7:41 AM Oct 25, 2019 CDT

Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Fire Ant Brewpub celebrates one year in downtown Tomball

Fire Ant Brewpub celebrated its first anniversary Oct. 5. Located at 308 Market St., Tomball, the brewpub …


FM 149 closure set for Oct. 27 in Magnolia

According to the Houston TranStar database and the Texas Department of Transportation, a total closure of part of FM 149 is scheduled for Oct. 27.



New Shell station under construction on FM 2920

Petroleum Distributing of Texas will open a new Shell gas station at 15215 FM 2920, Tomball, by February or …


Tomball Bluegrass Festival, fundraisers, fall activities and more: 12 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 24-27

Tomball and Magnolia area residents can check out several fall festivals and other activities this weekend, …


Portion of FM 2978 widening delayed to third quarter 2020

The widening of the first of two segments of FM 2978 from two to four lanes between Hufsmith-Conroe Road and south of Dry Creek—near Hardin Store Road—was originally set to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, construction completion has been delayed to the third quarter of 2020 due to weather delays, utility relocations and additional detention ponds and right turn lanes, according to early October information from the Texas Department of Transportation.


City of Tomball eyes nearly 1,600 new homes

Nearly 1,600 homes are in the works within Tomball city limits, according to a report Community Development Director Craig Meyers presented to Tomball City Council members Oct. 21.



Montgomery County commissioners respond to concerns over lack of flood mitigation

Montgomery County commissioners sought to address concerns that the county is not doing enough to mitigate flooding at an Oct. 22 meeting.


Pengus's Place serves up American, British dishes in Magnolia

Pengus’s Place opened Sept. 17 at 17902 FM 1488, Ste. C, Magnolia. The family-owned and -operated …


Every-Bellies plans relocation to Market Street

Every-Bellies will relocate from 16918 FM 2920, Tomball, to the former Brautigams Bar N Grill location at 106 Market Street, Tomball, in mid-to-late November, owner Nicole Rich said in an email.


6 Magnolia ISD campuses begin TEA-mandated improvement plans after D ratings

Six Magnolia ISD campuses received a D as either an overall campus rating or a rating in one of three categories making up the overall 2018-19 campus ratings from the Texas Education Agency, which were released in August. These campuses must now implement Targeted Improvement Plans, or TIPs, to the TEA to leverage improvement in student achievement, said Anita Hebert, MISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, at an Oct. 14 MISD board of trustees meeting.



Despite Cherry Street-area channel extension, no improvements anticipated for Holderrieth Road flooding

Tomball City Council members approved awarding a nearly $4 million contract Oct. 21 to Rebel Contractors Inc. for improvements to M121 west and M121 east channels, which are anticipated to relieve drainage issues along the Cherry Street-area channel, city officials said during the meeting.


Open public forum scheduled for Nov. 14 regarding Tomball ISD rezoning

Tomball ISD's District Zone Committee will host an open public forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Staff Development Center, located at 1302 Keefer Road, Tomball, giving residents an opportunity to view the proposed rezoning maps for elementary and junior high campuses.


3 Magnolia ISD schools to undergo safety upgrades beginning in December

Students at Magnolia, Magnolia West and Magnolia Junior high schools will see structural safety changes and upgrades as early as January 2020, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jason Bullock said at the Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 14.


Lovebeans Coffeehouse now open in Creekside Park

Owner Beth Ferester opened Lovebeans Coffeehouse on Oct. 11 at 8522 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. D100, The …



4 Hwy. 249 lane closures set this weekend, Oct. 18-20

According to the Houston TranStar database, a portion of Hwy. 249 lanes will be closed this weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 18.


Volunteers needed for holiday gift program serving low-income special-needs children

Be An Angel’s Holiday Gift Program is looking for volunteers to shop for holiday gifts that will be distributed to over 5,000 low-income special-needs children in the Houston area, according to a press release.


Early voting location in Magnolia moved to West Montgomery County Community Center

Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley announced a new polling location for Magnolia-area early voters on Oct. 17. The polling location has been moved from the Magnolia Community Center on Melton Street to the West Montgomery County Community Development Center, located at 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia.


Top Sushi Tomball to open in Northpointe area

Top Sushi Tomball will open later this fall in the Northpointe area at 24435 Hwy. 249, Ste. 70, Tomball. The …



A food truck festival, chili cook-offs and more: 5 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 19-20

Check out the city of Tomball's Freight Train Food Truck Festival, the St. Anne fall bazaar and other …


Texas Renaissance Festival announces plans for new offseason wedding venue The Meadows

Texas Renaissance Festivals announced Oct. 15 a new wedding venue, The Meadows, will open in spring 2020. The venue will be located on the festival grounds at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, where TRF After Dark is held during the festival season. The Meadows will be available for traditional and themed weddings and events during the offseason with indoor and outdoor space for up to 200 guests. Events can be booked for April-August 2020, and availability will be extended in 2021 to January-August.