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Prices of household staples as measured by the consumer price index, which measures costs over time, have increased in the past year, putting pressure on local businesses, nonprots and government entities.

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Over the past year, food and energy costs across the Greater Houston region, including The Woodlands, have seen the largest increase over a 12-month period since 1982, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jesus Cañas, senior business econ- omist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said several factors lead to increased prices, including ongoing issues with the supply chain, labor shortages and the Russia-Ukraine war putting pressure on energy prices. “WHEN IT COMES TO THESE REPORTS, THERE SHOULD BE LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN SEARCHES ACROSS RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS IF EVERYONE IS TREATED EQUALLY BY LAWENFORCEMENT." NICK HUDSON, POLICY & ADVOCACY STRATEGIST AT THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF TEXAS

“All of that combined is resulting in high ination,” Cañas said. Along with food costs, Cañas said transportation and gas utility costs, which have seen 22.7% and 24.2% increases, respectively, over the past year, factor into increasing costs for consumers in the region. However, Cañas noted the ination distribution across Texas is not even. HesaidcomparingtheGreaterHouston region to the Dallas-Fort Worth CONTINUED ON 44

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after a woman who died by suicide in a jail cell after she was arrested during a trac stop in 2015, requires agencies to compile trac stop data and submit it annually in a report to the Texas Commis- sion on Law Enforcement. In addition, agencies are required to analyze the trac stop data for indicators of racist policing and address it internally, according to the TCOLE. The report requires ocers to compile data on every trac stop conducted, including the race of the driver, the

State-mandated reports intended to uncover potential racial proling by law enforcement report- edly show no evidence of bias in south Montgom- ery County; however, law enforcement ocials and advocates for civil liberties cite several factors they said could result in the appearance of disproportion- ate actions against Black individuals. The annual racial proling reports comply with Senate Bill 1849, known as the Sandra Bland Act, which was signed into law in 2017. The act, named

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FROMNICOLE: The cost of goods, from grain to gasoline, has been increasing for the past year, and local businesses as well as nonprots are feeling the eects. Our front-page story this month looks at the local eects of ination and how it hits consumers. Our April edition also includes a guide for May 7 elections, including Shenandoah, Magnolia ISD and municipal utility districts. Visit us online on election night to see the results at communityimpact.com. Nicole Preston, GENERALMANAGER

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Working together, The Woodlands will remain the best place in the country to work, live and raise a family. Over 500 residents of The Woodlands participated in our survey.

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Life can be uncertain, Your finances don’t have to be. Comprehensive Financial Planning 8 A Five Star Driving School opened in Market Street, locat- ed at 9595 Six Pines Drive, Bldg. 8, Level 2, Ste. 8210, The Woodlands, on March 28. According to owner Michael er, The Clay Bar Co. is a sister studio to Potteryland, which is located at 1027 Sawdust Road, Ste. 1, The Woodlands. The Clay Bar Co. oers pottery wheel workshops for beginners, studio mem- berships, clay hand-building classes, clay date nights, six-week pottery courses and clay impressions. 281-651-2015. www.theclaybar.co 5 Boardough Vino Wine Bar opened March 10 at 4223 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 100, The Woodlands. Boardough Vino oers an extensive wine and beer list as well as menu items that include charcuterie boards, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. 281-719-8938. www.boardoughvino.com 6 Fusion restaurant Burrito District held a soft opening March 8 for its new location at 22916 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. B, Spring. The business serves a variety of California-style Mexican dishes, such as ceviche, Baja sh tacos and carne asada burritos as well as beverag- es, including margaritas, horchata and jamaica—a hibiscus tea. 34tt6-786-8255 www.theburritodistrict.com 7 Veda Health , a new direct primary care practice, opened at 9006 Forest Crossing Drive, Ste. B, The Woodlands, on Feb. 7. According to an email from Veda Health owner Dr. Bhavna Reddy, the clinic specializes in family medicine. Veda Health has monthly membership options available for patients. 281-815-0374. www.vedapc.com

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NOWOPEN 1 I Heart Mac & Cheese opened April 6 at 26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in made-to-order, build- your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches that guests can customize with a vari- ety of ingredients. 832-422-3360. www.iheartmacandcheese.com

