MAGNOLIA (AP) — A man who might have been experiencing a mental health crisis was shot and injured by Texas deputies on Thursday after apparently calling 911 and describing himself as a trespasser outside his home, authorities said.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Harris County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shoots himself in chest, now on medical leave, authorities say – Houston Public Media
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, which responded to the shooting at a home in Magnolia, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.houstonpublicmedia.org
VYPEU Behind the Lens: Revisiting An Old Rivalry Between Magnolia and Tomball
Following a lengthy rain delay, last Friday night the Tomball Cougars played on Bulldog territory. The teams fought hard, but ultimately, the game ended in a Magnolia victory, 34-29. Heading into district games, Magnolia’s record now stands 1-1. Tomball’s record stands 0-2 as they have one non-district game remaining.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Solar panel sales exploding in Houston; Here’s what you need to know to keep from being taken advantage of
Texas is now the second biggest state in the country when it comes to people buying solar panels for their homes. KPRC Investigates tells you how to protect yourself from being ripped off by shady sales people trying to capitalize on this buying boom.
Feds: Texan tried to return from Mexico with 71,500-plus pills
BROWNSVILLE — A traveler from Magnolia, Texas, was stopped at the border while trying to return from Mexico with a lot of pills this weekend, federal authorities announced Tuesday. “This seizure of undeclared prescription medication was composed of sedatives and other medications that are classified as controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry. While in the secondary inspection area, with the aid of a canine unit and a non-intrusive inspection system, CBP officers discovered pills hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the prescription medication, which contained a total of 71,590 pills, including 58,038 Xanax pills. Authorities seized the undeclared medication and the vehicle, arrested the traveler and turned him over to the custody of Cameron County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation.myrgv.com
VYPEU:Photo Gallery Woods Lacrosse Digging into a New Season
The Cy Woods lacrosse team started their season with a game against Magnolia on Saturday, January 22nd. This was the first game of the 2022 season. Magnolia kept a lead throughout the entire game and finished with a win of 14-11. Here are photos from the game:
Aryan Brotherhood gang member from Magnolia added to Texas Most Wanted list, DPS says
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday added two new fugitives to its Texas 10 Most Wanted lists. Gang member Joshua David Whitworth, of Magnolia, was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and sex offender John Oliver Talmadge McMickings, of El Paso, was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List.
Students, parents raise concern over dress code policy at Magnolia ISD
At Magnolia ISD, all students have the right to choose whether to wear a mask, but some students don’t have the right to choose how long their hair is. That’s according to a district policy, that many parents and students are now speaking out against.
Montgomery County deputy shot in Magnolia, sheriff’s office says
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. A deputy was shot and injured Thursday in northeast Magnolia, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said the deputies responded to calls of a man who fired shots at his neighbor just before 8 p.m. Thursday near Magnolia Hills Drive and Allyson Drive. One deputy was hit by pellets in the arm, leg and head, but he is expected to make a full recovery, officials said. As for the suspected shooter, the sheriff’s office said he is not in jail following an hours-long standoff.
Magnolia ISD will lift mask mandate on April 1
HOUSTON – Three Houston area school boards – in Friendswood, Magnolia and Tarkington – planned to vote Monday night on whether or not to remove their mask mandates. New state guidelines require all students, teachers, staff and visitors to wear masks on school property, unless school boards vote otherwise. In Magnolia, the board of trustees voted to remove the mask mandate, effective April 1. AdIn Tarkington ISD, a decision has not been made as of Monday evening. We will update this story as the school boards cast their votes.
Chip and Joanna Gaines 'Magnolia Network' debut coming soon
Jennifer Boomer/TNSLOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia enterprise is finally coming full bloom, with an app launch in July and the debut of the Magnolia Network in January 2022. The TV venture, which replaces the DIY Network, will feature original shows, new seasons of some DIY series and all past episodes of home renovation show “Fixer Upper,” which proved the start of a brand that’s undergoing major expansion.chron.com
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network debuts January 2022
This image released by Magnolia Network shows Chip and Joanna Gaines from the sixth season of "Fixer Upper." Magnolia Network, a joint venture between the Gaines' and Discovery, Inc. will launch on July 15. (Lisa Petrole/Magnolia Network via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia enterprise is finally coming to full bloom, with an app launch in July and the debut of a television channel in January 2022. The app’s July 15 arrival is timed to an expanded slate of original shows available on the app and on streaming service discovery+, the current home of a Magnolia Network preview. “We love this challenge,” Joanna Gaines said.
