Tomball - Magnolia Edition | May 2022

TOMBALL MAGNOLIA EDITION

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New courses, programs keep up with workforce needs

A JUMP IN VALUES The average market value jumped more than 20% from 2021-22 in Harris and Montgomery counties and within Tomball and Magnolia ISD boundaries.

AVERAGE MARKET VALUE GROWTH FROM 2021-22

+33.3% MAGNOLIA ISD BOUNDARIES

BY ANNA LOTZ

Educators in Tomball and Magnolia are expanding opportunities to prepare students for local workforce needs with new career and technical education path- ways and postsecondary programs launching this fall. Data from the Texas Workforce Commission and the Gulf Coast Workforce Board—the Houston region’s board of directors for Workforce Solutions— shows hundreds of annual job openings in occupa- tions such as nursing assistants; cosmetology; and CONTINUED ON 24 IT IS SO NICE THAT THERE’S SEVERAL AREAS WHERE OUR STUDENTS CAN LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL WITH A CERTIFICATION … AND GO DIRECTLY INTO THE WORKFORCE.

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MARKET VALUE What the property is worth as of Jan. 1 APPRAISED (ASSESSED) VALUE The taxable value before exemptions

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+24.8% TOMBALL ISD BOUNDARIES*

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TAXABLE VALUE The appraised value after exemptions

*ONLY THE PORTION OF TOMBALL ISD BOUNDARIES IN HARRIS COUNTY IS CONSIDERED, AS APPRAISAL DISTRICTS FOLLOW COUNTY LINES.

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Property values spike locally in 2022 Property owners in Tomball and Magnolia may have seen a sharp jump in their home’s market value on appraisal notices mailed out this spring. From 2021-22, the average market value of prop- erties increased 21% and 29.8%, respectively, in Harris and Montgomery counties, according to data from the counties. In comparison, the aver- age market value for properties has risen no more than 15.4% year over year within Harris County and no more than 11.2% in Montgomery County in the years prior since 2010. Jack Barnett, communications ocer for the Harris County Appraisal District, said all property is appraised at its full market value and deter- mined by Jan. 1. Notices are sent to homeowners in the spring with a market value and appraised value. The market value is what the home is worth, whereas the appraised value is the taxable value before property tax exemptions. In years prior, the market and appraised val- ues have been similar, Barnett said. However, most homeowners may notice a discrepancy this year between values due to the state’s 10% cap on appraised value increases while home values surge. CONTINUED ON 22 BY KAYLI THOMPSON

FOY CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, MAGNOLIA ISD

Magnolia ISD’s SkillsUSA Health Science chapters won medals at the 2022 SkillsUSA Texas District Conference.

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June 4 council runo election set in Tomball

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COMING SOON 7 Southwinds Christian Academy will open Aug. 17 at 16811 FM 2920, Tomball, according to the business. The private Christian school accommodates students in prekindergarten to sixth grade. 281-351-7677. www.southwindsca.org 8 Texas Autism Academy , which opened in 2017 in The Woodlands, an- nounced it will open a second location at 32605 Tamina Road, Magnolia, in August. The school is a collaboration between TAA and The Grove ABA, which provides applied behavior analysis for individuals with autism and other conditions. The new school will be a pre-K program with an op- tion for half-day ABA services and will also offer a program for ages 12-16 focusing on middle school- and high school-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, according to the school. 281-771-5348. www.texasautismacademy.org 9 Jiffy Lube will be opening its new location at 218 Smith Road, Magnolia, in late 2022, according to Joe Pienezza, a representative for developer TerraForm. Construction is expected to begin June 1. Jiffy Lube offers oil and filter changes, battery tests, and tire and brake services, all at a fast and convenient pace. www.jiffylube.com RELOCATIONS 10 Ravenswood Leather relocated its operations from Oregon to Pinehurst on March 1, a company representative said. The business, which is located at 32510 Hwy. 249, Pinehurst, offers high- end leather clothing for Renaissance, me- dieval, cosplay and theatrical occasions.

