7:41 AM Oct 25, 2019 CDT

Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Round Top Collection Gallery now offering home decor at Market Street in The Woodlands

Round Top Collection Gallery, a store offering home decor items inspired by antique finds in Round Top, …


Montgomery County commissioners respond to concerns over lack of flood mitigation

Montgomery County commissioners sought to address concerns that the county is not doing enough to mitigate flooding at an Oct. 22 meeting.



Golftec now open at Wood Ridge Plaza in Oak Ridge North following relocation from Spring

The Woodlands area's Golftec center reopened in October at Wood Ridge Plaza in Oak Ridge North following a relocation from its former home on I-45 in Spring. The new golf training and merchandise facility, located at 27510 I-45 N., Ste. 31, Oak Ridge North, features practice space for golfers of all levels, including a warm-up area and four instructional bays equipped with motion measurement and video analysis equipment. The store also offers a club-fitting program allowing clients to customize their club heads and shafts to fit individual golfing needs.


Dancing Thru Life teaches social skills to at-risk students in The Woodlands through dance

A fter getting its start in Brownsville, nonprofit Dancing Thru Life has expanded to offer its services of teaching at-risk students the benefits of ballroom dance in The Woodlands area in Conroe ISD.





The Woodlands board candidates discuss incorporation, other issues in forum

Ten of the 11 candidates for The Woodlands Township board of directors squared off at a forum organized by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Community Impact Newspaper on Oct. 15 at the chamber offices on Lakeside Boulevard, discussing some of the issues that inspired them to run for the seats.


The Woodlands Township board to choose law enforcement scenario for incorporation study

The Woodlands Township’s ongoing incorporation study is entering its final phases, with several items left on its decision checklist before the end of the year. At the Oct. 23 meeting, the board of directors will decide on which of three law enforcement models to employ when developing an initial maximum tax rate for a city. The initial maximum tax rate is expected to be set at the Dec. 11 meeting.


6 Magnolia ISD campuses begin TEA-mandated improvement plans after D ratings

Six Magnolia ISD campuses received a D as either an overall campus rating or a rating in one of three categories making up the overall 2018-19 campus ratings from the Texas Education Agency, which were released in August. These campuses must now implement Targeted Improvement Plans, or TIPs, to the TEA to leverage improvement in student achievement, said Anita Hebert, MISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, at an Oct. 14 MISD board of trustees meeting.


Drop-in childcare center Kids Castle Playcare to open in November in Spring

Kids Castle Playcare, a new drop-in childcare center located at 6922 W. Rayford Road, Ste. 200, Spring, is …



Open public forum scheduled for Nov. 14 regarding Tomball ISD rezoning

Tomball ISD's District Zone Committee will host an open public forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Staff Development Center, located at 1302 Keefer Road, Tomball, giving residents an opportunity to view the proposed rezoning maps for elementary and junior high campuses.


3 Magnolia ISD schools to undergo safety upgrades beginning in December

Students at Magnolia, Magnolia West and Magnolia Junior high schools will see structural safety changes and upgrades as early as January 2020, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jason Bullock said at the Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 14.


Your 2019 Happy Hour Guide for The Woodlands area

Dozens of bars and restaurants in The Woodlands area offer happy hour specials throughout the week. Here are …


Lovebeans Coffeehouse now open in Creekside Park

Owner Beth Ferester opened Lovebeans Coffeehouse on Oct. 11 at 8522 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. D100, The …




The Woodlands Home Repairs marks 10 years of business

The Woodlands Home Repairs, a local home remodeling and repair business, marked its 10th year of business in …



Volunteers needed for holiday gift program serving low-income special-needs children

Be An Angel’s Holiday Gift Program is looking for volunteers to shop for holiday gifts that will be distributed to over 5,000 low-income special-needs children in the Houston area, according to a press release.