2 Galindo’s Coee Co. opened March 16 at 2330 FM 1488, Ste. 700-B, Conroe. The coee shop is a sister company to Galindo’s Barbershop. Galindo’s Coee Co. sells a variety of coee, espresso and tea drinks as well as breakfast food items, such as gluten-free pastries, muns, breakfast tacos, protein bars and oatmeal. The coee shop oers Galindo’s Coee Co. espresso and coee beans for purchase. 936-267-3920. www.galindoscoeeco.com

3 Bowtique debuted at Market Street, located at 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 1030, The Woodlands, on March 21. According to a news release from Market Street, Bowtique features women’s clothing and accessories that are made in the U.S. and Europe. 281-323-4129. www.shopatmarketstreet.com/stores/ bowtique 4 The Clay Bar Co. opened March 18 at 1027 Sawdust Road, Ste. 200, The Woodlands. According to the own-

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Black, the school oers a variety of courses for teenagers and adults to get their driver’s licenses. Potential stu- dents can register for courses online. 972-974-7952. www.5stardrive.com 9 Black Cat Theater Company opened this spring in Magnolia at 331 Corporate Woods Drive, Ste. A4, founder Stacy Jones said. The Black Cat Theater Company provides theater edu- cation to students and oers the chance to audition to join the adult improv troupe. Jones said some classes are being oered this spring, but the business will be fully open this summer. Visitors can sign up online to attend an open house from 1-4 p.m. April 24. 281-747-9100. www.blackcattheateracademy.com COMING SOON 10 Greggo’s Pizza and Subs is slated to open in May at 2466 FM 1488, Conroe, according to owner Ryan d’Avignon. The restaurant will feature subs, pizzas, ap- petizers, salad and beer. D’Avignon said his parents opened Greek Tony’s Pizza in Conroe in 1982, and the restaurant honors his father’s nickname “Greggo.” www.greggospizza.com 11 Gucci will open at Market Street in October at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. Gucci is a luxury fashion store selling women’s and men’s clothing, handbags and accessories. 281-419-4774. www.gucci.com 12 Scooter’s Coee is opening a drive-thru coee shop location at 24771 Gosling Road, Spring. The new location is slated to open July or August, according to the company.

Scooter’s Coee oers a diverse drink menu, including hot and iced drinks, smoothies and teas. Scooter’s Coee also oers burritos, croissants, sand- wiches and other sweets, among other items. www.scooterscoee.com 13 NobiliTea will open the rst location of The Woodlands-Spring area in late April at 8727 W. Rayford Road, Ste. 170, Spring. NobiliTea sells organically grown tea, handcrafted specialty drinks, seasonal drinks and nitro tea. NobiliTea also sells a range of loose-leaf teas. 903-630-1637. www.nobilitea.us 14 Salata is expected to open at the intersection of FM 1488 and Egypt Lane at 6209 FM 1488, Ste. C, Magnolia, according to Salata ocials. An ocial opening date could not be conrmed with the company. Salata is a fast-casual salad bar where guests can choose from a variety of toppings to create a salad or wrap. 844-725-2821. www.salata.com 15 Sixty Vines will open in the former Jasper’s location at Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, according to Market Street ocials. Sixty Vines is slated to open in November. Sixty Vines oers a variety of wine selections and wine on tap. The food menu includes cheese and meat boards, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and desserts. 281-419-4774. www.sixtyvines.com 16 The School of Science and Tech- nology has opened enrollment prior to the start of the 2022-23 academic year, when it will ocially move into its newest campus at 27440 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. The new campus will oer pre-K through eighth grade and be in the location that was formerly

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FEATURED IMPACT IN THE NEWS Work began March 21 on a new mural in Waterway Square , according to a news release from The Howard Hughes Corp. The south wall of the Waterway Square garage is being transformed into one of the largest murals in Texas, reaching 105 feet tall and 358 feet wide, according to the release. The 35,000-square- foot mural will anchor a new 2.3-acre outdoor community gathering space in Waterway Square. The project was created by artist Alex Katz and commissioned by The Howard Hughes Corp. This will be the 81st piece of art on display in The Woodlands area and the rst mural, according to The Howard The Woodlands Preparatory School building. Enrollment is open for the upcoming academic year, and the school will move to the campus on June 1. https://sstschools.edlioschool.com 17 Breitling will open in August next to Gucci at Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, oering time- pieces including the Navitimer, Chrono- mat and SuperOcean families as well as multifunctional professional watches. www.breitling.com 18 Nike plans to open a loca- tion in September at Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. Nike sells a variety of athletic apparel and shoes. 281-419-4774.www.nike.com

