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 [...]

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 [...]