VYPE U: Kingwood Park Girls on to the Playoffs
The Kingwood Park girls basketball team made an impressive run this year, wrapping up the season 24-0 after a 58-35 win against Porter. The undefeated squad now heads to the playoffs to face Magnolia in the first round on February 12th. As they prepare for their first playoff game of the season, the Panthers are focusing on a few key aspects of their game. In the history of the school, the Kingwood Park girls basketball squad had never before earned the title outright, so this season meant a lot. Kingwood Park heads to The Woodlands High School on Friday to face Magnolia in the first round.
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$500 for a shot? Local hospital offering money for vaccination One local hospital is enticing its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by offering them a...Dan Crenshaw urges police to not enforce lockdown The reinstatement of certain COVID-19 restrictions is drawing heated criticism from Texas...Texas bars must shut down as hospitalizations surge Surging hospitalizations have triggered a new rollback for bars and restaurants in parts of...chron.com
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Dan Crenshaw urges police to not enforce lockdown The reinstatement of certain COVID-19 restrictions is drawing heated criticism from Texas...Texas bars must shut down as hospitalizations surge Surging hospitalizations have triggered a new rollback for bars and restaurants in parts of...What Deshaun Watson’s cryptic tweet might actually mean Deshaun Watson tweeted four words Tuesday that everyone is trying to decipher.chron.com
How small pharmacies are playing a big role in COVID vaccine distribution in rural towns: "It's like the Super Bowl"
His career as a pharmacist brought him back home, to Magnolia, Texas, outside Houston, where the population is just over 2,000 people. He is the owner of the independent Magnolia Pharmacy. There are about 23,000 independent pharmacies in the U.S., and many are the backbone of their community. Independent pharmacies, such as Magnolia Pharmacy in Magnolia, Texas, are playing a leading role in administering COVID-19 vaccines in rural towns. It was talked up, talked up, talked up.cbsnews.com
H-Town High School Sports: Highlight Gallery
The H-Town High School Sports Show continues on AT&T SportsNet and with that came some Football & Basketball Game Highlight Clips! Check out some amazing plays from across the Greater Houston area and be sure to subscribe to VYPE on YouTube for more great video content! Magnolia vs New CaneyCinco Ranch vs Seven LakesBaytown Lee vs Baytown SterlingConcordia Lutheran vs Westbury Christian - BasketballShadow Creek vs Hightower - BasketballFulshear vs College Station - VolleyballSeven Lakes vs Katy - Volleyball
PHOTOS: This is what to expect at that massive holiday lights display in Magnolia
Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, TexasHOUSTON – It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Magnolia resident Tony Gullo turned his five-acre home into a brilliant light display featuring dazzling attractions. [RELATED: Ask 2: Where is the Magnolia house that has the massive Christmas light display?] Visitors are welcomed to see the light display for free. Here’s a look at what to expect:Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Gullo's House Of Lights in Magnolia, Texas (KPRC)Where’s your favorite lights display in the Houston area?
Ask 2: Where is the Magnolia house that has the massive Christmas light display?
Question: What is the address for the house in Magnolia that has the massive Christmas light display? Answer: The Gullo House Christmas Lights Display is located at 30723 Old Hockley Road in Magnolia. Amazing Christmas lights display...highly recommended! KPRC2 / Click2Houston #KPRC2 #christmas #christmas2020 Posted by KPRC2 Keith Garvin on Thursday, December 3, 2020These are probably the most elaborate Christmas decorations I've ever seen....hands down! KPRC2 / Click2Houston #KPRC2 Posted by KPRC2 Keith Garvin on Thursday, December 3, 2020Do you have a question?