Hughes Corp. ocials. According to the release, the landscaping is designed to encourage walkability through Waterway Square and will include movable furniture. www.howardhughes.com

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525 Woodlands Square Blvd., Conroe, The Woodlands Square Market on FM 1488 moved to a new location at 25127 Gosling Road, Spring, for its March 20 market. Founded in 2021, the market is now called Gosling Sunday Market and will continue to be twice a month on Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The market hosts a variety of vendors ranging from fresh food and plants to handmade jewelry and art. Other prod- ucts include clothing, cooking oils and seasoning, and home fragrance items. www.goslingsundaymarket.com

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COMING SOON 1 Domino’s Pizza is slated to open a location in the Robinson Retail Center at 27605 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North, this year, according to MHW Develop- ment and Construction. Domino’s Pizza oers pizza, wings and desserts for deliv- ery or carryout. www.dominos.com 2 La Michoacana Ice Cream is ex- pected to open a location in the rst building of the Robinson Retail Center at 27605 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North, according to MHW Development and Construction. Information abut the oer- ings at the business was not immediately available from the real estate brokerage. www.mhwre.com

RELOCATIONS 3 Hair salon Snobz of Houston is relo- cating from 17947 I-45 N., Shenandoah, to a larger location at 27605 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North, according to the owner. A moving date was not avail- able. Snobz of Houston specializes in silk press hair services. 346-908-0005. www.snobzoouston.com CLOSINGS 4 JW’s Place Soul Food & Barbeque closed its location at 28533 Springs Trails Ridge, Ste. 180, Spring, in early March. The owners said they are look- ing for a new location for JW’s Place. www.facebook.com/jwsplacesoulfoodbbq

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Children are invited to take part in dyeing eggs, creating a bunny mask, and embellishing baskets or boxes at The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Eggtivities event. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org (Courtesy The Woodlands Children’s Museum)

The annual Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas race has sold out of general entry tickets for participants, but residents can still watch the event when it takes place April 23. The event features a 500-meter swim, a 12.8-mile bike race and a 5K run around The Woodlands area. Individuals can volunteer to help with the event. All day. Free (to view). Locations vary around The Woodlands. www.ironman.com/im-texas (Courtesy Ironman Texas)

15 THEWOODLANDS TOWNSHIP CLOSES FOR EASTER The Woodlands Township will be closed to observe the Easter holiday weekend. The township oces will reopen with regular hours April 18. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov 16 COMPETE IN THE RUN AND DONE RACE A timed 5K race through Rob Fleming Park includes an Easter egg hunt following the race beginning at 8 a.m.

APRIL 14 HUNT FOR EGGS AT NIGHT Participants in the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt can bring ashlights, cameras and baskets. The entrance fee includes the egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a special snack. 7:45-8:45 p.m. $15 (resident), $20 (nonresident), $5 sibling discount. Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Participants are encouraged to bring their baskets and cameras. 10-11:30 a.m. $30 (resident), $35 (nonresident). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov 16 JOINA FAMILY SEDER Shaarey Tzedek Synagogue holds a family Passover Seder with a kosher dinner and singalong. For information contact administrator@ shaareytzedek.com. 5 p.m. $27 (adult), free (children 12 and under).

There is no race day registration, and a wait list for the race can be joined at races@thewoodlandstownship- tx.gov. 7-9 a.m. $35. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov 16 HUNT EGGS AT THE EGGSTRAVAGANZA The Woodlands-area residents can enjoy coee, doughnuts and fruit as well as play classic games with the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt and work on a craft to take home.

