Spirits of Texas event, Hurricane Harvey fundraiser, city and county meetings: 5 things to know in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Oct. 23-27

Griffin Meadery at the 2016 Spirits of Texas event.

Griffin Meadery at the 2016 Spirits of Texas event.

Here are five things to know in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Oct. 23-27:

1. Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets Oct. 24
Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday morning to discuss its regularly scheduled agenda, which includes items like considering approval of Department of Homeland Security grants from the Urban Areas Security Initiative program program, andextending the local disaster declaration that was issued for severe weather in the county from Hurricane Harvey.

The commissioners will also consider approving a tax abatement agreement between Montgomery County and Scannell Properties, a privately-owned real estate development and investment company. Click here to view the entire agenda. 9:30 a.m. Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, 501 N. Thompson Street, Ste. 402, Conroe. 936-756-0571. www.mctx.org

2. Enjoy Texas-based wine, beer and food on Oct. 24
The Rotary Club of Conroe hosts the annual Spirits of Texas fundraiser, featuring Texas-based wine, beer and food samples. A portion of ticket sales benefit the Rotary International’s "End Polio Now campaign," which focuses on eradicating polio across the world. $25. 6-9 p.m. North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis. www.facebook.com/spiritsoftexas/

3. Montgomery City Council meets Oct. 24
Montgomery City Council members meet Tuesday evening to consider various agenda items, including a proclamation making the month of April “Fair Housing Month,” as well as scheduling a public hearing on Nov. 14 regarding the proposed water and sewer rate increase. A public hearing will be held prior to the consent agenda to discuss the annexation of 10.15 acres of land on Hwy. 105 west of Montgomery. Click here to view the entire agenda. 6 p.m. City of Montgomery City Hall, 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

4. Conroe City Council meets Oct. 25-26
Conroe City Council members meet Wednesday and Thursday for the regularly scheduled workshop and consent agenda. Council members will discuss various agenda items, including a tax abatement contract with manufacturing company Bauer-Pileco. Click here to view the entire agenda. 2 p.m., 9:30 a.m. Conroe City Hall Chambers, 300 West Davis St. 936-522-3010. www.cityofconroe.org

5. New nonprofit organization aims to raise $10,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief on Oct. 26
A new community group, Locals Supporting Locals, hosts a Hurricane Harvey fundraising event at Pallotta’s Italian Grill on Thursday evening. Event proceeds benefit the Crisis Assistance Center, a Montgomery County organization based in Conroe that will disperse funds directly to community members in need. The tickets allow attendees to participate in the silent auction and raffle, as well as enjoy wine and snacks from eight local eateries. Donate $75 at www.youcaring.com/harveyrelieffund-954053 to get a ticket. 6:30-9 p.m. $75. Pallotta’s Italian Grill, 27606 I-45 N., Conroe. 832-942-9670. www.facebook.com/Locals-Supporting-Locals-Benefit-834869256671533/

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.