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Photo curtesy of Liza Winkler, Community Impact Newspaper

Tomball officials announced international oilfield services company Packers Plus Energy Services as the first tenant under contract at the new Tomball Business and Technology Park.

Tomball will welcome in the holidays on Saturday, Nov. 22, with the 49th annual Holiday Parade and Miss Tomball pageant.

This year’s parade theme is “A Star Spangled Christmas.” Grand Marshal for this year’s parade will be Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy Seal and author of the book Lone Survivor. The parade will honor those who have protected our freedom and continue to do so.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

The two companies announced Monday they have reached a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction.

Several local officials gathered Oct. 15 to celebratethe groundbreaking of Lone Star College System’s new Creekside Center at the corner of West New Harmony Trail and Kuykendahl Road.

“We place our centers strategically and make sure that all of our community has reasonable access,” LSCS Chancellor Steve Head said. “What you’re going to be seeing here is not only workforce training but the academic piece of it too. [Students are] going to be ready for either academic transfer or the workforce. It’s as simple as that.”

 The city of Tomball is pursuing infrastructure improvements to FM 2920—the city’s major east-west thoroughfare—as well as building and planning for alternative east-west corridors designed to increase mobility and reduce congestion through the city.

Community leaders and industry leaders came together to take a step into Tomball’s future on Thursday, May 15.

The Tomball Economic Development Corporation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its 120-acre Business and Technology Park site May 6.

Officials from the city of Tomball and the TEDC, along with other area officials, were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on a project that has been three years in the making.

The Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Education Center is set to open within the next couple of months in Tomball and is expected to not only bring tens of thousands of employees through the facility each year, but also to net millions of dollars in revenue for the city in its first 10 years. 

Tomball is also garnering interest from a number of developers looking to build hotels and further develop the city’s east side, an area of town that has remained mostly undeveloped.