Category: Neighborhood

Community applauds South County Fourth of July Parade

Close to 25,000 people came out to The Woodlands to cheer on about 115 floats in the South County Fourth of July Parade Tuesday. The 1.3-mile parade began and ended at The Woodlands United Methodist Church while weaving through the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Market Street area. continue reading 

Suitsupply to open in The Woodlands’ Market Street next year

Suitsupply will open in February in Market Street at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. The clothing store sells men’s suits, jackets, outerwear, knitwear, shirts, trousers and shoes.

Link: us.suitsupply.com/en_US/home

 

Christmas tradition builds community spirit in Woodlands neighborhood

Every new resident that moves into a house on Tangle Brush Drive in the Panther Creek neighborhood of The Woodlands finds a stash of Christmas lights in the attic and inherits a mission.

The mission: to transform the neighborhood into Christmas Street.

“I warn all the new neighbors,” said Miki Holmes, who has lived in the neighborhood for 23 years. From green and red lights wrapped around 70-foot-tall trees to giant inflatable snowmen to department-store-style window displays, the residents of the neighborhood have earned a reputation for having the best free Christmas decoration display around. click here for complete story

Conroe’s old Camp Strake site undergoing makeover as Grand Central Park

For now, the 2,000-acre property formerly and affectionately known as Camp Strake still resembles the Boy Scouts camp site that was among the largest in the region.

Shannon League, with Johnson Development Corp., points out a section of Grand Central Park at the old Camp Strake property Wednesday.
Shannon League, with Johnson Development Corp., points out a section of Grand Central Park at the old Camp Strake property Wednesday.

There are trees and structures that still have to come down and roads that still need to be paved in addition to the few existing trails that will foil into the site’s future use.

Johnson Development Corporation purchased the property in 2013 with plans to build about 350 single-family homes further west on South Loop 336 (called the West Village) and roughly 150 urban living spaces near a marketplace closer to Interstate 45, a town center for shopping and dining near Deer Lake and a business center off the interstate. click here for complete story

Township Parks and Recreation Director Chris Nunes earns national recognition

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Director Chris Nunes, recently selected by the National Recreation and Park Association as a National Distinguished Professional.
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Director Chris Nunes, recently selected by the National Recreation and Park Association as a National Distinguished Professional.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently selected The Woodlands Township Director of Parks and Recreation Chris Nunes to receive the National Distinguished Professional Award. The NRPA will publicly present the award during a special reception at the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday, September 17, 2015. click here for complete story

Overlooked Woodlands community in Harris County seeks improvements, clout

1024x1024 (4)The Creekside Park neighborhood is undeniably part of The Woodlands, with its well-ordered look, tree-lined streets and roomy houses adorned with shutters, columns and brick facades.

Any real-estate agent will say so. And he or she would be right.

But the half-finished community also stands apart from the rest of the township, separated by Spring Creek and located in, ahem, Harris County. It’s an odd twist in the celebrated master plan of The Woodlands, which sprouted 40 years ago in the piney woods of south Montgomery County. click here for complete story