3 things to know in Conroe, Montgomery this week, March 27-31

Results from the 2015-16 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, tests were released this summer.

Results from the 2015-16 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, tests were released this summer.

Here are three things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know before going into this week, March 27-31.

1. Montgomery County judge and commissioners go to trial March 27.
In June, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark and political consultant Marc Davenport were accused of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act during negotiations for the November 2015 road bond election with the Texas Patriots Political Action Committee.

The first hearing for the case was held Sept. 2, where legal counsels set a schedule for the trial. The trial was originally scheduled for November but was rescheduled and is now set for March 27. Judge Randy Clapp, of Wharton County’s 329th District Court, is presiding over the case.

A TOMA violation is considered a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by one to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500; or both, according to the official of the attorney general’s website. The officials could also be removed from office.

2. Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet March 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet to discuss a variety of items including Montgomery County Animal Shelter adoptions fees, the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget packet, funding for the Veterans Memorial Park  in the city of Conroe and the final plat of Woodson’s Reserve, Section 8.

To view the entire March 28 meeting, visit www.mctx.org.

3. Montgomery City Council will meet March 28 at 6 p.m.
Montgomery City Council will meet to discuss a variety of topics including the annexation of a 14.5-acre tract of land upon which two commercial buildings will be built, community policing, Town Creek Storage construction plans and Villas of Mia Lago, section 2, construction plans

To view the entire March 28 agenda, visit www.montgomerytexas.gov.
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.