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The Woodlands Named “#1 City on the Rise in Texas”
The Woodlands was recently named the #1 City on the Rise in Texas by NerdWallet, an impartial data collection organization that provides transparent information for making large financial decisions. In an article published March 17, The Woodlands cam Full Story

Team Green Running Athletes Qualify, Compete in National Championships
The USA Indoor Track & Field Championships featuring the nation’s top track and field athletes was held last month in Albuquerque, NM. Two local athletes with Team Green Running – James Gilreath and Chris Bilbrew – qualified and competed, with Gilre Full Story

Cos Bar donates $5K to MD Anderson Cancer Regional Care Center - The Woodlands
Supporting MD Anderson Cancer Regional Care Center in The Woodlands, Cos Bar at Market Street has recently donated $5,000 from store sales during the months of January and February. Full Story

The Woodlands Development Company Garnishes Urban Land Institute’s Vision Award For Exemplary Leadership
The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) has garnered the inaugural Vision Award for Exemplary Leadership for The Woodlands Master Plan Full Story

Winners From Houston Area To Enjoy Vacation Getaways To The Woodlands
Four individuals from the Houston area have won fantastic vacation getaway packages to The Woodlands including entertainment packages, hotel stays, shopping gift cards, certificates to popular eateries and more. Full Story

A Top Ten Franchise: The Woodlands LearningRx receives national recognition
The Woodlands LearningRx has been named one of the top 10 franchises in three separate categories -- sales, number of referrals and number of new students -- and was recognized for its strengths by the company’s corporate office in Colorado Springs Full Story

G3 Direct Mail Advertising Joins Bayside Printing
The Woodlands resident Rose Mary Bundscho, owner of Bayside Printing is pleased to announce that g3 Direct Mail Advertising, with over 20 years of industry experience and one of the leading providers of direct marketing and mailing solutions in area Full Story

Interfaith Of The Woodlands Serving Our Seniors Day (SOS) A Big Success
Interfaith of The Woodlands’ 13th annual Serving Our Seniors (S.O.S.) day of service held on Saturday, March 22 was another big success providing much needed repairs at 23 homes and 11 apartments. Full Story

Cos Bar at Market Street collecting toiletry donations for Women’s Center’s shelter during April
Cos Bar at Market Street encourages the community to bring in toiletry donations for the Montgomery County Women’s Center shelter during the month of April. Full Story

April is Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
Child sexual abuse isn’t something that happens “somewhere else” – it happens right in your own county. In fact, there were over 919 new cases of and/or severe child physical abuse reported to Children’s Safe Harbor in 2013 alone. Full Story

Waste Connections, INC. 6th Annual Golf Classic For Kids Raises Nearly $500,000 For Charity
Waste Connections, Inc. hosted its 6th annual Golf Classic for Kids on Monday, March 31 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course. Tournament festivities included a signature live auction which included trips to Napa Valley via private jet, a dee Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
Wells Fargo Presents Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks At Town Green Park
Start your summer with two nights of spectacular fireworks displays, presented by Wells Fargo, at the annual Memorial Day Weekend Celebration in The Woodlands on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014 at its new location of Town Green Park. Full Story

The Learning Lane Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Deborah Kaschik, Dan Altom and Ed Ziegler owners of The Learning Lane and The Young Learners Family of schools, recently welcomed The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce members and guests to their center with a Chamber Ribbon Cutting. Full Story

2014 Ladies Night Out Calls Women To “Be A Superhero” For MCYS
Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) has announced that the 16th Annual Ladies Night Out is calling ladies to transform into their superhero personas for 2014’s event. The event is set for Thursday, May 8, 2013 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at The Woodland Full Story

Spring Concert Series at Market Street – The Woodlands Returns with Pop, Jazz and R&B Tunes
Market Street’s popular spring concert series returns when the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment destination presents live music sounds every Thursday, April 17 – June 5, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Full Story

Free Concert Series, “Live At Night,” Returns This Spring To Waterway Square In The Woodlands
The popular concert series “Live at Night” returns this Spring to Waterway Square in The Woodlands with live outdoor music every Saturday, March 1 – April 26, 2014, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Full Story

Interfaith Community Clinic To Host Elizabeth Smart At Spring Event
The Interfaith Community Clinic is excited to announce Elizabeth Smart will be the guest speaker at the first annual “Women Empowering Women” luncheon to be held from 11:30AM to 1:00 PM at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course on Friday, May 2, Full Story

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the availability of sponsorships for its 2014 events including the popular Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza, Lighting of the Doves, The Ice Rink, and much more. Full Story

WANTED! Guests and sponsors for the “Wild West WineFest” fundraiser for Montgomery County Women’s Center on May 1.
Make plans now to saddle up and say “howdy” at the Wild West WineFest on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at Macy’s Furniture Gallery at The Woodlands Mall. Full Story

