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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 
January 7, 2014

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in this issue
Updates on SJRA Road Constructions
Want to Join the GMVA Board?
Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market
Support Grogan's Mill Businesses
GMVA Meeting January 20th
Specials at Taco USA
Specials at N-Style Salon
Quick Links...
Contact Information
The GMVA would like wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@gmva.org.

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Updated Road Information
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SJRA (San Jacinto River Authority) has informed the Township that the Research Forest section of their waterline construction project should be completed and ready for normal traffic within the next two weeks. Within a day of Research Forest Drive being reopened to traffic, the contractor will start putting down striping and the lane "color buttons" on the new construction section of Grogan's Mill Road (from Research Forest Drive to Woodlands Parkway). It will take about two days to complete this detour staging preparation for the construction on Grogan's Mill Road. Based on experience with the other sections of roadway, this two-day period tends to be the most difficult as motorists may become confused with the changing conditions. The Township has requested that SJRA (when Research Forest is reopened) place signage at key locations informing the public that all lanes of Research Forest Drive are open to traffic. This may assist with moving detoured traffic from Lake Woodlands Drive back to Research Forest Drive.
 
Once Research Forest is completely reopened, the entire two lanes of the west side of Grogan's Mill Road between Research Forest Drive and Woodlands Parkway will be closed to accommodate the SJRA waterline construction project.  This portion of the project should be completed by the end of April 2014.  (Note: The construction on the portion of Grogan's Mill south of Woodlands Parkway is schedule to be completed by the end of March 2014.) During the construction phase, all traffic will be diverted to the east bound side of Grogan's Mill to accommodate one northbound and one southbound traffic lane. Some of the key intersections will have turn lanes onto connecting roadways, but the turn lane stacking capacity will be limited. The intersections along this detour section will have temporary signals installed.
 
The Township's major concern with this new construction detour is the Lake Woodlands Drive / Grogan's Mill Road intersection. The Township has asked SJRA to place deputies at the Lake Woodlands and Grogan's Mill intersection during the peak afternoon traffic time. This may be especially critical during the first few weeks of the project. The reduced capacity at the Grogan's Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive intersection during construction will likely create traffic challenges on both sides of the intersection and even away from the construction zone. The Township will be watching these areas and will respond with traffic enforcement as needed. Traffic enforcement outside the work zone will be Township responsibility.
Mike Bass
The Woodlands Township, Director (Position 2)

 

Village Association and RDRC Election Information
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Are you interested in the helping your community by raising funds for schools and scholarships, community involvement, or assisting at the Farmer's Market?  If so, please consider running for the Grogan's Mill Village Association Board.  There are eight open positions.  

The process for the 2014 February Election for The Woodlands Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations began with the opening of filing on December 26, 2013. Filing closes on January 16, 2014 for the election to be held on February 15, 2014.

 

Filing forms and information can be obtained from The Woodlands Township website, or The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. No forms will be accepted after the 5 p.m. deadline on January 16, 2014. Filing is open to residents and property owners in The Woodlands, age 18 and over. 

 

Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market Welcomes the New Year   
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The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at the Grogan's Mill Village Center.  Our produce vendors are offering winter crops right now and our food vendors have plenty of tasty and healthy options.  You'll find fully prepared Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Cajun, and Mexican dishes that you can take home to heat and eat.  Plus there are always delectable candies, nuts, breads and baked goods as well as gluten-free items.  
  
Support Your Local Businesses
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An unfortunate side effect of the construction on Grogan's Mill Road is that the business owners in the Grogan's Mill Village Center have told us that they have seen their sales drop substantially. 
So when you are considering going out to eat, grocery shop, get a haircut, manicure, etc., please consider visiting the great restaurants and businesses that are located in the Grogan's Mill Village Center and support local.

 

GMVA Meeting January 20th
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Please join us for our next regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 pm at The Woodlands Township Building on January 20, 2014.  If you have questions, concerns or just wish to share comments with your GMVA Board members, you may contact us at any time through our website at www.grogansmillvillage.com.

Taco USA Specials
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Did you know that Taco USA is open for breakfast and has daily specials?  They are located next to Woodforest Bank on the South End of the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center.

Monday - Fish Tacos $2.25
Taco Tuesday - beef or turkey tacos $1.12
Wednesday - Kids Night - kids meals $1 off
Thursday - Burger/Fry/Drink Combo $6.99
Fajita Friday - Chicken Fajita taco - $2, Beef Fajita taco - $2.50 
1/2 Price Kids Meals Saturday & Sunday Nights 5-close. 15% Student Discount (with ID) on all regularly priced items.

 

Specials at N-Style Salon
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January Specials:

 

$10 off    Women's Hair Color  (blowdry included)
$50 off     Brazilian Blowout  (starts @ $250 - long & thick hair - extra)
$45          Men's Camp Color  (hides/blends grey hair)

 

20% off    SHIVA Hair Products
$18 ea.     SHIVA Shapeit Hair Spray  (reg. $22)
20% off    All Hair Brushes


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