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NOW OPEN 1 Crust Pizza opened its newest location at 14441 FM 2920, Tomball, on April 23. The store features curbside pickup and specials, such as kids-eat-free Tuesdays and half-off wine Wednesdays. The restaurant menu offers flatbread sandwiches and multiple crust options such as cauliflower, stuffed and double crusts. 281-547-0673. www.crustpizzaco.com 2 Natural Ways CBD opened April 30 at 26550 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia, owner Bill Story said. Natural Ways CBD offers CBD in all forms: edibles, vapes, flowers, oils, tea and drinks. The business has additional locations in Tomball, The

Woodlands, Cypress and Humble. 281-547-7061. www.naturalwayscbd.com 3 My Forest Village Preschool opened its doors April 22 at 32623 FM 2978, Magnolia, co-owner Laura Carreras said. The preschool is for ages 3-5 and pro- motes personal learning. It offers a hands- on curriculum and teaches children English and Spanish through interacting with real objects and situations. 346-646-3626. www.myforestvillagepreschool.com 4 Pizza chain restaurant Marco’s Pizza opened at 14635 FM 2920, Ste. 101, Tom- ball, on April 6. The restaurant’s website sports items on its menu such as a pizza bowl, subs and salads and offers con-

tactless delivery and curbside carryout. 281-697-5224. www.marcos.com 5 Zenica Beauty opened at 1105 North- pointe Blvd., Ste. E, Tomball, on May 14, owner Jen Hazen said. The beauty spa offers facial treatments, brow services and permanent makeup. 281-826-1159. www.zenicabeauty.com 6 European Wax Center opened April 20 in Tomball at 14257 FM 2920, Ste. 270, according to Maddie Miller, director of mar- keting and communications. European Wax Center is a national brand, and the Tomball location is owned and operated locally by the Miller family. The center offers hair wax- ing services for men and women, including eyebrows, face, full body and Brazilian. 346-509-2929. www.waxcenter.com

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FEATURED IMPACT RENOVATIONS The Field , in what has previously been known as the Bank of America building in Tomball, now has a completely renovated second floor for flexible coworking offices at 1431 Graham Drive, Tomball. Developer Peter Licata said the second-floor renovation started in October and finished at the beginning of April. Licata said the Licata family is trying to create spaces for new or small businesses and provide an all-in-one space that is affordable; a one-person office is $450 monthly. The office area has 30 spaces with suites available for anywhere from one to 16 people, Licata said. There are also four conference rooms, a common-area kitchen and a mother’s room, according to a March 31 update from the Tomball Economic Development Corp. The Licatas also purchased the land adjacent to the building to build a mixed-use retail center anchored by a restaurant along with parking, Licata said. He said that project is estimated to break ground in late summer and open to tenants by the end of 2022. www.tpc-re.com

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Ravenswood Leather offers items online, including the option for custom orders. The business also plans to add a store- front at its Pinehurst facility. Ravenswood Leather has had a presence at the Texas Renaissance Festival for 18 years with its

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11 Reids AC & Heat is celebrating 30 years in business since opening at 25435 FM 2978, Ste. 102, Tomball, in 1992, according to Operations Manager Kelly Pomerleau. Reid’s offers AC and heating repair, replacement and mainte- nance, and services all makes and models of residential AC and heating equipment along with commercial refrigeration 12 Owners Jen and Eric Petty will cel- ebrate 10 years of CrossFit Magnolia in June, Eric Petty said. The business, locat- ed at 8375 FM 1488, Magnolia, includes six coaches and is dedicated to building a community of people who want to be able to move well and feel good, Eric Petty said. The gym has about 200 mem- bers and offers classes, personal training, nutrition coaching and mobility classes. 435-764-0412. equipment. 281-505-9117. www.reidsacandheat.com

company in 1995, to Bruce and Brandi Deckard on March 3. The company, lo- cated at 701 Clarence St., Tomball, man- ages a variety of properties, including pools, lakes, beaches and community buildings. 281-255-3055. www.ckmpropertymanagement.com 14 Sunflower Bank opened a new location April 1 at 1150 W. Main St., Tom- ball, according to Vice President Jeanne Lipson. It is in the former Pioneer Bank space as Sunflower Bank and Pioneer Bank merged as of April 1, according to an April 1 news release from FirstSun Capital, which is the holding company FEATURED IMPACT NOW OPEN Main Event , a family entertainment center, opened April 29 at its new location, 24620 Hwy. 249, Tomball. The entertainment center includes bowling, laser tag, virtual reality, snacks, a bar, prizes and more than 100 interactive video games. www.mainevent.com/tomball

