RECAP: Conroe and Montgomery businesses featured throughout 2021

custom glass from A Second Round in Montgomery with I love Texas engraved on it
A Second Round sells upcycled wine and Topo Chico bottles, which have been turned into custom engraved drinkware. (Courtesy A Second Round)

A Second Round sells upcycled wine and Topo Chico bottles, which have been turned into custom engraved drinkware. (Courtesy A Second Round)

The continuing pandemic forced business owners in Conroe and Montgomery to adapt their models and services to changing customer needs. Here are three businesses featured in the Conroe-Montgomery edition.



Majkszak’s Meat Market: Local butcher shop serves fresh meats for nearly 20 years in Conroe

A class at Conroe High School set Mike Majkszak on the road to opening Majkszak’s Meat Market in 2002, where he sells beef, poultry, pork, seafood and specialty sausages, and offers catering. Read more

Montgomery store Modern Skein specializes in hand-dyed yarn


Sharon Graff opened an online yarn shop in 2017, and after finding out how popular it became, she opened her brick-and-mortar location in downtown Montgomery. The shop sells hand-dyed yarn made from alpaca, goats, camels and yaks and plant-based yarn made from cottons, linens and bamboo. Read more

Montgomery couple gives new life to used bottles at A Second Round

Used wine bottles in Montgomery find a new life at A Second Round. Brent and Scarlett Stokes turn the bottles into handmade glassware with custom engravings. Read more
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.