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Sixty employees from Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands spent $6,000 during a team-building exercise at Costco and then donated the entire purchase to theInterfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry. Donated items included 5,524 pounds of non-perishable food, toiletries and household products.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Ready to Help Montgomery County Residents
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free tax preparation services at sites located all over Montgomery County this tax season. Full Story

Conroe groups join forces to promote cultural arts
The Young Texas Artists Music Competition, chaired by Susie Pokorski (right) and the Conroe Service League, headed by Vickie Stewart (center), have joined forces in a common goal to foster cultural arts in the community. Full Story

Waterslides, Kayaking And More = Spring Break Fun In The Woodlands
If Spring Break brings to mind relaxing along a lazy river, zooming down a twisting waterslide, or perhaps kayaking, hike-and-bike trails, dining and shopping – then experience Spring Break 2015 in The Woodlands. Full Story

Making the most out of Environmental Print: The Woodlands LearningRx suggests ways to help young children start reading
Environmental print is all around us – and it can become a valuable tool when teaching children how to read. Full Story

A New Home for The Woodlands LearningRx: The brain-training center has set up shop on Kuykendahl
The Woodlands LearningRx recently moved to its new location at 10857 Kuykendahl Road, Ste 240. Full Story

Montgomery County Women’s Center was spotlighted at Women of The Woodlands meeting
The Montgomery County Women’s Center (MCWC) was spotlighted at the recent meeting of the Women of The Woodlands networking group. Full Story

Get Ready to Shine on the SATs and End-of-Course Tests
While parents cannot be in the classroom to help, there are several steps they can take in advance of the test to make the experience better for their children – whether preparing for a final exam or the SATs. Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
“Celebrate Life Butterfly Release” memorial ceremony set for May 17
In remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, the annual “Celebrate Life Butterfly Release” memorial ceremony will be held by The Grief Resource Center at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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

Broadway Casting Call For Annual Ladies Night Out
Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) invites all ladies to join the all-star cast for their 2015 Broadway themed Annual Ladies Night Out event. The event is set for Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Full Story

Free Concert Series, “Live At Night,” Returns This Spring To Waterway Square In The Woodlands
The popular live concert series “Live at Night” returns this Spring to an all-new Waterway Square in The Woodlands, complete with a new permanent entertainment stage, with live outdoor music every Saturday, April 18 – May 9, 2015, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m Full Story

2015 Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced
The 31st annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), held its Finalists' Concert & Awards Saturday evening, March 14 at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe. Eight finalists, out of 70 applicants accepted to compete, battled it out for cash pri Full Story

Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue Gala Raises Funds to Benefit Young Texas Artists Music Competition Deserving young musical artists receive career developme
The numbers are in, and Susie Pokorski, chair and executive director of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), is pleased to report that the fourth annual Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue gala, held March 14 in a Texas-themed tent just outside th Full Story

Dr. Jen Arnold to speak at interfaith community clinic spring event
The Interfaith Community Clinic is excited to announce Dr. Jen Arnold will be the guest speaker at the sold-out, second annual “Women Empowering Women” luncheon to be held from 11:30AM to 1:00 PM at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course on Frida Full Story

United for a Cause
U.S. troops and Texas-based wounded warriors got an important financial boost from the recent Operation Lock’N’Load Sporting Clays Tournament 2015 held recently at Westside Sporting Grounds in Brookshire. Full Story

 School Days
TISD students earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Harris County Department of Education announced that students at three Tomball ISD schools earned 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program provides young artists and writers in grades 7-12 with the chance Full Story

Two Islanders Join 2015 Roster
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of two players from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Justin Perales and Jared Jordan will be joining the Strykers for opening day on May 28, 2015. Full Story

Strykers Ink Two More
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of Blake Glauben from Rhodes College, and Ian Kobernick from Kalamazoo College. Blake Glauben is a native of Bellaire, Texas. Blake is 5’10’’ junior at Rhodes College. Full Story

Lone Star College helps veterans fast track to a new career
Military veterans looking to enter the Texas workforce are eligible to receive free training at Lone Star College thanks to grants from the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions and the Texas Department of Transportation. The streamlined tr Full Story

Grand Champion Steer - TISD
Tomball High School junior Natalie Brown (right) presented her grand champion steer at Tomball ISD’s 39th Annual FFA Project Show. Full Story

Strykers Sign a Pair of Freshman Roadrunners
The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of two players from the University of Texas San Antonio. Outfielder Trent Bowles and left handed pitcher Dillon Turney will be a part of the Strykers come opening day on May 28th. Full Story

Strykers Add Two More To 2015 Roster
The Strykers are proud to announce the signing of University of West Virginia Tucker Cascadden. The Strykers are also excited for the signing of Mitch Henshaw from Angelina College. Full Story

Woodlands Strykers Grab Two More Bearkats
The Woodlands Strykers are excited to announce the signing of Nate Van Dyke and Bryce Johnson from Sam Houston State University. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Drama, Live Entertainment Technology Students Receive Accolades at Theatre Festival
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s drama and live entertainment technology (LET) programs recently participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held February 24-March 1, which resulted in various awards for some of the c Full Story

