3 things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know the week of Oct. 31
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The I-45 high-occupancy vehicle lane extension project adds two 17.6-mile lanes, one northbound and one southbound, along I-45 from South Loop 336 in Conroe to FM 1960 in north Harris County.[/caption]
I-45 high occupancy vehicle lane set to open
The northbound HOV lane on I-45 will open for public use on Monday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Commuters with at least one passenger can use the lane to travel between FM 1960 in north Harris County and S. Loop 336 in Conroe free of charge. The southbound lane opened Oct. 17.
Early voting coming to an end
Thursday is the last day to vote early for the Nov. 8 presidential election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day this week. Visit our Vote 2016 Election Guide to see which elections are contested in Conroe and Montgomery. The guide also features information about Willis ISD Board of Trustees candidates who are in contested races.
Farmers market scheduled this week in Conroe
The Isaac Conroe Farmer's Market returns to Founders Plaza on Thursday. The market will include new vendors. Free (to attend). Founders Plaza, 205 Metcalf St., Conroe.
The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.
Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.
“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.