Enter Now for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Poster Contest

Wildflower Festival to be held at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park

2012 WF Tee-Shirt Winner-Osmond

The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC), has announced that entries are now being accepted for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Poster Contest. The contest is held annually in conjunction with The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, a popular community tradition that is celebrated each fall. The Woodlands Wildflower Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park.  The festival will be held on the 39th anniversary of The Woodlands.

Contest entries should portray a nature scene in the spirit of the Wildflower Festival.  Interested parties should draw a favorite scene from nature on heavy, unlined white paper, canvas or poster board, no larger than 11” X 17.” Preferred drawing materials are watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pastels, crayons, colored pencils or markers. No writing should be included on the front of the artwork.

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The Woodlands Founder & Innovator, George P. Mitchell Passes Away at 94

George P. Mitchell, The Woodlands TX

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mitchell.  He will be forever remembered as a true visionary and philanthropist who helped shape the State of Texas and the world with his innovative ideas on energy, community development, science and technology.  The initiatives he started and so generously supported throughout his lifetime will continue to have a far-reaching effect on energy production and global sustainability.

On a more personal note, those of us who live and work in The Woodlands will always be in his debt.  He founded and nurtured a multi-generational community that provides an unparalleled way of life for over 100,000 people and has attracted 1,900 companies to the Houston area. He created one of the most successful models for master-planned community developments in the world by providing for the civic, cultural and spiritual needs of residents as well as superior infrastructure, all with extreme care for the forested environment.

Even after the sale of The Woodlands in 1997, Mr. Mitchell stayed very hands on and always let us know we were doing a “great job” in fulfilling his vision for our community. As unassuming as he was, you always knew you were in the presence of greatness when you were with him. We are fortunate to have been part of his executive team through the years, and to enjoy the benefits of his extensive knowledge and generosity.

As we look out the windows of our offices at 24 Waterway Avenue, at the streets of Town Center and the forests of our nine villages, we recognize that his legacy is indeed thriving and his vision will live on into perpetuity.  He will be greatly missed.

Tim Welbes & Alex Sutton
The Woodlands Development Company

A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation

Business & Lifestyle Accessories from Tumi, Now Open in Market Street – The Woodlands

Market Street, The Woodlands

Tumi, the iconic international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories, is now open in Market Street – The Woodlands between J. Jill and Norton Ditto, where it joins a collection of more than 70 upscale retailers and restaurants in the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

This marks the second Houston-area location for Tumi where shoppers find items for business, from briefcases and totes, agenda and portfolios as well as a selection of travel items such as carry-on luggage, garment bags, satchels and duffels.  An assortment of everyday items, from toiletry and cosmetic cases to great-looking gym bags, complete the store’s shopping experience.

Tumi joins the likes of Tiffany & Co., Ann Taylor, Elaine Turner, Michael Kors, J. Crew Brooks Brothers, Norton Ditto, Allen Edmonds and others at Market Street to create what has become one of the Houston-area’s premier luxury shopping destinations.

Shoppers at Market Street also enjoy lunch, late afternoon and evening dining at Grotto, Jasper’s, 1252 Tapas, Uni Sushi, Tommy Bahama and other restaurants, many with indoor and outdoor seating, which present a broad range of culinary options.

For more information on Tumi and other shopping and dining experiences at Market Street – The Woodlands, visit www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarketStreetTheWoodlands and Twitter @MarketStreetTX.

Located across the street from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Market Street is bound by Lake Woodlands Drive, Lake Robbins Drive, Grogan’s Mill Road and Six Pines Drive.  Market Street is owned by a joint venture between an affiliate of Trademark Property Company and Institutional Mall Investors.

The Woodlands Township Honors TWHS Baseball Champs at Recent Board Meeting

The Woodlands High School baseball team

Photo Caption: The Woodlands Township Board of Directors recognized The Woodlands High School baseball team for winning the 2013 Class 5A State Championship against Dulles High School (Sugar Land) on June 8, 2013. This is the third state championship title in the school’s history. Township Directors are, from left to right, Mike Bass, Ed Robb, Gordy Bunch, Peggy S. Hausman, Chairman Bruce Tough and Nelda Luce Blair.

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS  – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held its second Board meeting of the month on Wednesday, June 26, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall with the following agenda items …

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Second Annual “Safe at Home” Softball Game Set for Saturday, August 17

Safe at HomeTHE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Residents of The Woodlands are encouraged to come out and root for both of the home teams on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at a free softball game between The Woodlands Fire Department and law enforcement. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Constable Precinct 4 will challenge the The Woodlands Township Fire Department at Scotland Yard baseball field at McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S Panther Creek Drive 77381.

Fitting with the theme, “Safe at home and in your neighborhood,” this spirited softball game between friendly rivals is a fun way for people to show support for local public safety.

The first 10 kids attending will receive a National Night Out baseball cap and the first 50 kids will receive a fire hat and/or a sheriff’s badge. Additionally, a cheer challenge has been organized to encourage neighborhood participation and to cheer on the players. Each neighborhood will have a chance to win a pizza party and other prizes if they come out and cheer.

For more information on National Night Out Events and contests, CLICK HERE  or call 281-210-3800.

For more information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit their WEBSITE.