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TCID board members approved of the name change to The Woodlands
Township during the district's recent regular meeting. A
map showing the new boundaries is on our Web
site. Several areas, including some in Harris
county have been included which were not in the original proposals
and we are asking questions about what is happening at the meeting
on August 29th that all of you are invited to. Also
included are areas along Sawdust Road including the new Wal-Mart
site. There are a lot of other questions that we will
be asking. If you have questions you want to answered
please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peggy Hausman, a board director who represents The Woodlands
Community Association, said the term's governmental-standing
in other states might give people the "wrong impression"
about The Woodlands, which will not become a city until residents
vote for incorporation sometime after 2014.
Before voters can vote in the November elections they must
register to vote. This will be an official governmental
election, unlike the elections for the WCA and village associations.
Registration must take place by October 9th.
You can get information on your registration and where to
vote at www.pleasevote.us.
Most of us will vote at Wilkerson Intermediate school.
The Woodlands Decides E-Newsletter,
first edition, is scheduled
to go out on Tuesday. If you would like to sign
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and click the sign-up link at the bottom of the page.
Hearing About TCID Name Change
Board of Directors of Town Center Improvement District of Montgomery
County, Texas will have a public hearing about the proposed
name change to The Woodlands Township. The hearing will
be Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 9:00 o'clock a.m.,
at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott� Hotel & Convention Center.
You can read more about this hearning and the documentation
associated with it on the Grogan's Mill Web site.
weeks ago the utility companies marked their lines along
the homes on Deerfoot Circle. During the marking some lines
were found under the location of the proposed sound wall.
This was discussed at the WCA meeting on August 8th,
it was stated by the staff that it would cost $75,000 to
move the utility lines and that the WCA would have to pay
for them. Cheryl Tangen proposed that we bring back the
consultant to look over the cost and see if we can find
a phased way in going about this. A big thank you
to Cheryl Tangen, Tom Campbell, and Deborah Sargeant for their
continued strong support at the WCA level. Also, many
thanks to Jim Upham for overseeing this issue for the GMVA.
Miles McKinney of the WCSC, Tom Campbell and Jim Upham,
both GM residents, met with TxDOT today and received pledges
from the agency that they were still prepared to move forward.
The next step will be getting signed releases from homeowners
allowing the wall to be build.
Farmer's Market is moving from from Market Street to the
GM shopping center. It will be sponsored by the GMVA
and will start on September 22nd. It will
be held in the upper half of the large parking lot.
We will keep you informed of times and places in future newsletters.
Please tell your friends about it.
If you would like to apply to be a vendor at the Farmer's
Market, please see our Web
site for an application.
is well underway and ahead of schedule according to the
Dan Avalos is the GMVA Board Member who is coordinating
with Wal-mart. Contact him at email@example.com or
call at 832-885-5290.
will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed.
Want Your National Night Out Pictures
Over 200 residents
(and some non-residents) came out for the National Night
Out party at Sawmill Park.
Pictured here are Dana Denton (with mousepad) and Deborah
Sargeant manning the GMVA table at Sawmill Park.
Corporal Judd Russell attended the GMVA's monthly meeting
on August 20th. He explained the new organization
of the community policing effort and reviewed the July crime
statistics. There were 610 dispatch calls from Grogan's
Mill in July. Each call requires a response. The
biggest problem in the community is false alarms from home security
systems. There were 85 of these calls in July. Over 95%
of these are false. Other common calls are for barking
dogs: the police can do nothing unless the noise level of the
dogs is over 85 decibels. (This is very loud and most police
cruisers don't carry noise measurement equipment.) Other
common calls, that create problems, include calls about suspicious
persons of a particular race or ethnicity who are doing very
normal things like jogging.
There were five felony arrests in the community. Most were
associated with burglaries in the Acorn Oak area. Three
homes were broken into, but due to an alert neighbor who observed
what was happening, the police were called and apprehended
three suspects, one of whom has confessed.
Corporal Russell recommends that we all keep a record of
items that are valuable such as computers, electronic equipment
and anything with a serial number so they have a make and
model to track. For items that don't have a number you
can scratch one or borrow an engraver from the WCSC and etch
one in. A combination of your initials and parts
of your SSN or drivers license number can then be kept and
entered into their files. This makes it much more likely that
your stolen items will be found and given back to you.
There were 21 traffic accidents in July
mostly at intersections. A number of motor vehicles
were burglarized will in driveways, most had been left unlocked.
We appreciate Corporal Russell attending the GMVA meeting
to report these statistics. We
have asked a representative of the Sheriff's Department
to come to all our meetings.
We do have pools of West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes in Montgomery
County. Not many mosquitoes carry the virus and not all people
get very sick if bitten. However, it is best to take precautions
and wear a DEET repellant and long sleeves. This is particularly
important at dawn and dusk.
New traffic signals are being installed on Grogan's Mill
Road in the area north of Woodlands Parkway. Research Forest
will be expanded from four to six lanes over the next year from
I-45 to Bear Branch.
County Animal Shelter Garage and Bake Sale
25th from 10am - 4pm at Montgomery County Animal Shelter located
on HWY 242, Conroe.
Please donate any gently used items you have before the date
or bring or buy a cake on the date. Come shop with us
and help save a dog or cat today. All proceeds from this
event go to the dogs and cats in the MCAS adoption/foster program.
These funds help with providing food, health care, toys,
bedding, or any other needs. By donating or purchasing
an item you are helping to give a dog or cat a second chance
For more information contact Belinda Ross at 936-520-1604 or MCAS
main switchboard 936-442-7768. To check out the many available
dogs and cats go to www.montgomerycountypets.com.
The Woodlands Community Flea Market will be held in the Town
Center Garage on October 27th from 7am-10am.
We will have more information soon on how you can sell your
to do This Weekend
Go to a play...
Center Theatre, The Woodlands' first professional theater
company, will be presenting the regional premiere of Richard
Greenberg's riveting drama Night
and Her Stars at Bock Auditorium in The Woodlands
Aug. 24 - Sept. 15, 2007.
The play is the second in Town Center Theatre's inaugural
season, following the acclaimed musical Quilters.
and Her Stars is based on true-life events surrounding
the legendary Congress inquiry into the quiz show scandals
of the 1950s. Herbert Stempel is the first big winner of the
quiz show 21 and one of television's earliest stars. He
eventually, however, takes a dive for the scandal's more
famous victor, Charles Van Doren. Orchestrated by 21's
producer Dan Enright - a television incarnate, as well as
an abstract force of evil who persuades both Stempel and Van
Doren to cheat - we witness both contestants' inevitable
fall from grace and their subsequent struggle for redemption.