Just 28-miles northwest of downtown Houston, the city was named for Thomas H. Ball, a prominent Houston attorney and U.S. Congressman from Texas. On May 27, 1933, an oil gusher erupted just outside the city, starting a years-long oil boom and tagging Tomball with the nickname "Oiltown USA." It is a hub of attractions and entertainment options, including music, antiquing, art galleries, nature trails, birding and historic buildings. It also is home to Lone Star College - Tomball.
The David Wayne Hooks Airport is the state's largest privately owned airport, accommodating props, jets and helicopters. It's also home to several vintage World War II aircraft.
Annual events include the Tomball German Heritage Festival in March, Tomball Night in August, Bluegrass Festival in October, holiday parade in October and Tomball German Christmas Market in December.
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