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Waterslides, Kayaking And More = Spring Break Fun In The Woodlands
If Spring Break brings to mind relaxing along a lazy river, zooming down a twisting waterslide, or perhaps kayaking, hike-and-bike trails, dining and shopping – then experience Spring Break 2015 in The Woodlands. Full Story

Making the most out of Environmental Print: The Woodlands LearningRx suggests ways to help young children start reading
Environmental print is all around us – and it can become a valuable tool when teaching children how to read. Full Story

Get Ready to Shine on the SATs and End-of-Course Tests
While parents cannot be in the classroom to help, there are several steps they can take in advance of the test to make the experience better for their children – whether preparing for a final exam or the SATs. Full Story

Small Business Owner Tells Houston Police Department “Thank You” for Keeping the City Safe
Jerry Rowell, owner of six area Gigi’s Cupcake locations, is telling HPD and all area law enforcement, THANK YOU! Full Story

LMC Class of 2015 Launches Class Project with Ribbon Cutting on May 26
The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2015 is excited to announced the ribbon cutting of its class project on May 26, 2015 at Whole Foods in The Woodlands. Full Story

Houston’s First Lolli and Pops to Debut at The Woodlands Mall
This summer, The Woodlands Mall introduces a new Lolli and Pops store to the city of Houston. Self-proclaimed, and affectionately known as purveyors of sweetness, Lolli and Pops offers unique sweets from all over the world, including chocolates from Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
Shake Your Summer Sillies Out at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children's Museum will celebrate going back to school – with one last, big summertime bash. The annual Shake Your Summer Sillies Out event calls for lots of fun activities and live entertainment. Full Story

Free Culinary Classes for Adults and Children at Williams-Sonoma at The Woodlands Mall
Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. SOUTHWESTERN SPICE. Fresh chilies and unique spices are the keys to creating a Mexican meal with a little Tex-Mex flair. From braised meat for tacos to fresh side dishes, this class teaches attendees how to whip up a Southwes Full Story

Making Magic at the Museum: The Woodlands Children’s Museum Hosts Magicians June 12
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is dedicating a day to magic – filling the schedule with magical learning experiences and exciting feats of illusion. Full Story

The Round Top Colletion Gallery To Debut At Market Street – The Woodlands Friday, May 1
Market Street will add a collection of home décor items inspired by antique finds in Round Top, TX with the Round Top Collection Gallery; set to debut Friday, May 1. Full Story

Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch Hosts Special Kentucky Derby-Inspired Fundraiser
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, which has been fulfilling its mission of partnering horses with children and adults with special challenges and providing therapies to them since 2006, is encouraging a special event for Kentucky Derby Weekend that pr Full Story

Tuesday Story Time at The Woodlands Mall Pottery Barn Kids
Tuesday at 11 a.m. is Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids at The Woodlands Mall and kids are invited to drop by for readings of favorite children’s stories. In honor of Mom, Tuesday, May 5 features a special Mother’s Day theme. Other May sessions are Tue Full Story

2015 Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced
The 31st annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), held its Finalists' Concert & Awards Saturday evening, March 14 at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe. Eight finalists, out of 70 applicants accepted to compete, battled it out for cash pri Full Story

Spend the Summer Exploring Science: The Woodlands Children’s Museum now enrolling for June and July workshops
“Make the most of your children’s time off from school and enroll them in creative workshops that allow them to explore their favorite subjects,” Angela Colton, executive director, said. “You might discover a lifelong passion or spark a long-term lov Full Story

Second Annual Bustin’ Clays for Our Heroes Sporting Clay Tournament a huge success
The second annual Bustin’ Clays for our Heroes held on April 23, 2015 was a huge success. The event is estimated to have raised over $55,000, up $15,000 from the inaugural event held last year that benefits TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Herm Full Story

For the Birds: Visit The Woodlands Children’s Museum to Learn About Our Feathered Friends
The Woodlands Children’s Museum invites children to spread their wings and spend a day learning about all things feathered. Full Story

