houston commuters, economy

Greater Houston-area residents may be seeing more of their monthly expenses going toward transportation costs.


Lone Star College System announces Academy of Lifelong Learning open house dates

The open houses will provide information for potential members at various Lone Star College System campuses throughout August.



13 things to do in Houston this weekend, Aug. 12-14

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!


Shenandoah announces intention to decrease property tax rate

The city anticipates to accept the no-new-revenue rate of $0.1477 at the Aug. 24 meeting.



Houston Association of Realtors: Single-family home stock replenishes as market slows for fourth consecutive month

Sales of single-family homes in the Houston area declined for the fourth consecutive month in July.



Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District calls general, special elections for Nov. 8

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District will call a general and special election for Nov. 8 to fill five positions on the entity’s board of directors.


STEM-E Youth Career Development Program prepares youth for future careers

The nonprofit increases access and exposure to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship.


Early Ivy Education Center opens in The Woodlands area

Early Ivy, an education center now open in The Woodlands area, is now accepting students.


The Woodlands-based Huntsman announces sale of textile effects division

The sale was announced Aug. 9 and is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.



Harris County budget director signals potential $100M-plus deficit as tax rate vote nears

A vote on the tax rate in September could see the county’s deficit range from $107 million-$155 million.


Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.


Magnolia ISD trustees propose $0.04 tax rate decrease for FY 2022-23

MISD proposed a tax rate of $1.1472 for FY 2022-23.


Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office increases burn ban enforcement efforts

A burn ban for unincorporated Harris County went into effect June 28 and will remain in place until the end of September if drought conditions persist.



Montgomery County approves proposed 2022 tax rate exceeding no-new-revenue rate

To fund its 2022-23 budget, commissioners approved a proposed property tax rate of $.3764 per $100 of taxable property, but as the rate exceeds the effective rate, a public hearing is scheduled on Aug. 26.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: New hospitalizations stagnate as indicators show decline in new cases

In the week spanning Aug. 1-7, Texas Medical Center facilities admitted an average 220 COVID-19 patients per day to its hospitals, a slight increase to the 219 average patients per day in the week of July 25-31.


Texas Department of Transportation to begin work on FM 1488 median, continue Hwy. 242 projects

Completion dates for two road construction projects on Hwy. 242 in are slated for the third quarter of 2022.


Oak Ridge North FY 2022-23 proposed tax rate includes $0.0475 decrease

The Oak Ridge North City Council proposed a no-new-revenue tax rate for fiscal year 2022-23.



Montgomery County notebook: Tax rate discussion listed for Aug. 9 agenda

Montgomery County commissioners will set a property tax rate to fund the fiscal year 2022-23 budget at the county’s Aug. 9 Commissioners Court session.



Montgomery County Precinct 2 mobility study proposes $3.6B in projects, including widenings, raised medians, roundabouts 

The latest recommendations presented Aug. 4 include road projects throughout the precinct, including FM 1488, FM 1486, Hwy. 149, Keenan Cut Off Road and the proposed Magnolia Relief Route.


Hopdoddy open at former Grub Burger location on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands

The Austin-based chain is replacing 17 Grub Burger locations with Hopdoddy Burger Bar.



Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.


Woodland Lane Ceramics celebrates first year of business in Magnolia

Woodland Lane Ceramics celebrated its first anniversary in July.