The city of Conroe has been designated as a Texas Main Street community by the Texas Historical Commission, one of 89 cities statewide to carry the designation, according to a Nov. 3 release from the city. The Texas Historical Commission selects up to five communities each year for the official Texas Main Street designation, of which Conroe is an incoming member for 2022, according to the release.

The Texas Main Street program seeks to revitalize historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, according to the release, including retaining, expanding and recruiting small businesses and creating new jobs.

"I am excited about the impact that this designation will bring to downtown Conroe and what the services and benefits offered by the program will provide our property owners, businesses, entrepreneurs and to the city as a whole," City Administrator Paul Virgadamo said in the release.

The Texas Main Street program, which will seek to stimulate private-sector investment in downtown to further business and job growth, will be managed by Downtown Manager Frank Robinson for the city of Conroe, according to the release.

"This designation is going to help open up new doors of economic opportunities for our downtown to attract businesses, plan new activities and promote tourism," Mayor Jody Czajkoski said in the release.