 School Days
LSC-Montgomery Nursing Student Honored With Scholarship, Chronicle Recognition
For LSC-Montgomery nursing student Darla Miller, the distinction to be recognized in the special May 2015 Salute to Nurses edition of the Houston Chronicle is not just about her hard work and dedication, but also is a reflection on the caliber of the Full Story

Beat the Heat with Summer Classes at Lone Star College-Montgomery
Get a head start on your college goals this summer at Lone Star College-Montgomery. With two summer sessions—the first beginning Monday, June 1, and the second beginning Monday, July 9, LSC-Montgomery has many classes available for those wanting to b Full Story

LSC-Montgomery International StudentSurprised With Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
As an international student from Venezuela, earning a living on her own while attending college full-time in the UnitedStates, Lone Star College-Montgomery student Ariana Rosario couldn’t be more honored to accept the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship rece Full Story

Lone Star College students celebrate success with commencement ceremonies
More than 6,400 Lone Star College students were eligible to receive their associate degrees or certificates this spring as part of commencement ceremonies held May 8 and 9 for all six Lone Star Colleges. Full Story

Lone Star College help students take first step to a better life
Not having a high school diploma can severely limit job and career opportunities. Lone Star College offers General Educational Development (GED®) test preparation courses and GED testing which, when passed, certify the person has high school level ac Full Story

Flight LSC-Montgomery Carries Pooch Passengers to New Homes
Flight Lone Star College-Montgomery departed from the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe last month, bound for Salem,Massachusetts. The passengers? Fourty-one dogs, whose lives were rescued due to the generosity of the faculty, staff and students Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Professor AcceptsNational Excellence Award
Lone Star College-Montgomery professor Michele Richey was recently selected as a 2015 recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award, a national award given to outstanding community college faculty or staff by the League for Innovation. Full Story

National Model United Nations honors Lone Star College
The National Model United Nations (NMUN) recognized Lone Star College for advancing understanding of the U.N. and contemporary international issues which has positively impacted the lives of numerous delegates. Full Story

TISD dual language teachers honored
Tomball ISD announced that seven dual language teachers were recognized as exemplary teachers by the Dual Language Training Institute – a consulting firm that provides dual language professional development to schools. Full Story

Strykers Add NTCC Pitching Duo
The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of two players from Northeast Texas College. Pitchers Lenzie Foley and Bryce Tomlin will be a part of the Strykers opening day roster on May 28th. Full Story

Cooper’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Receives Eight Tommy Tune Nominations
The cast, crew and directors of The John Cooper School’s November 2014 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” has received eight nominations from the Tommy Tune Awards, a Houston-based awards program that recognizes excellence in high school musical Full Story

Cooper Art & Literary Publication Collects CSPA National Honors
For the first time in the publication's history, the 2014 issue of Inkblots, The John Cooper School's art and literary magazine entitled "Echoes and Aftershocks" won a prestigious Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Full Story

Cooper Middle School Students Place in Top 5 at State Science Competition
Five Middle School students from The John Cooper School competed at the state level at the Exxonmobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair that was held in San Antonio, March 26-29. Full Story

Cooper French Students Place Fifth in Small Schools At Texas French Symposium
Seventeen French students from The John Cooper School were among the Houston-area students from 37 schools who competed in individual and team events at the Texas French Symposium that was held at Klein Forest High School on March 27 and 28. Full Story

Strykers Celebrate the 2015 CrawPHish Festival with The Woodlands Community
The Woodlands Strykers will get the chance to enjoy the greater Woodlands community over the weekend as they participate in the annual Woodlands CrawPHish Festival. This is the third year the Strykers have sponsored the festival and have thoroughly e Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Drama, Live Entertainment Technology Students Receive Accolades at Theatre Festival
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s drama and live entertainment technology (LET) programs recently participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held February 24-March 1, which resulted in various awards for some of the c Full Story