THE WRAP: Katy, Fulshear, Klein advance to Volleyball Regional Championships
Regional Semifinals for both Class 6A Region III and Class 5A Region III were going down, while Class 6A Region II was being played elsewhere. Katy advances to Regional Final for first time since 1993, defeat Clear Springs 3-1KATY - It has been 27 years. Fulshear defeats Magnolia in five-set thrillerThe Fulshear Chargers won state in Class 4A last season. Entering the Class 5A Region III Regional Semis, their only losses were to Concordia Lutheran, The Woodlands, Katy and Seven Lakes. THE POST 🏐Magnolia's Faith Lynch and her @MagnoliaVBALL laid it all on the floor in 5-set heartbreaker @flinch_2021 @MagnoliaISD pic.twitter.com/NImfvBeAGY — vypehouston (@vypehouston) December 2, 2020Friendswood falls short to College Station, 3-2Friendswood fought to the very end.
5 Big Takeaways: Magnolia wins 7th-straight, beats Mag West 21-14
"It's something I'll never forget," Magnolia quarterback Travis Moore said after the 21-14 victory over Magnolia West. The Magnolia defense didn't get scored on in the first two quarters of the play. Hunter Bilbo - A Hard RunnerWhen Magnolia West needed back in the game, the Mustangs turned to their veteran running back. Bilbo is a nice back and key to Magnolia West the rest of the way. Magnolia vs Magnolia West Photo Gallery (Pics by Bradley Collier/VYPE Media)Magnolia vs Magnolia West Photo Gallery (Pics by Bradley Collier)
Man accused of killing his roommate in Magnolia, deputies say
HOUSTON – A man is accused of killing his roommate in Magnolia, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested and charged the 28-year old suspect, Brian Guerrero, with murder. On Saturday, deputies responded to a welfare check on the 29800 block of Indiana Ave. A man told deputies that his male friend confessed that he had killed his roommate. The violent crimes unit responded and discovered the victim, a 28-year-old white male, deceased in a bedroom, according to deputies. Along with Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained a warrant for Guerrero’s arrest and placed him under custody for murder.
VYPE Volleyball Rankings: Magnolia, Rosehill, TWCA make moves
Bridgeland fell to Cypress Ranch in a big loss while Oak Ridge rolled Grand Oaks to get back in the Top 10. Memorial has a big week facing Stratford and Cy-Fair, while George Ranch faces Ridge Point for the district title. The Woodlands face Oak Ridge and up and comer Grand Oaks. Memorial– Big week with Stratford and Cy-Fair in the que4. Oak Ridge – Rise of the Ridge.
VYPE Class 5A Football Rankings: Foster, Manvel, Lake Creek beat ranked opponents
Foster hung on to beat Hightower in a 35-34 nail-biter, while Lake Creek knocked off formerly ranked Fulshear 39-7. Manvel bounced back after losing to North Shore to beat ranked Angleton 49-28. West beat Caney Creek 97-0. 7 Lake Creek (4-1) Defeated Fulshear 39-7; Up Next RudderNo. 8 Magnolia West (4-1) Defeated Caney Creek 97-0; Next Up WallerNo.
Are Paetow, Lee, Lake Creek for real? The Class 5A Top 10
Hightower heads way north to play Class 6A The Woodlands, while Lake Creek shocked Class 6A FB Travis last weekend. 3 Katy Paetow Panthers (2-0) DNP; Next Up KempnerNo. 4 Fort Bend Marshall Buffs (2-0) Defeated Galena Park 62-0; Next Up NorthsideNo. 9 Lake Creek (2-1) Defeated FB Travis 30-29; Up Next LegacyNo. 10 La Porte (2-1) Lost to Port Arthur Memorial; Next Up LeeOthers to Watch: Fulshear (3-0), Willowridge (2-0), FB Kempner
Boy found unresponsive in hot tub in Montgomery County dies, deputies say
STAGECOACH, Texas – A 1-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a hot tub at a home near Stagecoach on Monday has died. The incident was reported about 12:50 p.m. near the intersection of Beth Marie and High Chaparral. According to the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, a pool company worker found the child and called for help. A spokesman for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said that while the ambulance was en route to the hospital, it was involved in a crash near the intersection of Kuykendahl Court and Kuykendahl Road. Detectives said after consulting with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Child Protective Services, charges will not be filed in the drowning incident.
