Katy's historic rice dryer to undergo redevelopment; explore farmers markets in Conroe-Montgomery area and more top Houston-area news

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(Laura Aebi/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Laura Aebi/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Katy’s historic J.V. Cardiff & Sons Rice Dryer begins next chapter with new owner

After being unmaintained for 26 years, the J.V. Cardiff & Sons Rice Dryer—one of three rice dryers in Katy city limits located on Hwy. 90—is about to see a second life.


GUIDE: 7 farmers markets to visit in and around Conroe, Montgomery, Willis in 2022

Farmers markets in the area offer locally sourced food and handmade products at a variety of locations and times.

Greggo’s Pizza and Subs to open in Conroe

Greggo’s Pizza and Subs will open in the first part of April at 2466 FM 1488, Conroe, according to owner Ryan d’Avignon.

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La Marketa de Porter to begin build-out in mid-May

Construction of shopping center La Marketa de Porter is scheduled to begin in mid-May, project developer American Realty Group confirmed March 17.


Magnolia ISD suspends 2022-23 open enrollment for new families

Magnolia ISD announced in a statement on its website that the district will be suspending open enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, meaning new families residing outside of the district can no longer enroll in Magnolia ISD next school year.

Laura Aebi, Maegan Kirby and Emily Lincke contributed to this report.