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Mercedes-Benz Of The Woodlands Purchases Site For Dealership
The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, (NYSE: HHC) has announced the sale of an 8.9-acre tract to Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands for construction of a car dealership. The parcel is situated on Full Story

Commissioner Noack's Office Responds to West Nile Virus Fatality With Aerial Spraying Plan
This week, the West Nile virus claimed the life of a South Montgomery County resident, the first local fatality from the disease in 2014, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District. Full Story

Earning Straight A’s: Kim Bellini with The Woodlands LearningRx Named Franchisee of the Year
The Woodlands LearningRx brought home the gold from the 2014 LearningRx annual convention held recently in Colorado Springs, CO.
Owner and director Kim Bellini was recognized as franchisee of the year. Full Story

Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $564,000 To Numerous Charities
Local charities recently attended a Charity Partnership Breakfast hosted by the Woodforest Charitable Foundation (WCF) at Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands, Texas. Charity representatives collectively received $564,000 from WCF. Full Story

Protecting your child’s identity during back-to-school
From pre-school to college, the back-to-school season can pose serious threats to your children’s identity. The growing list of things parents and young adults have to register and create logins and passwords for online creates prime opportunities fo Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
WISE Conference to empower and inspire women, Oct 15
The second annual WISE Conference is set for Wednesday, Oct. 15, at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. WISE (Women…Inspiring…Supporting…Empowering) is committed to the empowerment of women through personal and professional development. This ye Full Story

Calling all men to walk a mile in her shoes
First, you walk the walk. Then, you talk the talk. That’s the challenge for men at the upcoming “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Market Street – The Woodlands. Full Story

The One-Armed Bandit to challenge Woodlands golfers, Sept 22
At the inaugural Woodlands Cup Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 22 at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center Panther Trails Golf Course, golfers will have a chance to challenge The “One-Armed Bandit” – Larry Alford. Full Story

The Woodlands Cup invites you to swing away for scholarships
The inaugural Woodlands Cup Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 22 at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center Panther Trails Golf Course. The Woodlands Cup is a charity golf tournament where residents of the eight villages in The Woodlands Full Story

Don’t miss the mother of all walks – 4th annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash-The Woodlands
Join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Milstead Automotive for the fourth annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash – The Woodlands on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Northshore Park, The Woodlands. Full Story

A Sip-sational evening…Wine Women & Shoes Takes on The Woodlands
The Woodlands, Texas--August, 12, 2014: Where can you enjoy a wide assortment of premium wines direct from Napa Valley? At Wine Women, and Shoes Houston, taking place in the heart of The Woodlands on September 25. Full Story

Fall Fine Arts Show Returns To Market Street – The Woodlands On Saterday, October 18
Professional and amateur artists will display paintings, photography, metal-works, sculptures, pottery and more at Market Street’s popular outdoor Fall Fine Arts Show scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Full Story

Montie Awards Celebrate the Arts in Montgomery County
The third annual Montie Awards ceremony celebrating the expanding role of the arts in Montgomery County was held at The Owen Theatre on Aug. 2, 2014, paying tribute to the artists whose efforts enrich the community, as well as civic leaders whose sup Full Story

The Original Halloween SpookTacular
The Woodlands Children's Museum is the place to be for Halloween – full of child-friendly games, art projects and activities. Nothing will be scary; it’s all about fun. Costumes are encouraged. Full Story

The Future of Transportation in The Woodlands: What’s Next?
September’s Going Green Sustainability Lecture, sponsored by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., will focus on The Woodlands area’s transportation issues. The Woodlands is facing major transportation challenges with the growing traffic levels that are accompan Full Story

 School Days
Cooper's 27th Annual Golf Tournament Features Full Day of Golfing Festivities, Raffle of Jeep Wrangler
The 27th Annual John Cooper School Golf Tournament returns to The Woodlands Country Club-Palmer Course in October featuring a full lineup of golf festivities, concluding with a dinner, awards and the raffle of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler from Bayshore Chrys Full Story

Home Depot’s Generosity Brings Smiles at Woodworking Camp
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Discovery College is building children’s minds—literally, after a successful week of Woodworking Camp! Part of the productivity is due, however, to the generosity of the Magnolia/West Woodlands Home Depot, which donated Full Story

Lone Star College System opens doors to learning for adults 50-plus
Lone Star College System will be holding open house events in August and September for the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), a membership program geared toward adults 50-plus who are looking to continue their educational endeavors. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Advocates for Increased Campus Blood Drive Involvement
Kathy Johanson, division operations specialist at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and nursing professor, Carol Girocco, have a very lofty goal in mind for campus blood drives in 2014-2015. They intend to create lifelong civic partnerships and make them Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Band Beats to the Tune of a New Director
Lone Star College-Montgomery is pleased to welcome Cristina Mendoza as the newly appointed director of bands and professor of music. Beginning this fall, Mendoza will conduct the college’s symphonic band and jazz ensembles. Full Story