HYATT MARKET STREET’S “TUNES ON THE TERRACE” MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES IN APRIL
Hyatt Market Street’s popular “Tunes on the Terrace” live music series continues in April with local musicians performing in the intimacy of the hotel’s second-floor terrace overlooking the shopping and entertainment destination. Full Story

Going Green Lecture: Sustainable Water Management
As part of its Going Green Sustainbility Lecture Series, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. is sponsoring a lecture by Jim Lester, President and CEO of HARC. Full Story

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH A “PICNIC ON THE GREEN” FEATURING LIVE MUSIC, FIREWORKS AND MORE AT TOWN GREEN PARK
Enjoy a two-day “Picnic on the Green” with free concerts, fireworks, strolling entertainers, activities and more at the annual “Memorial Day Weekend” produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, May 24 – 25, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at To Full Story

MCABW monthly luncheon slated for April 22 at Incredible Pizza Company
The Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) will host the group’s monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at the Incredible Pizza Company. Full Story

Local Artists Create Stunning Works For Habitat’s 25th Anniversary Gala
Thirteen talented local artists have joined together to raise awareness and funds for Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity’s 25th Anniversary Gala, set for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Full Story

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INTERFAITH CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 26
At times, caring for a loved one can become a challenge for caregivers. Interfaith of the Woodlands would like to extend a helping hand to those caregivers by offering the 2014 Spring Caregivers Conference, a free, full day of informative workshops f Full Story

Hop into The Woodlands Children's Museum: Eggtivities celebration scheduled for April 18, 19
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 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 specia Full Story

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Coucil Announces 2014 Charity Beneficiary
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council has announced that The Friendship Center’s Meals On Wheels program is the 2014 and 2015 Community Art Charity Beneficiary for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Full Story

Williams-Sonoma at The Woodlands Mall Presents April Cooking Classes for Adults and Kids
Williams-Sonoma at The Woodlands Mall invites cooks of all ages to sharpen their culinary skills at in-store classes and demonstrations held during April. Full Story

Ready, Set, Go Pink!
On you mark! Get set! Go pink! Registration for The Pink 5k Walk/Run against breast cancer is now open at www.ThePink5k.com. The Pink 5k, which is open to all ages, will take place at Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Texas on Saturday, June 21, 2014 Full Story

Spring Concert Series at Market Street – The Woodlands Returns in April with Pop, Jazz and R&B Tunes
Market Street’s popular spring concert series returns when the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment destination presents live music sounds every Thursday, April 17 – June 5, from 6 p.m. Full Story

Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show A Success!
More than 550 guests attended the third annual Spring fashion show, Giving Goes Glam: A Gorgeous Excuse to do Something Good hosted by The Junior League of North Harris South Montgomery Counties Inc. (JLNHSMC) and Interfaith of The Woodlands. Th Full Story

 School Days
Cooper Chapter of Cum Laude Society Inducts New Members
The John Cooper School Chapter of The Cum Laude Society inducted the following seniors at an assembly for students, parents and faculty that was held on March 31: Jeh Bains, Jenny Bates, Emily Carmichael, Taryn Cheng, Sarah Darwin, Luciana Diz, Molly Full Story

Cooper Eighth Grader Heads to State National Geographic Bee Competition
Each year, students in schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Full Story

Artistic Work of 3rd and 4th Grade Cooper Students On Display Until April 13 at Local Museum
Cooper Third and Fourth Grade students created fused glass fish in their art classes that will be on display in the Hillery Community Gallery at The Pearl Fincher Museum from March 20 - April 13. Full Story

Thanks to Local Book Festival Cooper Students Have Opportunity To SKYPE With Well Known Author
When Unity Haq, a seventh grade student at The John Cooper School (pictured back row, far right), attended the Montgomery County Book Festival in February, she signed up for a potential Skype chat with Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles, a Full Story

Cooper¹s SYMPATHY JONES Receives Five Tommy Tune Nominations
The John Cooper School's November, 2013 production of "Sympathy Jones" received five nominations from the Tommy Tune Awards, a Houston-based awards program that recognizes excellence in high school musical theater. Full Story

PK-5 Students Put Final Touches on Habitat House
Lower school students and their families will help sod and plant flowers and shrubs at "The House That John Built XV." Cooper has built a home through Habitat Montgomery County in Conroe for 15 years. Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Receives "Tree Campus USA" Designation
Lone Star College-Montgomery was honored with 2013 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Full Story

Your Machining Career Starts April 21 at Lone Star College-Conroe Center
Precision, programming, and manufacturing are key components of machining, an evolving career field that’s offering new jobs statewide. For those looking to start their future in the machining industry, Lone Star College-Conroe Center is beginning a Full Story

Midnight Welding Classes Offered at Lone Star College-Conroe Center
Beginning in May, Lone Star College-Conroe Center will offer late night welding classes from 10:15 p.m.-2:15 a.m., allowing students to gain additional welding skills or complete almost every class needed for the Welding Workforce Skills Award certif Full Story

