The Woodlands Edition - December 2019

THE WOODLANDS EDITION VOLUME 9,ISSUE 4|DEC. 10, 2019-JAN. 13,2020

  INTHEWOODLANDS

MD Anderson Cancer Center launched a new care facility in The Woodlands this fall, while Memorial Hermann and Houston Methodist both advanced local hospital expansions.

MD Anderson Cancer Center TheWoodlands

Memorial Hermann TheWoodlands Medical Center

HoustonMethodist TheWoodlands Hospital

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IMPACTS NowOpen, Coming Soon &more

484,000 SQ.FT.

260,000 SQ.FT.

210,000 SQ.FT. cancer center

The $250M project was

The $240M project broke ground in September.

The facility

addition and facility upgrade

addition

announced in November.

opened in October.

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TO-DO LIST Events and things to do

SOURCES:MDANDERSONCANCERCENTER,HOUSTONMETHODISTTHEWOODLANDSHOSPITAL, MEMORIALHERMANNTHEWOODLANDSMEDICALCENTER/COMMUNITY IMPACTNEWSPAPER

Facility additions, job growth signal rise of health care in south Montgomery County’s economy Regional hospital systems expand around The Woodlands

more than , this year, according to The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. “The last several years, when I deliver the state of the job growth in our community at the chamber’s [The Woodlands Area Chamber of

These additions to the market are expected to bring in new jobs and patient services to the area’s econ- omy, building on industry growth, ocials said. The total workforce of major health care industry employ- ers in The Woodlands area grew from around , employees in  to

BY BEN THOMPSON

South Montgomery County hos- pitals continued to expand in , with several facility openings, con- struction announcements and job creation cementing health care as a key and growing industry in The Woodlands.

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DEVELOPMENT Cinépolis opens in Creekside Park

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SENIOR LIVING GUIDE 2019

Montgomery County is adding a new court to keep up with a growing population and an increase in the number of cases judges are seeing annually since 2007. NEED FOR THE COURT

Montgomery County prepares for addition of new civil court in 2020 Earlier this year, Montgomery County judges frustrated with the backlog of civil cases and increasing budgetary needs saw the prospect of relief with the legislative approval of a new civil court to address caseloads that have increased more than % since the last civil court was added in . A primary election for the judge position is slated to occur in March. While the new court, anticipated to be operative around mid-, will add some relief to the overload of civil cases and unbudgeted expenses for indigent defense, some ocials said they feel more will need to be added. State Rep. Steve Toth, R.-The Woodlands, authored House Bill , in the  legislative session to create the new court. He said he became aware of the need for the court aer BY ANDREWCHRISTMAN

STATISTICS Senior demographics in south Montgomery County

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LISTINGS Senior living facilities

Increase in civil caseloads by , since 2007 County population grew 2008-2018 by ,

Civil cases JUDGESAVAILABLE

Felony cases

4.5 1.8

RECOMMENDEDNO.

3.6 5.1

SOURCE:MONTGOMERYCOUNTYCOURTADMINISTRATION/COMMUNITY IMPACTNEWSPAPER

We could probably create twomore civil courts inMontgomery County, and it would

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not put us where we need to be. —STATE REP. STEVE TOTH, R-THE WOODLANDS

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