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The Woodlands: Not Just a Bedroom Community Anymore

Back in 1964, real estate developer and oil & gas man George Mitchell purchased land 30 miles north of Houston. A decade later, the planned community of The Woodlands was opened. Today, an estimated 100,000 people live there. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the history, development and future plans for […]

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Back in 1964, real estate developer and oil & gas man George Mitchell purchased land 30 miles north of Houston. A decade later, the planned community of The Woodlands was opened. Today, an estimated 100,000 people live there.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the historydevelopment and future plans for The Woodlands from Nick Wolda, President of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Board of The Woodlands Township. Then, we discuss some of the challenges facing the community, and issues foremost on residents’ minds, as we talk with Brian Walzel, editor of The Woodlands edition of the Community Impact Newspaper.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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