Year in review: These are some of the biggest stories of the year in The Woodlands

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Houston – From national rankings to sports and crime, here are the stories that put a spotlight on The Woodlands in 2019.

Ranked No. 1 Houston-area suburb

The community ranked first out of 10 for the best Houston-area suburbs to live in.

According to Houston Properties, The Woodlands tops the list due to its exceptional amenities, schools and high quality of life.


Woodlands athlete joins national baseball team

Drew Romo was among 20 high school students to compete in the 2019 World Baseball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup in Gijang, South Korea.

This was the catcher’s second year on Team USA after winning a gold medal at the 2018 COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championships.

Possible development for $71 million performing arts center approved

In an announcement by The Woodlands Township, renderings of a new performance were revealed. Community Impact reported the possible development of a new performing arts center was approved by The Woodlands Township board of directors.

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“We have conducted numerous community studies and interviews about ‘what’s next’ in The Woodlands, with an indoor performing arts venue being at the top of the list,” board of directors Chairman Gordy Bunch said in a news release.

As reported by Community Impact, the possible development which will be located next to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, will cost $71 million.

The Woodlands Resort makes USA TODAY list

The Woodlands Resort was ranked No. 5 in the country by USA TODAY for best hotel pool.

The resort features a lazy river, water slides, lagoon style pool and splash-pad area for younger guests.

The Woodlands Resort ranks no. 5 for best hotel pool by USA TODAY.
The Woodlands Resort ranks no. 5 for best hotel pool by USA TODAY.

Woodlands remembers slain Arkansas officer

Stephen Carr, originally of the Woodlands, was shot point-blank in the head while sitting in his patrol car in northwestern Arkansas. Carr is the son of retired Houston Police Department sergeant Paul Carr.

The slain officer was remembered by his former coach and teammates of The Woodlands High School, where he graduated from in 2011.

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