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Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will see toll rates increase 2% on Jan. 1, 2020.


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Northbound Highway 249 in Magnolia to be closed Nov. 17 plus other lane closures this weekend

Northbound Highway 249 in Magnolia will be totally closed from 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18.

Montgomery County to be declared a "gun sanctuary" county with resolution Nov. 19

Montgomery County commissioners are expected to hear a resolution Nov. 19 declaring the county a “gun sanctuary” county, officials with Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s office announced in a Nov. 14 release.



EZ Werks Storage sets Dec. 1 opening on Kuykendahl Road

EZ Werks Storage will celebrate its grand opening Dec. 1.


KDS Insurance relocates in Magnolia

KDS Insurance relocated from FM 1774 to 17902 FM 1488, Building A, Magnolia, on Sept. 1.


Magnolia City Council grants conditional use permit for food truck yard on FM 1774

The Truck Shack, a food truck yard, received a conditional use permit from Magnolia City Council members Nov. 12, marking the first food truck yard within Magnolia city limits.


Lone Star College announces 6 local Small Business of the Year awards at ceremony in The Woodlands

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center presented awards to six north Houston-area local businesses at a Nov. 13 luncheon.



In split vote, Harris County approves resolution supporting universal background checks for all Texas firearm sales

The nonbinding resolution's passing demonstrated the court's support of legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales in the state, including those involving an unlicensed gun dealer and stranger-to-stranger gun sales.


Harris County clerk to move ballot box collection center to centralized location in effort to expedite election result returns

Ahead of the Dec. 14 mayoral runoff election for the city of Houston, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced plans Nov. 12 to move the county’s ballot box collection center to a more centralized location in hopes of expediting election result returns.


Montogmery County Animal Shelter opens wellness clinic

The clinic's purpose is to provide basic pet care and vaccines at a low cost.


Benchmark study reveals 24-year lifespan variance, high obesity rates and limited health care access across Harris County

A study by Harris County Public Health found life expectancy in Harris County alone varies by nearly 24 years depending on where a resident lives.



Montgomery County commissioners approve 10 members for new county ethics commission

Funding for two county flood planning initiatives was also approved at the couty's Nov. 12 meeting.


Greater Houston area to experience cold front Nov. 11-13; temperature could reach freezing point

The front is not expected to affect travel because the ground is too warm for precipitation to stick.


GALLERY: Take a look at Grand Pines Drive construction in the Magnolia area

Construction on Grand Pines Drive—a two-lane road connecting Nichols Sawmill to Sanders Cemetery roads—is ongoing in the Magnolia area.


Junkin Gypsies Tomball to relocate, change name to The Craft Chicks

Owner Brooke Manning will relocate Junkin Gypsies Tomball to 304 Market St., Tomball, in December.



True Form Gym opens on Houston Street in Tomball

True Form Gym opened in late October in Tomball.


View the proposed rezoning maps for Tomball ISD elementary, junior high schools

The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee hosts an open public forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Staff Development Center, located at 1302 Keefer Road, Tomball, regarding the proposed attendance zones.


SouthWest Water Company employees add trail, benches to Decker Hills Park in Magnolia

SouthWest Water Company employees added a walking trail and benches to Decker Hills Park during a clean-up event Nov. 4.


Tomball ISD teachers make up one-third of Texas finalists for 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Two Tomball ISD teachers are among six finalists in Texas for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, TISD officials announced Nov. 8 in a press release.



Dollar Tree opens in Windcrest Village on FM 1488 in Magnolia

Dollar Tree opened at 9511 FM 1488, Ste. 600, Magnolia, on Oct. 31.


Tomball's Broussard Park nears completion with wildflower garden, trails in the works

More than five years after land was donated for Broussard Community Park, construction is winding down on the city of Tomball's newest park, Public Works Director Beth Jones said during a Nov. 4 City Council meeting.


With bond funding secured, METRO officials announce next steps

With voter approval, METRO is moving forward with plans to bring projects in its long-range transportation plan to life.


Texas secretary of state refutes Harris County clerk’s claims that state caused election results delay

An explanation for the 12-hour delay in Harris County election results grew more complicated Nov. 6.



Tomball City Council votes to accept land for construction of public parking lot at Commerce, Cherry streets

The new lot would feature 15 parking spaces, according to city information.


START Swimming to open on North Eldridge Parkway in Tomball

START Swimming, a new swim center, will open on North Eldridge Parkway in Tomball in late December or early January.