Strykers Celebrate the 2015 CrawPHish Festival with The Woodlands Community
The Woodlands Strykers will get the chance to enjoy the greater Woodlands community over the weekend as they participate in the annual Woodlands CrawPHish Festival. This is the third year the Strykers have sponsored the festival and have thoroughly e Full Story

THS Senior Signs Letter Of Intent
Tomball High School Head Football Coach Danny Ramsey joined senior Rico Santana as he signed a letter of intent to play football at Hastings College in Nebraska. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Professor AcceptsNational Excellence Award
Lone Star College-Montgomery professor Michele Richey was recently selected as a 2015 recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award, a national award given to outstanding community college faculty or staff by the League for Innovation. Full Story

National Model United Nations honors Lone Star College
The National Model United Nations (NMUN) recognized Lone Star College for advancing understanding of the U.N. and contemporary international issues which has positively impacted the lives of numerous delegates. Full Story

TISD dual language teachers honored
Tomball ISD announced that seven dual language teachers were recognized as exemplary teachers by the Dual Language Training Institute – a consulting firm that provides dual language professional development to schools. Full Story

Strykers Add NTCC Pitching Duo
The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of two players from Northeast Texas College. Pitchers Lenzie Foley and Bryce Tomlin will be a part of the Strykers opening day roster on May 28th. Full Story

Cooper’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Receives Eight Tommy Tune Nominations
The cast, crew and directors of The John Cooper School’s November 2014 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” has received eight nominations from the Tommy Tune Awards, a Houston-based awards program that recognizes excellence in high school musical Full Story

Cooper Art & Literary Publication Collects CSPA National Honors
For the first time in the publication's history, the 2014 issue of Inkblots, The John Cooper School's art and literary magazine entitled "Echoes and Aftershocks" won a prestigious Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Full Story

Cooper Middle School Students Place in Top 5 at State Science Competition
Five Middle School students from The John Cooper School competed at the state level at the Exxonmobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair that was held in San Antonio, March 26-29. Full Story

Cooper French Students Place Fifth in Small Schools At Texas French Symposium
Seventeen French students from The John Cooper School were among the Houston-area students from 37 schools who competed in individual and team events at the Texas French Symposium that was held at Klein Forest High School on March 27 and 28. Full Story

Lone Star College help students take first step to a better life
Not having a high school diploma can severely limit job and career opportunities. Lone Star College offers General Educational Development (GED®) test preparation courses and GED testing which, when passed, certify the person has high school level ac Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 8
Congratulations to Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Class of 2015, who will be recognized for their achievements at the college’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m., at The Woodlands Church-Fellowship Campus. Full Story

Flight LSC-Montgomery Carries Pooch Passengers to New Homes
Flight Lone Star College-Montgomery departed from the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe last month, bound for Salem,Massachusetts. The passengers? Fourty-one dogs, whose lives were rescued due to the generosity of the faculty, staff and students Full Story

Two Local Teachers Honored At The 2015 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Two teachers from Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and Montgomery Independent School District (MISD) were awarded the 2015 Dr. Gottlieb Outstanding Teacher in the Arts Award at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) on Sunday, April 12, Full Story

Lone Star College recognized for achievements in communications
Lone Star College received four national Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
The Woodlands Emergency Preparedness Event set for June 13, 2015
The Woodlands Township is pleased to announce that Entergy Texas, Inc. will be the Presenting Sponsor again this year for The Woodlands Emergency Preparedness Event. The event is hosted by The Woodlands Township and will take place on June 13, 2015, Full Story

Election results for Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations
The Woodlands Township held elections today for community positions for village Residential Design Review Committees in the Villages of Cochran?s Crossing and Grogan?s Mill and Village Association in the Village of Grogan?s Mill. Full Story

Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors nominated for award
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Chairman Bruce Tough has been nominated for the Houston Metropolitan Area Public Official of the Year award. Full Story

New Kayaking Experiences, Stand Up Paddle Boarding Come To The Woodlands Waterway This Spring
Riva Row Boat House on The Woodlands Waterway is gearing up for another spring season when those on family and couples getaways can enjoy new kayak offerings and the debut of stand up paddle boarding classes. Full Story

Woodlands Alert – Preventing Wildlife Conflicts
The Woodlands Township is encouraging residents to take an active role in educating themselves and family members in reducing the possibility of a conflict with wildlife. The influx of residential and commercial construction around The Woodlands and 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

The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Kids Night Out
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center continues to offer Kids Night Out, a fun program for children aged four to 10 years old. Full Story

The Woodlands Township offers social program for fifth and sixth graders
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Gorilla Hole, a highly staffed and a well-organized environment for 5th and 6th graders to monkey around and have a blast. Kids will make new friends and memories in no time while playing dodgeball, bas Full Story

