The Woodlands, TX Real Estate News

By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
Houston has made it once again to the top of a Desirable City List! The following factors make Houston the BEST CITY to earn a living, according to FORBES.com:  Dynamic business environment Low unemployment High wages relative to income. Click HERE to read the article in its entirety.  It's not likely to change anytime soon. When you add up the projected gross state product growth, business openings vs. closings, and venture capital investments in Texas, based on data from Moody's Economy.com and Pacific Research Institute, the Lone Star state ranks fourth in the country for its future economic prospects. Other Desirable Lists that Houston has made recently: Chicago Tribune:  Houston's Healthy Housing Market Kiplinger's Personal Finance:  #1 Place to Live Home Vestors:  Houston #2 for R...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
PAPER or PLASTIC? Use Canvas Instead! Did you know that Americans use 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year, requiring 12 million barrels of oil to make them. It takes one 15-year-old tree to produce 700 paper grocery bags. One supermarket can use all of them in under an hour! Each high quality, reusable canvas bag in use has the potential to replace 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime. Reduce...Reuse...Recycle...Rebuy It all comes back to you!  
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
My kids all wanted to help me write this article on their first day of school .......... The Woodlands, Texas Schools are part of CISD, Conroe School District ... Powell Elementary in The Village Cochrans Crossing, Mitchell Intermediate in Alden Bridge and McCullough (the largest Jr High in Texas) located in Panther Creek ... First Day of School.  I had all of my children in private school until last year.  I chose a specific neighborhood in The Woodlands because of the Exemplary School Status!  I was nervous at first about the education that they would recieve and I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the teachers, the staff, the extra tutoring (and support) and the willingness to help my kids adjust to this new environment last year.  I felt that I was getting a private school edu...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
The Conroe Independent School District's new South County sports complex made its public debut Aug. 24 with a community open house for residents to explore the natatorium and Woodforest National Bank Stadium.   This $40-million project is ready to switch on the stadium floodlights and open the 62-meter pool for the new school year.  Visitor's were given a chance to tour the facility from 3-5 PM. The district began construction on the facility early last year on the plot of land behind the Portofino shopping center on David Memorial Drive in Shenandoah. Moorhead Stadium in Conroe was overcrowded, hosting Thursday, Friday and Saturday games for the district's five high schools. Swim teams were forced to use the Woodlands Athletic Center to practice without a district natatorium. The compl...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
When you drive in to The Woodlands, it is no wonder why it is one of the most popular Master Planned Communities in the State of Texas.  It has everything from dining, shopping, parks- and then there are the Trees and Nature that really gets the attention of people. Well, Green just seems to go along with the theme of The Woodlands which is one reason why the Grassroots organization The Woodlands Green was formed. The Woodlands Green is the organization that puts on the Earth Day Festival every year- They help promote the fantastic Recycling program that we have, A Walk in the Woods, and work with local schools on education with Sustainable and Green topics. Now, they are adding a Going Green Lecture Series that will be held monthly at the Shenandoah City Hall Complex. Personally, I be...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
I wanted to share with you an awesome photographer for Conroe, Montgomery, The Woodlands, Spring and Houston.  Dru Harper!  www.DruHarperphoto.com I just have to tell you how wonderful Dru was to work with.  I had gone in for a photo shoot a year and a half ago .. the 'about' 18 year old assistant kept going on and on about how my left eye didn't match up with my right, its a bit droopier due to a dog bite and stitches at 2 years old ...  and "why don't you go get plastic surgery on your eye to fix it".   She couldn't stop commenting the whole time and I COULDN'T WAIT TO LEAVE THE WHOLE TIME!    Needless to say I did not want to go get my photo's redone but my web designer (www.purple-dragonfly.com) kept insisting I needed a different look for my website.  Dru and her assistant took me ...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
Needing idea's to decorate your girls bedroom?  Pottery Barn Kids, located in The Woodlands Mall, Texas, has just added the Brooke bedroom to their collection, it is adorable!  They have so many cute childs bedrooms it makes it hard to decide and shopping fun! Pottery Barn Kids offers colorful prints, whimsical details and the best materials.     Pottery Barn Kids   (located in the outdoor plaza at The Woodlands Mall) Printable map (281) 419-53861201 Lake Woodlands Dr, Suite 700The Woodlands, TX 77380 The Woodlands is located 27 miles north of Houston, Texas.  
