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Commissioner: Feral hog trapping program to begin in Montgomery County Precinct 3 immediately

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced Jan. 17 he has contracted with a professional wildlife removal company to trap feral hogs in several areas on Spring Creek.


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Occidental CEO tells Woodlands EDP at luncheon it will keep local presence

Occidental Petroleum Corp. CEO Vicki Hollub told the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership at a Jan. 10 luncheon the company intends to keep a presence in The Woodlands

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.



Cagle: Goal of Raveneaux acquisition is not to put an ‘ugly hole in the ground’

“The goal is to create something more along the lines of Kickerillo [Mischer Preserve] with beautiful park amenities—little fishing piers, boat launches and walking trails that go around it,” Cagle said.


Officials plan action to address feral hogs plaguing Woodlands neighborhoods

Several dozen residents attended The Woodlands Township board of directors meeting Jan. 15 to voice continuing concerns about feral hogs in the Grogan’s Point neighborhood.


Candidate filing period for May elections begins in Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North

Both cities will have open races for mayor and two city council seats.


Montgomery County Tax Office to extend hours for property tax deadline

The deadline to pay property taxes in Montgomery County is Jan. 31.



Shake Shack coming to The Woodlands Mall this summer

The Woodlands store will be the national burger and milkshake brand's sixth Greater Houston location.


Marini's Pizza to open in Oak Ridge North's Robinson Road Center this February

The eatery will offer carry-out and delivery from its location in Space Cadets Collection Collection.


The Woodlands board decides on compromise for incorporation law enforcement scenario

In the last step required before it can determine a maximum tax rate to propose on a ballot for incorporation, The Woodlands Township board of directors decided on a law enforcement model at its Jan. 15 meeting.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.



CVS Health debuts new HealthHub concept at 2 south Montgomery County pharmacy stores

CVS announced the launch of 15 HealthHub locations in January, including two in The Woodlands and Tomball.


Guide: 26 private schools to check out in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County in 2020

Private schools around The Woodlands offer a variety of specialized instruction, from different religious affiliations to various types of curriculum.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.


$2.4M Robinson Road widening, Woodlands Parkway overpass improvements move forward

Commissioners also approved a $1.3 million widening project on eastern Lake Woodlands Drive.



Houston Ground Angels seeking volunteers to drive patients to Texas Medical Center

Houston Ground Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation between local airports and the Texas Medical Center for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and illnesses.


Montgomery County commissioners join Conroe in opposing annual lowering of Lake Conroe


Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a resolution 3-2 at its Jan. 14 meeting opposing the annual lowering of the level of Lake Conroe.


Montgomery County plans to buy building for traffic operations center

Montgomery County commissioners approved the $1.3 million purchase of a building for a building to house the county’s traffic operations department at its Jan. 14 meeting.


Third Texas Mattress Makers showroom now open in Oak Ridge North

Texas Mattress Makers opened its third Greater Houston showroom last fall in Oak Ridge North. The mattress …



Oak Ridge North approves initial contract for Westwood Drive drainage project

The project would result in the addition of drainage inlets for some properties affected by recent flooding.


The Woodlands at a crossroads as study concludes in 2020

The township begins 2020 with a new timeline for decisions that could culminate in a November incorporation vote.


Occidental announces companywide layoffs

Occidental Petroleum Corp., which completed its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in 2019, announced in January it expects to reduce staff but did not specify where those cuts would come from.


Randalls closing 5 Houston area stores

Grocery chain Randalls is closing five stores across the Houston area.



Spring-based Glamour Avenue Parties reaches 10-year milestone

The business offers a mobile spa and beauty-themed parties for girls ages 6-14.


Golf course to detention basin: Harris County Flood Control District set to acquire Raveneaux Country Club by late January

Pending final approval by the Harris County Commissioners Court, the Harris County Flood Control District hopes to acquire the 27.63 acres that encompass Raveneaux Country Club facility by the end of January.