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Free “Law Line” Still Going Strong After Five Years
Navigating legal issues can be intimidating for a lot people. For residents of Montgomery County who have legal questions, a Law Line is offered as a free community service for legal assistance on the first Monday of each month (unless that date is a Full Story

Liz Grimm Public Relations marks 10th anniversary
Based in The Woodlands, Liz Grimm, APR, established the business in 2004 to provide comprehensive public relations and marketing communications for local businesses and non-profit organizations. Services include news releases, publicity, media relati Full Story

The Strong Firm donates family will services to two local non-profit organizations
As part of a community outreach effort in celebration of its 10-year anniversary, The Strong Firm P.C. recently donated family will preparation services in conjunction with Montgomery County United Way and Interfaith of The Woodlands. Full Story

Integrity Bank Celebrates a Year of Success
Recently Integrity Bank welcomed their clients, community leaders, the Board of Directors and Senior Management to their Research Forest Drive location to “Celebrate a Year of Success”. Full Story

Resources for Special-Needs Children: The Woodlands LearningRx provides insight for parents
Parents with special-needs children often need help finding resources to help them guide their child in a positive direction. Full Story

Community Trust Bank Welcomes Financial Team at The Woodlands Banking Center
Community Trust Bank has announced the hiring of four new employees at its newest banking center in The Woodlands, located at 2170 Buckthorne Place, Suite 150. Karen Mixon, who serves as senior vice president relationship banking manager, will lead t Full Story

Veterans recover hearing with MAXUM implant from The Woodlands, Texas-based Ototronix
Serving in the Navy on submarines, Steve Bastien was used to what the sailors called a “60 hertz hum,” a low hum created by electrical equipment. Bastien retired from the Navy in 1985 to a government job repairing submarines, and over time, he stoppe Full Story

Strike Supports The Woodlands Children's Museum with $6,000 Donation
Representatives from Strike visited The Woodlands Children's Museum recently to present a $6,000 donation to the nonprofit museum’s Read-A-Lot Kingdom exhibit where literacy programs take center stage. Strike’s gift will be used to add a literar Full Story

Local businesses salute local military woman
Milstead Automotive and Blo The Woodlands recently honored Woodlands resident and Army reservist Col. Lacey Homan with a military makeover in its salute to military women. Full Story

Market Street donates $2,560 to Montgomery County Youth Services
As part of its Change for Charity initiative, Market Street recently donated more than $2,500 to Montgomery County Youth Services. The funds were raised by Market Street patrons during the third quarter of 2014 and since the program's inception, Full Story

MW Cleaners cleans for a cause and raises more than $2K for Komen
In just four days, MW Cleaners dry cleaned 5,400 pieces of pink clothing, raising $2,700 for Susan G. Komen Houston as part of its pink campaign to help fight breast cancer. Full Story

Thanksgiving Food Drive: The Woodlands LearningRx Gathers Non-perishables This November
The Woodlands LearningRx invites others in the community to participate in its Thanksgiving food drive. Full Story

The Greater Montgomery County Restaurant Association supports local culinary education
The Greater Montgomery County Restaurant Association recently wrapped up two successful fundraisers. Members turned out in force to these events to show their commitment to local culinary arts programs before their industry heads into the holiday rus Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
The Woodlands Mall celebrates the holidays with all-fun, no-stress Merrier Thursdays in December
It’s the holidays! Time for fun, laughter and merriment! That’s exactly what The Woodlands Mall plans for three Thursdays in December when the shopping center presents Merrier Thursdays. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, December 4, 11 and 18, The Woodl Full Story

Zipporah Singleton slated to speak on "Tech Savvy Business" at MCABW Business Builder Coffee Dec. 2
The next meeting of the Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) will feature Zipporah Singleton, author, trainer and national speaker. Full Story

The Woodlands Mall celebrates the holidays with all-fun, no-stress Merrier Thursdays in December
It’s the holidays! Time for fun, laughter and merriment! That’s exactly what The Woodlands Mall plans for three Thursdays in December when the shopping center presents Merrier Thursdays. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, December 4, 11 and 18, The Woodl Full Story

Holiday Carriage Rides Return To Market Street – The Woodlands For The Holiday Season Beginning November 20
The tradition, charm and romance of holiday horse-drawn carriage rides return to Market Street, starting November 20, 2014, as the perfect way to cap off a holiday evening with the entire family or as a couple. Full Story

