News & Articles


May 16, 2005: George Mitchell: Local icon embodies American Dream

August 4, 2013: Mitchell provided the world an example in The Woodlands

August 8, 2013: Pictorial summary of the tribute honoring George Mitchell held at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 8, 2013

July 13, 2016: George’s Coffee Club: Founding members of The Woodlands keep George Mitchell’s visionary legacy alive

July 26, 2017: George’s Coffee Club keeping George Mitchell’s legacy alive

September 6, 2017: The Woodlands founder George Mitchell regarded as brilliant man with a brilliant mind

September 17, 2017: For lessons on how to rebuild, look to Mitchell and The Woodlands

October 25, 2017: Light of Mitchell’s legacy burns through George’s Coffee Club

October 26, 2017: How this Fortune 500 energy company put The Woodlands on the map

November 13, 2017: Don Gebert, Bob Williams and David Gottlieb Recognized as Honorary Members of George’s Coffee Club in The Woodlands   

March 9, 2018: The Woodlands named 7th best city to live in USA

August 31, 2019: Roger Galatas: 1935–2019. Key figure in Woodlands history ‘was a visionary’

October 10, 2019: George’s Coffee Club and Glade Arts Foundation co-host George P. Mitchell biography book signing

January 9, 2020: Mitchell Historic Properties announces sale of Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House

July 13, 2020: A gallery of images of The Woodlands

December 21, 2020: George’s Coffee Club members donate toys for Interfaith’s Toys for the Holidays

October 1, 2021: George’s Coffee Club Recommends AGAINST Votes on The Woodlands Incorporation Now


Roger Galatas helps link the past, present and future of The Woodlands

Robert Heineman: Longtime planner credited with the urban design of The Woodlands

Coulson Tough: Worked closely with George Mitchell and Cynthia Mitchell on a host of market leading development projects

News article by Loren Steffy, published by Houston Chronicle May 19, 2019: “Let’s honor the legacy of philanthropist Mitchell with a day of thinking”

News article by Jeff Forward, published by Houston Chronicle June 6, 2019: “George Mitchell’s legacy lives on in The Woodlands as community nears 50 years”

News article published by Community Impact July 9, 2019: “George Mitchell’s Namesakes”

News article published by the Houston Chronicle August 30, 2019: “Roger Galatas, key figure in Woodlands history, dies”

News article by Jane Stueckemann, published by Houston Chronicle September 6, 2019: “George’s Coffee Club continues legacy of The Woodlands’ founder, George Mitchell”

News article by James Osborne, published by Houston Chronicle on November 19, 2019: “Fracking pioneer’s charity challenges industry orthodoxy”


Below is a list of our past programs from George’s Coffee Club meetings.


March 16, 2016Initial Meeting, Roger Galatas-- Building Blocks
April 20, 2016Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
May 18, 2016Mike Page, Governance Building Block
June 15,2016Dr. Don Stockton, Superintendent of CISD
July 20, 2016Steve Sanders, Health Care in The Woodlands
August 17, 2016Tim Welbes, Developer Update
September 21, 2016Robert Heineman, Mobility
October 19, 2016Bruce Tough, Incorporation
November 16, 2016Senator Brandon Creighton
DecemberHoliday Party


January 16, 2017General House Keeping-- dues, meeting place, etc. Roger Galatas
February 20, 2017Congressman Kevin Brady
March 20, 2017Jerry McDonald and Jeff Young, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 17, 2017Mike Bass and Ed Chance, Roadway Infrastructure
May 15, 2017Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College
June 19, 2017Missy Herdon and Rev. Don Gebert, Interfaith
July 17, 2017The Woodlands Christian Academy (Julie Ambler) and The John Cooper School (Michael Maher)
August 21. 2017Craig Doyal, County Judge
September 18, 2017JJ Hollie, President and CEO Chamber of Commerce
October 16, 2017Randy Johnson, Montgomery County Hospital District
November 13, 2017Sheriff Rand Henderson
DecemberHoliday Party


January 15, 2018Senator Brandon Creighton
February 19, 2018Congressman Kevin Brady
March 19, 2018Don Norrell, General Manager of Township
April 17, 2018Todd Mitchell
May 21, 2018Bass, Heineman and Galatas- Incorporation, Aggie Expressway, Mobility
June 18, 2018Jace Houston, General Manager SJRA
JulyNo meeting
August 20, 2018Area Concerns-- Galatas, Lapp and Tough, Mike Bass and Heineman
September 17, 2018Jill Boullion, Executive Director of Bayou Land Conservancy
October 15, 2018Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
NovemberNo meeting
DecemberHoliday Party


January 21, 2019HARC
February 18, 2019James Noack, County Commissioner Precinct 3
March 18, 2019Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent of CISD
April 15, 2019Kevin Brady, US Congressman
May 20, 2019Tom Varnell, Sam Houston Area Council of BSA
June 17, 2019Jim Stinson, General Manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency
July 1, 2019No meeting summer break
August 19, 2019J. J. Hollie, President and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
September 16, 2019Gordy Bunch, Chairman of The Woodlands Township
October 10, 2019Loren C. Steffy, Book Signing event at Glade
October 21, 2019Scott Harper, Executive Director of The Woodlands Family of YMCAs
November 19, 2019Mike Meador, Commissioner of Precinct 1, Montgomery County
December 16, 2019Holiday Party


January 27, 2020Valerie Jones, Lone Star College's University Center
February 17, 2020Kevin Brady, US Congressman
March 16, 2020Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region of Howard Hughes Corporation
April 20, 2020Webinar with Debbie Sukin, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE, Regional Senior Vice President & CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital – The Woodlands
May 18, 2020Webinar with Nelda Blair and Larry Foerster, Chairman of Montgomery County Historical Commission
June 15, 2020Webinar with Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough
July 2020No meeting
August 2020Webinar with MCHD speakers Randy Johnson, Melissa Miller and Dr. Robert Dickson
September 2020Webinar with Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent of Conroe Independent School District