Tomball Music Fest to be held Aug. 30

Tomball Music Fest to be held Aug. 30
Performers from Austin and local talent are scheduled to take part in the first ever Tomball Texas Music Festival on Saturday, August 30 at the historic downtown Depot Plaza. Set to perform are Texas rock-a-billy rockers – the John Evans Band and big time honky tonkers – Mike & the Moonpies, both from Austin.  Local favorites [...]

St. Anne Catholic School welcomes alm...

St. Anne Catholic School welcomes almost 380 students
St. Anne Catholic School in Tomball welcomed 379 students for the new school year. In addition, the school begins a year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the school. “We are anticipating a great year and a great celebration of the 30th anniversary of the school. We were excited to greet our returning students a [...]

MISD Board Approves Budget and Tax Ra...

MISD Board Approves Budget and Tax Rate
This new logo for Magnolia ISD was designed by graphics company Tribe Design to promote brand identity. Cheryl Garcia Contributing Writer The Magnolia ISD School Board approved the 2014-15 school budget at its board meeting on August 18, which will allow some important personnel changes. All MISD employees will receive a pay raise of 4 perce [...]

Council says “No Change in Trash Serv...

Council says “No Change in Trash Service”
The Tomball City Council voted unanimously to keep twice a week pick up in plastic bags as their  trash service at its regular meeting held Monday, August 18.  Council had previously sent out a survey asking residents which method of trash service they preferred.  Of the 322 surveys that were returned, 63% voted to keep the trash service the [...]

Residents donate backpacks

Residents donate backpacks
Intercept Executive Director Lynette Gibbons (right) and Assistant Director Vicki Rich (left) helped hand out goody bags containing a backpack, school supplies, a new school outfit and shoes, at the Back-to-School Bash held at Silver Springs Baptist Church on August 16. Cheryl Garcia Contributing writer Low-income families in Tomball and Mag [...]

Bryce Grimm, a student at Magnolia High School, displays the baseball equipment he collected through donations, which he delivered to kids in the Dominican Republic. Bryce  traveled there with the Woodlands Church on a mission trip.  Before leaving he began a campaign to collect baseball equipment from family and friends. He was very success [...]

Lone Star College System approves bud...

Lone Star College System approves budget
Lone Star College System will be asking citizens to consider a $485 million dollar bond referendum, which will provide more facilities to help train workers necessary to fill high-demand middle skill jobs in the greater Houston area. The Lone Star College System (LSCS)  Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2014-15 operating budget and to p [...]

Carbon Monoxide poisoning kills three

Carbon Monoxide poisoning kills three
Lexi Conner Contributing Writer Officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s office (HCSO)  were called to the 8500 block of Scotch Pine Place near Hooks Airport last week after a neighbor went to the home and spotted someone lying on the ground.  The man was still alive when first responders arrived at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital [...]

Back-to-school assistance for area fa...

Back-to-school assistance for area families
Linda Sanders, SOS Resale Shop director, stands in front of a display of boy’s clothing and sports gear. The shop has upscale, low-cost clothing, shoes, backpacks and lunch kits for students of all ages, as well as home furnishings, clothing, and accessories for adults. Cheryl Garcia Contributing writer By mid-August, most area students have [...]

West Nile Virus cases on the rise

West Nile Virus cases on the rise
Lexi Conner Contributing Writer Montgomery County officials announced last week that they will begin aerial spraying due to concerns about the increasing numbers of West Nile Virus cases in the county.  To date there are eight confirmed cases in Montgomery County and nine in Harris County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev [...]