Tomball - Magnolia

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Experts: Health care access a struggle for growing Tomball, Magnolia community

Tomball and Magnolia are growing with more residents, traffic, roads and commercial hubs, but health care experts said health care facilities are not keeping up with that pace. 


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METRO to launch pilot program opening high-occupancy vehicle, toll lanes on weekends

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will open its high-occupancy vehicle and high-occupancy toll lanes for weekend use this summer.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.



U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.


Texas Supreme Court upholds Texas Central right to eminent domain power

In a 5-3 ruling, the state Supreme Court upheld a 2021 appeals court decision that determined Texas Central can use eminent domain to seize private property in its construction path


Looming end of Medicaid unenrollment freeze sounds alarms

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in March 2020, the U.S. government issued a requirement that states could no longer kick people off Medicaid during the public health emergency. The purpose was to prevent people on Medicaid—a government-run health care policy—from being left without insurance on short notice.




Five June commercial projects filed in Montgomery County

From a Popeyes at The Woodlands Mall to a cigar shop in Conroe, here are some commercial projects filed in Montgomery County, per the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.


Harris County Public Health begins vaccine rollout for young children

Starting June 24, Harris County Public Health will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old.


The Turquoise Door clothing boutique in Tomball celebrating 10 years with party

The party will include door prizes, a sno-cone truck, a bartender and 20% off everything.


11 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, June 24-26

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



3 events to check out in Tomball and Magnolia this weekend, June 24-26

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library is hosting a photography showcase as well as a meet-and-greet with local photographer Michael Baxter on June 25.


Report: Affordability gap growing in Houston, Harris County

The surge in housing demand over the past two years is making it harder for Houstonians to afford houses with the median income, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.


Tomball ISD trustees vote down new health textbook for 2022-23 school year

The Tomball ISD board of trustees voted 5-1 against adopting a new health education textbook June 14, which was recommended by the School Health Advisory Council.


Harris County commissioners approve higher property tax exemption for seniors, residents with disabilities

Commissioners Court increased the property tax exemption of individuals with disabilities or those over age 65 from $229,000 of the appraised property value to $250,000 during the June 14 court meeting.



Tomball declares mild drought conditions

The city of Tomball is asking residents to conserve water amid a drought.


As Houston area sees record June temperatures, experts urge heat caution

With the metro area set to break a record for June temperatures, experts from Texas Children’s Hospital and the National Weather Service partnered to share information on heat-related deaths.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


Compare vaccination data in these 7 Houston-area counties

The rate at which residents in the Greater Houston area got the COVID-19 vaccine peaked in late March and early April 2021. Several smaller surges took place over the course of the summer and fall of that year before slowing down in 2022.



Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


Cutbirth Sanderson Family Dental Group opens new Magnolia office

The dentistry practice is now open on FM 1488.


Public hearings, Magnolia relief route contract: Montgomery County notebook

From a move for monthly tax sales to a relief route in Magnolia, here are some items from Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s June 14 session.


So Brunchy offering gluten-free coffee and food in Magnolia

The coffee and food truck opened on May 28



2026 FIFA World Cup: Houston's real work begins as NRG Stadium wins chance to host matches

The eyes of the world will be on Houston in four years when the city begins hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup matches.