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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Ready to Help Montgomery County Residents
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free tax preparation services at sites located all over Montgomery County this tax season. Full Story

Conroe groups join forces to promote cultural arts
The Young Texas Artists Music Competition, chaired by Susie Pokorski (right) and the Conroe Service League, headed by Vickie Stewart (center), have joined forces in a common goal to foster cultural arts in the community. Full Story

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

The Woodlands LearningRx receives recognition as Best Tutor on Woodlands Online
The website evaluates everything from best accountant, bank, ice cream shop and dentist to top chiropractor, home improvement service, dry cleaner and clothing store. Full Story

Shop Around for The Woodlands Children's Museum
Shoppers at the new Whole Foods Market store will lend a helping hand to The Woodlands Children’s Museum when they fill up their grocery carts on April 1. 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

Eco-Friendly Reading Recommendations from The Woodlands LearningRx
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Kim Bellini, owner and director of The Woodlands LearningRx, suggests setting some time aside to learn about how to protect the environment. Full Story

Johnny Was Clothing Boutique Opens Its Doors At Market Street – The Woodlands Friday, April 3
Market Street will welcome the vintage-inspired retailer Johnny Was to the collection of luxury boutiques and upscale dining options at the shopping and entertainment destination on Friday, April 3. Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
Nano Days at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The museum is partnering with Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, a national community of researchers and science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and Full Story

Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue Gala Raises Funds to Benefit Young Texas Artists Music Competition Deserving young musical artists receive career developme
The numbers are in, and Susie Pokorski, chair and executive director of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), is pleased to report that the fourth annual Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue gala, held March 14 in a Texas-themed tent just outside th 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

Hop to It! Hunt up some Easter Fun at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4, the museum will host “Eggtivities,” an egg-decorating workshop. Visitors can experiment with different media and various dipping and swirling techniques to create their own extra special Full Story

Dr. Jen Arnold to speak at interfaith community clinic spring event
The Interfaith Community Clinic is excited to announce Dr. Jen Arnold will be the guest speaker at the sold-out, second annual “Women Empowering Women” luncheon to be held from 11:30AM to 1:00 PM at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course on Frida Full Story

United for a Cause
U.S. troops and Texas-based wounded warriors got an important financial boost from the recent Operation Lock’N’Load Sporting Clays Tournament 2015 held recently at Westside Sporting Grounds in Brookshire. Full Story

“Betting on Courage” casino night dinner fundraiser to benefit Children’s Safe Harbor on April 10
Children’s Safe Harbor’s is hosting its annual casino night dinner fundraiser, themed “Betting on Courage” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at The Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. In addition to an exciting casi Full Story

 School Days
Sponsors Needed for Lone Star College-Montgomery’s 18th Annual “Healthier U” Scholarship Event
Lone Star College-Montgomery is seeking booth exhibitors and sponsors for Healthier U, a community-wide wellness expo, job fair, and golf tournament that provides scholarships for students while promoting healthier living in the community. Full Story

Cooper's Schoolwide Habitat Homebuilding Project Well Under Way
Construction on the sixteenth consecutive Habitat house built by The John Cooper School community has surpassed the halfway mark, according to senior Christopher Zupan, who is construction co-chair along with fellow senior Maci Billiot. The student-l Full Story

Lone Star College helps veterans fast track to a new career
Military veterans looking to enter the Texas workforce are eligible to receive free training at Lone Star College thanks to grants from the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions and the Texas Department of Transportation. The streamlined tr Full Story

Grand Champion Steer - TISD
Tomball High School junior Natalie Brown (right) presented her grand champion steer at Tomball ISD’s 39th Annual FFA Project Show. Full Story

TISD students earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Harris County Department of Education announced that students at three Tomball ISD schools earned 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program provides young artists and writers in grades 7-12 with the chance Full Story

Explore Lone Star College-Montgomery During Maverick Mania on April 14
Discover all that Lone Star College-Montgomery offers at Maverick Mania, an open house event on Tuesday, April 14, from 4:30-7 p.m., in the atrium of the Health Science Center (Building B). Those who pre-register for the event online and then attend 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

