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Margaritaville moves Lake Conroe opening date to summer, announces operator

The 186-arce location will feature an 18-hole golf course, two restaurants, a water park, boating, fishing and other lake activities. The resort is also open for meetings and events with its 72,000 square feet of meeting space.Margaritaville moves opening date to summer, announces operator


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Montgomery City Council appoints new Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Corp. members

Montgomery City Council appointed several familiar faces as well as newcomers to boards that serve the city, despite some confusion among council members.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.



Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.


TxDOT outlines proposed improvements for FM 1488 corridor from FM 149 to I-45

Proposed corridor improvements include installing raised medians, retiming and coordinating traffic signals, improving intersection turn lanes, adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, installing advanced street name signs, and reconfiguring the I-45 interchange.


BARC Animal Shelter celebrates debut of cattery with $1 adoptions for cats, kittens

The cattery was BARC's most recent step toward expanding its shelter space.


FM 1488 access management study to wrap up in December; Nov. 8 survey deadline approaches

The survey asks residents to rate potential improvements—such as installing a raised median, adding bike accommodations and installing traffic signals—evaluate corridor issues and map locations in need of improvements.



10 new tenants announced for fall, winter launches at mixed-use Metropark Square development in Shenandoah

Sam Moon Group, the developers of the mixed-use Metropark Square shopping and residential center in Shenandoah, announced estimated opening dates for 10 new tenants at the development over the coming months. The new businesses will open between November and February, according to a Sept. 18 statement, and will include restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues.


Large-scale, mixed-use development coming to Willis at corner of I-45 N. and FM 1097

A large-scale, mixed-use development to be known as Moran Ranch is coming to the southeast corner of I-45 N. and FM 1097 in Willis, according to Wade Nelson, President of The Nelson Company.


JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


Proposed revision to Montgomery County development drainage criteria draws criticism

A proposal to revise Montgomery County's Drainage Criteria Manual was deferred at the Aug. 27 Commissioners Court meeting after drawing criticism during a public hearing on the item.



Countywide development threatens natural habitats

Nonprofits and government officials strive to keep the human and natural world in balance as growth in Montgomery County continues to change the landscape.


Houston City Council votes to end parking requirements in some areas surrounding downtown Houston

New developments in Midtown, east downtown and parts of the Near Northside and Montrose will no longer be required to provide a set number of parking spaces.


Montgomery County youth shelter breaks ground on expansion

Homeless children in Montgomery County will soon have more shelter from living on the streets or in unsafe homes.


Developer to expand Waterpoint on Lake Conroe

Waterpoint on Lake Conroe is set to grow, with Phase 2 of the marina to add 32,000 square feet, according to …



Ask the editor: What is up with the construction near FM 3083 and Jefferson Chemical Road?

Currently, Randy Roan Construction is working to develop an access point along FM 3083 for a TexCom Gulf Disposal injection facility.


Montgomery City Council approves new building permit fees, rezones properties

Several properties were rezoned and new building permit fees were approved at Montgomery City Council’s June 11 meeting.


NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts, commercial companies

The opportunity for everyday citizens to travel to low-Earth orbit and beyond may be closer than you think.


GALLERY: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Johnson Space Center

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on June 5 made a stop at the Johnson Space Center as part of a tour to learn how local education leaders and employers are closing skills gap between workers and in-demand jobs.



BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter to break ground on expansion in Conroe

A Conroe-based youth shelter will break ground on its expansion in June, more than doubling its bed capacity for homeless youth, according to a press release.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill to help establish Sam Houston State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sam Houston State University is one step closer to having a medical college in Conroe.


Downtown Conroe Carter Building slated for $1.5 million revitalization

An iconic building is slated for renovations in historic downtown Conroe.


City of Conroe considers new opportunity zone to incentivize downtown residential developments

Conroe is considering incentives for residential development in the downtown area.



Grand Texas to open waterpark, adventure park attractions May 25 for Memorial Day weekend

Grand Texas’ first two attractions, Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park, will open for its inaugural season May 25. Located near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 242 in New Caney, the 632-acre park is set to also feature a waterpark, an adventure park, a theme park as well as retail space and a Sportsplex upon completion.


Ask the editor: What is going on with the railroad between Dobbin and Montgomery?

A few miles west of Montgomery, BNSF Railway Company is constructing additional tracks, according to Director of Public Affairs Lena Kent. The project, part of BNSF’s capital expenditure and maintenance program, also includes 10,000 feet of siding—or a low-speed track section spurring off from the main line where trains can pull over.