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 General
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

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

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

The Woodlands Waterway ARts Council celebrates 10 years of art in the community!
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council celebrates 10 years past, present and future and announces The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will expand to three days in 2015! Full Story

Area restauranteur gives young professionals an education on local dining scene
Terry McBurney, local restauranteur and president of the Greater Montgomery County Restaurant Association, inspired a group of up-and-coming businesspeople to explore the increasingly vibrant and varied local dining scene in and around The Woodlands. Full Story

The Strong Firm named among Houston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”
The Houston Business Journal has named The Strong Firm P.C. among its 2014 list of “Best Places To Work.” After participating in a month-long employee engagement audit with Quantum Workplace, the Houston Business Journal ranked the firm as number 19 Full Story

Have A Brainy New Year: The Woodlands LearningRx offers ways to fight age-related cognitive decline
Kim Bellini, owner of The Woodlands LearningRx, explains that only recently have scientists discovered neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to build new neurons at any age. Full Story

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa donates $1,170 to Montgomery County United Way
A week of fundraising activities organized by the staff at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, from a quirky Ball and Chain Day to a Bake Sale and Jeans Day, has resulted in a donation of $1,170 for Montgomery County United Way. Full Story

Cos Bar featured on Fox Ch. 26 morning news
Cos Bar at Market Street was recently featured live on the KRIV Fox Ch. 26 morning news by reporter Sally MacDonald at the store on Thursday, Dec. 4 to showcase the new Roloxin Lift 12-hour facelift product. Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) generously host a Children’s Holiday Party for Children’s Safe Harbor.
Setting the tone for a festive holiday season for some very special young ones, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) hosted a third annual Children’s Holiday Party on Dec. 6, 2014 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds for the clients currently served by Full Story

Celebrate the New Year at The Woodlands Children's Museum
Due to the popularity of last year’s event, the museum is presenting High Noon Countdown Squared this year, featuring times for the annual festivities, slated for Wednesday, Dec. 31. Full Story

Local Author, Speaker and Life Mastery Coach, Cindy Cline, Discusses National Survivors of Suicide Day on Radio
Author, Speaker and Life Mastery Coach, Cindy Cline, 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. Cline discussed National Survivors Full Story

Greg Usher from Cypressbrook Company Discusses Upcoming 2015 Economic Outlook Conference in The Woodlands
Greg Usher, Commercial Broker for Cypressbrook Company in The Woodlands 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. Usher discussed Full Story

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Hosts Magic Show Dec. 27
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is dedicating a day to magic – offering up magical learning experiences and exciting feats of illusion. Full Story

Calling All Scientists: The Woodlands Children's Museum amazes and intrigues guests with experiments and demonstrations
There’s no shortage of intrigue and fun when Dr. J takes the stage at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. He takes guests on a journey into the ooey-gooey, fizzy, explosive side of science. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 School Days
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

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-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

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 Enrolling for 2015-16 Academic Year, Admission Open Houses
The John Cooper School, located in the Village of Indian Springs in The Woodlands, will hold Admission Open Houses on campus on December 6, 2014 and January 10, 2015. 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

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

Land Surveying and Mapping at LSC-Montgomery: Where the Sky is NOT Your Limit!
While a career in land surveying and mapping technology may no longer be a viable profession to become President of the United States – as it once was with our Founding Fathers, recent technological changes such as drones, satellite imaging, and glob Full Story

Interfaith of The Woodlands Hosts Holiday Giving Feast With Strike USA, The Woodlands Christian Academy
The Woodlands, TX (Thursday, December 11, 2014) – Interfaith of The Woodlands spread fun, holiday cheer to more than 150 individuals and families during a first-ever Holiday GIVING feast at The Woodlands Christian Academy on Sunday, December 7. Full Story

Chamber Honors TISD Teacher
Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce representative Leo Corley (left) and Timber Creek Elementary Principal Dr. Jo Ann Colson (right) congratulated Denise Cook for being selected as the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month. Cook entered the Full Story

Seniors receive national recognitions
Tomball ISD proudly announced that Tomball High School (THS) and Tomball Memorial High School (TMHS) seniors have earned national recognitions in academic achievement. Students at both campuses received the following honors.
THS senior James Mbata Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Township recognition of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Lady Highlanders Volleyball Team
The Township honored The Woodlands High School Lady Highlanders Volleyball Team with a proclamation of winning back-to-back State Championships. Pictured, back row, left to right, The Woodlands High School Principal Greg Colschen, Township Chairman B Full Story

Parks and Recreation Spring Action Guide now available online
Experience all The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department has to offer! Registration for Spring 2015 programs is now open. Choosing a program that fits the family schedule and budget is easier than ever with the Action Guide. Full of fun 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 Township holds Board meeting, elects officers for 2015
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a regular Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, at 6 p.m. The entire meeting can be watched on video at The Wo 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

Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s $200,000 contribution secures a 4th mobile mammography unit for The Rose.
Life-saving mammograms are now more convenient thanks to a major gift from Woodforest Charitable Foundation to The Rose. The $200,000 donation provided the medical equipment needed to complete their fourth mobile mammography unit set to service Montg Full Story

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Earns Exemplary Statewide Honor
For the twelfth consecutive year, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital has been named an Exemplary Five Star Award winning hospital for birth registration by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit. 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

 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

 YMCA News
YMCA Early Childhood Development Center Celebrates New Look and Legacy. The Y: So Much More than a “Place to Stay”
The South Montgomery County YMCA Early Childhood Development Center, which opened in 1986, has been refurbished. The center celebrated with a reception and reunion earlier in the month to show off their “New Look”. Full Story

South Montgomery County YMCA Awards Local Church Highest Volunteer Honor
Every year the South Montgomery County YMCA recognizes an outstanding volunteer for his/her generosity of spirit, hard work and compassion for others. This year we are pleased to announce that a very deserving organization and community partner has b Full Story

 Real Estate News
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

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

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

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