Strykers Add Two More To 2015 Roster
The Strykers are proud to announce the signing of University of West Virginia Tucker Cascadden. The Strykers are also excited for the signing of Mitch Henshaw from Angelina College. Full Story

Strykers Ink Two More
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of Blake Glauben from Rhodes College, and Ian Kobernick from Kalamazoo College. Blake Glauben is a native of Bellaire, Texas. Blake is 5’10’’ junior at Rhodes College. Full Story

Strykers Add Two More To Roster
The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of pitcher Dalton Algiene out of Northeast Texas College and Dalton Richardson out of Angelina College. Full Story

Students Awarded by Institute at Rice University for Essays On Religious Tolerance
Two students from The John Cooper School wrote essays that won awards in the Embracing Tolerance Contest sponsored by The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University. Sophomore Jack Whitney was awarded fir Full Story

Two Local Teachers Honored At The 2015 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Two teachers from Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and Montgomery Independent School District (MISD) were awarded the 2015 Dr. Gottlieb Outstanding Teacher in the Arts Award at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) on Sunday, April 12, Full Story

Lone Star College recognized for achievements in communications
Lone Star College received four national Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). Full Story

Students Awarded by Institute at Rice University for Essays On Religious Tolerance
Two students from The John Cooper School wrote essays that won awards in the Embracing Tolerance Contest sponsored by The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University. Sophomore Jack Whitney was awarded fir Full Story

Local Businessman and Sponsor of The Woodlands Symphony Donates the Gift of Music to 100 Students
The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming multimedia concert, “NATURE: A Tribute to George & Cynthia Mitchell and 40 Years of The Woodlands,” received some special support from Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, who donated 100 tickets to the concert Full Story

Cooper Valedictorian Awarded for Genetics Article Submitted to National DNA Essay Contest
Brian Lue, who has been named the valedictorian for The John Cooper School Class of 2015, was recognized by the American Society of Human Genetics on April 25 for his submission to the DNA Day Essay Contest. Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Professor Dr. Craig Livingston Earns Prestigious Piper Professor Honor
Lone Star College-Montgomery history professor Dr. Craig Livingston has been selected as a 2015 Piper Professor, a statewide award that recognizes professors who excel in their teaching dedication, by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Full Story

TISD earns top state award for financial transparency
For the second consecutive year, Tomball ISD has earned the Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller for exceptional financial transparency. The award was presented under the Comptroller’s Leadership Circle Program, which recogniz Full Story

Trio from Cooper's 'Little Shop of Horrors' Wins Best Supporting Actress from 2015 Tommy Tune Awards
The cast, crew and directors of The John Cooper School's November 2014 production of "Little Shop of Horrors" received eight nominations from the Tommy Tune Awards, a Houston-based awards program that recognizes excellence in high school Full Story

Cooper Faculty Donate Art Pieces To Help Bring Art to Schools, Community
Cooper visual arts faculty members are also considered "artists-in-residence," because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Karen Fearon, Bob Mosier (department chair), Jamila Musa-Carr, Jan Stephe Full Story

Fourth Graders' Sunflower Selected As One of 10 for Governor's Gallery
Each year, the First Lady of Texas selects student artwork for the Governor's Gallery at the state Capitol. This year, First Lady Cecilia Abbott selected John Cooper School fourth grader Mason Milliman's "Sunflower" to be among the 10 Full Story

Lone Star College names new president at LSC-Montgomery
Lone Star College announced Dr. Rebecca Riley has been named as the new president of LSC-Montgomery, effective May 1. Riley has served as the interim president since January 2015. Full Story

