Free vaccinations, city and county meetings, Kroger Marketplace grand opening: 7 things to know in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Jan. 22-26

Kroger Marketplace opens on Jan. 26 in 336 Marketplace, a retail center in the Grand Central Park development.

Kroger Marketplace opens on Jan. 26 in 336 Marketplace, a retail center in the Grand Central Park development.

From city and county meetings to primary election forums, here are seven things to know about in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Jan. 22-26:


1. Free children’s immunizations in Conroe on Jan. 23
The Christus Healthy Living Mobile Clinics is offering free immunizations to school-age children Tuesday. Children are eligible if they are between 2 months to 18 years old and have no health insurance or have Medicaid or are underinsured, or if a child is an American Indian/Native American or an Alaskan Native. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and parents should bring the child’s original shot record. 9:30 a.m. Free. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 704 Old Montgomery Road, Conroe. www.christusfoundation.org





2. Legislative update with U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady on Jan. 23
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Conroe, is scheduled to speak about federal tax reform and other legislative updates at the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday morning. Individuals must register for the event via the chamber’s website. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free. Conroe Towner, 300 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org





3. Montgomery County commissioners meet Jan. 23
Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday morning to discuss and take possible action on various items, including presentation of the William Harley Gandy Distinguished Service Award. Click here to view the entire agenda. 9:30 a.m. Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, 501 N. Thompson St., Ste. 402, Conroe. 936-756-0571. www.mctx.org





4. Montgomery City Council meets Jan. 23
Montgomery City Council meets Tuesday evening for the regularly scheduled meeting to discuss and take possible action on numerous agenda items, including a public hearing and a potential vote approving an enhancement project expanding the city’s right of way on a portion of Hwy. 105 and FM 1097 East. 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





5. Conroe City Council meets Jan. 24-25
Conroe City Council members meet Wednesday and Thursday for the regularly scheduled workshop and consent agenda. Council members will discuss and take possible action on various agenda items, including naming rights for the education pool at the Conroe Aquatic Center, a tax abatement agreement with FedEX Freight and Scannell Properties. Click here to view the entire agenda. 2 p.m., 9:30 a.m. Conroe City Hall Chambers, 300 West Davis St., Conroe. 936-522-3010. www.cityofconroe.org





6. Republican candidate forum on Jan. 25
The North Shore Republican Women organization sponsors a republican candidate forum on Thursday evening for the March 6 primary election. Local republican candidates are invited to speak during the forum. 6-9 p.m. North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis. www.nsrepublicanwomen.org





7. Kroger Marketplace grand opening on Jan. 26
Kroger Marketplace debuts in 336 Marketplace on Jan. 26 as the first tenant to open in the retail center. The first 250 customers have the opportunity to participate in prize giveaways.

336 Marketplace is located in Johnson Development Co.’s master-planned community, Grand Central Park. The store offers natural and organic foods, a pharmacy, a fuel center, Murray’s Cheese Shop and a Starbucks. 9 a.m.-noon (celebration). Free. Kroger Marketplace, 341 S. Loop 336, Conroe.


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.



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