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APRIL 2324

GO CAMPING AT CAMP TERRAMONT TERRAMONT PARK

Families can enjoy games, crafts and outdoor activities at Camp Terra- mont. Dinner, breakfast, snacks and all activities are included, but partici- pants are asked to bring a tent and sleeping bags. Preregistration is required. Noon-8 a.m. $135 (family of four), $25 (each additional member). Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

MAY 07

RACE IN THEWOODLFOREST BANK TRIATHLON NORTHSHORE PARK

COURTESY THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP

FEATURED EVENT The Woodforest Bank Triathlon, produced by The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department, returns with a eld of 1,000 participants. The annual race is USA Triathlon certied, and it will culminate with an awards party featuring live music, 01 HEAR THEWOODLANDS SYMPHONY PERFORM The Woodlands Symphony presents music that is “Out of This World” with a concert of space-themed classical music and movie soundtracks. 6 p.m. $10-$55. The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200LakeWoodlandsDrive,TheWoodlands. www.woodlandssymphony.org 14 LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY The Woodlands-area residents can join experts to explore the state of the local environment and potential threats. Discussion topics will include the role of waterways in the area,

select dates. Times vary. Free (select events). The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, 1830 South Millbend Drive, Ste. B, The Woodlands. 281-357-4653. www.insperityinvitational.com 29 DONATE BLOOD WITH THE YMCA Blood donors are needed to replenish the blood supply for local hospitals. Appointments are not necessary but highly encouraged. 8:30 a.m.-noon. 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622. www.commitforlife.org MAY 01 ENJOY CARS AND COFFEE FOR A CAUSE Area auto enthusiasts meet at Market Street the rst Sunday of every month to collect money for a nonprot in Montgomery County as part of Cars and Coee for a Cause. In the second quarter of the year, the nonprot is Sleep in Heavenly Peace. 6:30-10:30 a.m. Free (donations accepted). Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. wpsinfo@woodlandsperformance.com. www.woodlandsperformance.com

Marriott Courtyard-Shenandoah, 19255 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah. www.shaareytzedek.com 20 LEARNABOUT CHILDADVOCACY Participants can join Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers for a discussion about becoming an advocate for abused and neglected children in Montgomery County. 9-10 a.m. Free. La Madeleine, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 936-441-5437. www.casaspeaks4kids.com 24 COMPETE INA PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT A mixed doubles pickleball tournament includes divisions based on skill level, and each team will play three rounds. The tournament is for participants age 18 and up. 1-4:30 p.m. $30-$40. Shadowbend Park, 4995 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov 27  MAY 1 VIEWA GOLF TOUNAMENT The Insperity Invitational golf tournament, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is open to the public with free admission on

food, beverages and other activities. 7-11 a.m. $120-$185. Northshore Park 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

water quality impacts, the impacts of invasive species, and the benets of insects and birds. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135I-45S.,TheWoodlands.281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov 14 JOIN THE MARCH FOR BABIES The Woodlands residents are invited to take part in Montgomery County’s March for Babies, organized by March of Dimes. The event will raise awareness, fund research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy. 8-11 a.m. Donations accepted. The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands. 888-274-3711. www.marchforbabies.org

Find more or submit The Woodlands-area events at communityimpact.com/communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

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LIVEMUSIC CALENDAR

Live music in and around The Woodlands

REFUGE BAR AND BISTRO 24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 110, The Woodlands 713-389-5674 www.refugeinthewoodlands.com APRIL 22 Jimmie Hunter, 8 p.m. 23 Justin Leblanc, 8 p.m. 29 The Others, 8 p.m. 30 Unique Soul Band, 8 p.m. MAY 06 Jimmie Hunter, 8 p.m. 07 Billy Pope, 8 p.m. 13 Jimmie Hunter, 8 p.m. 14 Unique Soul Band, 8 p.m. 20 Yelba, 8 p.m. MAHONEY’S TEXISH BAR 24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 100, 15 The Others, 8 p.m. 16 Billy Pope, 8 p.m.

23 Adrenaline, 8:30 p.m. 24 JB Barnett, noon 27 Jenna Lynn, 6 p.m. 28 AJ Santana, 8 p.m.

29 Party On Band, 8:30 p.m. 30 Sonic Seduction, 8:30 p.m. GLADE CULTURAL CENTER 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands 832-557-8781 www.gladeartsfoundation.org APRIL 23 Diunna Greenleaf, 8 p.m. MAY 06 Kevin Charles, 8 p.m. MAIN STREET CROSSING 111 W. Main St., Tomball 281-290-0431 www.mainstreetcrossing.com APRIL 13 Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, 8 p.m.

Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar oers live music by artists such as Anthony Pitt and Justin Peña. (Courtesy Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar)

FIELDING’S LOCAL KITCHEN + BAR 26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands 281-623-1712 www.eldingslocal.com

SUNDAYS Justin LeBlanc, 11 a.m. WEDNESDAYS Anthony Pitt and Justin Peña, 6 p.m. THURSDAYS Pete Scadi, 6 p.m. FRIDAYS Roger Tienken, 6 p.m.

The Woodlands 832-663-5228 www.mahoneysbar.com APRIL 13 JB Barnett, 6 p.m. 14 Kelly Peters Trio, 8 p.m. 15 Good Time Mun, 8:30 p.m. 16 Not The Rachels, 8:30 p.m.

14 Nightbird, 7 p.m. 15 Gary Morris, 7 p.m. 20 Texas Flood, 7 p.m. 21 Rodney Crowell, 8 p.m. 2223 The Wilder Blue, 8 p.m. 24 Vinyl Radio, 7 p.m. 2526 Rodney Crowell, 8 p.m, 27 Cody Canada, 8 p.m. 29 Doug Stone, 7 p.m.

17 Paul Byron, noon 20 Chris Crisp, 6 p.m. 21 Paige Lewis, 8 p.m. 22 Vertigo, 8:30 p.m.

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COMPILED BY ALLY BOLENDER

DAVEMATTHEWS BAND CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION

MAY 13

MAY 01

MERCURY HOUSTON DOSEY DOE BIG BARN

Mercury, a Houston chamber orchestra, integrates multimedia, unique dance and narrative elements into performances.

Dave Matthews Band, an American rock band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991, is known for hits such as “Crash Into Me.”

DOSEY DOE BIG BARN 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands 281-367-3774 www.doseydoetickets.com APRIL 14 The Weight, 8:30 p.m. 15 Mark May featuring Miss Molly, 8:30 p.m. 16 Sara Acker, 8:30 p.m. 17 Music of Cream, 7:30 p.m. 19 Damn Quails with Kyle Hutton, 8 p.m. 20 Thunderstorm Artis, 8:30 p.m. 21 Fabulous Thunderbirds, 8:30 p.m. 22 McKenna Kasowski, 8:30 p.m. 23 Hotel California, 8:30 p.m. 27 Oh What a Night, 8 p.m. 28 Wishbone Ash Phoenix featuring Argus Live, 8:30 p.m. 29 Chad Prather, 8:30 p.m. MAY 01 Mercury Houston, 7 p.m. 05 Prophets & Outlaws, 8:30 p.m. 06 Keeton Coman, 8:30 p.m. 07 Soul Sacrice, 8:30 p.m. 08 Maddie Poppe, 7:30 p.m. 11 Travis Tritt, 8 p.m. 12 Sawyer Fredericks, 8:30 p.m. 13 Jason Boland & The Stragglers, 8:30 p.m. 14 Seth James Band, 8:30 p.m.

DOSEY DOE BREAKFAST, BBQ&WHISKEY BAR 2626 Research Forest Drive, Ste. B, The Woodlands 832-823-4414 www.doseydoetickets.com APRIL 13 Dana Cooper, 7:30 p.m. 14 Bobby Irwin, 8 p.m. 15 Tyler Booth, 8 p.m. 16 Alexis McLaughlin, 8 p.m. 20 Terry Rasor, 6:30 p.m. 21 Rich O’Toole, 8 p.m. 22 Cruz Contreras, 8 p.m. 23 A Wheel of Cheese, 8 p.m. 27 Mary Grace, 7:30 p.m. 28 Trent Cowie, 8 p.m. 29 Jennifer Westwood with Dylan Dunbar, 8 p.m. 30 Bonner Rhae Rhoden, 8 p.m. MAY 04 Too Slim & The Taildraggers, 7:30 p.m.