SH-249 Expansion: A faster route to get to Aggieland is on the way
HOUSTON – A new section of the SH-249 project opened in early August in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. This new stretch of concrete is a very important piece of the SH-249 expansion project as it helps lead construction into the Todd Mission area, just west of Magnolia. Section 1a of the SH-249 project is 6.4 miles long, with two lanes traveling in each direction. “The State Highway 249 expansion will be a great future new highway alternative route for Aggies traveling to and from Houston. TXDOT invested just shy of $800 million on the SH-249 expansion project.
Woman found dead inside burning Magnolia home
MAGNOLIA, Texas – A woman was found dead Sunday inside a burning home in Magnolia. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. in the 16200 block of Barbara Lane in the Walnut Cove neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to find the single-story home engulfed in flames and the roof of the home collapsed. Crews found the woman who lived at the home dead about an hour into the effort to extinguish the blaze. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.
Simone Biles in the doghouse: Gymnast helps raise money for animal shelter
Simone Biles poses with a dog at the Abandoned Animal Rescue in Magnolia, Texas, on Nov. 8, 2019. MAGNOLIA, Texas - Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spent part of her Friday night in the doghouse, but it was all for a good cause. The record-setting gymnast from Spring partnered with Magnolia-based Abandoned Animal Rescue to help raise money for shelter pets that are in search of loving homes. Biles spent about an hour at the kennel and visited a dog named Lilly. Proceeds from the event will go to help the shelter.
3 Magnolia ISD schools to undergo safety upgrades beginning in December
Magnolia West and Magnolia high schools will see the following changes to the entrances of both schools, according to Jason Bullock, Magnolia ISD assistant superintendent of administration. Kara McIntyre/Community Impact NewspaperMagnolia Junior High School will have a new front entrance after Magnolia ISD's security changes. Kara McIntyre/Community Impact NewspaperStudents at Magnolia, Magnolia West and Magnolia Junior high schools will see structural safety changes and upgrades as early as January 2020, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jason Bullock said at the Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 14. House Bill 3, the school finance reform bill passed in the 86th Texas Legislature, included a school safety allotment of about $9.72 per student, which resulted in roughly $125,000 for Magnolia ISD to use for school safety improvements, Bullock said. Bullock said work on the high schools is scheduled to begin during the districts holiday break, which begins Dec. 23, and be completed in January.communityimpact.com
Early voting location in Magnolia moved to West Montgomery County Community Center
Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley announced a new polling location for Magnolia-area early voters on Oct. 17. The polling location has been moved from the Magnolia Community Center on Melton Street to the West Montgomery County Community Development Center, located at 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. Early voting for the Nov. 5 election begins Oct. 21 and ends Nov. 1.communityimpact.com
DATA: Rental rates on the rise for retail, office, industrial properties in Tomball, Magnolia
As of late September, rental rates per square foot increased across the board for office, industrial and retail properties in Tomball and Magnolia from the second quarter of 2019. Multiple buildings with new office, retail and industrial space are also under construction as of Sept. 23.communityimpact.com
Jayden Layne Boutique now open in Magnolia
Jayden Layne Boutique, located at 17902 FM 1488, Magnolia, opened Aug. 31. Childrens, mens and womens clothing are available as well as jewelry, accessories and home decor. Owner Brittani Johnson said monthly classes are also offered, such as wreath making and painting. 832-588-3566. www.jaydenlayne.comcommunityimpact.com
Total closure of FM 149, frontage lane closures on Hwy. 249 this weekend, Oct. 11-13
Courtesy TX SH249 Project TeamSeveral lane closures are scheduled this weekend for the Tomball and Magnolia area, including a total closure of a portion of FM 149 in Magnolia, according to the Houston TranStar database. A total closure of FM 149 at FM 1774 and the ongoing Hwy. 249 Project Team, bridge beams will be placed over FM 149 during the closure. The Harris County Toll Road Authority also cautions drivers about an upcoming lane closure in Tomball. 249 northbound frontage road between FM 2920 and Spring Creek in Tomball will be closed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.communityimpact.com