LSC-Conroe Center Teams Up With Workforce Solutions to Provide Machining, Welding Education and Careers
Lone Star College-Conroe Center has teamed up with Workforce Solutions to provide free workforce training to unemployed individuals seeking employment in the high-demand career fields of welding and machining. Full Story

Lone Star College System joins national advocacy coalition
Lone Star College System has partnered with 60 other colleges and universities in Texas to become part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP Texas initiative, a voluntary collation which seeks to advance higher levels of learn Full Story

Cooper Alumnus Colin Kelly Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30
The John Cooper School Alumnus, Colin Kelly ’03, a Brooklyn, New York based industrial designer, was recently honored in the third annual 30 Under 30 Issue of Forbes. Full Story

Cooper ‘Minimester’ Brings to Life Five Areas of Character Development
It is a tradition in The John Cooper Middle School (Grades 6-8) to hold a Minimester each spring. This three-day period suspends regular class schedules and routines to expose students to a wide range of activities. Full Story

Dance Department Offers New Opportunities, Community Performances
The program, headed by Dance Professor Tiffany Nirider, exposes students to training experiences with guest artists, facilitates participation in dance festivals around the area, and offers opportunities to showcase their work. Full Story

Lone Star College System to host three career fairs in April
Lone Star College System will offer three career job fairs in April that are free of charge and open to the public. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Development Standards Committee to Hold Public Forum
The Development Standards Committee will host a public forum to present the revisions to the currently adopted Residential Development Standards. The public is invited to attend. Full Story

The Woodlands Fire Department earns prestigious ISO 1 rating
The Woodlands Township officially announced today that The Woodlands Fire Department has earned the prestigious ISO rating of 1 from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), Inc.’s Public Protection Department. There are only 60 out of 47,000 communities Full Story

Practice open water swimming to prepare for your next triathlon
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department will hold an Open Water Swim Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive. No instruction is provided for the open water swim. Full Story

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Full Story

Township to hold Ad Hoc Transportation Committee Meeting
The Ad Hoc Transportation Committee of The Woodlands Township will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Full Story

The Woodlands Development Standards Committee to hold meeting
The Woodlands Development Standards Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Full Story

Residential Design Review Committee volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to fill vacant positions on The Woodlands Residential Design Review Committees (RDRC) for the Villages of Alden Bridge, Indian Springs and Panther Creek. Volunteers must reside in their respective villages in order to serve on t Full Story

 Community Health
Stroke Support Groups Offered at St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital
The support group is designed to help stroke survivors and stroke caregivers find ways to solve problems related to stroke. It also encourages them to remain social, form new friendships, share information, stories and frustrations. Light refreshment Full Story

St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital is First in Montgomery County to Use the FDA-Approved LINQ - Insertable Cardiac Monitoring System
St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital announced last week that it’s the first hospital in The Woodlands and Montgomery County, TX, to begin using a micro sized insertable cardiac monitoring device that enhances a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat even Full Story

Keynote Speaker Announced for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Summit on Heathcare
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Business Summit on Healthcare presented by Sam Houston State University will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Full Story

 People In the News
Interfaith Of The Woodlands “Service Of Excellence” Recipients Honored
Five individuals were honored and presented with the 2014 Service of Excellence Award in front of a capacity audience at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, March 7. Full Story

30th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced
The Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), presented by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, celebrated three decades of highlighting and supporting the state's up-and-coming stars of classical music at its Finalists' Concert Full Story

 YMCA News
Join the Fun with YMCA Youth Sports Mid-Spring Season Registration Deadline is April 7
YMCA Youth Sports’ programs encourages and promotes healthy and strong kids and is a great start to a lifetime of health and wellness. At the YMCA our values are always in play . . . caring, faith, honesty, respect and responsibility. Full Story

 Real Estate News
Local Pour Announces Plans To Open At Restaurant Row In Hughes Landing
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), today announced that HUSA Management, Inc. has signed on to open Local Pour at Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. Full Story

Winners Of Liberty Branch Grand Opening Drawing Announced
The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) has announced the winners of the drawing held in conjunction with the recent grand opening of Liberty Branch in The Woodlands’ Village of Full Story

Hand & Stone Expands Business In The Woodlands With Plans To Open In Creekside Park Village Center
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), today announced that multi-unit operators, Tony and Brittany Rodgers, have signed a 2,738-square-foot lease for a Hand & Stone Massag Full Story

The Landing Cafe Now Open At One Hughes Landing
The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC) have opened The Landing Café, a new eatery located on the first floor of One Hughes Landing, the first completed Class A office buildin Full Story

BusinesSuites Signs On As Tenant In 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 BusinesSuites has signed a 16,249-square-foot lease on the fourth floor of Two Hughes Landing, the second Class Full Story

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