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.