Lone Star College recognized for training military veterans
The Lone Star College Office of Workforce Education, along with the International Association of Drilling Contractors, and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. has received the Faraday Award for its efforts to prepare and train returning military veterans for c Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Provides "Free Ride" to University of Texas
When Ivan Torres, a student at Lone Star College-Montgomery, learned that the college was offering a free ride last month for 40 students to go to the University of Texas, he couldn't pass it up. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
New tandem kayaks arrive at the Riva Row Boat House
The Riva Row Boat House now has 12 new tandem kayaks in the fleet just in time for the beginning of summer fun. The new 13-foot Perception Pescador tandem kayaks are lightweight and versatile, and designed to fit almost any team comfortably. Full Story

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Looking for Musical Talent for 2015 Event Schedule
One of Greater Houston area’s ultimate places for music and festivals is looking for talented entertainment individuals and groups to round out its 2015 schedule of events. Full Story

New Kayaking Experiences, Stand Up Paddle Boarding Come To The Woodlands Waterway This Spring
Riva Row Boat House on The Woodlands Waterway is gearing up for another spring season when those on family and couples getaways can enjoy new kayak offerings and the debut of stand up paddle boarding classes. Full Story

The Woodlands Emergency Preparedness Event set for June 13, 2015
The Woodlands Township is pleased to announce that Entergy Texas, Inc. will be the Presenting Sponsor again this year for The Woodlands Emergency Preparedness Event. The event is hosted by The Woodlands Township and will take place on June 13, 2015, Full Story

The Way Home dedication ceremony to coincide with Memorial Day holiday
After the activities of Memorial Day weekend conclude, Town Green Park will once again be filled with the historic unveiling of the Veterans Memorial Monument and “The Way Home” sculpture. Full Story

 Community Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital Receives $30,000 Donation From Hospital Auxillary
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital was presented with $30,000 from its Auxiliary. The donation will be used to purchase an electric shuttle bus to transport patients and guests around the facility. Full Story

 At The Pavilion
Be Inspired by the Arts in 2015 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Experience a performing arts season full of classical music, dance, rock ‘n’ roll, your favorite movies, patriotic fanfare and more at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in 2015. Full Story

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Hosts Full Day of Community Activities
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion held a full day of activities on April 22, touching the lives of more than 4,700 people in the community. Events on April 22 included Arts Day Out, Hats Off to Reading and Peking Acrobats with the Houston Symphony. Full Story

 People In the News
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Incoming Chairman
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announces J.J. Hollie has been named Chairman of The Chamber’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 fiscal year beginning in September. Hollie is replacing Daniel Schroder who served as Chairman of the Board for Full Story

Kevin Viteri named general manager of new embassy suites in The Woodlands®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands® Development Company, announced today that Kevin Viteri has been named General Manager of the new Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing - a 205-room upsc Full Story

Byron Ellis and Stephen Bauer named as 2015 Five Star Wealth Managers
Byron W. Ellis and Stephen Bauer of Ellis & Ellis, a division of United Capital Financial Advisers, have once again been named as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional and Texas Monthly (Houston region). Full Story

Chamber CEO Announces Retirement
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Karen Hoylman, has announced her plans to retire at the end of the Chamber’s fiscal year August 31, 2015, after over 21 years of service to the organization. Hoylman will work with the Executiv Full Story

Carlton Woods’ Mark Steinbauer to lead STPGA team in 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches
Mark Steinbauer, Director of Golf at The Club at Carlton Woods, has been chosen Captain of the Southern Texas PGA’s 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup team. The STPGA will host this year’s Ryder Cup-style competition against a team of Northern Texas PGA Profes Full Story

Montgomery County Residents, Brandon Parise and Daniel Toerner, Achieve the Rank of Eagle Scout
Brandon Parise (left) from The Woodlands area and Daniel Toerner (right) from Magnolia have earned the highest advancement rank the Boy Scouts of America offers - the rank of Eagle Scout. Full Story

Zak Hudnall Named Leasing Associate For The Woodlands Development Company
The Howard Hughes Corporation® recently announced that Zak Hudnall has been named as Leasing Associate for the company. Hudnall will handle commercial retail leasing for The Woodlands® Development Company (TWDC) and Bridgeland®, wholly-owned subsidia Full Story

