City of Tomball to develop new park

City of Tomball to develop new park
Volunteers at a 2013 KaBOOM! community playground build in Houston set up monkey bars. Tomball will apply for a grant later this year to create a similar project. By Karina Brisack Tribune Staff The City of Tomball has begun the process of developing a new city park, which will be located at 1414 Hufsmith, for area residents to enjoy. Its co [...]

The winners of Magnolia’s Bicycle/Tricycle Parade pose in front of city officials for photos at the Magnolia Fourth of July celebration in Unity Park.

Tomball Council honors employees

Tomball Council honors employees
By Cheryl Garcia Contributing Writer At the July 7 meeting of the Tomball City Council, councilmembers heard several presentations that showcased the outstanding contributions of city employees and illustrated some of the impact of recent population growth on city organizations. City departments have added staff and expanded their intern prog [...]

Stark sets the stage at the Santa Fe ...

Stark sets the stage at the Santa Fe Opera
By Karina Brisack Tribune Staff Former Tomball area resident Shelby Stark was accepted some months ago to the acclaimed Technical Apprenticeship Program at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. Less than 13 percent of applicants were accepted to the program this year, making Stark’s accomplishment all the more impressive. Stark is a member of the [...]

Homeschoolers foil Magnolia Council c...

Homeschoolers foil Magnolia Council curfew
A large crowd filled Magnolia’s council chamber July 8 to express their aversion to a proposed curfew ordinance. By Karina Brisack Tribune Staff The July 8 meeting of the Magnolia City Council drew a crowd that flooded the council chambers to overflowing with local residents who showed up to voice their dissent to a curfew ordinance being co [...]

Local business petitions against anti...

Local business petitions against anti-liquor ordinance
By Karina Brisack Tribune Staff Cisco Salsa Company (CSC) has recently become the face of a petition making its way through Tomball to repeal a 1944 ordinance banning beverages with an alcohol concentration higher than 14% in old town Tomball. CSC hopes to get 1,000 signatures on the petition from registered Tomball voters by July 15. Complet [...]

Steven Vaughan was named the 2014 Mayor’s Citizen of the Year at the Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) 6th annual economic outlook luncheon held recently at Lone Star College – Tomball. Vaughan was instrumental in the founding of the TEDC 20 years ago. He chaired the Tomball charter committee in 2013 and has been in [...]

Head voted LSC Chancellor

Head voted LSC Chancellor
The Lone Star College System (LSCS) Board of Trustees Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Steve Head as the next chancellor of LSCS. Following this vote, Head has become the fourth chancellor for LSCS. He is replacing former chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter, who announced in February that he was retiring from his position at the college [...]

TEDC celebrates 20 years

TEDC celebrates 20 years
Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership, speaks to TEDC luncheon attendees on the economic outlook of the greater Houston area. By Lexi Conner Contributing Writer Community leaders, business owners, city of Tomball and Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce officials gathered at Lone Star College-To [...]

Veteran receives home mortgage-free

Veteran receives home mortgage-free
A wounded veteran and his family were surprised June 25 with the announcement that they will soon be the recipients of a new mortgage-free home from the Pulte Group in Tomball community Wimbledon Falls. A crowd of local contractors, neighbors and others cheered and waved flags as Pulte and H-E-B employees shared the good news with Staff Sgt. [...]