ROUNDUP: Conroe, Montgomery events that have been cancelled, postponed or will be held virtually

The Montgomery County Fair is accepting donations for scholarships. (Courtesy Grace Hoegemeyer)
The Montgomery County Fair is accepting donations for scholarships. (Courtesy Grace Hoegemeyer)

The Montgomery County Fair is accepting donations for scholarships. (Courtesy Grace Hoegemeyer)

Throughout the month of March, major events, such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, were cancelled to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. On March 27, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough extended the stay-at-home order until April 30.


The following list provides information on some events in Conroe and Montgomery that have been cancelled or postponed or are still being offered in some capacity online.


Local elections have been pushed back following a March 18 proclamation by Gov. Greg Abbott. The rescheduled Lake Conroe Region Outlook will now center on the coronavirus's local economic impact. And thanks to technology, local yoga studios remind residents to take a moment in this pandemic to just breathe.


CANCELLED: Not happening at all

The Montgomery County Fair, originally scheduled for March 27-April 5 was cancelled March 12. President Cody Bartlett said people can still donate to scholarship funds for junior exhibitors. 936-760-3631. www.mcfa.org.

Lone Star College cancelled graduation ceremonies scheduled for May 6-9. 936-273-7000. www.lonestar.edu

POSTPONED: Events that have been rescheduled.

Elections:

The Willis ISD board of trustees voted to postpone its May 2 bond election to Nov. 3. The $175 million bond package has three propositions that focus on athletic additions and school improvements. 936-856-1200. www.wisd.org

The Montgomery ISD board of trustees voted to postpone its May 2 elections to Nov 3. The elections are for three positions on the board. 936-276-2000. www.misd.org

The city of Conroe voted to postpone its May 2 elections to Nov. 3. The elections are for the seat of mayor and three city council positions. 936-522-3000. www.cityofconroe.org

The city of Montgomery voted to postpone its May 2 elections to Nov. 3. The elections are for the seat of mayor and two city council positions. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov


Other events:

The Lake Conroe Region Outlook was rescheduled from April 30 to Nov. 6. The conference will incorporate discussion on how the coronavirus outbreak affected local businesses. 936-756-6644. www.lakeconroeregionoutlook.com

VIRTUAL

The Conroe Art League will host a virtual gallery during the month of April. 936-756-9572. www.conroeartleague.com

Conroe Branch YMCA offers various video lessons for members. 936-441-9622. www.ymcahouston.org/locations/conroe-family-ymca

Sundog Yoga Studio is offering virtual classes. www.sundogyogastudios.com. 936-582-2512.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.
By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


MOST RECENT

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center sees another week-over-week decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29.

FM 1486 will be closed between Jackson and Sandy Hill roads from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31. (Courtesy Fotolia)
FM 1486 closure in Montgomery County scheduled for May 30-31

FM 1486 will be closed between Jackson and Sandy Hill roads from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31.

The syrup drums being repurposed into rain barrels were donated from Coca-Cola. (Courtesy Galveston Bay Foundation)
Galveston Bay Foundation to host virtual, drive-thru rain barrel workshop

The Kemah-based nature conservation nonprofit is hosting a rain barrel workshop this weekend for Houstonians thirsting for a way to help conserve the community’s water supply.

Riva Row Boat House
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Click through this photo gallery to see how residents are slowly adapting to life during a pandemic.

Conroe ISD will distribute meals until the end of June. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD to continue meal distributions through June

The district will offer meal pickups Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon through June.

Lone Star College plans to partially open 26 buildings beginning June 1. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System discusses reopening plan for June 1

Lone Star College plans to partially open 26 of its buildings June 1, prioritizing health science buildings.

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spectators to be welcomed back to Texas outdoor sporting events May 31 at 25% of venue capacity

Venue owners must operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing.

Montgomery County has more physicians and registered nurses per 100,000 residents than the nearby Harris County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Health Care Snapshot 2020: Montgomery County improves state ranking for number of physicians, registered nurses

Montgomery County has more physicians and registered nurses per 100,000 residents than nearby Harris County, according to 2019 data from Texas Health and Human Services.

In terms of county health in 2020, Montgomery County ranked among the top 15 on length of life and quality of life.
Health Care Snapshot 2020: Montgomery County ranks in top 10 in Texas for health outcomes

In 2020 county health rankings, Montgomery County ranked among the top 15 counties in Texas in the length of life and quality of life categories.

A homestead exemption removes part of the value of a property from taxation and lowers taxes. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe City Council approves 2.5% homestead exemption, saving owners of $100,000 homes $10.93 per year

Under a 20% homestead exemption, the city could lose a little over $3 million per year. Under a 2.5% exemption, the city could see a loss of $437,000 per year.