Community pays respect to Conroe Mayor Toby Powell in memorial procession Sept. 18

Law enforcement lines the streets to pay their respects. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Law enforcement lines the streets to pay their respects. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Law enforcement lines the streets to pay their respects. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Toby Powell will remain posthumously on the November ballot against Council Member Jody Czajkoski. Should Powell garner the most votes, a special election will need to be held. Some residents in attendance say they intend to vote for Powell. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Onlookers wave as the procession goes by. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An onlooker pays his respects. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The procession lasted about 30 minutes. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dozens gathered in downtown Conroe. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dozens of citizens lined the streets for a memorial procession for Mayor Toby Powell In downtown Conroe on Sept. 18.

Powell, who was elected as mayor in 2016, died Sept. 12 due to cancer.


Led by law-enforcement vehicles, the procession drove through downtown Conroe, beginning on Metcalf Street, before winding down West Davis Street and by the courthouse, finishing at the Garden Park Cemetery, where Powell's funeral was held.

The public was invited to watch the procession and pay their respects. Citizens were mostly quiet, occasionally waving at passing cars. The procession lasted about 30 minutes.
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.


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