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“Theories of Mind” Radio with Paul Louden, on a Mission to Create Awareness and Opportunity for Those with Autism
Autism is a condition that has received significant media attention as of late, and studies indicate that diagnoses of it have increased substantially in recent years. However, the numerous aspects of the autism spectrum are nothing new to Paul Loude Full Story

Community leaders encourage residents to support The Montgomery County Animal Shelter with an entire year-long campaign Goal
The Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe is already at capacity. Approximately 20,000 unwanted pets are brought into the shelter every year. Literally twice as many animals come in on a daily basis than go out, and that ratio goes up drasticall Full Story

Show Support for The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children's Museum has seen an explosion in visitors in the past few years – with more than 97,000 guests expected this year. Full Story

Free call-in “Law Line” offered on the first Monday of each month by volunteer attorneys from The Woodlands Bar Association.
Have a legal question? The Woodlands Bar Association’s volunteer attorneys are on the line at 281-645-6344 for Law Line on the first Monday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. to provide general legal information and information about legal resources to Full Story

A Cool Place to Play this Summer
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers a cool sanctuary for those trying to beat the heat and have some summertime fun. Full Story

JMMC TV Campaign Wins Big
John Manlove Marketing & Communications as a Silver winner (the highest award) in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “We’ve Arrived” for Bridgeland a Howard Hughes Development. With nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and nume Full Story

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Receives Funds From the Junior League of The Woodlands
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has received a $2,500 Junior League The Woodlands Community Assistance Grant that will help fund Motivation, Education and Training, or MET, Head Start field trips to the museum. Full Story

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County Receives Large Donation
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County recently underwent a complete rebranding, and the decision has begun to substantially pay off. After decades of being known as “The Friendship Center,” staff realized that too many residents didn’t know the services Full Story

Riva Row Boat House announces fall schedule for 2015
The Riva Row Boat House begins fall hours of operation Monday, August 17, 2015. The new hours for kayak rentals are 9 a.m. to sunset, with the last kayak out one hour before sunset. Full Story

Texas Travel Professionals Flock To The Woodlands For Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Conference
The eyes of the Texas tourism industry were squarely upon The Woodlands as hundreds of convention and visitor professionals from San Antonio to South Padre and Port Aransas to Palo Duro Canyon gathered for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Texas Asso Full Story

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Launches Program for Low-Income Families
The Woodlands Children's Museum has announced a new plan to increase access for all to its space dedicated to creative and educational play. Full Story

Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands Presents Texas Children’s Hospital with a $40,000 donation
Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands recently donated $40,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital in a check presentation ceremony. Two nonprofit organizations were donated one hundred percent of MBOTW’s net July profits in an act of charitable giving that totale Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
Next free call-in “Law Line” offered is Sept. 14 by volunteer attorneys from The Woodlands Bar Association
The next Law Line will be offered on Monday, Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 281-645-6344 to have questions about general legal information and resources by answered volunteer attorneys from The Woodlands Bar Association. Full Story

Poster Contest Underway For The Woodlands® Wildflower Festival
The Woodlands® Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC), has announced that entries are now being accepted for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Poster Contest. Full Story

The Woodlands Fall Flea Market set for October 24, 2015
The Woodlands Fall Flea Market will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Town Center Parking Garage. The garage is located at the southwest corner of Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins Drive, adjacent to the Cynthia Woods Mit Full Story

Registration Open for 6th Annual Woodforest Charity Run Set For Sept. 12
Woodforest National Bank and the City of Conroe announce the 6th Annual Woodforest Charity Run scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at Heritage Place Park in downtown Conroe. The Woodforest Charity Run is made up of two certified runs sanctioned by t Full Story

Market Street Fall Fine Arts Show
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 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Full Story

Book Drive at The Woodlands LearningRx to Benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center
The brain-training center located at 10857 Kuykendahl Road, Suite 240, will be accepting donations during business hours throughout August – and presenting the books to the women’s center on Sept. 9. Full Story

Female Business Leaders Urged to Get Wise Save the Date for the 2015 WISE Conference
WISE (Women Inspiring, Supporting, Empowering) has announced its 2015 WISE Conference, which will be held on October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. Full Story

The 2015 Woodlands Celebration Of Excellence Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Announced
Celebration of Excellence is excited to announce Mr. Paul Layne, and his wife Penny, have been selected as the Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2015 gala. Mr. Layne is the Executive Vice President of Master Planned Communities for The Howard Hughes Corporation®. Full Story

Wine Women & Shoes Houston Announces Date & Committee
The Breast Cancer Charities of America is pleased to announce that Wine Women & Shoes will be returning to The Woodlands on September 24, 2015 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Full Story

Sensory Friendly Day at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum will host Sensory Friendly Day – an event exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing differences. Young guests will enjoy sensory exploration through exhibits and hands-on activities, Full Story

 School Days
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

Non-Traditional Private School for Grades 6 to 12 to Open in Office Wing of The Woodlands Mall
This summer, school will be in session at The Woodlands Mall as Fusion Academy, an accredited private school for grades six to 12, begins classes in the office wing of the shopping center. Fusion Academy offers students and parents a non-traditional Full Story

