|Fire Danger - Residents are advised to take precautions
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (April 20, 2011) - The Southeast Texas area, including Montgomery County and The Woodlands Township, is currently experiencing moderate to high drought conditions and the forecast conditions indicate elevated fire danger to continue throughout the coming days.
Montgomery County issued a fire ban throughout the County on April 11, 2011, which prohibits outdoor burning. The Woodlands Township does not allow open burning at any time without a permit, and the fire department encourages all residents to use extreme caution when using any type of open flame, said The Woodlands Fire Chief Alan Benson.
"Until conditions improve, The Woodlands Fire Department discourages any use of fire pits, charcoal grills or any other sources of ignition that could cause an accidental fire, Chief Benson said.
Montgomery County, as a whole, responded to 33 grass/woods fires on Monday, April 18, 2011 and 31 on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The Woodlands has remained fortunate, so far, with only a couple of fires involving one acre or less. The latest one occurred at the Bear Branch Skate Park on Wednesday morning, April 20, 2011.
|Township Elections - Early Voting Starts May 2
You may vote early at the Community Center at 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, May 2 - 7 from 8am to 5pm and from 7AM to & 7PM on May 9-10.
There is only one contested race for the Township in this election and turnout maybe low. If you care about the community please get out and vote.
The web sites for the only contested position, are http://peggyhausman.com/ and http://www.stilwellfortownship.com/about-james
- Voting for residents of Grogan's Mill will have some changes from prior elections.
|Home Appraisals are in the Mail. Look at them Carefully
The Montgomery County Appraisal District has started sending out home appraisals for this year. It pays to look at them carefully to make sure you are not paying more in property taxes than you should. The appraisal form comes with a 'Notice of Protest' which needs to be filed by May 31 to be considered. The GMVA web site has information the things you need to do to protest your appraisal
|April Yard of the Month Winners
|Franklin Palmer (lf) and Jim Upham presented the April Yard of the Month |
Jan Cummings has been living in the Grogan's Mill area for 16 years last winter took a toll on their yard, Jan is redesigned her yard and looking forward to watching it develop over the coming years. Jan's yard has several rock borders with many plants like Roses,Texas sage, Geraniums, Foxtail Fern and several Sago Palms and many trees. Congratulations to Jan.
|GM Shopping Center Gains New Business
Wonderwild is a new concept indoor party playground for children, and will occupy 7,483 square feet in the shopping center. Construction is now underway and the facility has a projected opening date of July 1, 2011. If you are interested in more information go to www.wonderwild.com
for their Web site.
|N Style Salon Collected for the Montgomery County Women's Center
|Nina Carlson (left) with Gail Walker of the Montgomery County Women's Center |
Local Grogan's Mill business, N Style Salon, recently hosted a baby shower drive to benefit the Montgomery County Women's Center and it was a great success. Gail Walker of MCWC said that the items would be of great help to the babies and their mothers.
N Style has collected for our community over the years. N Style's anniversary is in May, so be on the lookout for anniversary celebrations!
|Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market Returned April 2nd
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The popular Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market returned on Saturday, April 2nd and will remain open every Saturday morning, 8 am to 12 noon, until June 25th. The market is located at the Grogan's Mill Village Center, corner of Grogan's Mill Road and South Millbend. Look for the white tents close to the Randall's store. This could be our biggest market ever with new vendors joining our returning regulars. Look for the freshest in farm-grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, free-range chickens, organic eggs, artisan breads and cheeses, honey, herbs, plus specialty prepared foods, goat's milk soap, candles and much more. Don't forget your reusable shopping bags!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Work on the apartments at the WAC site has begun. The land has been cleared and is currently being graded. Occupancy is expected to begin next spring.
|Road Closures on May 7th for CB&I Tri
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Woodlands Triathlon is set to take place Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Northshore Park. The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. and will feature a field of 1,000 participants. There will be road closures from 5:30am - 10am.
|N-Style Salon Specials
~~~~~~~~~~We appreciate our customers at N Style Salon!
Specials for April:
$10 off Cut & Color Combination (blow dry included)
$10 off Cut & Perm Combination (Style Not included)
$50 T Zone (one color = 10 foils, includes blow dry)
20% off All SHIVA Hair products
20% off All Hair Brushes
$15 off Yellow Box Flip Flops (reg. $50)
Mark your calendars! We are going to PARTY in the month of May. Our 5 year anniversary, and our birthdays are coming up!