FEATURED VENUE The Spring Concert Series returns to Market Street, providing free live music entertainment for guests. The Spring Concert Series lineup features artists performing Top 40, jazz, Latin, country and cover favorites. Performers take the stage every Thursday through May 12 from 6-8:30 p.m., and attendees are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the performances on the lawn at Market Street. The Spring Concert Series at Market Street includes country, rock and jazz live music performances on an outdoor stage. COURTESY MARKET STREET

21 Texas Eagles, 6 p.m. 28 JoiLux Band, 6 p.m. MAY 05 Yelba, 6 p.m. 12 Mango Punch, 6 p.m. 19 Fab 5

MARKET STREET 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands 281-419-4774 www.shopatmarketstreet.com APRIL 14 The Fuse, 6 p.m. CYNTHIAWOODS MITCHELL PAVILION 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 281-364-3010 www.woodlandscenter.org APRIL 30 AJR with Gayle, 7:30 p.m.

MAY 06 Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town with The Cadillac Three, 7 p.m. 07 KSBJ Presents: MercyMe with Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp, 7 p.m. 08 The Who, 7:30 p.m. 13 Dave Matthews Band, 7:30 p.m.

05 Corey Kent, 8 p.m. 06 Joey Greer, 8 p.m. 07 Logan Samford, 8 p.m. 08 Nefesh Mountain, 7 p.m. 11 Dustin Herring, 7:30 p.m.

Find more or submit The Woodlands area events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY VANESSA HOLT

Timeline: September 2018-early 2022 Cost: $22.79 million Funding source: TxDOT COMPLETED PROJECTS 4 Kuykendahl Road widening Additional work to complete ditch grading and seeding was planned in the spring on a completed project to widen Kuykendahl Road from two to four lanes between Lake Woodlands Drive and Re- search Forest Drive, according to Mont- gomery County Precinct 3. The project to expand the 1.5-mile road section from two to four lanes was completed Jan. 31, and the cleanup and other work was pending as of March 18. Timeline: January 2021-January 2022 Cost: $3.57 million Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3 5 Rayford Road trac signal installation Construction on four new trac signals took place in February and March following a road widening project at the Rayford Road intersections with Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boule- vard, Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard and Spring Trails Park. As of March 18, contractor Third Coast had completed construction, and the signals were slated to begin operation in March, according to Montgomery County Pre- cinct 3. The signals replace four all-way stops. The road widening project also includes a new bridge for eastbound Rayford trac east of Spring Trails Park Drive as well as widening Birnham Woods Drive 600 feet north and south of the intersection with Rayford. Timeline: October 2020-March 2022 Cost: $2.88 million (widening project) Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3

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2 BirnhamWoods Drive widening A project to widen Birnham Woods Drive from two to four lanes from Waterbend Cove to Rayford Road was awarded in mid-January with a contract for 420 days, according to Montgomery County Pre- cinct 3. The completed project will result in two lanes in each direction in addition to a left-turn lane at Birnham Woods and Waterbend and at Birnham Woods and Lexington Boulevard. As of March 18, the contractor had started to prepare the right of way and install storm sewer along parts of Birnham Woods, according to Precinct 3. Timeline: March 2022-mid-2023 Cost: $2.99 million Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3 3 FM 2978 widening The widening of FM 2978 from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek was 98% complete as of the Texas Department of Trans- portation’s April report, and only minor closeout items remained to be complet- ed, according to TxDOT ocials. The TxDOT project will widen the stretch of FM 2978 from two lanes to four.

When completed, the Gosling Road project will include a new bridge over Spring Creek.

1 Gosling Road widening Work on a new bridge is underway over Spring Creek as part of a project to widen Gosling Road to four lanes between Creekside Forest Drive and Gatewood Reserve Lane. The project began as a joint eort between Mont- gomery County Precinct 3 and Harris County Precinct 4 because it includes areas within both counties. Due to Harris County boundary shifts, Gosling Road is now in Precinct 3, which will complete the project. The project will create two 12-foot lanes in each direc- tion as well as the two additional lanes for a 1,817-foot bridge over Spring

Creek. Northbound Gosling Road will be restriped at the intersection with Creekside Forest for two lanes and a left-turn lane. As of March 18, work was continuing on the new bridge, and the contractors were planning to focus on the south side of the creek for sev- eral weeks, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3. Timeline: December 2021-early 2023 Cost: $8.2 million (Montgomery County Precinct 3 contributing $4 million) Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 3, Harris County Precinct 4

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COMPILED BY ALLY BOLENDER & ANDREW CHRISTMAN

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Developments underway in The Woodlands area

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ROBINSON RETAIL CENTER A retail center is under construction at 27605 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. According to MHW Development and Construction, three buildings are being developed, totaling 28,800 square feet. The rst building was nearing completion in March, and work on the others was slated to begin soon.

