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Greater Houston region expected to see slower job growth in 2020

The Greater Houston area is expected to see a net gain of 42,300 jobs in 2020.


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Harris County unanimously approves plan for Healthy Food Financing Initiative program

The countywide competitive grant program will provide funding to support healthy food retail, nutrition education and urban agriculture in underserved communities.

Tomball High School poised to become 6A; no change anticipated for Tomball Memorial, Magnolia, Magnolia West high schools

The University Interscholastic League released its conference cutoff numbers Dec. 3, which move Tomball High School from Conference 5A to Conference 6A.



Deck the Depot, Magnolia Christmas parade and more: 9 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Dec. 6-8

Check out some of the events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia area this weekend, Dec. 6-8, including Deck the Depot, the Magic of Christmas parade in Magnolia and other things to do.


MAPS: Tomball ISD board of trustees anticipated to consider recommended rezoning maps Dec. 9, 10

The Tomball ISD board of trustees is anticipated to consider new attendance boundaries for elementary and junior high schools Dec. 10.


UPDATED: Total closure of Hwy. 249 northbound in Pinehurst scheduled Dec. 8, 13-16

The Hwy. 249 northbound lanes in Pinehurst will be closed again this weekend and next weekend.


Phillips Cleaning Services breaks ground on 7,000-square-foot building in Tomball

Phillips Cleaning Services and Clean Team Building Supplies broke ground in November on a 7,000-square-foot building on Hicks Street.



Le Château Chic Boutique to open inside new Bonjour Belle Salon and Suites in January

Bonjour Belle Salon and Suites and Le Château Chic Boutique are coming soon to Magnolia.


Total closure of FM 1488 in Magnolia begins Dec. 3

Nightly closures of FM 1488 at Buddy Riley Boulevard are scheduled from Dec. 3-5.


New federal funding available for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Small-business owners can apply for up to $250,000 dollars in federal disaster relief.


Pie in the Sky opens new bakery and restaurant on FM 1488

The pie company also operates locations in Conroe and College Station.



Residents call for parks, trails investments in city of Tomball

The city has seven parks with one park proposed on Hufsmith Road, according to city information.


Montgomery County Food Bank seeking donations for Holiday Food Drive through Dec. 9

Donation items needed include canned meat, canned pasta, 100% fruit juices and tomato and pasta sauces.


ESD 10 poised to collect $21M in sales tax since 2014 vote; Magnolia fire department uses revenue source to grow

Following a voter-approved 1-cent sales tax increase in 2014, the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department is slated to receive more than $21 million in sales tax revenue from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, according to financial audits and budgets from Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 10, which funds the department.


10 ways to give back in Tomball, Magnolia

Help out the Tomball and Magnolia communities in a number of ways throughout the year by volunteering with local nonprofit groups.



What to know for the Tomball Tollway opening in December

The Harris County Toll Road Authority is finishing work on Phase 2 of the Tomball Tollway with new tolled main lanes slated to open to drivers in December.


Old Magnolia Bar & Grill owner turns passion into lifelong career

Old Magnolia Bar & Grill opened Jan. 2, 2019.


Family-owned Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball offers cage-free dog boarding, day care, grooming

Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball opened officially in January 2008.


Shop local, meet Santa and more: 4 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Between eating Thanksgiving food and shopping Black Friday deals, here are a few events going on in the greater Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.



TO-DO LIST: 18 events to enjoy in Tomball, Magnolia this December

From holiday festivals and light displays to fundraisers, here are a few events to check out locally in December.


DATA: Tomball, Magnolia area home to more than 7 million square feet of retail space

As of late November, total square feet of office, retail and industrial space in Tomball and Magnolia …


DATA: Magnolia ZIP codes see 10% increase in median home prices year over year

See the number of homes sold in Tomball and Magnolia in October.


Magnolia ISD bus tracking service to roll out in January alongside safety upgrades

Students at Magnolia, Magnolia West and Magnolia Junior high schools will see safety upgrades as early as January 2020.



TxDOT outlines proposed improvements for FM 1488 corridor from FM 149 to I-45

Proposed corridor improvements include installing raised medians, retiming and coordinating traffic signals, improving intersection turn lanes, adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, installing advanced street name signs, and reconfiguring the I-45 interchange.


Get to know Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough

Mark Keough assumed the role of Montgomery County judge in 2019.