 Community Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital Receives $30,000 Donation From Hospital Auxillary
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital was presented with $30,000 from its Auxiliary. The donation will be used to purchase an electric shuttle bus to transport patients and guests around the facility. 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
Zak Hudnall Named Leasing Associate For The Woodlands Development Company
The Howard Hughes Corporation® recently announced that Zak Hudnall has been named as Leasing Associate for the company. Hudnall will handle commercial retail leasing for The Woodlands® Development Company (TWDC) and Bridgeland®, wholly-owned subsidia Full Story

Cathy Nash named President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest National Bank
Robert E. Marling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Board of Directors of Woodforest National Bank has named Cathleen (Cathy) Nash as the bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Full Story

Carlton Woods’ Mark Steinbauer to lead STPGA team in 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches
Mark Steinbauer, Director of Golf at The Club at Carlton Woods, has been chosen Captain of the Southern Texas PGA’s 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup team. The STPGA will host this year’s Ryder Cup-style competition against a team of Northern Texas PGA Profes Full Story

Montgomery County Residents, Brandon Parise and Daniel Toerner, Achieve the Rank of Eagle Scout
Brandon Parise (left) from The Woodlands area and Daniel Toerner (right) from Magnolia have earned the highest advancement rank the Boy Scouts of America offers - the rank of Eagle Scout. Full Story

The Woodlands Waterway ARts Council welcomes four new Council members as they celebrate a decade of service to the community!
Four new Woodlands Waterway Arts Council (WWAC) board members bring extensive experience and expertise to the growing non-profit organization that supports the visual and performing arts in Montgomery County. WWAC Council President Cindy Hardin annou Full Story

The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center’s Julie Charros-Betancor appointed new President of the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced today that Julie Charros-Betancor, the International Sales Manager for Mexico/Latin America for The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center, has been appointed as the new President of The U.S. Mexico Full Story

New Operations Manager at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has announced the addition of a new operations manager with a love for nonprofits, children and culture, Celdie Sanabria. Full Story

Sean Durkin joins The J. Beard Real Estate Company
Durkin provides leasing services for a diverse mix of commercial product types and brings a wide-array of experience in negotiating transactions. Prior to joining the company, he was an associate of a national brokerage company where he was responsib Full Story

 YMCA News
Barrier Free Playground: A Place for All to Play
A barrier-free playground at the South Montgomery County Family YMCA will provide a play space with universally accessible pathways and surfaces, ramped wheelchair access to the highest platform, swings and equipment with back support, and sensory-ri Full Story

Special Wellness Programs Available at the YMCA For Cancer Survivors
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to Full Story

South Montgomery County Family YMCA Shoot-a-Thon Scores more than $4500 to help youth, families and seniors in our community
The South Montgomery County Family YMCA Youth Sports League held a charity shoot-a-thon this past weekend. Volunteer Soccer and Basketball Coaches each took their turn, at half-time, shooting free throws and scoring goals. Parents, family members, fr Full Story

 Real Estate News
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Selects Local Real Estate Leader’s “Pet Project” for Fundraising Event. Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary is close to
Priyanka Johri, founder of the Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary, was selected by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of a fundraising event opportunity recently held at JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers. Johri is also the Broker owner of Wood Full Story

Truluck’s And Starbucks® Join Selection Of Upscale Restaurants In Hughes Landing®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, announced today that Truluck’s and Starbucks® will join an assortment of other popular food and beverage coming to Hughes Landing®, a 66-ac Full Story

Tips to Help Pets Quickly Adapt to Your New Home
Moving into a new home is an exciting, exhilarating and occasionally overwhelming undertaking for every member of the family. This also holds true for family pets. A little before-the-move preparation, however, can help your pet adjust quickly to lif Full Story

Shea Homes Open First Model Homes In Texas In The Woodlands
Shea Homes is celebrating the Grand Opening of two new, furnished model homes in The Woodlands. Located in the village of Creekside, Shea Homes is now open in Canopy Green, offering new homes ranging from 2700 to over 3600 square feet and priced from Full Story

Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen And Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar To Open At 20 Waterway Avenue In The Woodlands® Waterway Square®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen and Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar will open at 20 Waterway Avenue in The Woodlands® Wa Full Story

Red, Rock & Blues Concert Series, New Home Tour and Picnic in the Park Rocks Liberty Branch in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park
The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, will host the Red Rock & Blues Sunday Concert Series, Model Home Tour and Picnic in the Park on Sundays, April 19, 26 and May 3 in the traditional neighbo Full Story

Local Pour Opens In Hughes Landing In The Woodlands®
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that HUSA Management, Inc. has opened Local Pour at Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing. Local Pour is a gastropub featuring n Full Story

The Joint Chiropractic To Open In April In Creekside Park® Village Center In The Woodlands® Third Location for The Joint Chiropractic in The Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands® Development Company, today announced that The Joint…The Chiropractic Place® will open in mid- to late-April in Creekside Park® Village Center, with its local f Full Story

Kelly Lindsay establishes a team at Cherry Creek Mortgage – The Woodlands
Kelly Lindsay has recently established her own residential mortgage team at Cherry Creek Mortgage Company – The Woodlands. She joined the company earlier this year as a Senior Mortgage Advisor and brings over 20 years of experience in the industry. Full Story

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