Where to see live music in October and November in The Woodlands area
Genuwine Tasting Room6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia832-934-2675www.mygenuwine.comOctober15 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.18 John Mills, 7:30 p.m.19 Nobodys Fool, 7:30 p.m.22 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.25 Sheri Lavo and Mike Owens, 7:30 p.m.26 Louis Lamb and the Gentle Lamb Experience, 7:30 p.m.29 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.31 Two Black Guys, 7:30 p.m.November1 Justin LeBlanc, 7:30 p.m.2 Vintage Reserve, 7:30 p.m.5 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.9 Sheri Lavo and Aint Nobodys Business, 7:30 p.m.12 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.communityimpact.com
Wingstop coming soon to FM 1488 in Magnolia
Wingstop will open a 2,500-square-foot eatery at 6606 FM 1488, Magnolia, in late November, Wingstop Public Relations Specialist Ellie Parker said. The eatery has a tentative opening date set for Nov. 20, and wing specials and free T-shirts will be available to customers that day. Wingstop offers boneless and bone-in wings as well as a variety of sides, drinks and dips. www.wingstop.comcommunityimpact.com
Hwy. 249 lanes to open mid-December
The Harris and Montgomery county toll road authorities are working with the Texas Department of Transportation to extend the tolled portion of Hwy. Sources: Harris and Montgomery county toll road authorities, Texas Department of Transportation/Community Impact NewspaperNew toll Hwy. 249 lanes in Tomball are slated to open in mid-December, said Matt Kainer, the assistant director of maintenance and construction engineering for the Harris County Toll Road Authority. Were just ready to get the road open so drivers can use it and continue to improve mobility in the area, he said. The $347.9 million tolled section, Segment 1, is slated to open in spring 2021, and Segment 2 will open from FM 1774 to Hwy.communityimpact.com
Local groups focus on helping Montgomery County homeless, population rises 54% since 2017
Homelessness has risen 54% across Montgomery County since 2017, according to a survey from the Coalition for the Homeless. Local nonprofit leaders said two of the reasons for this increase include job loss and inability to pay rent or mortgage as Montgomery County lacks affordable housing. This means out of the 3,938 people experiencing homelessness within the reports survey area, 1 in 12 homeless people were found in Montgomery County in January. Tomball Police Department Chief Billy Tidwell said the citys homeless population is so small that many are known by name. The coalition reports the number of homeless people is down 52% since 2011 across the Greater Houston area, but Montgomery County was not included in the survey until 2017.communityimpact.com
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to Lake Windcrest
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will open at 9511 FM 1488, Ste. 100, Magnolia, in the newly constructed Windcrest Village Square shopping center. Owners Heather and Arron Martin plan to open the location in December or January, Heather Martin said. Additionally, Sweetwaters will offer specialty drinks unique to the coffeehouse. www.facebook.com/swwindcrestvillagecommunityimpact.com
Yoga Here or There opens in Magnolia
A new yoga studio, Yoga Here or There, opened Aug. 1 at 7214 FM 1488, Ste. 105, Unit 1, Magnolia. The studio offers hatha, vinyasa, gentle, prenatal or chair-style yoga in private and semiprivate settings by appointment. Yoga instructors can also teach yoga classes for corporations and businesses to promote workplace wellbeing, owner Aiyana Woods said. 281-766-4059. www.yogahereorthere.comcommunityimpact.com
Pie in the Sky Pie Co. to open new location in Magnolia
Pie in the Sky Pie Co. is expanding in the Houston area, and is set to open up their third location in Magnolia in October, according to its Facebook page. In addition to its pies and baked sweets, the bakery offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The restaurant chain already has stores in Conroe and College Station. Pie in the Sky will also be adding new items to its menu to provide options for those with specific nutritional requirements like gluten free, dairy free and keto friendly items. About the businessWhere: 7030 FM 1488 #100 Magnolia.