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of Sunflower Bank. All Pioneer Banks in Texas were rebranded to Sunflower Bank, and on May 9, all Pioneer customer accounts were transitioned to Sunflower Bank accounts. 281-351-1020. www.sunflowerbank.com 15 Cafe Marrese , located at 11729 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball, reopened May 15 after undergoing new everyday ownership, according to owner Ashley Clarabut. The cafe specializes in coffee that is locally sourced and offers smoked chicken and waffles, chicken salad, tomato soup and barbecue chicken flatbread, among other items. It also offers gluten-free options. 832-953-2900. www.marrese.cafe

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roulette and poker with a DJ and food. 7-10 p.m. $20 to play. Lone Pint Brewery, 507 Commerce St., Magnolia. 713-304-5069. www.lonepint.com 30 CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY Tomball’s Walmart will host a Memorial Day celebration. The celebration will retire a ag and include a few surprises. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Walmart, 27650 Business 249, Tomball. 832-605-0435 31 COOL OFF WITH A SWIM The city of Tomball will open the Jerry Matheson public pool for the 2022 summer swimming season. The pool will be closed on Mondays except for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Times vary. Free. Jerry Matheson Park, 1240 Ulrich Road, Tomball. 832-967-7833. www.tomballtx.gov JUNE 03 CELEBRATE READING Magnolia ISD will host its summer reading kicko with games, food, a bounce house and prizes. 4-7 p.m. Free. Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3571. www.magnoliaisd.org 04 CAST A BALLOT IN TOMBALL The city of Tomball will hold a runo election to determine City Council

Place 3 between candidate Dane Dunagin and incumbent Chad Degges. Early voting continues May 25-27 and May 31 from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. at City Hall, located at 401 Market St., Tomball. Ballots can be cast on election day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at City Hall for city residents. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov 06 ENJOY SUMMER SWIMMING Magnolia ISD will open the Michael D. Holland Aquatic Center for indoor public swimming with limited days and times. Times vary. Day passes are $5 per person. Michael D. Holland Aquatic Center, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3572. www.magnoliaisd.org 11 KICK OFF SUMMER Premier Martial Arts will host a family summer kicko event at Daq Shack with karate demonstrations, a “kick-a-thon,” vendor booths, food and beverages. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Daq Shack, 6920 FM 1488, Magnolia. 832-482-2702. www.premiermartialarts.com/magnolia 25 ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AND CRAWFISH The Tomball VFW Post 2427 will host a music and crawsh festival with musician Wayne Toups. 11 a.m. Free. VFW Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfwpost2427.org

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Tomball-based nonprot organization Boots for Troops will host its sixth annual Boots and Suits gala at Margaritaville Lake Resort. The gala will include a live and silent auction, and wine and whiskey pulls. The keynote speaker will be Taya Kyle. 6-10 p.m. Cost varies. Margaritaville Lake Resort, 600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery. 281-789-7567. www.boots4troops.org (Courtesy Boots for Troops)

27 VISIT A VENDOR MARKET Lone Pint Brewery will host a vendor market with food from Heernan BBQ, jukebox bingo and axe throwing. 5-9 p.m. Free (admission). Lone Pint Brewery, 507 Commerce St., Magnolia. 713-304-5069. www.lonepint.com 28 ATTEND CASINO NIGHT Lone Pint Brewery will host a casino night featuring blackjack, craps,

MAY 24 VOTE IN PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS

Residents who voted in a March primary can vote only in that same party’s runo, and residents who did not vote in the primary can vote in either party’s runo. Ballots include precinct, county and state

races. www.harrisvotes.com, www.montgomeryvotes.org

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TOMBALL  MAGNOLIA EDITION • MAY 2022

PRESENTS SPRING 2022

Star Educators

MAGNOLIA INTERMEDIATE Andrea Gregory Abby May Magnolia Intermediate Brooke Cowger Christina Foley Eveie ChaffinJacquelyn DahlinKarley Hobbs Randi TamezShauna Hood Shelby Day MAGNOLIA JR. HIGH Cody Cowger Dean Nordt Jim Ward Karen Coldwell Curt Hentrich Christina Kirkland Gina Skinner Riley Lee MAGNOLIA PARKWAY ELEMENTARY

