3 things residents in Conroe, Montgomery should know this week, March 6-10

Here are three things, residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know this week, March 6-10:

1. Conroe City Council meets March 9 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Conroe City Council will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. for its regular work session and again Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for its action meeting.

Items up for consideration include a public hearing regarding a partial release of an easement in the Water Crease on Lake Conroe Development, a resolution supporting the passage of legislation to create Trinity Lakes MUD and an ordinance denying approval for the implementation of new gas rates proposed by CenterPoint Energy Entex and CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas.

Council will also discuss a resolution calling upon the Texas Legislature to amend the governing law of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to provide for the direct election of the board of directors including representation from the City of Conroe.

To view the full agenda, visit www.cityofconroe.org.

2. Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare hosts grand opening at new location March 10.
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare will relocate to a new complex at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd. S., Conroe, on March 10. The facility will celebrate its grand opening March 10 at 10 p.m., however outpatient services will not be offered at the new location until March 27. The organization will continue to offer its services at its former location at 1506 FM 2854 Rd., Conroe, until March 27.

The community center provides services for adults and children with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders, for Montgomery, Walker and Liberty counties. The new facility will be a three-story, 90,000-square-foot building with 230 staff members and the capacity to serve 4,000 clients per year.

For more information, visit www.tricountyservices.org.

3. The 33rd annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition takes place March 9-11.
This annual competition of brings together young musicians from across the state to compete for the official State of Texas prize and an audience award in categories including voice, piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp and guitar. Created by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society in 1983, the final round of the event is open to the public at Crighton Theatre, March 11 at 5:15 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ytamc.com.
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.



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