4:22 PM Sep 22, 2021 CDT

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.


8:05 PM Sep 21, 2021 CDT

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

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


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.




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.


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.”


Bruster's Real Ice Cream anticipates November opening near Xscape Theatre

The new location will be the second for the franchise in the area, with the first being in Spring since 2005.



New Houston-area all-girls hockey league set to play first games this weekend, Sept. 17-19

The league was created to give school-aged girls a chance to continue playing hockey through college, since young girls can often feel discouraged playing on co-ed teams, Director of Membership Valory Zeck said.


Montgomery County peace officer wins Star of Texas Award

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison was one of 46 winners of the award, which Gov. Greg Abbott personally presented to him in Austin.


DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.


Lambeau’s Sports Bar & Grill holds soft opening on Louetta Road

During the soft opening, the eatery will offer full bar service and a limited version of its food menu.



Get groovy, attend a livestock show: 5 events in Tomball, Magnolia on Sept. 17-18

Both Magnolia ISD high schools will be playing home football games, and the district will be hosting a job fair this weekend.


Apartment community Fox Bridge North now open off the Grand Parkway in Spring

Fox Bridge North, a new apartment community in Spring, opened July 12, offering one- to three-bedroom apartments for rent starting at $1,130 per month.