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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.


Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

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


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.


Granny's Korner celebrates 20th anniversary

Granny's Korner is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Tomball community this November.


Depot Day, Tomball Toy Fest: 8 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 8-10

Check out these eight events happening in Tomball and Magnolia, featuring animals, trains and festivals.


Historic Big Boy steam locomotive to roll through Spring on Friday, Nov. 8

No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy steam locomotive. Weighing in at 1.2 million pounds, the historic locomotive has traveled over one million miles since 1941.



Endless Diamonds opens Nov. 9 in Tomball

Endless Diamonds opens Nov. 9 at 28429 Business 249, Tomball.


UPDATED: Here is how Texas voters weighed in on 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 5

Ten constitutional amendments went before voters in Texas on Election Day, Nov. 5.


UPDATED: Unofficial results show METRO bond passing with strong support

With almost all votes tallied, METRO has been given the green light to use bonding authority to advance its $7.5 billion METRONext plan.


Closure of FM 149 set for Nov. 9-10 as bridge construction continues

A closure of FM 149 is set for Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, in Magnolia.