Two Islanders Join 2015 Roster
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of two players from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Justin Perales and Jared Jordan will be joining the Strykers for opening day on May 28, 2015. Full Story

Guest speaker & author Alice Cangemi to share her story at Children’s Safe Harbor’s dinner fundraiser on April 10
LSC-Montgomery professor and Conroe grad to share her story and her novel about sexual abuse at fundraiser “Betting On Courage” to benefit Children’s Safe Harbor. 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

Strykers Sign a Pair of Freshman Roadrunners
The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of two players from the University of Texas San Antonio. Outfielder Trent Bowles and left handed pitcher Dillon Turney will be a part of the Strykers come opening day on May 28th. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery’s Healthier U Speakers to Promote Wellness and Bone Marrow Donation
Get wise with wellness tips on how to live fully and freely from MaryBeth Pappas Baun, worksite health and wellness consultant from Baun Associates/Wellness-Without-Walls, at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s 18th annual Healthier U wellness expo and jo Full Story

Woodlands Strykers Grab Two More Bearkats
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of Nate Van Dyke and Bryce Johnson from Sam Houston State University. 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

LSC-Montgomery’s “Healthier U” Event for Community, Students is April 8-10
Lace up your sneakers and get out to Lone Star College-Montgomery’s annual heart pumping Healthier U wellness expo and job fair, to be held Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
The Woodlands Development Standards Committee to hold meeting
The Woodlands Development Standards Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Full Story

Woodlands Alert – Preventing Wildlife Conflicts
The Woodlands Township is encouraging residents to take an active role in educating themselves and family members in reducing the possibility of a conflict with wildlife. The influx of residential and commercial construction around The Woodlands and Full Story

Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors nominated for award
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Chairman Bruce Tough has been nominated for the Houston Metropolitan Area Public Official of the Year award. Full Story

7th Annual Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off seeking cooking teams
Crawfish cooking teams are encouraged to enter the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off, which takes place at Rob Fleming Park on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Judges will award teams for best crawfish, best Cajun dish and best decorated tent, while spectators wi 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

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 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

Election results for Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations
The Woodlands Township held elections today for community positions for village Residential Design Review Committees in the Villages of Cochran?s Crossing and Grogan?s Mill and Village Association in the Village of Grogan?s Mill. Full Story

The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Kids Night Out
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center continues to offer Kids Night Out, a fun program for children aged four to 10 years old. Full Story

The Woodlands Township offers social program for fifth and sixth graders
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Gorilla Hole, a highly staffed and a well-organized environment for 5th and 6th graders to monkey around and have a blast. Kids will make new friends and memories in no time while playing dodgeball, bas 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

 People In the News
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

The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center’s Julie Charros-Betancor appointed new President of the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced today that Julie Charros-Betancor, the International Sales Manager for Mexico/Latin America for The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center, has been appointed as the new President of The U.S. Mexico 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

 YMCA News
Barrier Free Playground: A Place for All to Play
A barrier-free playground at the South Montgomery County Family YMCA will provide a play space with universally accessible pathways and surfaces, ramped wheelchair access to the highest platform, swings and equipment with back support, and sensory-ri Full Story

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

South Montgomery County Family YMCA Shoot-a-Thon Scores more than $4500 to help youth, families and seniors in our community
The South Montgomery County Family YMCA Youth Sports League held a charity shoot-a-thon this past weekend. Volunteer Soccer and Basketball Coaches each took their turn, at half-time, shooting free throws and scoring goals. Parents, family members, fr Full Story

 Real Estate News
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

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

Tips to Help Pets Quickly Adapt to Your New Home
Moving into a new home is an exciting, exhilarating and occasionally overwhelming undertaking for every member of the family. This also holds true for family pets. A little before-the-move preparation, however, can help your pet adjust quickly to lif Full Story

“Tea on the Lawn” set for April 24 to benefit New Danville
Guest speaker is Heather Abbott, who was standing at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line when the terrorist bombings went off and had to face the unimaginable decision to amputate. Her story is nothing short of courage, determination, and inspiratio 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

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