News & Articles


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

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

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

June 6, 2018: Revenue bonds sold to fund 249 toll road; investors show high demand for bonds

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



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”



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 Welbus, 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

Future Programs:


JuneJim Stinson, The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency
JulyNo meeting
AugustJJ Hollie, President of the Chamber of Commerce, will speak about the Chamber activities and revisiting the CISD Bond election