242 Pub & Grill aims to be your pub just down the road
Located on FM 1488 in Magnolia, 242 Pub & Grill is just one of four brand locations in the Houston area, General Manager Cooper McClain said. 242 in Conroehence the namebut the Magnolia storefront opened in July 2018, he said. These are probably some of the nicest people Ive ever met.McClain, who is also the beverage program director for the 242 Pub & Grill brand, said almost the entire menu is made from scratch. While the menu is consistent across all 242 Pub & Grill locations, McClain said the Magnolia employees try to be hyperlocal by getting involved in the community and hosting events. Were a big family here, and our customers are an extension of that family.242 Pub & Grill9201 FM 1488, Ste.communityimpact.com
Free immunizations offered Aug. 13-22 in Magnolia at TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries
TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries is offering free immunizations for children from Aug. 13-22 at its Magnolia clinic, according to an Aug. 12 news release. The Magnolia clinic is located at 18230 FM 1488, Ste. The immunization shot blitz is sponsored by the Magnolia Community Foundation and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Immunizations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible children accompanied by an adult. Children are eligible if they are younger than 17 years oldor younger than 18 years old if enrolled in high schooland are uninsured or underinsured, as the vaccines must not be covered by an insurance plan.communityimpact.com
US Rep. Kevin Brady joins TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries to celebrate reopening of Magnolia clinic
Timika Simmons, CEO of TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, addresses the crowd Aug. 9 during a soft reopening ceremony in Magnolia. Anna Lotz/Community Impact NewspaperTimika Simmons, CEO of TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, addresses the crowd Aug. 9 during a soft reopening ceremony in Magnolia. Anna Lotz/Community Impact NewspaperU.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, joined TOMAGWA and the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting and reopening ceremony of TOMAGWA's Magnolia clinic Aug. 9. Anna Lotz/Community Impact NewspaperU.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, joined TOMAGWA and the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting and reopening ceremony of TOMAGWA's Magnolia clinic Aug. 9. We come to work every day, and we see people. RELATED Free immunizations offered Aug. 13-22 in Magnolia at TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries is offering free immunizations for children from Aug. 13-22 at its Magnolia clinic, according to an Aug.... >TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries281-367-0747www.tomagwa.orgcommunityimpact.com
Live music calendar: Your guide to shows in The Woodlands area in August and September
Genuwine Tasting Room6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia832-934-2675www.mygenuwine.comAugust13 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.15 Damon Heinrich, 7:30 p.m.16 Justin LeBlanc, 7:30 p.m.17 Sheri Lavo and Aint Nobodys Business, 7:30 p.m.20 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.23 Barrio Bros, 7:30 p.m.24 Vintage Reserve, 7:30 p.m.27 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.30 Marcus Eldridge, 7:30 p.m.31 Mark Houlter Quintet, 7:30 p.m.September3 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.6 Keith Rea, 7:30 p.m.7 Marianne Troia, 7:30 p.m.10 Jazz on the Northside, 7 p.m.13 Ken Gaines, 7:30 p.m.14 Nobodys Fool, 7:30 p.m.communityimpact.com
RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY: Texas saw 36 deaths of trespassers on railroad tracks in 2018
The Tomball and Magnolia areas, home to both the Union Pacific Corp. and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines, were founded as railroad towns. The communities include dozens of highway-rail at-grade crossings, meaning the railway and roadway intersects on the same level. Texas leads the nation in its number of freight railroad miles, according to the Association of American Railroads, as well as in the number of highway-rail incidents in 2018, Federal Railroad Administration data shows. Source: Federal Highway Administration/Community Impact Newspapercommunityimpact.com
Officials: New law to hinder local cities visual character
