Conroe film school launches plus 2 other local business happenings

Bruce May and Gary Parker launched Indie Films Foundation in 2019. (Courtesy Indie Films Foundation)
Bruce May and Gary Parker launched Indie Films Foundation in 2019. (Courtesy Indie Films Foundation)

Bruce May and Gary Parker launched Indie Films Foundation in 2019. (Courtesy Indie Films Foundation)

A pair of local filmmakers are launching a film school in Conroe for high school students interested in learning about the film and television industry. Gary Parker and Bruce May, who have 45 and 25 years of experience, respectively, in the industry, launched nonprofit Indie Films Foundation in 2019. The foundation, which is located at 810 Holly Drive in Conroe, is a fully working film and television studio producing feature-length films, documentaries and television airing on Channel 21. The duo is launching a film school where students will complete their own short film after learning the basic skills required to produce, shoot and edit a complete project. The summer session begins June 14. www.indiefilmsfoundation.com

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is now open at 227 South Loop 336 W., Conroe. The 15,000-square-foot store has name-brand and designer shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. Women’s shoes range from sneakers and athletic shoes to sandals and pumps. Men’s options range from oxfords to sneakers. The store also houses accessories such as scarves, jewelry and bags. 936-235-7091. www.stores.dsw.com


Riggs Pediatric Therapy, located at 11133 I-45 S., Ste. 190, Conroe, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this July. Riggs Pediatric is a pediatric speech therapy and occupational clinic that has recently added dyslexia, dysgraphia and reading intervention services. The clinic has been at its current location for 2.5 years and is in the process of expanding into the next-door suite. It accepts most major medical insurance plans along with several Medicaid plans. 936-494-0570. www.riggstherapy.com
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

Co-owner Damon Haynes opened the restaurant in honor of his grandfather. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wings Over Montgomery: Local restaurant dedicated to famed Texas lawyer Richard Haynes

Haynes was known to take on seemingly impossible cases, and his courtroom theatrics included shocking himself with a cattle prod.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

Photo of an H-E-B store
H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

A new substation could be coming to Montgomery to better serve customers in the next 10 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Entergy Texas considering new substation in Montgomery area at FM 1097 and FM 149

The project is part of Entergy’s 10-year plan but could be built sooner.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The festival is estimated to bring in at least $1.1 million to the city. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe music festival in the works

The four-day festival would include more than 30 bands and 40 shows across multiple venues and pop-ups.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.