Market Street To Host Grand Chanukah Celebration And Menorah Lighting
Market Street – The Woodlands once again will host a Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting as presented by Chabad of The Woodlands on Thursday, December 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Full Story

More Fashion, More Fun: Market Street Announces Extended Holiday Shopping Hours
The more than 70 fashion boutiques in Market Street – The Woodlands will offer extended holiday shopping hours, beginning Wednesday, November 26, 2014 when its stores will be open an hour earlier from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Full Story

Market Street Hosts Musical Entertainment Throughout The Holiday Season
Guests at Market Street – The Woodlands will feel the spirit of the holiday season as they enjoy a variety of live musical and dance entertainment from local school and community performance groups throughout the month of December. Full Story

25th Annual GE Run Thru the Woods Directed by the YMCA Thanksgiving Charity Event is a Holiday Tradition Celebrating 25 Years Running for a Cause!
Celebrating 25 years Running for a CAUSE! A holiday tradition in The Woodlands Town Center, the annual Thanksgiving Day Run Thru the Woods Sponsored by GE and Directed by the South Montgomery County YMCA, is a race/walk designed for all ages and leve Full Story

Market Street Hosts “Smile With Santa” Starting November 21
Market Street – The Woodlands will continue a much-loved holiday tradition by offering “Smile With Santa” images where children can have their photos taken with St. Nick beginning Friday, November 21 through Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Full Story

Come to The Woodlands Children’s Museum for the Perfect Turkey Time-Out
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has designed a number of workshops to get young minds in the spirit of fall. Full Story

November is ‘Hunger & Homeless Awareness’ Month!
November is Hunger & Homeless Awareness Month and multiple events are taking place right
here in Montgomery County as part of this important campaign! The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition announces the following events as opportunities for loca Full Story

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Four Pinnacle Awards From International Festivals & Events Association
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau once again was recognized with multiple Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), the premier association supporting festival and event professionals worldwide. Full Story

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Brings Together Top Business Leaders for 29th Economic Outlook Conference
Industry executives, local politicians and community business leaders will join together on Feb. 20, 2015, for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s 29th-annual Economic Outlook Conference. Full Story

Ten singers advance in Woodlands Idol final preliminary round
On Friday, Oct. 17, 30 contestants performed and 10 winners were selected to advance at the final preliminary round of the Eighth Annual The Woodlands Idol contest held at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring. Full Story

Texas Singer & Songwriter, Jack Ingram Returns Home as the Headliner for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Chamber’s Young Professionals bring community, crawfish, and country music together at The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival on Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Town Green Park. Sponsored b Full Story

Fireworks, International Foods And Largest Seasonal Outdoor Ice Rink In The Southwest Highlight Holiday Events In The Woodlands
Fireworks, international foods and performances, holiday light displays and the largest seasonal outdoor ice rink in the southwest once again will come to The Woodlands as the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Doves, 8th Annual International Winter On The Full Story

Energy Alloys kicked-off American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart and Stroke Walk registration, Stroke Prevention awareness initiative
Energy Alloys hosted the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart and Stroke Walk Kickoff for Montgomery County on Sept. 11. The Kickoff included 100 people from various businesses visiting the company’s headquarters to pick up race information and si Full Story

 School Days
Lone Star College-Montgomery Announces Fall 2014 Fine Arts Calendar
The Lone Star College-Montgomery fine arts department has announced an exciting lineup for the upcoming fall semester. Mark your calendars now, and come enjoy the many talented artists and performers at LSC-Montgomery. Full Story

Ghosts, Goblins and Tests: The Woodlands LearningRx offers tricks to fight fear of tests
Rather than ghouls, ghosts, beasts and other things that go bump in the night, your child may be frightened by something quite real, according to Kim Bellini, owner and director of the brain-training center, The Woodlands LearningRx. Full Story

Cooper Sophomore Selected to Sing In National Choir at Grand Ole Opry
Whitney will join 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the country for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing in the mixed chorus ensemble on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, on Full Story

Students From The Woodlands High School And The Woodlands College Park High School Collect 106,851 Pounds Of Food For The Interfaith Food Pantry
One week before the big game between both Woodlands high schools, students from both campuses participated in the third annual Two Teams One Goal Food Drive, a fun and friendly competition to determine which school could collect the most non-perisha Full Story