JETT EDUCATION CENTER The $15.5 million Walter P. Jett Continuing Education Center, a teacher training center, was completed in March, according to Conroe ISD ocials. The move-in process for the center was expected to continue for several months to prepare it for departmental use, ocials said. Space: 50,910 square feet Timeline: January 2021-March 2022

CREEKSIDE PARKMEDICAL PLAZA Construction has started on the Creekside Park Medical Plaza, located at Creekside Forest Drive and Strake Drive. Developer The Howard Hughes Corp. said tenants will include medical services such as orthopedics, pediatrics, imaging, ophthalmology, oncology and dentistry once it is completed.

Space: 28,800 square feet Timeline: early 2022-TBD

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ALEX KATZ 35 K SQ FT MURAL

Visit this amazing mural featuring brightly colored flowers created by renowned artist Alex Katz who states that, “When one is standing next to the painting, it becomes environmental; you feel like you’re in the painted floral landscape.”

LOCATED ON THE WATERWAY SQUARE GARAGE ACROSS FROM THE WESTIN IN THE WOODLANDS

The art mural “Flowers” by Alex Katz was graciously commissioned for The Woodlands community by The Howard Hughes Corporation.

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ENVIRONMENT TheWoodlands Township sees success in robust recycling efforts

Recycling CONTAMINATION FALLS In The Woodlands, the average rate of contaminants in recycling collections has steadily declined, and township officials attribute the decline to an increase in community education efforts.

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BY ALLY BOLENDER

after changes in the global recycling market, including increased costs. China, which had been the world’s largest importer of waste plastics, implemented a ban on imported waste that went into effect in 2021, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Geiger said the ban on recyclables did not affect the kind of recyclable material accepted through residents’ curbside recycling, and he does not expect the township to limit the list of accepted materials. However, in 2020, residents did see a 26% increase in the household cost for Waste Management services, which include recycling collection and processing, collection and disposal of trash and other debris. In February 2020, the township recon- tracted with Waste Management, providing services for a monthly household rate of $15.55. As of 2022, the township budgets $7.5 million for solid waste services. “Higher recycling costs, owing in large part to changes in the international market, along with higher overall operating costs ... were the basis for the rate increase,” Geiger said. The township also offers educa- tional resources and allows resi- dents to purchase compost bins in an effort to promote composting. “Our goal is to eventually estab- lish residential curbside collection of food waste, just like trash, recycling and yard trimmings,” Geiger said.

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Following changes in the global recycling market that resulted in higher costs for local programs, The Woodlands Township reported successful efforts in 2019-21 to reduce the contamination fees that can increase costs for residents. Over 95% of households in The Woodlands Township recycle, resulting in nearly 30% of all house- hold waste being diverted from the landfill, according to John Geiger, environmental services manager with The Woodlands Township. Geiger said recycling contami- nation—which is material placed in a residential curbside recycling bin that is not recyclable—remains a challenge. According to Geiger, common contaminants in The Wood- lands include plastic bags, cords, string, food waste, hazardous waste and plastic foam, and these items harmmachinery, endanger workers and reduce the value of the approved materials. To address recycling contamination, the township launched the Recycle Right program in 2020 to educate res- idents on contamination. The average annual contamination rate decreased roughly 30% from 2019-21, according to township data. “Maintaining low contamination is an important step in keeping The Woodlands recycling program going strong, and every household plays a role,” Geiger said. The Woodlands Township recy- cling programs came into creation

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Think BEFORE YOU TRASH To decrease recycling contamination, The Woodlands Township offers a variety of online resources regarding recyclable materials at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. Material should be placed in the curbside bins loose with no plastic bags and contain no food stains or grease, and containers and cans should be emptied and rinsed.

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS:

NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS:

Plastic bags

Cans

Clothes

Cartons

Pizza boxes

Cardboard

Food wrappers

Glass

Chemicals

Paper

Electronics & batteries

Plastic containers (#1-5)

Plastic foam

SOURCE: THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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