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In the new year, many homemakers will look to refresh their favorite spaces, often starting in the kitchen. In 2018, we saw everything from banquette-style seating to two-toned kitchen cabinetry, and will continue to see innovative new designs prevail in the new year.

Whether you're planning to remodel your kitchen or get inspired for a simple refresh, there's a whole new crop of design trends to consider for 2019. 

1. CLEVER, CONCEALED STORAGE

2. PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE

3. OPEN SHELVING

4. VINTAGE VIBE

5. COLORED UPHOLSTERY

Source: ElleDecor.com

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Freezing weather is expected to move into the Greater Houston area during Tuesday morning through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Here are five tips to stay safe during below freezing temperatures in Texas.

 

1. Prevent frozen pipes

The Texas Department of Public Safety recommends wrapping pipes in newspaper or another insulating material and leaving faucets dripping overnight to avoid freezing. Homeowners should also know how to shut off their homes’ water supply in case a pipe bursts. Garden hoses and sprinklers should also be disconnected to avoid bursting from frozen water.

2. Protect pets

Texas state law prohibits dog owners from leaving animals restrained outdoors when weather conditions are below 32

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These are some of the coming events in The Woodlands, mark your calendars.

Taste of the Town: This large food and beverage expo showcases menu items from over 40 area restaurants, bakeries, and beverage distributors. The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, this event features culinary specialties and the 2019 “Best of Taste” competition. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2LCqNQp.

Inspire Film Festival: This five-day cinematic experience dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films, speakers and events that celebrate the human spirit is scheduled for Feb. 14 through 18. More than 25 feature-length and short

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The Woodlands Marathon is a BOSTON QUALIFIER, the FASTEST course in Texas on average and one the top 25th fastest courses in the country. It qualifies close to 10% of its registered runners in the marathon for the Boston Marathon. The half marathon course is home to the Canadian Women's Half Marathon Record. The marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay, and 2k Fun Run traverse the streets of Town Center and the community on a pretty flat course, finishing on the scenic Waterway.

Friends, Family, and spectators line the streets at various cheer zones in the Cheer Challenge to encourage athletes along the way and participants to have the opportunity to run for charities in the Charity Challenge. To date over $975,000 has been raised for charities and volunteer

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The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), announced that Moviehouse & Eatery® will open its first Houston location at Creekside Park® Village Center in The Woodlands®.

The luxury, dine-in theater will be located in a new 12-acre retail development, Creekside Park West, within the center, developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Moviehouse & Eatery will include 11 wall-to-wall screens, full-service food and beverage service at every luxury reserved recliner, a full bar and a scratch kitchen.

The Moviehouse & Eatery will anchor the initial phase of the retail development, making Creekside Park the first village in The Woodlands with its own theater. "Creekside Park West within the Village Center is going to be a wonderful addition to The

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The Greater Houston area is projected to create 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual Houston Employment Forecast released Dec. 5. Once again health care is expected to be the top job-producing sector in the metro, with 9,000 projected new jobs to be created compared to the 8,000 jobs projected in 2018. Assuming population growth, the Houston region has about 100,000 births annually, according to the GHP. This, combined with Houston’s senior population increasing by 30,000 each year, is expected to create continued demand for health care in the region.

However, construction jobs are expected to make the largest gain over last year. In 2018 the construction industry was projected to lose 4,500 jobs. This year it

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Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15 at Rob Fleming Rec Center. Breakfast with Santa includes continental style breakfast, a special craft, holiday music and photographs with Santa. Discounts are available for families of two or three.

 

For all ages. $40 Resident family of four, $45 Non-Resident family of four; $8 each additional family member.

Pre-registration is required, registration on event day not permitted unless space and supplies allow.

Please call 281-516-7348 or 281-210-3950 to secure a spot! 

Happy Holidays!

Source: WoodlandsOnline.com

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In the past, Woodlands residents who wanted to access the best Black Friday deals had to gas up and make a trip to Houston. Now, they only need to wake up early and take a short drive – or a long walk – for retail steals.

Almost all the shops in the area are offering discounts and extended hours, and neighborhood organizers are ensuring that shoppers won't just find good sales, but that they'll also be entertained while heading from store to store.

Market Street will host a synchronized light show, happening every hour on the half hour from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the 70-foot Christmas tree in Central Park. Children at Central Park are invited to meet with Santa at "Smiles with Santa" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Black Friday. As for the discounts and

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