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THE WOODLANDS EDITION VOLUME 8, ISSUE 11 | JULY 9-AUG. 12, 2019

REAL ESTATE EDITION

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7 real estate trends to know in 2019

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IMPACTS NowOpen, Coming Soon &more

Residential growth expected east, south of The Woodlands 1 INSIDE 41

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TO-DO LIST Events and things to do

REAL ESTATE EDITION

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DEVELOPMENT New apartment building planned MARKET DATA A look at TheWoodlands area

CLOSE-UP Woodson’s Reserve

Areas south of Rayford Road such as Woodson’s Reserve are a hub of new housing construction in The Woodlands area.

6.5B to add full-day pre-K, increase salaries House Bill 3 marks ‘historic’ school finance, tax reform Conroe ISD is preparing to handle millions in addi- tional state funding aer House Bill  was signed into law June  following this year’s legislative session. The district primarily plans on using the increased state funding, up from % to %, in the next biennium for higher teacher wages and full-day pre-K programs, both mandated in the bill. However, school ocials said facilities may have to be expanded to adjust to the pre-K requirements for students. State Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, said HB  is the third most signicant overhaul of school nance in BY ANDREWCHRISTMAN

WHAT IS HB 3? House Bill 3 has been described by legislators as one of the most extensive school finance reform bills in the state’s history.

THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED IN THE BILL:

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DINING FEATURE Palette Indian Kitchen

TOTAL BILL AMOUNT: $11.6B

$6.5B in public education spending

$5.1B to lower property taxes

Phonics programs

Mandated full-day pre-K programs

Teacher raises

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HISTORY George Mitchell’s namesakes

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