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Lone Star College Small Business Development Center seeks nominations for awards
April 29, 2016
Lone Star College Small Business Development Center seeks nominations for awards

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Advisory Council is accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Small Business of the Year awards sponsored by BBVA Compass.

Car & Automotive
Milstead Automotive offers free car escape tools this weekend
April 30, 2016
Milstead Automotive offers free car escape tools this weekend

With new storms looming this weekend and the potential of even more flooding, the staff at Milstead Automotive in Spring want to make sure you stay safe.

Restaurants & Food
Sandwich of the Month recommends breakfast croissant at The CoffeeShop Company
SandwichesRule
| April 28, 2016
Sandwich of the Month recommends breakfast croissant at The CoffeeShop Company

I'm always looking for good place to grab a coffee or tea and some breakfast on a Sunday morning.

Education & School
Cooper teacher named Jr. Division Teacher of the Year at Science Engineering Fair of Houston
Deb Spiess
| April 30, 2016
Cooper teacher named Jr. Division Teacher of the Year at Science Engineering Fair of Houston

Stephanie Groves, a Middle School science teacher at The John Cooper School, was honored in March by being named The University of Houston 2016 Melinda Mills Teacher of the Year in the Junior Division o...

Entertainment, Arts & Music
Pinot's Palette® Launches Pinot Perks Rewards Program
PR Newswire
| April 22, 2016
Pinot's Palette® Launches Pinot Perks Rewards Program

Pinot's Palette, which has used its cutting edge technology to become the fastest-growing paint and sip chain in North America, is launching the industry's most innovative online customer rewards progra...

Family Life
YMCA Expands into Southeast Montgomery County
Heather Saucier, MS Director of Media Relations YMCA of Greater Houston
| April 20, 2016
YMCA Expands into Southeast Montgomery County

In response to a rapidly growing population in southeast Montgomery County, The YMCA of Greater Houston is planning to construct a state-of-the-art center to serve areas of Spring and the Conroe Indepen...

Government
American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 passed in the House of Reprsentatives
U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady
| April 28, 2016
American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 passed in the House of Reprsentatives

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady's American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 passes the House.

Health & Fitness
Woodlands Family Dental helps oil & gas layoffs
Emily Mays
| April 27, 2016
Woodlands Family Dental helps oil & gas layoffs

Woodlands Family Dental is offering free emergency dental care to those affected by the recent layoffs in the greater Houston area, at both of their locations.

Home & Garden
Melanie King Designs helps homeowners reinvest equity back into their property
Shelby Olive
| April 26, 2016
Melanie King Designs helps homeowners reinvest equity back into their property

With an all-time low interest rate on home equity loans, Melanie King Designs encourages residents to utilize Interior Design services to reinvest in their homes.

Pets
Montgomery County Animal Shelter director looks to the future
Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark
| April 15, 2016
Montgomery County Animal Shelter director looks to the future

New director Dr. Todd Hayden, who was hired to restore and revitalize operations and accountability at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, is finding the path to progress is every bit as challenging a...

Real Estate
Global Shop Solutions to Build New Customer Training Facility
Kathryn Hosford
| April 25, 2016
Global Shop Solutions to Build New Customer Training Facility

In conjunction with their 40 years in business, Global Shop Solutions, a leading developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, broke ground on its third state-of-the-art facility at its head...

Sports
Conroe ISD softball teams start strong in the state playoffs
WOL Sports Staff
| April 28, 2016
Conroe ISD softball teams start strong in the state playoffs

Two Conroe ISD high school softball teams started their quest for a state championship Thursday night. The district 16-6A third seed Oak Ridge Lady War Eagles (18-11-2) played the Montgomery Lady Bears ...

Crime & Public Safety
Montgomery County Sheriff's blotter: April 13-24
Lt. Brady Fitzgerald, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
| April 29, 2016
Montgomery County Sheriff's blotter: April 13-24

The following incidents were reported by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office between April 13-24.

Kids
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at The Woodlands Children's Museum
Susan Love Fitts Communications
| April 22, 2016
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at The Woodlands Children's Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum has planned a week filled with books and reading.

Money, Finance & Insurance
Farmers Ins deploys additional staff to aid storm victims in Texas
Farmers Insurance
| April 26, 2016

Farmers Insurance ® has deployed additional specially-trained Catastrophe Claims Team members to provide front-line assistance to affected customers.

Nonprofits, Groups & Clubs
YMCA Offers free memberships to local flood victims
Heather Saucier
| April 29, 2016
YMCA Offers free memberships to local flood victims

The YMCA of Greater Houston has been working with the Red Cross to help victims of the April 18-19 flood recover from water in their homes and the loss of essential belongings.

Opinions & Letters To Editor
Petition regarding status of Creekside YMCA.
Cindy and Matt Morrow
| April 28, 2016
Petition regarding status of Creekside YMCA.

Petition regarding status of the South Montgomery County Creekside YMCA.

Outdoors
County urges residents to take precautions regarding mosquitoes
Office of County Judge Craig Doyal
| April 25, 2016
County urges residents to take precautions regarding mosquitoes

Record rainfall this spring and recent flooding will lead to increased standing water and a likely excess of mosquito breeding sites across our region, increasing the risk for mosquito borne disease, in...

Shopping
Market Street announces new early-bird valet parking rate
Bernard Kaplan
| April 21, 2016
Market Street announces new early-bird valet parking rate

Heading to Market Street to shop or dine ahead of the evening hours? If so, you’ll now save on valet parking.