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ROUNDUP: 9 fall events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia

From learning about lacrosse and previewing the Texas Renaissance Festival to supporting local nonprofit Boots for Troops at the annual Concert in the Country, here are nine events to enjoy this fall.


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Tomball ISD approves limited virtual learning option for 2021-22 academic year

The program is offered to students in kindergarten through grade six.


8 statewide propositions on Texans' November 2021 ballot and what they mean

Brandon Rottinghaus, the University of Houston’s political science chair, breaks down each Texas proposition before voters head to the polls in November.



CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.


Montgomery County Food Bank receives grant following February's winter storm

After the freeze put a strain on food bank operations, the United Way of Greater Houston awarded a grant worth over $116,000 to the Montgomery County Food Bank.


Texas Secretary of State's office announces audit of 2020 election results in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Harris counties

In a statement released Sept. 23, the office said it anticipates the state Legislature will fund the process.


Lone Star College System receives funding from Metallica foundation for technical training

Lone Star College System has received around $225,000 over the past three years from the band's nonprofit foundation.



Lone Star College begins process to add fourth bachelor's program, ESD 10 weighs in

Lone Star College System is in the process of adding a baccalaureate program in emergency management to provide additional options for students seeking higher education.


Comcast Rise Investment Fund to award small business grants in Harris, Fort Bend counties

Comcast will award $1 million to small businesses owned by people of color in Fort Bend and Harris counties.


CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.


Tomball ISD renames former BJ Services campus

The campus is anticipated to be the future home of an elementary school, Tomball Star Academy, and career and technical education space.



City of Tomball hires new community development director, fire chief, assistant city manager

Interim Fire Chief Joe Sykora will become the full-time fire chief, while the other two positions are being filled by candidates outside the city.


Harris County Commissioners propose tax cuts at cost of Harris Health System funding

On average, Harris County homeowners may see lower tax rates in the next year, but it will come at the cost of $17 million in funding for the county’s hospital district, according to Harris County Administrator David Berry.


Houston-Galveston Area Council celebrates 55th anniversary

The Houston-Galveston Area Council will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this October.


Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.



Beekeepers in Tomball, Magnolia area say freeze effects were mixed

After five days of freezing weather in early 2021, beekeepers in the Tomball and Magnolia areas said the effect on their populations was mixed despite survey data showing a decline in honeybee colonies.


Magnolia ISD board of trustees appoints Dacia Owens to position No. 1

Owens previously served as the president of the Magnolia Education Foundation.


The Classy Cork to bring more than 60 varieties of wine to north Spring

The neighborhood wine bar and shop will offer 60 varieties of quality boutique wine as well as several varieties of beer, including local favorites.


Montgomery County sees active COVID-19 cases drop; cases in children under 12 remain high

After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high.



Tomball Animal Hospital celebrates 50 years, plans Oct. 16 festival

Tomball Animal Hospital will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October at 802 W. Main St., Tomball.


Q&A: Kristine Marlow Montgomery County Food Bank president and CEO

Montgomery County Food Bank's president and CEO talks about how the food bank weathered storms of all kinds in the past year.


Cypress Creek EMS, Harris County ESD 11 forge new paths after yearslong feud

On Sept. 1, the Harris County ESD 11 launched ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare to take over providing emergency services to over 600,000 residents across 177 square miles in its service area in north Harris County.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Daily average hospitalizations drop 15% week over week; ICU sees dip in number of patients

Coronavirus patients at TMC hospitals number 2,107, which in itself is an 11% week over week decline.




Montgomery County Animal Services resources stretched thin by pandemic

“[The COVID-19 outbreak] is coming at the worst time for us because it’s a bad distemper year,” MCAS Assistant Director Mark Wysocki said. “Either of those are a bit of managerial work. Together it’s a managerial nightmare.”