TBLC Lion Vice President Bob Ervin welcomed guest speaker Bruce Hillegeist, President of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce to the 2nd Friday meeting at Pecos Grilling Company. Pictured left-right are Lion Member Allen Eckhardt, Bruce Hillegeist, and Lion John Phillips. Photo provided by Lion Al Gerhardt.


Mr. Hillegeist gave members a very interesting presentation describing the history of the Tomball Chamber and how they get involved in government affairs, transportation issues, promoting a "shop here" theme for Tomball area residents among other things. He gave recent population growth statistics and future growth statistics for Tomball, the greater Houston region and Texas as a whole. He also listed new businesses and residential areas under construction or being planned for the near future. With the current SH-249 toll road and planned expansion of it to Navasota and the Grand Parkway scheduled for completion by year’s end, the recent explosive growth in the greater Tomball area will continue well into the future.