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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

 Events in The Woodlands
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

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

Technology and Design Converge at the Home & Garden Show The Woodlands
The 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show The Woodlands will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23, 2015. Full Story

Hometown Hoedown Cornament Raises $16,000 to Benefit Texas Sentinels Foundation
The team of Calvin Easterday and Brandon Boyd took home the Gold Medal from the recent Hometown Hoedown Cornament benefitting the continuing efforts of the Texas Sentinels Foundation. Full Story

Boogie Bash at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Toddlers and young children get down while learning developmental skills 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

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

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

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

Super Hero Day at The Woodlands Children's Museum
Dress up as your favorite caped crusader on Wednesday, Aug. 12 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

 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

Tomlin Earns Pitcher of the Week Honors For the Texas Collegiate League
Bryce Tomlin had two excellent outings, racking up eight strikeouts without an earned run in 8.2 innings pitched. He earned the win June 10th when he quelled an Acadiana rally and gave the Strykers the chance to come back, tossing four innings of one 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

 The Woodlands Township News
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

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

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

 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

 People In the News
Catherine Giegerich is welcomed to the mcys Board
Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) is pleased to announce that Catherine Giegerich has been named a member on the MCYS Board of Directors. Full Story

Neal King joins The J. Beard Real Estate Company
King provides leasing, acquisition and disposition services across a variety of commercial property types in The Woodlands, Spring and Conroe market areas. He possesses more than five years of experience in residential real estate having worked with 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

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

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

 Real Estate News
RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring’s Ivan Arjona Honored by NAHREP, REAL Trends
Ivan Arjona, Realtor and international specialist at RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, has recently been honored by both the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and REAL Trends as among the top Realtors in the country. Full Story

Setting the Stage for Selling a Home
When homeowners make the decision to put their home on the market, one of the first things they should do is contact a Realtor to guide them through the selling process, which begins long before the first showing. 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

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