The City of Tomball presented its 2014 Marketing Partner award to Georgia Keen at its City Council meeting on August 4. Keen, who has been with the Tomball/Magnolia Tribune since 2002, is our art director/graphic designer. She designed the winning Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival newspaper ad that the city entered into competition at the re [...]

Texas 249 expansion on the fast track

Texas 249 expansion on the fast track
Cheryl Garcia Contributing Writer Recently Montgomery County officials agreed to help the state with Texas 249 road construction by speeding up their portion of the project.  A partnership between the state and county allows the 249 expansion, which includes new toll lanes and ties into the ongoing FM 1774 road improvement in Magnolia, to hel [...]

Tomball Night a huge success

Tomball  Night a huge success
Gloria, from Nonnie’s Soda Fountain, was one of the winners who found a secret shopper and won $100 at Tomball Night which was held August 1. The 42nd annual Tomball Night was held Friday, August 1 and approximately 10,000 attendees participated. The annual event is presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and was a tr [...]

MPD Mobile Command Center pushes the ...

MPD Mobile Command Center pushes the envelope for safety
This Mobile Command Center was purchased by the Magnolia Police Department recently to enable state-of-the-art traffic management and the coordination of events or emergencies in real time. By Cheryl Garcia Contributing Writer The Magnolia Police Department recently ac-quired a Mobile Command Center (MCC) vehicle that is the first of its kin [...]

Local bust leads to one arrest

Local bust leads to one arrest
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit conducted a narcotics investigation in the 14500 block of FM 1488, in Magnolia, after receiving complaints of narcotics being sold in the area. The area is often referred to as Butler’s Crossing.  During the course of the investigatio [...]

Playhouses on Display at Woodlands Ma...

Playhouses on Display at Woodlands Mall
Three custom-built children’s playhouses will be on display at The Woodlands Mall Courtyard from August 2 – September 13 for the “Casas for CASA: Parade of Playhouses” program. Proceeds from the sale of the playhouses during a live auction on September 13 will benefit CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County.  An auct [...]

Missing Magnolia man found dead in Li...

Missing Magnolia man found dead in Livingston
57 year old James Buckner of Magnolia was found dead July 31 in Livingston. Buckner had been missing since July 10 and had been last seen somewhere in the Montgomery area prior to the discovery of his vehicle outside a La Quinta Inn in Livingston. Buckner, a salesman in the wastewater treatment industry, was out of town at the time of his di [...]

Magnolia firefighters rescue woman fr...

Magnolia firefighters rescue woman from burning home
Around 3:30 on the afternoon of July 25, Magnolia Firefighters, along with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies and MCHD EMS responded to a residential fire on Debbi Lane in Southwest Montgomery County. A Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department was first on scene, but was unable to enter the home due to heavy smoke conditions from a fire in t [...]

GTACC provides update on developments

GTACC provides update on developments
The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce (GTACC) has recently released their Business Development Update for the spring of 2014. The report includes information on upcoming developments that will be taking place in the area. Expansion of the Tomball Parkway and SH 249 will be continuing over the next few years. The somewhat controversial [...]

Mo. Co. Food Bank expands services

Mo. Co. Food Bank expands services
By Cheryl Garcia Contributing Writer In order to meet growing demand, the Montgomery County Food Bank opened the doors of its new and much larger Conroe facility last month. The new 60,000 square-foot building has 12 loading docks and can service multiple agencies at once, which brings up the level of service overall. The old facility had on [...]