Our Woodlands. Our Future.

Impacts of Governance & Incorporation

The Woodlands Township is the governmental service provider for residents and businesses of The Woodlands. The Woodlands was originally founded in 1974 by George P. Mitchell, and 2007 legislation provided the authority to enter into the Regional Participation Agreements with the City of Houston and the City of Conroe and to establish a new governance body for The Woodlands. In 2010, the Township took over full responsibility of Association services. In 2014, The Woodlands became eligible to incorporate as a municipality. The Regional Participation Agreement protects The Woodlands from annexation through November 16, 2057. The Woodlands in Focus continually strives to be an exhaustive repository of fact-based information. The issue of incorporation has recently become a topic of discussion in The Woodlands, and the impacts of changing to this mode of governance must be thoroughly researched and discussed.

October 24th, 2018 - Mike Bass
We have a relatively safe community with a low crime rate. The consultants tell us we have the best roads of any city of our comparable size. Our widespread use of covenants ensure that we have stronger regulations over development and existing properties than any city can achieve using ordinances... Read More
October 23rd, 2018 - Charles Frantes

​Candidates for The Woodlands Township Board explained their views on incorporation at a recent forum hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce​. 

October 1st, 2018 - Mike Bass

I urge all Woodlands residents to pay special attention to the upcoming November 2018 elections for the new seven member Board for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). We need new board members who will vote to support future decisions that will not adversely impact south... Read More

August 15th, 2018 - Mike Bass

Most Woodlands Residents normally pay little attention to the requirements of our Restrictive Covenants and Standards (collectively called Deed Restrictions) or their enforcement. At least until they want to make improvements or major repairs to their property. But when they purchased their... Read More

November 5th, 2017 - The Woodlands In Focus

The Township election is conducted in accordance with the county elections. Please consult www.montgomeryvotes.org or www.harrisvotes.orgfor the latest information, or you may... Read More

September 25th, 2017 - Amy Lecocq

Please join the four Township Candidates and The Voter Awareness Council at the Black Walnut Cafe for an informal opportunity to meet the candidates on the November 7, 2017 ballot. This is an opportunity to thank John McMullan (Position 5), Ann Snyder (Position 6), Laura Fillault (Position 7)... Read More

February 20th, 2017 - The Woodlands In Focus

Township Board Chairman Bunch spoke about his vision for the community, saying “I want our township to be an example for all the cities in Texas, our country, and the world as well.” The success of The Woodlands is easily summed up but not so easily done, Bunch said. It’s all about “the... Read More

November 4th, 2016 - Bob Kinnear

I served as the Town Center Improvement District (TCID) representative on Sen. Tommy Williams' committee that developed the "regional participation agreements" with the City of Houston and Conroe. We are protected from annexation per the agreements until 2057 and since it is after June 2014, we... Read More

November 1st, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

The Woodlands In Focus recently submitted an Open Records Request with The Woodlands Township to get copies of all of the Township's Incorporation Impact studies and memos (2012 to 2016). The Township was prompt and responsive to the request.

Though these documents self disclose that they... Read More

October 26th, 2016 - Dr. Ed Robb

By state law, we can incorporate any time between now and 2057 to avoid annexation by Houston and Conroe. The Regional Participation Agreements between the Township and both Houston and Conroe were entered into pursuant to the express authority of Section 43.0754, Texas Local Government Code... Read More

October 21st, 2016 - Gordy Bunch
I believe our residents are disproportionately taxed. The Woodlands is less than 20% of the population but is bearing nearly 38% of the total tax burden within Montgomery County. Additionally, commercial and residential property owners in The Woodlands absorb an average of 41% of annual appraisal... Read More
October 18th, 2016 - Dr. Ann Snyder

Our success is not accidental. Certain things have been done to keep us on track.

First and foremost, Mr. Mitchell’s vision and implementation.

Another is when former Senator Tommy Williams, Representative Rob Eissler and other community leaders led the charge at the Texas Capitol... Read More

October 13th, 2016 - Mike Bass

Today, our unique “Township” form of government, technically a “Special District,” provides a broad range of essential services not provided by our County and does so at a relatively low cost. We have a very efficient alternative form of government. So why incorporate until we are forced to do... Read More

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