11:35 AM Feb 17, 2020 CST

Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah incumbents see no challengers file for May election

Each city will hold elections for mayor and two city council seats in May.


9:51 AM Feb 14, 2020 CST

Shenandoah Council debates $148K market study for its Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Shenandoah City Council debated the necessity of an in-depth market study currently estimated around $150,000.



JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.


Former Woodlands director Nelda Luce Blair appointed to Texas Public Safety Commission

The lawyer and former director of The Woodlands Township will serve on the Department of Public Safety oversight commission for a six-year term, pending confirmation from the Texas Senate.


Montgomery County Constable Precinct 2 Republican candidates discuss experience, leadership

Daniel Pena, David Eason, Clyde Vogel and incumbent Gene DeForest will face each other in the March Republican primaries.


Baja Sur Fresh-Mex and Tequila Bar to launch in early summer at Creekside Park West

The new concept is the first Tex-Mex offering from local restaurateurs John Amato and Jason Daly.



Q&A: Democratic candidates for U.S. representative for District 10 discuss area concerns, immigration policy

Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Texas' 10th congressional district.


Jersey Mike's Subs plans late February opening in Indian Springs

Jersey Mike's Subs will open a new location in Indian Springs.


Randalls to close 5 locations Feb. 15

Randalls is closing five stores in the Houston area.


DATA: See vacancy rates for The Woodlands area commercial real estate

The amount of office and retail space in The Woodlands market grew in January, and industrial vacancies grew by 2%.



FINS opens fifth area location off Grand Parkway in Spring

The swim academy opened Feb. 10.


Star Cinema Grill location coming to former Randall's site on College Park Drive by end of 2020

The location at 9420 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, was previously occupied by a Randall's grocery store.


Mezcal Cantina Mexican Kitchen opens in Conroe

The restaurant offers a range of Mexican cuisine and tequila and mezcal cocktails.


County, residents anticipate end of Rayford Road widening project

A yearslong project aimed at improving safety and mobility along Rayford Road is nearing completion in March



Lone Star College-Montgomery students invited to perform play at national festival

"Student Body," written by Frank Winters, examines campus sexual assault; its protagonists discover a video at a party of a sex act that "may or may not be considered consensual."


Tomball ISD approves 2020-21, 2021-22 school calendars

The Tomball ISD board of trustees approved calendars for the next two school years Feb. 11.


Quick Quack Car Wash holds grand opening on Rayford Road

The company also operates two local car washes on FM 1488.


Magnolia ISD approves 2020-21 school calendar

Students will start school Aug. 12.



The Butler House offers new-American fare, cocktails in Spring

The Butler House offers a full-service bar with house martinis and specialty cocktails, and it serves new-American cuisine such as the Butler Burger, a locally sourced beef burger served in a brioche bun.


HCTRA Chief Financial Officer Peter Key appointed as interim executive director

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Peter Key as the interim executive director for the Harris County Toll Road Authority at its Feb. 11 meeting.


Harris County ups public health budget, launches coronavirus rumor-control website

In response to a global coronavirus outbreak, Harris County launched a rumor-control website and increased Harris County Public Health’s budget for fiscal year 2020-21 in hopes of giving the agency greater capacity to deal with such diseases.


Lone Star College System seeks to expand 'safe space' program

Lone Star College is expanding its safe zone program to include student advocates.



Accessory building, billboard ordinances approved by Oak Ridge North City Council

The two new regulations create a proportional limit on additional buildings and allow for a new digital billboard in the city.


Report: Tomball ISD bond projects progressing

Tomball ISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Ross presented a construction update to the TISD board of trustees during a workshop meeting Feb. 10.