National Merit Names Sixteen Cooper Seniors As Commended Students
Sixteen students from the Class of 2015 at The John Cooper School have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Head of Upper School Joe Broccoli announced the recognition at an assembly on September 29 and read a Full Story

Constitution Day Celebrated With Essay Contest at LSC-Montgomery
In 2004, a law was established in connection with the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, that Constitution Day should be observed in schools each year, providing educational programming on the history of the American Constitut Full Story

Losing the Fear of Learning Disabilities: The Woodlands LearningRx shares advice on how to face fears and help for struggling students
Acknowledging that a child is struggling in school can be difficult. For some parents, admitting to a potential learning disability can actually be scary.
“Some parents worry that by admitting to a learning problem, a child may be labeled slow or se Full Story

Give Thanks for Teachers This November: The Woodlands LearningRx offers ways to show you care on Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to show your appreciation to teachers for all their hard work. Full Story

Lone Star College graduate awarded prestigious internship in Rome
Kerstin Alander, a Lone Star College-Montgomery and Texas A&M graduate, has been awarded a prestigious Agricultural and National Resources Policy (ANRP) internship to research and monitor global agricultural issues. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Student Organization Hosts Successful Fun Run
The Mission, a student organization at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Illuminate Nations surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000, thanks to the Illuminate 5k run on Saturday, October 11. Full Story

Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Brady tour Lone Star College-Conroe Center, tout role of community colleges in creating prepared workforce
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady visited Lone Star College-Conroe Center to learn more about the role LSC plays in building a prepared workforce. Full Story

Local community organizations issue resolutions in support of Lone Star College bond referendum
Ten local community and business organizations have issued resolutions supporting the Lone Star College bond referendum to help it keep up with the unprecedented growth in its service area. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Internship Program Offers Insight to Political Roles
Lone Star College-Montgomery students have the chance to gain an invaluable peek into the real world of politics through an internship offered through the college.
“The reality of this course is that we are setting up a guaranteed internship for the Full Story

TISD consistently earns finance awards
Tomball ISD has received praise from two professional organizations and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for excellence in financial management. According to TEA’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), Tomball ISD earned a Superior Ach Full Story

TISD Patriotic Performance
The Tomball Cougar Pride Marching Band and the Tomball Memorial Roarin’ Blue Band performed together to honor United States veterans during Tomball ISD’s 34th Annual Patriotic Show, which took place during the halftime of the football game between th Full Story

Lone Star College bond referendum approved by voters
Voters elected to approve the Lone Star College $485 million bond proposal. With 83 percent of the precincts reporting in Harris County and 100 percent of the precincts reporting in Montgomery County, the bond is passing by 161,200 to 86,844 votes. Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Fires up New Flashover Chamber for Training
Flashover training is essential for firefighters, and no one knows that more than the instructors of the fire science technology program at Lone Star College-Montgomery. After months of discussion about how beneficial it would be for the program to h Full Story

Woodlands Rugby Tryouts in November
GET READY FOR RUGBY! Tryouts will begin in November. Every Wednesday during the month of November, players from The Woodlands and surrounding areas are invited to come try on rugby. This is a unique opportunity for potential players to come experien Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Art Instructor Receives Prestigious Art Award
Denise Lorenz, adjunct art professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery, was awarded the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) Medal of Honor and Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Memorial Award for Works on Paper, for one of her photor Full Story

Cooper Social Science Teacher Selected As AP Advocate For Texas
Donielle Albrecht, an Upper School social science teacher at The John Cooper School, has been selected to serve as one of the first Advanced Placement (AP) Advocates for the state of Texas by the College Board AP Advocates in Texas. The program began Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s “Speech and Debate” Performance Receives Choice Awards
The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department’s fall production of “Speech and Debate,” directed by Tim Campbell, received the rare feat of a choice award in the Kennedy Center American College Texas State Theatre Festival (KCACTF) this October. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Township hosts large turnout for Veterans Day Tribute at Town Green Park
A large crowd was in attendance at Town Green Park to honor veterans at the Township’s Veterans Day Tribute on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Attendees were greeted at the entrance to the park with a 30-foot by 60-foot American flag hung from the ladder Full Story

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Election Unofficial Results
Unofficial results for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors election are now posted at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=989. Full Story

The Woodlands celebrates 40th anniversary with residents, fireworks and community event
Approximately 5,000 residents gathered at Northshore Park on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Woodlands, exactly 40 years to the day that it was founded by George Mitchell in 1974. Hosted by The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Dev Full Story