Cathy Nash named President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest National Bank
Robert E. Marling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Board of Directors of Woodforest National Bank has named Cathleen (Cathy) Nash as the bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Full Story

New Operations Manager at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has announced the addition of a new operations manager with a love for nonprofits, children and culture, Celdie Sanabria. Full Story

Sean Durkin joins The J. Beard Real Estate Company
Durkin provides leasing services for a diverse mix of commercial product types and brings a wide-array of experience in negotiating transactions. Prior to joining the company, he was an associate of a national brokerage company where he was responsib Full Story

The Woodlands Waterway ARts Council welcomes four new Council members as they celebrate a decade of service to the community!
Four new Woodlands Waterway Arts Council (WWAC) board members bring extensive experience and expertise to the growing non-profit organization that supports the visual and performing arts in Montgomery County. WWAC Council President Cindy Hardin annou Full Story

 YMCA News
Special Wellness Programs Available at the YMCA For Cancer Survivors
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to Full Story

Becky Drake Takes Top Honors at Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars Fundraiser
Becky Drake, a Realtor at RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, along with her dance partner Aaron Lumpkin, an instructor at Affinity Ballroom The Woodlands, danced their way to 1st Place in the Third Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars fundraiser. Full Story

 Real Estate News
Houston Association of REALTORS® Endorses Montgomery County Road Bond
The Houston Area REALTORS (HAR) Board of Directors recently endorsed the upcoming Montgomery County Road Bond election. A political ad authorized by the HAR stated full support for the $350 million road bond and the 77 projects on it that will signif Full Story

Realtor Vanissa Micklethwait Honored at RE/MAX of Texas State Convention
Realtor Vanissa Micklethwait, a broker associate at RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, was honored with the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a RE/MAX Platinum Club Award at the recent RE/MAX of Texas State Convention held in San Full Story

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Celebrates The Topping Out Of Three Hughes Landing® And The Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing
Executives from The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands® Development Company, along with community leaders celebrated a Topping Out today for both Three Hughes Landing and the Embassy Suites The Wood Full Story

Truluck’s And Starbucks® Join Selection Of Upscale Restaurants In Hughes Landing®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, announced today that Truluck’s and Starbucks® will join an assortment of other popular food and beverage coming to Hughes Landing®, a 66-ac Full Story

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Selects Local Real Estate Leader’s “Pet Project” for Fundraising Event. Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary is close to
Priyanka Johri, founder of the Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary, was selected by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of a fundraising event opportunity recently held at JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers. Johri is also the Broker owner of Wood Full Story

Shea Homes Open First Model Homes In Texas In The Woodlands
Shea Homes is celebrating the Grand Opening of two new, furnished model homes in The Woodlands. Located in the village of Creekside, Shea Homes is now open in Canopy Green, offering new homes ranging from 2700 to over 3600 square feet and priced from Full Story

Local Pour Opens In Hughes Landing In The Woodlands®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that HUSA Management, Inc. has opened Local Pour at Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing. Local Pour is a gastropub featuring n Full Story

Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen And Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar To Open At 20 Waterway Avenue In The Woodlands® Waterway Square®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen and Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar will open at 20 Waterway Avenue in The Woodlands® Wa Full Story

Kelly Lindsay establishes a team at Cherry Creek Mortgage – The Woodlands
Kelly Lindsay has recently established her own residential mortgage team at Cherry Creek Mortgage Company – The Woodlands. She joined the company earlier this year as a Senior Mortgage Advisor and brings over 20 years of experience in the industry. Full Story

The Joint Chiropractic To Open In April In Creekside Park® Village Center In The Woodlands® Third Location for The Joint Chiropractic in The Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands® Development Company, today announced that The Joint…The Chiropractic Place® will open in mid- to late-April in Creekside Park® Village Center, with its local f Full Story

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