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
  "Do Your Best" is the official Cub Scout Motto.  Also the theme of the "Go for the Gold" Olympic themed float, pictured in Market Street, The Woodlands, Texas. Pack 886, in The Woodlands, Texas is very active in the community.  Chartered by Crossroads Baptist Church and sponsored by Powell Elementary School.  To help raise funds they are selling the popcorn tins, ranging from $9 - $50.  (by the way - Chocolately Caramel Crunch is to die for!) To purchase Cub Scouts popcorn contact Josh Costo at 936-273-0219.  To get product information click HERE. Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities h...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
Houston Area Home Prices Soar In July, 2008 The average price of a single-family home sees its biggest increase in more than two years; median single-family home pricing hits a record high   According to the newest press release from HAR, Houston Area Realtors, Texas Real Estate Service (Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of Realtors® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 26,000 Realtors): Declining property sales tempered by strong single-family home average and median pricing prevailed across the greater Houston area for the eleventh consecutive month in July, according to statistics released by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). Sales of single-family homes slid 12.0 percent on a year over year basis - a smaller decline than the market has...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
McCullough Students are now Exemplary! McCullough Junior High, in The Woodlands, Texas, has achieved a Texas Education Agency rating of Exemplary!  McCullough Junior High is in the CISD, Conroe School District. This is the highest rating a school in Texas can achieve and is extremely rare for secondary campuses. The Texas Education Agency lists only eight schools in the entire state termed a "junior high" as Exemplary with their latest release. This is a remarkable job by the students at McCullough campus in that the students as a whole, including all subpopulations counting for the Texas Education Agency, achieved this status. Overall scores for McCullough onthe latest TAKS administration are:Reading-   100 percentMath-    99 percentWriting-   99 percentSocial Studies-   98 percentScie...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
  The Woodlands, Texas  / Conroe ISD 2008 - 2009 School Calendar   STUDENTS: Starting date    ...........    August 25 Ending date ............. June 4   STAFF: Starting date .......  August 18 Ending date ............  June 5   BREAKS: Labor Day   ...........   September 1 Columbus Day .........    October 13 Thanksgiving .............    November 26-28 Winter Break ..................  December 22 - January 2 Martin Luther King ........    January 19 Presiden'ts Day  ..................  February 16 Spring Break ...........   March 16 - 20 Holiday ............   April 10 Memorial Day  ..........  May 25   GRADING PERIODS: 1st Semester 9 weeks  ......... End of grading period 1st       October 24 2nd      January 15 2nd Semester 9 weeks ........ End of grading period 1st       March 27 ...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
YOU can make a difference in your child's school in The Woodlands (CISD and private) ... Your childs school PTO and PTA are looking for your assistance.  When you participate in Kroger Neighbor-to-Neighbor and the Coke Rewards for Schools Program you are helping to provide playground equipment, art supplies, sports gears and educational resources for your children. KROGER Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program   An easy way to help the Woodlands Schools in Texas, both Private and CISD, is to participate in the Kroger Neighbor-to-Neighbor Education School Program. Each time you shop at Kroger, you earn points for the Woodlands School of your choice. These points are used to obtain much needed equipment throughout the school. Not registered yet? All you need to do is ask for the Kroger barcode for ...
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By Kathi Frank, The Woodlands TX
(Kate Writes Right)
The Houston Symphony Invites you to The Woodlands Pavilion Time travel to the era of the 1940s...swing dancing with the big bands to the tunes of such favorites as "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Moonlight Serenade" and many others.  Michael Krajewski conducts the Houston Symphony with pre-show entertainment beginning at 7pm on Wednesday, August 27th. With sponsorships from Woodforest Bank and Macy's you can bring your family for FREE LAWN SEATING.  For seating under the pavilion roof, prices are $10-15.  Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Ticket Office located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands Town Center Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm or at any Ticketmaster outlet including www.ticketmaster.com. If you have a new or used musical instrument that you are willing to donate, bring it to The...