MAGNOLIA WEST HIGH Christy Capps Kirsten Osborne Dana Wilkerson Destiny Ortiz Nidhi Singh Frances Packman Haley Ford Jon Wheeler Marta Huntsman Mike Wilson Regina Michael Sylvia Garza Veronique Barker-Peeters NICHOLS SAWMILL ELEMENTARY Amy Johnston Arlene Turley Ashley Lindsey Carrie Quinn (2) Charles DeLong Gabby Porter (2) Hayley Theiss (2) Heather Hornsby Heidi Disdier (2)

ADVENTURES Stephanie Miess BEAR BRANCH ELEMENTARY Cathy Wroten (2) Laurie Bloecher Leila Gatlin Lindsay Green (2) Ashley Parsons Patricia Pisciotta Ms. Schiebelhut Patty Hutcherson Sarah Sadlowski (2) BEAR BRANCH INTERMEDIATE Amanda Darragh Bree Barrientos Christie Hyten Dena White Emily Guerrero Haley King Jaclene Adamson Jennifer Daniel Jessica Mckinney Jessica Shore Karen Gresham Mindy Bielamowicz (2)

Kristen Roden Lauren Lee Linda Ryan Lindsey Mathison (3) Mandi May (4) Melanie Hinman (2) Pamela Roecker (3) Tenna Cantrell MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY Ray Chaffin Blair Dalli Melissa Hrncirik Amy Lauw Ashley Davis Allison Bull Sophie Canning Kathryn Sylvester Diane Stover Courtney Ranshaw Rebecca Prichard Andrea Gregory MAGNOLIA HIGH Courtney Riddell Kacie Brown Laurie Heron-Beaulieu

Taylor Parsons ELLISOR ELEMENTARY Georgetta Eason Julie Fowler Julie Poulson (2) Kelly Powers Kimberly White Kristin Briggs Lindsay Murray (2) Mariebelle Basa

Meghan Turpin Michelle Couch Jackie Hill Vanessa Berna OTHER

Nicole Stout (2) Sarah Sacchieri Tana Mann BEAR BRANCH JR. HIGH Amy Medina Brenda Venn Michelle Crowson Blake Feder Lisa Podhaisky Courtney Warren Emily Erdody Hannah Becker (2) Jessica Keith-Risner Julia Venghaus Katharine Sanders Katie VanPutten (2) Sunni Kaiser Beth Smothers Robert Smothers Samanta Colindras BreAnna Pickett Taylor Parsons CHILDCARE BreAnna Pickett Cristina Prieto Kodi Murphy (2)

Shayla Richter Suzy McKinney SMITH ELEMENTARY Cynthia Schneider Dana Hoffart Dion Rivera Elizabeth Harms Janee Steger Julia Worthington Melissa Westbrook Katie Mitchell Sarah Kennedy Julia Worthington Alex Chitwood Jaime Japczynski

Chad Cruise Nikki Jones Suzanne Reich Sabrina Schoen Sarah Ford Stephanie Baker

LYON ELEMENTARY Amanda Epperson (3) Amanda Sanchez (3) Ashlee Juarez (2) Cheri Mannen Cindy Hill (2) Denise Cutrer (2) Erin Spangenberg Holly Swonke Jeniffer Swonke Jennifer Crisp Jennifer Harless Katie Phillips (2) Katie Summerford

Rhonda Gross Sarah Knight Tammy Dehn Tiffany Matthews Mr. Mo Johnson Kari Stringer WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY Kari Stringer

Jaclyn Finke Kelli Blum (2) Leila O’Quinn Marcela Briers Regina Hinkelman Penny Oelschlegel Susan Walkoviak

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TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Magnolia approves agreement to pave Commerce Street

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Commissioners Court had not voted on the item as of press time. Originally, half of the street would have been removed and pipes laid underneath, then the entire street would be paved over. However, there is no base on the other half of the street, according to Doering. Road base is a gravel mix that is under the asphalt pavement. He said the paving of Commerce Street would be from Nichols Sawmill Road to Lone Pint Brewery. The anticipated cost of the paving project is $76,000. The timeline for construc- tion is unknown because the city is awaiting approval from the county.

