Woodlands Area
Woodlands Online business directory now showing local PokeStops and Gyms for Pokemon Go
Woodlands Online Staff
| July 18, 2016
Woodlands Online business directory now showing local PokeStops and Gyms for Pokemon Go

The most comprehensive business directory in The Woodlands is introducing a new feature to help local residents catch ‘em all.

Business
Spirit of Texas Bank announces new acquisition in The Woodlands
Jodi Sharp
| July 26, 2016
Spirit of Texas Bank announces new acquisition in The Woodlands

Cypressbrook Company is pleased to announce the following transactions:

Restaurants & Food
Coffeeshop Company to celebrate its first birthday July 27
Ann Wolford
| July 19, 2016
Coffeeshop Company to celebrate its first birthday July 27

Coffeeshop Company introduced its unique Viennese- style café to The Woodlands community one year ago.

Education & School
Conroe ISD Board of Trustees seeking input on new campus names
Sarah D. Wood
| July 20, 2016

At their meeting Tuesday night, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees heard a presentation from Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Curtis Null about the naming process for two new Conroe ISD campuses.

Entertainment, Arts & Music
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked No 1 outdoor amphitheater in the world
Cameron Klepac, Assistant Director of PR & Education
| July 15, 2016
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked No 1 outdoor amphitheater in the world

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2016, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry...

Family Life
Woodlands Online hosting summer scavenger hunt for local families
Woodlands Online Staff
| June 10, 2016
Woodlands Online hosting summer scavenger hunt for local families

Summer is here, and Woodlands Online wants to get families out of the house and into the fun with a Summer Scavenger Hunt contest.

Health & Fitness
CHI St. Luke's Health - Lakeside Hospital named one of the best places to work in healthcare
Tymika Morrison
| July 26, 2016
CHI St. Luke's Health - Lakeside Hospital named one of the best places to work in healthcare

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Lakeside Hospital (Lakeside Hospital) was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Home & Garden
Haggards Rustic Goods Joins Fall Home & Garden Show Lineup
Susan Love Fitts Communications
| July 07, 2016
Haggards Rustic Goods Joins Fall Home & Garden Show Lineup

Barn wood creations hand-crafted in Texas comes to the annual Fall Home & Garden Show.

Houston Area
Victoria Beckham 'flip-flops' on heels but has a point
Donna Wick
| June 30, 2016

Sky-high stilettos are certainly fun and fashionable on the runway, but in the real world, comfort and health prevail. One local spine expert has five tips for staying comfortable in your couture.

Pets
Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands taking pet supply donations for Houston K-911 Rescue
Donna Wick
| July 13, 2016
Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands taking pet supply donations for Houston K-911 Rescue

Bob Milner, co-owner of Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, is proud to admit that his luxury showroom is going to the dogs.

Real Estate
Woodforest Starts Work in New Kingsley Neighborhood
Haunani Shipper
| July 19, 2016
Woodforest Starts Work in New Kingsley Neighborhood

Following a busy first half of 2016, master-planned Woodforest continues its expansion with work starting on a new neighborhood, Kingsley.

Religion & Spirituality
The Woodlands UMC’s SMILE VBS provides fun place for children with special needs
Shelby Olive
| June 27, 2016
The Woodlands UMC’s SMILE VBS provides fun place for children with special needs

The Woodlands United Methodist Church is hosting its Special Blessings SMILE VBS, a three-day program tailored to children with special needs, July 25-27.

Sports
Strykers lose in extras
Joshua Russell
| July 26, 2016
Strykers lose in extras

The Strykers scored in the eighth inning to tie the game but eventually fell in extras to the Victoria Generals, 3-2.

Travel
Southwest Airlines fleet grounded nationwide due to computer outage
July 20, 2016
Southwest Airlines fleet grounded nationwide due to computer outage

A ground stop was issued for all Southwest Airlines flights Wednesday afternoon after the airline reported an issue with its computer systems.

Crime & Public Safety
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy enrollment extended to July 28
Woodlands Online Staff
| July 22, 2016
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy enrollment extended to July 28

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy will begin August 11. For those interested in participating, the enrollment has been extended through July 28 until 5:00 p.m.

Kids
Bring a friend to TWCM Aug. 1 for Friendship Day
Susan Love Fitts Communications
| July 22, 2016
Bring a friend to TWCM Aug. 1 for Friendship Day

The Woodlands Children's Museum is the place to go to play with new friends – and an ideal outing for long-lasting companions.

Money, Finance & Insurance
TWFG announces expansive local, national growth
Paul Lazzaro
| July 22, 2016
TWFG announces expansive local, national growth

The “G” in TWFG will stand for “Growth” in the months ahead, according to Gordy Bunch, president and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group.

Nonprofits, Groups & Clubs
Miracle Day at Dairy Queen to benefit hospitalized children
Emily Ward
| July 25, 2016
Miracle Day at Dairy Queen to benefit hospitalized children

This Thursday, July 28th, Dairy Queens throughout the nation will be hosting Miracle Treat Day.

Outdoors
Season Pool Passes are still a great deal, purchase today
The Woodlands Township
| July 05, 2016
Season Pool Passes are still a great deal, purchase today

Summer is in full swing and season pool passes are still available for purchase to beat the summer heat! Season passes are valid for entry into all Township pools including the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.

Personal Care & Beauty
Farmers market soap vendors bring cleanliness to the community
Jessica Elliott
| July 11, 2016
Farmers market soap vendors bring cleanliness to the community

Local soap vendors Susan Anderson and Steven Lengyel are cleaning up the community one bar at a time.

Shopping
Wait for it: Annual back-to-school tax-free shopping weekend Aug 5 - 7
J. Werner
| July 22, 2016
Wait for it: Annual back-to-school tax-free shopping weekend Aug 5 - 7

For those willing to wait another two weeks to shop for back to school essentials, they can save themselves the tax on those items. The annual back-to-school tax-free holiday has been set for August 5 - 7.