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  • The Courier
    The issue of how to handle the law enforcement needs for The Woodlands if the community does incorporate has gradually taken center stage as arguably the most debated, and criticized, element of the more than year-long incorporation studies.
  • Township
    Community Impact
    The Woodlands Township board of directors said more time is needed before its incorporation study can yield conclusive answers about issues such as the cost of law enforcement services, but members of the board reiterated incorporation itself is not likely to go before voters this year.
  • Houston Chronicle
    area nonprofits, such as CareFORCE and Cassidy Joined for Hope are working to train both law enforcement personnel and students how to recognize suicidal tendencies in their peers and intervene appropriately. That is exactly what is needed in this community, Barnes said. “I feel like if your loved one is in that spot and struggling, you don’t back down,” Barnes said, adding that awareness is one of the most important pieces in solving this issue across the community.
  • Hello Woodlands
    The Inspire Film Festival is dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films, speakers, and events that celebrate the human spirit. The films will highlight local and international “game changers” who inspire the world will be showcased. The films are further brought to life through a variety of panel discussions and interactive community events over the course of the festival.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    “The Woodlands has been building a sustainable model really, truly since its inception,” Palmer said. “Many of the companies that we talked about and many of the ones that are represented here today are the reason that this community has built that kind of sustainable growth, and I think we will see that growth continue into the future.”
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    The results of the study will be used to identify future projects that could prevent flooding, which could include building large regional detention facilities, managing sediment, implementing home buyouts and installing additional water gauges.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    “The Woodlands area has a very active cultural arts community with many offerings throughout the year,” township Director Ann Snyder said. “In my opinion, the market for the arts is large and growing in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. It appears there is a definite need and demand for cultural arts facilities.” To address the increasing demand for cultural arts, the township is nearing completion on a study to determine if an arts center and natural science museum could succeed in The Woodlands.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    Unlike neighborhoods a master-planned community features more than the basic neighborhood park. It includes trails, nature centers, golf courses, retail and other amenities that contribute to the oft-heard live, work and play appeal of the area.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau and director of community relations, said The Woodlands can rely on commercial growth for economic success. “Ongoing commercial growth within the township and projected significant population growth in the region will contribute to continued economic growth for the community,” Wolda said.
  • Houston Chronicle
    Harking back to the early years of the future community that would become The Woodlands, one cannot help but notice the impact a team of urban planners, architects and other specialists had on the development founded by George Mitchell. One of the key players in the formation, design and creation of The Woodlands as it is known today is Robert Heineman, vice president of planning for The Woodlands Development Co.

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