 Community Health
Women and men show commitment to breast health at Apollo Hospital’s Martinis, Mammos & Manicures event
The Martinis, Mammos & Manicures gave women the opportunity to mingle with physicians, surgeons and radiologists who specialize in breast care and health in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Fifteen individuals took advantage of the opportunity Full Story

United Brings Teddy Bearrs To Children At Memorial Hermann
The mission of the United Adventure Bear program is to bring smiles to children in need across the globe. Proceeds from the program benefit organizations that help children through health struggles and economic hardship. United collaborated with GUND Full Story

CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital to host a reunion celebration and holiday party for Neonatal ICU graduates and families on Dec. 7
In the spirit of celebrating life’s blessings during the holiday season, CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital will host its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion celebration for the hospital’s NICU graduates and their families on Full Story

 At The Pavilion
New Pavilion Board Member Elected
Sara N. Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company was recently elected to The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands board of directors. Ortwein was appointed president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in September 20 Full Story

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Ranks Second in the World
According to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked second in its listing of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold during the third quarter Full Story

Ringo Starr Performance at The Pavilion
Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band performed at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, Oct. 10. Full Story

Alice Cooper at The Pavilion
Alice Cooper rocked the stage to a sold-out crowd at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas Oct. 11. Cooper performed with Mötley Crüe on their final tour and retirement. Pictured with Cooper is Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO Full Story

 People In the News
Dr. Ellent of Apollo Hospital in Shenandoah Discusses Ebola Exposure on KTRK-ABC 13 TV
Dr. David Ellent, MD of Apollo Hospital of Texas was recently interviewed by reporter Christine Dobbyn on KTRK-ABC 13 Eyewitness News. Ellent discussed important information about Ebola exposure. Ellent specializes in oncology and hematology. Full Story

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Announces Its New Board Members
The new board members include Stuart Lapp of Petroleum Wholesale as chair, Terry Sellers of Gallagher Benefit Services as vice chair, Debra Sukin of Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital as secretary, Heidi Carney of Prosperity Bank as treasurer and J Full Story

Terry McBurney of The Republic Grille Interviewed on Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino
Terry McBurney, Managing Partner of The Republic Grille was recently interviewed on October 6, 2014 by Lou Garino on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall St. Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston. Full Story

Creighton from Apollo Hospital Discusses Martinis, Mammos & Manicures on Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino
Fawn Creighton, CEO of Apollo Hospital, was recently interviewed by radio host Lou Garino on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall St. Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston. Creighton discussed Apollo’s upcoming Martinis, Full Story

 YMCA News
Santa is Coming to the YMCA Pictures and Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 6th
Santa Claus is coming to the YMCA! The South Montgomery County YMCA invites everyone to join them at their Annual Pictures and Breakfast with Santa “Presented by Woodlandsonline”, Saturday, December 6, 9am – Noon at the Creekside YMCA. Full Story

 Real Estate News
Benefit Home Builders Present Checks to Charities
Checks totaling over $165,000 were presented recently at the Greater Houston Builders Association to three beneficiaries of the GHBA Benefit Homes Project. Ron Martin, vice president of operations for M/I Homes and Steve Bowen with Virgin Homes, pre Full Story

The Howard Hughes Corporation® And Embassy Suites Announce Plans For An Upscale Hotel In Hughes Landing® On Lake Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, announced today that it has begun construction on a 205-key Embassy Suites Hotel at Hughes Landing®, a 66-acre mixed-use development in The Full Story

RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Lends Helping Hand to Children’s Miracle Network
Employees of RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring were among the supporters gathered at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, for the Houston leg of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Torch Relay, Miles for M Full Story

Top Producers at RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Named to The Top 500
Thirty-one Realtors from RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring were invited to take part in RE/MAX of Texas’ recent The Top 500, which honors the company’s top Realtor team leaders and individuals. Full Story

Five New Tenants Added To Creekside Park® Village Center
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that five new tenants, Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar, Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe, Armario de la Bella or “The Beautiful Closet” Full Story

Harvest of Homes Event a Success
Our Harvest of Homes event on Thursday, October 30 was a huge success as we celebrated our newest crop of builders, home designs and neighborhoods. Guests enjoyed seasonal hors d’oeuvres, light refreshments and visiting with on-site homebuilders and Full Story

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