“Commerce Street right now is a mess,” Doering said during the April 12 meeting. “You’ll have a good road, better than it is now. It’ll be improved.”

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Magnolia City Council approved a proposal to pave Commerce Street with Montgomery County at the city’s April 12 meeting. City Administrator Don Doering said Commerce Street has already been torn up and is closed to trac as it is Phase 2 of a project to extend a 24-inch sewer line under the road. The paving of the road will follow completion of the sewer line extension. Council voted unanimously to approve the paving project under the terms of the interlocal agree- ment with Montgomery County. Public asked to weigh in on 2045 regional transportation plan

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Woodtrace Boulevard extension Land clearing has been completed for the rst phase of the two-lane Wood- trace Boulevard extension, said Rob Eissler, executive director of the West- wood Magnolia Improvement District, during a Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Mobility & Transporta- tion Committee meeting April 12. The extension will connect Hwy. 249 at the Woodtrace Boulevard exit to FM 2978 at Mansions Way. The rst phase spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Husmith Road and includes a bridge over Dry Creek. Construction will take about two years. Timeline: late 2021-TBD Cost: $8 million Funding source: WMPID

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MEETING INFORMATION MONTGOMERY COUNTY May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 29945 I-45, Shenandoah

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The Montgomery County Toll Road Authority voted April 26 to move the toll road rate increase date to Jan. 1, 2023. Rates previously increased the rst Saturday after Labor Day, according to MCTRA Operations Manager Robert Castañeda. According to the bond agreement the MCTRA signed in 2018, toll rates were originally set to increase annu- ally in March but were pushed back due to COVID-19 in 2020 after the tollway was completed. Toll increases are calculated either by using the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for the region or a minimum of a 2% increase.

HARRIS COUNTY

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May 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston

The Houston-Galveston Area Council, which serves as the met- ropolitan planning organization for the Houston region, is taking public input for the 2045 iteration of its regional transportation plan. The organization said in a May 3 news release that it will host in-person meetings throughout the metro area as well as a virtual meeting in June. The public can provide comment through a digital survey through June 30 on the HGAC website or by emailing publiccomments@h-gac.com or calling 1-855-363-2516.

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FM 1488 widening The Texas Department of Transpor- tation is widening FM 1488 from the Waller County line to FM 1774 to four lanes with a left-turn lane. The project

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was 37% done as of April 1. Timeline: Nov. 23, 2020- rst quarter 2023 Cost: $30.24 million Funding source: TxDOT

The HGAC uses long-term regional transportation plans to pri- oritize which infrastructure projects will receive funding in the Houston area. Short-term transportation improvement programs span four years and track federal funding. Meetings are being held in May as well as a virtual meeting June 2.

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Construction starts on Magnolia Village The proposed Magnolia Village retail center is anticipated to yield $33 million in sales tax revenue for the city of Magnolia over two-plus decades, Patrick Egan, a developer from Gulf Coast Commercial Group, said during an April 12 Magnolia City Council meeting. “This is an extremely sales tax-intensive project, ... and 43 acres of the project are probably going to be retail, only 12 [acres] multifamily,” Egan said. Magnolia Village is a 60-acre mixed-use development proposed at FM 1488 and Spur 149 in Magno- lia, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Construction was projected to start May 2, Egan said. Retail building foundations and parking lot construc- tion are estimated to start in the third quarter of 2022 and will take approxi- mately a year to nish Phase 1. There are two phases. Phase 1 will include 36 acres with

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The Montgomery County aliate of the nonprot Habitat for Humanity announced an 80-acre land gift from the Chimenti family in Magnolia.

