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Mary Murphy
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Mary Murphy

With a background in journalism and tourism, Mary is passionate about discovering and sharing stories that make destinations unique. In her role as Public Relations Coordinator for Visit The Woodlands, she is responsible for developing strategic partnerships, gaining earned media coverage, and fostering media relations. Mary enjoys living and working in The Woodlands, where she’s often found hiking, listening to live music, and reading at local coffee shops.

Q&A: Taylor and Cullen Handfelt, Piney Rose Floral

Daily deliveries, flower subscriptions, and curated arrangements for every occasion. What more could you ask for from a full-service floral design studio? Local husband and wife duo, Taylor and Cullen, and their team at Piney Rose Floral go above and beyond in providing beautiful flowers and…

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New in Town: Harrison's, Spruce Market, & The Lobby Bar

Last year, The Woodlands Resort was named one of the 10 best resorts in Texas by Travel + Leisure – and that was before its recent renovations. The property is a landmark in The Woodlands, well-known for its two championship golf courses, jaw-dropping Forest Oasis Waterpark (featuring a 1,000-foot…

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How It Began: Lovebeans Coffeehouse

For Lovebeans Coffeehouse, giving back to the community has always been the goal. Beth Ferester, CEO of Corcoran Ferester Realty, opened the doors to Lovebeans Coffeehouse in 2019. She wasn't planning on opening a coffeehouse, but when a space next to her office in Creekside became available, she…

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Q&A: Ted Harris, The Woodlands Mall

Whether he's welcoming new tenants, overseeing marketing, or checking on maintenance, Ted Harris is always raising the bar for The Woodlands Mall. The born-and-raised Texan has been in the mall management industry for over 20 years, and spent time in Plano, New Orleans, and Nebraska before landing…

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New in Town: Reel Luxury Cinemas & The Audrey

Omar Khan and his team have a history of raising the bar. They first started elevating dine-in movie theaters in 2005 with Star Cinema Grill, a Houston-based concept known for its top-notch hospitality and delicious menu items. When they acquired State Fare Kitchen & Bar in 2018, it brought them to…

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New in Town: Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine

There’s nothing quite like sitting on a patio, overlooking Lake Woodlands with a glass of wine in hand and food on the way....especially when you’re about to try something new from Azzurro’s mouth-watering menu. Italian seafood specialties, hand-crafted pastas, braised meats, house-made desserts…

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Q&A: Julie Verville, Ardest Gallery

Local art collector and long-time resident of The Woodlands, Julie Verville, is bringing art and community together at Ardest Gallery. The newly reopened gallery in Grogan’s Park will showcase talented Texas artists (many from The Woodlands) and engage art enthusiasts with monthly events and…

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How It Began: Tumbleweeds & Notions

In 2015, Caroline Powell took a leap of faith. She’d grown up in The Woodlands, graduated from Texas Tech, and spent three years commuting from The Woodlands to Katy for a corporate job. With a background in retailing and a love for small businesses, she found herself at a crossroads: either move to…

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Q&A: Josie Lewis

There are a lot of decisions involved in planning a conference, meeting, or group event. Choosing the right meeting space, team building activities, food, and ultimately, the right destination can be incredibly overwhelming! Fortunately, Visit The Woodlands’ Sales Team is here to help take the…

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How It Began: The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

A SPRINGTIME TRADITION IN THE WOODLANDS When artists and art enthusiasts first gathered in Town Green Park for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, the Woodlands Waterway was only a few years old. The area was still being built – there was no Waterway Square, only a handful of businesses, and swan…

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The VICE Wine Dinner

April 22, 2024 Porta'Vino Read More

"Across The Pond" Exhibit

April 23, 2024 - April 25, 2024 The Woodlands Arts Council Read More

Live Music

April 23, 2024 Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar Read More

Live Music

April 24, 2024 Mahoney's Texish Bar & Restaurant Read More

Live Music

April 24, 2024 Via Emilia Italian Restaurant Read More