2:47 PM Oct 9, 2019 CDT

Montgomery County Public Health District offering free flu shots to seniors in need

Montgomery County Public Health District is offering free flu vaccines through its partnership with Meals on Wheels, according to an Oct. 8 news release by MCPHD.


Tomball City Council approves agreement with Harris County to maintain Broussard Community Park

The city of Tomball's Broussard Community Park will be joined with Harris County Precinct 4's Mathews Park, City Manager Rob Hauck said, as part of an interlocal agreement approved by Tomball City Council on Oct. 7.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urges Imelda-affected residents to apply for FEMA assistance

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4 , Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible.



City of Tomball adds garbage cart option, modifies recycling service days

A new five-year contract approved Aug. 19 between the city of Tomball and Waste Corporation of Texas—in effect from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2024—allows residents and business owners the option of using poly cart containers or continuing the current bagged service. This is the first time the city has offered the choice of poly carts, which are plastic, for garbage and recycling service, Public Works Director Beth Jones said.



Hwy. 249 lanes to open mid-December

New toll Hwy. 249 lanes in Tomball are slated to open in mid-December, said Matt Kainer, the assistant director of maintenance and construction engineering for the Harris County Toll Road Authority.


17 ways to have fun this fall in Tomball, Magnolia

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in Tomball and Magnolia, whether it involves …



Citizens demand action as Montgomery County commissioners consider Tropical Storm Imelda recovery

Nearly four weeks after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is still handling the recovery as citizens demand more action.


7 haunted houses to visit this month in the Greater Houston area

Several haunted houses are operating throughout the month of October in the Greater Houston area, including the recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum.



REVITALIZING BUSINESS 249: Tomball envisions corridor's future in comprehensive plan update

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series about an update to the city of Tomball’s comprehensive plan. Council members approved the comprehensive plan update during an Oct. 8 meeting, which was after press time for the Oct. 8 Tomball-Magnolia edition of Community Impact Newspaper.



Magnolia police chief Terry Enloe to retire by October’s end

Magnolia Police Department Chief Terry Enloe will retire by the end of October, he said, after just over four years serving Magnolia.


Pinehurst eatery Celaya’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina revamps

Owner Eddie Perez closed Celaya’s Seafood and Sports Bar in September 2017 and reopened under a new name and different concept—Celaya’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina—in November 2018, said Maria Perez, the general manager and Eddie’s niece.


City of Tomball officials target drainage improvements on downtown streets

The city of Tomball has budgeted about $407,000 for drainage improvements in fiscal year 2019-20 to keep drainage a priority, Assistant City Manager David Esquivel said.


City of Conroe, San Jacinto River Authority head to Texas Supreme Court over water rate dispute

An ongoing lawsuit between the San Jacinto River Authority and the city of Conroe over a surface water rate dispute is now headed to the Texas Supreme Court, according to an Oct. 4 news release from the SJRA.



Federal aid now available for individuals affected by Imelda

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster assistance funding is now available for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.


Local groups focus on helping Montgomery County homeless, population rises 54% since 2017

Susan, a 73-year-old woman, became part of Montgomery County’s rising homeless population when she was dropped off with her belongings in early September at Blue Iguana Taco House, said Shirley Jensen, the interim executive director for Magnolia-based nonprofit Society of Samaritans.


TO-DO LIST: Check out these 15 local events in October, November

From festivals to public meetings, a number of events are scheduled in Tomball and Magnolia this …


Rosewood Office Condos under construction in Tomball

Rosewood Office Condos held a groundbreaking ceremony at 994 Village Square Drive, Tomball, on Sept. 4. The …



Officials talk flooding, urge support of Proposition 8 at Houston Stronger panel

Representatives from several flood control agencies provided updates at an Oct. 2 forum on a variety of Houston area projects ranging from Addicks Reservoir to the Texas coast.


Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County receive smoke detector donations for local community

Officials are urging Atascocita, Spring and Montgomery County homeowners to check the status of their smoke detectors and take advantage of a free service to have detectors installed in their homes if needed. On Oct. 3, the Insurance Council of Texas donated hundreds of smoke detectors to local first responder agencies.