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By Kathi Frank, The Woodlands TX
(Kate Writes Right)
The Woodlands Township is ready to issue $17 million in bonds Several years ago, most of The Woodlands was destined to become a part of Houston.  The residents, after seeing Kingwood become annexed, began seeking a way to avoid the same fate.  After several trips to Austin for meetings with legistlators, numerous surveys, studies and meetings, residents voted on a plan to become an incorporated city separate from Houston and Conroe. Town Center, which is the downtown area of The Woodlands, became the taxing authority for The Woodlands Township.  In order to earn that independance, the new township agreed to float a little more than $16 million in bonds to pay for projects in Houston.  Another $320,000 will be paid to the city of Conroe to fund a fire service project in the area under th...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
                         Closed Sale     Number of    Listing   Number of    Volume     Closed Sales    Volume   New Listings                           January $27,106,982   January 90   January $36,003,634   January 100   February $27,407,526   February 120   February $32,585,080   February 113   March $40,541,390   March 127   March $44,910,023   March 138   April $35,481,822   April 120   April $36,304,392   April 127   May $52,728,755   May 135   May $44,506,827   May 134   June $38,492,969   June 130   June $45,336,210   June 155   July $49,970,024   July 146   July $28,992,825   July 120   August     August     August     August     September     September     September     September     October     October     October     October     November     November     November     Novemb...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
 YES, it is my real name! This is the NUMBER ONE question of my life ... My parent's were hippies (at the time).  I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Houston, Spring and The Woodlands, Texas area 5 years ago. I was named after an Olde English Poem by Robert Browning "Pippa's Song" The year's at the spring, and the day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearl'd; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven - All's right with the world!
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
U Nails in The Woodlands, Texas has just added custom bubble gum pink children's pedicure spa chairs!  These cute chairs feature teddy bear heads, a DVD player and a tub to soak their feet. Primarily a women's Nail Salon U Nails has added these children's chairs ... perfect for a party or to go with mom while mom gets her nails done and a pedicure. Prices are $20 for a Mini-Manicure and a Mini-Pedicure for that special little girl. All kinds of colors to choose from.  French manicure and art work are extra. These nails are not the Mini-Manicure ... the artwork and french style is extra. U Nails also offers Nail Services (solar, acrylic and manicures), Waxing, Spa Pedicure's and Facial Treatments. Located: 4466 Rayford Road, Suite 102 Phone: (281)419-3103 Open: Monday - Saturday      9:0...
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By Isa Alwazzan
(EXiT REALTY GROUP)
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
Torrie Wilson and Nick Mitchell have opened one of the coolest stores in The Woodlands, TX! Officially Jaded, is a Mens and Womens Clothing Boutique.  Located in the Market Street. They have a Fantastic selection of the most popular denim that all the celebrities are wearing! Ed Hardy, MEK, William Rast are the women's jeans pictured here. True Religion and William Rast are the Mens jeans pictured here: These boots are HOT item!!!!!!   SKY dresses and tops: Ed Hardy Hats and BB Simon Belts: Ed Hardy Tops and T-shirts: Located at 2626 Market Street Suite in The Woodlands, Texas 77380. (they are currently located between Luke's Locker and Chipotle but are opening up a store inside the Market Square between Franchesca's and Hemline, hopefully in September) (281)298-3645 www.officiallyjaded...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
  East Shore is a 260 acre neighborhood on the eastern edge of Lake Woodlands, and is considered to be the "Garden District" of The Woodlands Town Center. Offering urban living with old architectural style and modern conveniences, this village is within walking distance to shopping at Market Street, plus dining and entertainment along The Woodlands Waterway. Everyone will enjoy strolling along the tree-lined streets where ornamental streetlamps give off a soft glow, enhancing the lake views and peaceful garden spaces. Many styles of architecture can be found in East Shore, from Classic and Coastal American, to the more traditional Colonial American. Large front porches grace the front of Brownstones, Town Homes and Condominiums. The ambiance of East Shore feels like the urban villages i...
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