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Habitat for Humanity of Mont- gomery County announced April 18 a land gift of over 80 undeveloped acres from the Chimenti family at its annual Building Hope Gala. The nonprot, which is an aliate of Habitat for Humanity International, builds homes for qualifying lower-income families and provides home repair services. In its announcement, Habitat Montgomery said the land in Magnolia will be used for 200 new homes as well as green space and a park. The organization is

completing construction on 129 homes in Cedar Creek in Conroe, according to Habitat board President Wayne Austin. Homebuilding on the Magnolia community will begin in 2025 after infrastructure is developed, according to the release. An exact location was not shared. “We chose to donate this land to Habitat Montgomery County because they make aordable housing possible for hard-working people in our community,” Shirelle Chimenti said.

three retail buildings, 12 single-tenant pad sites and 300 multifamily units on nearly 12 acres to be developed by Trammel Crow Residential, according to an April 20 news release. Egan said Gulf Coast is oering to maintain the landscaping and irrigation long term. “It will also help us market the shopping center to the highest and best uses, generate the best retail sales, and create an overall cohesive feel between us and our adjoining properties,” Egan said.

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COMPILED BY ANNA LOTZ, JISHNU NAIR & KAYLI THOMPSON

PAIN TRAIN SALSA BREAKS GROUND Pain Train Salsa, which began at the Tomball Farmers Market, broke ground on a new, larger space to accommodate its growing needs with the recent addition of selling salsa in Houston-area Whole Foods stores, according to co-owner Shane Nobles. The new location will be at 104 S. Oak St., Tomball, right behind the business’s location at 403 W. Main St. The larger space is anticipated to open in the fall. Nobles said the new space will be 1,800 square feet, giving the business more room to work and adding a walk- in cooler and small retail area along with an outdoor space to put tables and chairs so customers can enjoy chips and salsa.

FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD AND STEAKBURGERS TAKING SHAPE Freddy’s Frozen Custard and

Steakburgers is under construction off Business 249 in Tomball next to the Dutch Bros Coffee also coming soon. Kim Huynh, public relations specialist for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, said in an April 25 email that Freddy’s is on track to open in Tomball in mid-June, barring unforeseen delays. Huynh said the Tomball eatery will seat 92 guests inside as well as having patio seating and drive-thru service. Space: 3,598 square feet Timeline: fall 2021-June 2022

ANNA LOTZ/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

ANNA LOTZ/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

DUTCH BROS COFFEE NEARING OPENING Dutch Bros Coffee is finishing construction at 27657 Business 249, Tomball. The Oregon-based drive- thru coffee company serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. Representatives with the company said in mid-April the Tomball shop would open this summer. Space: unknown Timeline: fall 2021-summer 2022

H-E-B UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Representatives of H-E-B confirmed in an email April 26 that the Magnolia store at FM 1488 and Spur 149 will open by the end of the year. H-E-B is the anchor of the Magnolia Place development, a mixed-use project underway by Stratus Properties. A Stratus representative previously said March 8 the public infrastructure at Magnolia Place was about 45 days from completion.

Space: 1,800 square feet Timeline: April 11-fall 2022

Space: 95,000 square feet Timeline: August 2021-TBD

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ENVIRONMENT

Hockley residents raise environmental concerns with 82-acre development

BY JISHNU NAIR

construction company Jacob White Construction and CEO of property management company Live Lone Star, according to company websites. The Enclave Rose Hill is expected to break ground in the third quarter of 2022. DeAnn Thigpen, whose public relations rm represents Live Lone Star, provided a statement to Commu- nity Impact Newspaper . “We are committed to working with residents and being a part of the community,” Thigpen said. “We are continuing to have face-to-face meetings with neighbors surround- ing the various sides of the project, many who have been very under- standing and forthcoming about potential concerns.” The TCEQ provided responses to public comments in late April, and residents can le for a contested case hearing until May 30. Danielle Comeau, who has lived in the area for 20 years, said she is

Residents of the Three Pines sub- division in Hockley are protesting the pending approval of a wastewa- ter treatment plant and residential development set to go up near their homes in 2022, citing the plant’s discharge into Spring Creek, which they believe could aect communi- ties downstream. The Texas Commission on Envi- ronmental Quality gave preliminary approval to the project despite listen- ing to complaints at a public hearing in February. The plant would treat domestic wastewater before discharg- ing it into Spring Creek, according to the permit’s application. FM 2920 Land Company Ltd. led the TCEQ application for the plant, which is intended to serve an 82-acre manufactured housing development known as The Enclave Rose Hill. The company is headed up by developer Je Mickler, president of Houston-area

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ENVIRONMENT

SPRING CREEK SOLUTIONS A flood prevention option being considered for the 284-square-mile Spring Creek watershed—an area where water drains to the same location—includes dams to reduce the flow of water downstream.

