6 things to know in Conroe, Montgomery this week, Feb. 27-March 3

A ceremony was held Feb. 25 unveiling a Texas Historical Marker for the Lake Creek Settlement in Montgomery at the N.H. David Pioneer Complex & Museum.

A ceremony was held Feb. 25 unveiling a Texas Historical Marker for the Lake Creek Settlement in Montgomery at the N.H. David Pioneer Complex & Museum.

Here are six things Conroe and Montgomery residents should know this week, Feb. 27-March 3.

1. Pizza Shack baker Amanda Cano won "Bakers vs. Fakers" on Food Network
Amanda Cano, creator of BabyCakes and baker for Pizza Shack, earned $10,000 after winning on Food Network’s competition show “Bakers vs. Fakers” this past weekend. The local baker beat out competition from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida on the show hosted by Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro.

Her winning cupcake, “The Golden Ticket” will be available for purchase this week at the Pizza Shack locations in Montgomery and Willis. The episode will air again March 5 at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

Pizza Shack-Montgomery
20873 Eva. St., Montgomery
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8p.m.

Pizza Shack-Willis
115 W. Montgomery St., Willis
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-9p.m., Fri-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m.

2. A Texas Historical Marker was unveiled for the Lake Creek Settlement in Montgomery at the N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum.
The Montgomery County Historical Commission hosted a ceremony Feb. 25 unveiling a Texas Historical marker at the N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum honoring the Lake Creek Settlement in the City of Montgomery. Resolutions were read from both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate, the Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas were present and a certificate of authenticity from Gov. Greg Abbott was also read.

The Lake Creek Settlement was established by 300 families as Stephen F. Austin’s second colony prior to Texas’ independence, and is also the namesake of Montgomery Independent School District's newest high school, Lake Creek High School, which will open in 2018 on FM 2854.

N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex and Museum
308 Liberty St., Montgomery
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sun.-Tue.

3. Montgomery City Council meets Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
Montgomery City council will have its regular meeting Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss a variety of agenda items including the adoption of a proclamation to recognize March 3, 2017 as Texas-Tennessee Day. The city will also consider proclamation recognizes and honors the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary. The city will also consider the acceptance of the certificate of unopposed candidates for the May 6 City of Montgomery general election.

To view the full Montgomery City Council agenda, visit www.montgomerytexas.gov.

City of Montgomery City Hall
101 Old Plantersville Rd.

4. Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet Feb. 28 to consider several topics including an amendment to the code of ethics and the deadline to submit and approve ethics committee nominations, possible action to declare default to the tax abatement agreement between Montgomery County and Jyoti Americas, LLC, and possible action to return county administrative and management structure under the entire commissioners court.

To view the full Montgomery County Commissioners Court agenda, visit www.mctx.org.

Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building
1501 N. Thompson, Ste. 402, Conroe

5. March 2 is Texas’ Independence Day and Sam Houston Day.
Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the state’s declaration of independence on March 2, 1836. Coincidentally, the date also shares the birthday of the former governor of Texas, General Sam Houston, who was born March 2, 1793.

For ways to celebrate this special day in Texas history, visit www.communityimpact.com on March 1.

6. Mardi Gras will be celebrated Feb. 28, followed by the start of Lent March 1.
Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday will be celebrated Feb. 28 this year. For Mardi Gras-related events, visit “7 places to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston.” For places to buy king cake, visit “10 places to get a Mardi Gras King Cake in the Houston area.” For information on the history and traditions of Mardi Gras, visit “Everything you need to know about Mardi Gras and Carnival.”
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.