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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Opens New Tower

Memorial Hermann Hospital

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital is rolling out the opening of its seven-story, $80 million patient tower, with plans to open new units over the next few years.

The 240,000-square-foot expansion was completed in November and added eight additional surgical suites and surgical support services. Four floors are available for build-out projects.

Houston Reaches Population Milestone

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Houston and three other top Texas markets are expected to hit population milestones this month.

A milestone is defined as any population that ends with at least four zeros, and the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan statistical area’s population is expected to hit an even 6.29 million on Jan. 25, according to a Business Journals’ On Numbers analysis. As of Jan. 1, On Numbers estimates the MSA was 8,865 people away from its milestone.

Houston Dominates National Best Place to Work List

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It has become common knowledge that Houston is the place to find a job, but a recent ranking by employer-stalking site Glassdoor.com proves that this is also the place to find a job that you actually like.

The Bayou City makes a strong showing on the site's 50 Best Places to Work, with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at No. 5 on the list — just a few spots beneath the top-rated Facebook, where there are essentially no rules and employee perks overfloweth, and a spot above Google, whose offices are basically like an adult playground.

Houston Home Sales Surge to Record-Breaking Levels

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October was a record-breaking month for Houston real estate as property sales rose 35 percent over October 2011, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.

Prices rose significantly and the inventory of homes for sale dropped to its lowest level in 11 years. The realty market is demonstrating an exceptional surge that is surprising veteran real estate pros.

YMCA 2012 Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk

YMCA, Benefit Run

The 2012 YMCA Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk is highlight of the holiday season for many individuals and families, as they celebrate the holidays while raising funds and awareness for a valuable Houston program. More than 5,000 runners, volunteers, sponsors, individuals, children, and families, at all fitness levels (and many sporting holiday costumes), will make their way through the streets of Downtown Houston on December 9, 2012. Race time is 1:00 pm and the event benefits the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA Partners Campaign

Houston Zoo Lights Starts New Holiday Tradition

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Carolers, s'mores, some friendly animals and a charming display of holiday spirit greeted Houston Zoo sponsors, donors and friends at the launch of the first-ever Zoo Lights. Zoo vice president of marketing David Brady said that the goal was to create an interactive holiday light experience that Houstonians could enjoy close to home, rather than driving to Galveston or College Station.

Mischer Development and Perry Homes Present Home to Marine Hero in Cypress Creek Lakes

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Hundreds of guests including prominent community leaders gathered on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12th, to celebrate the Helping a Hero home dedication to SSG Marty Gonzalez, USMC (Ret.) and his family in Cypress Creek Lakes.

Perry Homes built the home and Cypress Creek Lakes donated the homesite for Gonzalez, his wife and three children as part of the HelpingaHero.org Wounded Hero Home Program.

Uptown Lighting Ceremony Set for Thanksgiving Night

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Every year on Thanksgiving evening, thousands of Houstonians and out-of-town guests gather along Post Oak Boulevard for the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting. This FREE family event features festive music by local groups including the Houston Concert Band, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, Houston Choral Showcase, Houston Children's Chorus and more; holiday characters including clowns and larger than life Santa’s reindeer; a special appearance from Santa; lighting of more than a half million twinkling lighting on 80 trees and an incredible fireworks extravaganza.

Start Your Holiday Shopping at the Houston Ballet Nutcrcker Market

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Since it began in 1981, the annual Nutcracker Market has raised more than $32 million for the Houston Ballet and become a must-attend event for serious holiday shoppers.

This year's extravaganza, Nov. 8-11, will pay tribute to its founder, Preston Frazier, who died in May. With a "Tinseltown" theme featuring Hollywood glam, it's expected to bring tens of thousands of people to Reliant Center. There, for $13 apiece, they can browse among nearly 700,000 square feet of booths.

Harris County Sets New Early Voting Record

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More than 47,000 Harris County residents chose to cast their vote Oct. 22, setting a new record on the first day of early voting. During the last presidential election in 2008, about 39,000 people in Harris County participated in the first day of early voting.

“It is obvious that our message encouraging voters to vote early and avoid the issues of determining their Election Day voting location has been heard,” said Stan Stanart, county clerk and chief election officer, in a press release.

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