Tomball is a growing city in northwest Harris County named for Thomas H. Ball, a prominent Houston attorney and U.S. Congressman from Texas at the turn of the century. On May 27, 1933, an oil gusher erupted near the city causing the area to experience an oil boom.
David Wayne Hooks Airport is the state's largest privately owned airport. Numerous antique shops dot the downtown along with other shopping opportunities.
Tomball's medical facilities include Tomball Regional Hospital and the Texas Sports Medicine Clinic, and Tomball is the home to Tomball College.