Two locations in the Spring Creek watershed on Birch and Walnut creeks are being considered for dams. A funding source and timeline have not been established. PROPOSED SPRING CREEK DAM SITES

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Spring Creek dam study continues with potential sites in Magnolia

the reservoirs would be dry bot- tom—meaning when rain does not fall, the area will be dried out, SJRA Division Manager Matt Barrett said. “The benefit [of this model] is that there’s less water coming down- stream,” Barrett said. The SJRA will hold at least two more public meetings with one in summer 2022 and one in 2023 before concluding the study in 2023.

BY JISHNU NAIR

would initially cost $80 million- $132 million each at current rates. In another 20 years, costs will escalate to up to $200 million for each dam. A funding source and timeline have not been established. The creek dams would use pipes and a spillway to handle water, and

Flood Control Dams Feasibility Study. On April 7, the San Jacinto River Authority held its first public input meeting for a feasibility study regarding two potential dams on Birch and Walnut creeks. According to the SJRA’s website, dams on the two rivers

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Results from May 7 elections ELECTION RESULTS Klein Quinn wins mayor seat; June runo set in Tomball

Incumbents win re-election in Magnolia

BY KAYLI THOMPSON

position to run for mayor, Position 5 was left open. Two candidates—Randy Parr, the city’s retired re chief, and Matthew Martinez—ran for that seat with Parr winning 68.96% of votes, according to unocial results from the city. “I’m looking forward to a lot of hard work. There’s things we need to address with a new mayor, and we still have a runo election. ... It’s still up in the air as to how we move forward,” Parr said in a phone interview. Position 3 will be decided by a runo election June 4 between incumbent Chad Degges—who received 43.51% of votes—and Dane Dunagin, who received 39.79% of votes. Sheryl Martinez, received 162 votes. Early voting for city residents will be held May 23-27 and May 31 at City Hall.

Tomball’s rst contested election in 12 years resulted in a new mayor, a runo election and the city’s retired re chief elected to council. Lori Klein Quinn won the seat for mayor over incumbent Gretchen Fagan on May 7. “I’m excited. I’m ready to get started. I’m a little scared, very humbled at the outpouring of support,” Klein Quinn said in a phone interview May 9. Klein Quinn said her plans as mayor include getting more young people involved in the process of govern- ment and on boards and commissions to help make decisions for the city. She was sworn in May 16. Fagan had served as mayor since 2007 and was on council from 2004-07, according to city information. With Klein Quinn stepping down from her council

BY VANESSA HOLT & KAYLI THOMPSON

Incumbents in Magnolia ISD board of trustees and City Council races retained their seats May 7, according to unocial election results from Montgomery County. In MISD, Position 1 incumbent Dacia Owens received 61.31% of the votes, while challengers Irma Dunmire and Jordan Miles received 24.46% and 14.23%, respec- tively, of votes cast. In the Position 2 race, incumbent Sonja Ebel received 61.33% of votes cast, while challengers Sharon Craig and Debbie Crawford received 27.35% and 11.32% of votes cast, respectively. In the Position 3 race, incumbent Gary Blizzard received 63.75% of votes cast to challenger Keith Grant’s 36.25% of votes. In the city of Magnolia, incumbent Brenda Hoppe won the race for City Council Position 4 with 93 votes, while challenger Frank M. Parker III received 84 votes. Incumbent Jack Lee Huitt Jr. won Position 5 with 96 votes, while challenger Cathy Yowell received 70 votes.

VOTER TURNOUT

13%

1,042 ballots cast Tomball City Council election

7,729 registered voters

TOMBALL’S RUNOFF Dane Dunagin and incumbent Chad Degges are in a runo election for City Council Place 3. Voters can cast a ballot at City Hall, 401 Market St.

EARLY VOTING: May 23, 25-27, 31 from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 24 from 7:45 a.m.-7:45 p.m. SOURCE: CITY OF TOMBALLCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

ELECTION DAY: June 4 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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