Active adults encouraged to open doors to learning at Lone Star College
Learning new skills or even brushing up on old knowledge does not have to end at a certain age. Adults age 50-plus are invited to attend open house events for the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College to rediscover the joy that com Full Story

Lone Star College faculty honored by national organization
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin recently awarded 14 Lone Star College faculty members with the NISOD Excellence Award. Full Story

Strykers Chris Cooper Earns Texas Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week Honors
After 15 appearances out of the bullpen, Cooper made his first start of the season a spectacular one, tossing a complete-game one-hit shutout over the Marshals July 29th. He walked one and struck out eight, registering a strikeout in every one of the Full Story

Former LSC-Montgomery Student GetsHands-on Opportunity with Summer Medical Program
With constant encouragement to pursue internships during their college career, students are becoming more aware that professionals are looking for that spark in their resume that stands out from the rest of the applicants. Full Story

Cooper Graduate Awarded Highly Selective Jefferson Scholarship
Douglas Ziman, a 2015 graduate of The John Cooper School, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at The University of Virginia (UVa) selected Ziman as one of 34 recipients Full Story

Lone Star College awarded TRIO Student Support Services grants
U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro announced Lone Star College has been awarded two TRIO Student Support Services grants from the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO grants are used to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged back Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Spanish Professor Teaches Telenovela Style
Remember learning about friendship from Rachel and Phoebe, watching romance blossom between Monica and Chandler, feeling empathy for Ross’ many misfortunes, or finding Joey’s humor so amusing that you couldn’t wait to catch another episode of “Friend Full Story

Dr. Michael Chavez Selected as Vice President of Student Success at LSC-Montgomery
With his rather impressive leadership skills and continued tenure in the field of higher education, filling his new role as vice president of student success at Lone Star College-Montgomery seems nothing but fitting for Dr. Michael Chavez. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Township Aquatics Division has fantastic showing at regional, state and national competitions
A team from The Woodlands Township Aquatics Division took a second place overall finish at the 2015 Texas State Lifeguard Championship in College Station, Texas. In order to qualify to attend the State competition, teams must place in the top three a Full Story

Lookout for Litter Challenge extended to August 28, 2015
Lookout for Litter, the popular three-week summer litter program, helps kids make our community a more attractive place for residents and those who enjoy visiting The Woodlands. The deadline to complete the challenge has been extended to Friday, Augu Full Story

Public meeting scheduled to discuss Northshore Park renovation
Residents of The Woodlands are invited to a public meeting to share ideas and input for the upcoming renovations to Northshore Park. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, rooms 150/152, Full Story

San Jacinto River Authority begins easement clearing project
The Woodlands Township has been informed that the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA)-The Woodlands Division will begin Phase I of a sanitary sewer line easement clearing project the week of July 20 and should take approximately 30-45 days. This will Full Story

Montgomery County citizens may now apply for federal disaster assistance, FEMA deadline extended
The Woodlands Township has been informed that the federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to provide individual assistance to six additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that 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

Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race set for October 10, 2015
The tenth annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race will be on October 10, 2015, at Market Street – The Woodlands. Children aged five to 12 years old can participate in the One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run at 7 a.m. The 10-mile, USA Track and Field-sanction Full Story

Gorilla Hole offers great summer fun for kids
As one of the first programs at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center, Gorilla Hole is a 20-year tradition of Friday night summer fun for incoming fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders to let loose and make new friends. Full Story

Riva Row Boat House announces extended summer hours
Kayakers have extra time to enjoy The Woodlands Waterway® and Lake Woodlands, thanks to extended summer hours at Riva Row Boat House. The Boat House, a popular recreational amenity located on The Woodlands Waterway®, is now open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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

Brian Pate Named Chief Financial Officer of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, has named Brian Pate the new chief financial officer for the entertainment venue. In this position, Pate will assume a strategic role and have responsib Full Story

 People In the News
New Chamber CEO Announced
Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Danny Schroder, announced this morning that after a six week nationwide search, the Board of Directors has unanimously chosen John H. (JJ) Hollie II as the new President & CEO of The Woodlands Full Story

Jenny Taylor Named General Manager Of Market Street
Market Street, the premier shopping and entertainment destination in The Woodlands, has named Jenny Taylor General Manager. Full Story

Heidi Bullard Promoted to Manager at Better Bookkeepers
Melanie Bush, entrepreneur and President of Better Bookkeepers in The Woodlands, is pleased to announce that Heidi Bullard has been promoted to manager at Better Bookkeepers. Full Story

LJF Marketing Employees Celebrate Work Anniversaries
LJF Marketing is celebrating the anniversary of three employees: Mary Ellingson, Mike Moreman and Carla Clark. Full Story

The Woodlands 2015 Hometown Heroes Selected
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2015 Hometown Heroes. Mario M. Coll, III, Lisa Koetting, Linda Nelson, Allyson Seder and Waste Connections, Inc. are the honorees that will be recognized for their many contributions to the Full Story

 Real Estate News
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

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