High School's Freedoms and Changes Pose Special Challenges for Autistic Teens and Their Families
High school is a special time of life full of rigorous academic demands, raging hormones and social complexity. Families with students on the autism spectrum must deal with all the traditional challenges of high school, along with the special needs o Full Story

Cooper Opens New Year With 15th Consecutive Year of Enrollment Growth
The John Cooper School, a college preparatory, independent school for students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12, began the school year with record enrollment for the 15th consecutive year. Full Story

It’s Not Too Late to Take Classes This Fall at LSC-Montgomery
Did you miss fall registration at Lone Star College-Montgomery? Don’t worry! A variety of ‘Late Start’ courses are still available. Full Story

Lone Star College System recognized as a top producer of associate degrees
Lone Star College System has once again been recognized as a top 10 producer of associate degrees nationally, ranking fourth among all community colleges in the U.S. Full Story

Free workforce training offered by Lone Star College
Lone Star College System has partnered with Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions to provide free training opportunities in Welding and Ironworking for people facing financial hardships. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Special celebration scheduled to commemorate The Woodlands Watch
A special celebration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Woodlands Watch is scheduled to take place at the Concert in the Park on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration and concert will be held at Northshore Park at Full Story

The Woodlands Township adopts 2015 budget, lowers tax rate for fifth straight year
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held its regular Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, at 9 a.m. Full Story

The Woodlands Township launches resident survey
The Woodlands Township traditionally conducts a survey of The Woodlands residents approximately every two years for purposes of obtaining resident opinions of services for use as a budgeting and planning tool, and will begin conducting the 2014 surve Full Story

The Woodlands Township to celebrate 40th anniversary
The Woodlands is set to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive. Preliminary event plans include art and history exhibits, remarks from elected officials, involvement Full Story

Township plans multiple events for National Night Out
National Night Out is when America gives neighborhood crime and drugs a going-away party. The Woodlands has celebrated National Night Out since 1990 and has many awards to show for it. From the annual softball game to neighborhood parties and the Com Full Story

 Community Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital to host “Coffee with the Cardiologist” discussions covering various health topics.
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital is hosting the “Coffee with the Cardiologist” series of discussions covering educational topics presented by physicians at The Woodlands Hospital, 17200 St. Luke’s Way, in conference rooms 1-3. Light refre Full Story

 At The Pavilion
The Pavilion Makes the Interfaith Directory Cover
Recently, Interfaith of The Woodlands revealed the 40th edition of the Interfaith of The Woodlands Community & Business Directory. The cover of the directory is a photo of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Full Story

 People In the News
Young Texas Artists Music Competition Grand Prize Winner Named Principal Violist
For over three decades, the Young Texas Artists Music Competition has been showcasing and supporting the state’s rising classical music stars. As continued validation of its efforts, YTA is pleased to announce that Allyson Goodman, Gold Medal Strings Full Story

2014 Hometown Heroes Selected
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2014 Hometown Heroes. Dr. Austin Lane, Brenda Mizell, Jeff Shipley, Bret Strong and the Huntsman Corporation are the honorees that will be recognized for their many contributions to the community at The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala, benefiting Interfaith of The Woodlands. The late Dr. Vance LeCrone will be honored with a special award, Hometown Angel. Full Story

The Strong Firm welcomes Jeremy Clarke as Law Clerk and Erica Reyes as Intern
Clarke is currently enrolled at South Texas College of Law and will graduate in May of 2015. He is an associate editor with the college’s Corporate Counsel Review and is an active member of the academic merit fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Full Story

Broadcaster Mary McCoy Honored With Inaugural Conroe Legends Mural
An arts program initiated to honor Conroe’s hometown heroes debuted with the unveiling of an outdoor mural celebrating the lifetime accomplishments of Mary McCoy, a pioneer in Texas broadcasting. Full Story

The J. Beard Real Estate Company welcomes Michelle Thrasher, CPM® as a Property Manager.
Jeff Beard, CCIM, president of The J. Beard Real Estate Company, LP, has announced the recent addition of Michelle Thrasher, CPM®, to the firm’s commercial property management team. Full Story

 Real Estate News
The Strong Firm P.C. Relocates To Two Hughes Landing On Lake Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), today announced that The Strong Firm P.C. has signed an 8,615-square-foot lease on the second floor of Two Hughes Landing, the second Full Story

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