Rob Hauck, Tomball City ManagerHB 2439 preempts local ordinances aimed at regulating building materials for residential or commercial construction. Sources: cities of Tomball and Magnolia, Greater Houston Builders Association, Texas Legislature Online/Community Impact NewspaperLocal ordinances implemented to preserve visual character and building safety in the cities of Tomball and Magnolia were voided by Gov. When the law goes into effect Sept. 1, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia will not be able to enforce their ordinances mandating certain requirements for how building exteriors should look, officials said. 249 or [FM] 2920 [that]are able to be seen from the roadway, with the idea being to protect the character of our downtown corridors and protect peoples investments in the business corridors, Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck said. In Magnolia, city officials adopted a Unified Development Code in 2015, which imposed design standards, as a result of the citys comprehensive plan process in 2013.communityimpact.com
TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries to reopen Magnolia clinic with ceremony Aug. 9
TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries will celebrate the reopening of its Magnolia clinic Aug. 9, nearly six months after the nonprofit announced temporarily shuttering its Magnolia location, CEO Timika Simmons said. However, TOMAGWA has plans to add pharmaceutical and dental services in the coming months. In the coming months, we will be expanding pharmacy and dental screenings. Eighty percent of our dental patients are from the Magnolia area.Dental screenings entail an exam, and then TOMAGWA creates a personalized treatment plan. TOMAGWA began seeing patients at its Magnolia location Aug. 1 and will be open two to three days each week.communityimpact.com
Pizzaiolos to open second Magnolia location
Pizzaiolos Gourmet Pizza will open a third locationits second location in Magnoliaat 28910 Hardin Store Road, Magnolia, in late summer or early fall. The new location with offer the same menu as Pizzaiolos other locations, including gourmet pizzas, pasta, subs and calzones, but will add a full liquor menu. www.pizzaiolospizza.comcommunityimpact.com
FM 1774 overpass opening delayed
The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing an overpass from north of FM 1488 to FM 1486 in Magnolia to provide a direct route over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks. Lighting installation is holding TxDOT crews back from opening the overpass to the public, Magnolia City Administrator Paul Mendes said at a July 9 City Council meeting, and other items still need to be finished, TxDOT Public Information Officer Emily Black said. The project is 95% complete as of mid-July, according to TxDOT information. Timeline: December 2016-third quarter 2019Cost: $23.4 millionFunding source: TxDOTcommunityimpact.com
Tropical Smoothie Cafe now open on Kuykendahl Road in Tomball
A new Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened in the Augusta Woods Shopping Center on July 12. The fast-casual eatery, located at 25640 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A, Tomball, serves both classic and superfood smoothies in addition to sandwiches, flatbreads, quesadillas, wraps and bowls. The smoothie chain also has local stores in Shenandoah and Magnolia, with a new Spring location on FM 2920 coming soon. 346-336-6390. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.comcommunityimpact.com
Find authentic Italian cuisine at Zanti Cucina Italiana
Zanti Cucina Italiana announced its opening July 16 at 10000 Research Forest Drive, Magnolia, in the Westgate Crossing Shopping Center, according to a July 16 news release. The restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine, including hand-made pasta prepared daily, pizza, appetizers and entrees, such as braised lamb ossobuco. Zanti Cucina Italiana also offers dessert items, and wine and spirits. Amenities include an bar, a private dining room, a climate-controlled patio, and an open dining area with tables and booths. 281-259-1300. www.zanticucina.comcommunityimpact.com
City of Magnolia prepares fiscal year 2019-20 budget
City officials in Magnolia began discussing the citys fiscal year 2019-20 budget at a July 6 budget workshop, indicating increases in general fund revenue and expenditures, pay increases for staff and funds for a new $14 million wastewater treatment plant, according to proposed budget information. The proposed FY 2019-20 budget shows $3.124 million in general fund revenue, which funds the citys daily operationsa 5.2% increase from FY 2018-19; however, expenditures increased 6.1% during that same time, totaling $3.123 million. The city still anticipates a surplusa $660 surplus, budget information shows. However, the city of Magnolia turned off its red-light camera June 2 after Gov. City Administrator Paul Mendes said there is enough money in the red-light camera fund to cover the personnel costs for the officers for one more year.communityimpact.com
Reveille Barbecue Co. celebrates one year in Magnolia
Reveille Barbecue Co., located at 37421 FM 1774, Magnolia, celebrated its one-year anniversary in May. The restaurant, open Thursdays through Sundays to 11 a.m. until sold out, offers in-house smoked meats, such as brisket, sausage and turkey, and homemade sides and desserts. 832-515-8600. www.reveillebbq.comcommunityimpact.com