3 things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know the week of Oct. 31


  1. I-45 HOV lanes 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.