Architect/Urban Designer Robert Heineman Celebrates 45-Plus Years with The Woodlands, Spanning a Lifelong Career

by The Woodlands

Jul 20, 2017 | Uncategorized


In June 1971, Robert Heineman worked as a summer intern for Mitchell Energy & Development before beginning his final year at Harvard University. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Heineman first pictured himself pursuing a career in math or science.  During his senior year in high school, an award in physics which included a week-long trip to Bell Research Laboratories (now AT&T) outside of New York City, had an unexpected effect that caused him to dramatically change course to pursue architecture and urban design in college. Heineman holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University and a Master of Architecture degree in Urban Design from Harvard University. During the first year after graduating from Rice University, he worked briefly for four architecture firms (his longest work span was three months!).  Interested in the fabric of the city and how buildings relate in the overall environment, he then turned from architecture to pursue urban design at Harvard University.  With this restless beginning, he never dreamed in 1972 that he would be embarking on a lifetime career in The Woodlands.

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Rock the Row Concert Series Returns This Summer

by The Woodlands Township

Jul 13, 2017 | Uncategorized


Rock the Row free concert series returns on July 13 on Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm at Hughes Landing. 

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Family Movie Night at Creekside Park

by The Woodlands

Jul 13, 2017 | Events


Free family movies at Creekside Park Village Green third Tuesdays 8:30–10 pm

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Park Dedication Honoring Sooki Park

by Interfaith of The Woodlands

Jul 10, 2017 | Events


Recently, friends and family gathered for the latest "Name a Park” dedication, located in Creekside Park. This park honors the late, Sooki Park, who leaves behind a legacy of service and dedication to The Woodlands and surrounding area.

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Patriotic Festivities Planned in The Woodlands

by The Woodlands

Jun 29, 2017 | Events


Independence Day festivities are planned for the 4th of July in America's Hometown of The Woodlands. 

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4th of July at Hughes Landing in 2016

Celebrate America at The Pavilion's Star-Spangled Salute

by The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Jun 29, 2017 | Events


The Woodlands, Texas –Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Monday, July 3 at 8 p.m.  This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 27 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Woodlands Development Company. Tickets are not required for this event. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

The Woodforest Bank Boat House opens today in Northshore Park

by The Woodlands

Jun 28, 2017 | Events


The Woodforest Bank Boat House opens today in Northshore Park, located at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands, Texas. The brand new 7,000-square-foot boathouse facility on the waterfront of Lake Woodlands provides a home for the Rowing Club of The Woodlands and Parati Competitive Rowing, and includes space open to the public.

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THE WOODLANDS® TO HOST FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS THIS SUMMER AT CREEKSIDE PARK® VILLAGE GREEN

by The Woodlands

Jun 10, 2017 | Events


Join us at free Family Movie Nights this summer on the third Tuesday of the month—June 20, July 18 and August 15 - from 8:30 – 10:00 pm at Creekside Park Village Green. 

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Creekside Park Village Green

The Woodlands Arts Council Expands Art Bench Project to Hughes Landing

by The Woodlands

Jun 7, 2017 | Events


The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) is proud to announce that Phase III of its Art Bench Project will be expanded to include sites in The Woodlands’ newest urban venue, Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. TWAC is now seeking additional underwriters for four to six new art benches that will be added to the collection of 14 already situated on or near The Woodlands Waterway. The deadline for underwriting an Art Bench in this third phase is July, 2017.

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“Family”,  one of 14 Art Benches in The Woodlands,  was underwritten by Gordy and Michelle Bunch (pictured),  and created by Terrell Powell of Austin.  The Woodlands Arts Council is now seeking additional underwriters for four to six new art benches in the third phase of the Art Bench Project. The deadline for underwriting is July 2017.  The new benches will be installed in early 2018.

High School Graduates of The Woodlands Get Ready to Soar

by The Woodlands

May 27, 2017 | Residents


Tassels are getting ready to symbolically be moved to the other side of graduation caps, and rings are ready to be turned to show signs of graduation.  We are proud of our high school seniors who will be graduating from the highly-acclaimed public and private high schools, which serve our students in The Woodlands and our home-schooled pupils.

We sat down with senior and resident of The Woodlands, Tatum Reynolds, and discussed her high school experience.

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Tatum Reynolds

The Woodlands Ranks as Top Best Place to Live in Texas & #6 in America

by The Woodlands

May 26, 2017 | Uncategorized


The Woodlands has been ranked as the "Best City to Live in Texas” and the #6 "Best City to Live in America” in 2017 by Niche. Check out the Houston Chronicle’s complete article here

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Memorial Day: Ways to Help and have Fun

by The Woodlands

May 25, 2017 | Events


Memorial Day is a time to remember the great people who died while serving in the armed forces. Originally, Memorial Day was call Decoration Day and was observed on May 30. It was later moved to the last Monday in May. 

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The Way Home Veterans Memorial at Town Green Park