Featured Neighborhood: Stewart's Forest, 77301

Stewart’s Forest is a neighborhood in south Conroe off South Loop 336 East. New homes are priced from the $200,000s, and 89 percent of residents are homeowners. The community features a recreation area with a swimming pool and a playground.

Build-out year: ongoing
Builders include: Century Communities
Median square footage: 2,616
Home values: $16,000-$342,000
HOA dues (estimated): $485 annually
Amenities: recreation area, swimming pool, greenbelts
Schools: Conroe ISD

Property taxes (in dollars):
City of Conroe-0.42
Montgomery County-0.47
Montgomery County MUD-#900.60
Montgomery County Hospital District-0.07
Conroe ISD-1.28
Lone Star College System-0.11
Total (per $100 valuation): 2.95


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Conroe ISD will be offering free lunches throughout the 2021-22 school year. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD announces free lunches for 2021-22 school year

No application or eligibility is required for the upcoming year, though requirements are anticipated for the 2022-23 school year.

In July 2021, Montgomery County recorded 367 cases of COVID-19 in children under 12, the second-most in 2021 and over five times higher than the number in June (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County records increase in COVID-19 cases in children under 12

The county saw the second straight week of active cases increasing by over 1,000. COVID-19 hospitalization reached 12.4% of total hospital capacity.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Between July 26 and Aug. 1, an average of 11.5% of patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Wildcat PPE opened at 301 S. Trade Center Parkway, Conroe in June 2020. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Wildcat PPE became the fourth-largest employer in Montgomery County virtually overnight but now faces accusations of poor quality products and unpaid invoices.

Mahesh's Kitchen, an upscale Indian restaurant, is preparing to open in Sugar Land Town Square near the end of August. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area, including that E-bikes will not be permitted on The Woodlands Township pathways.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null announced during a YouTube update on July 28 tat that students, faculty or parents who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed to come to school. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD officials: Individuals with a positive COVID-19 test will not be allowed to enter district schools

Superintendent Curtis Null said the district was granted the authority after state officials updated policies.

From 9 p.m. July 30 until 5 a.m. Aug. 1, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Section of I-45 to be closed this weekend due to bridge maintenance

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A rendering of the Wyld Chld nightclub that will open in the Washington Corridor in the fall. (Courtesy Sekai Hospitality)
Sekai Hospitality eyeing fall opening for new Washington Corridor boutique nightclub

New York designer Marc Dizon will bring the new nightclub’s aesthetic to life.

Outside of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Courthouse in Conroe
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The beauty supply store will open in August in Montgomery. (Courtesy Modern Chic Enhancements)
Beauty supply boutique Modern Chic Enhancements coming soon in Montgomery

The beauty supply boutique Modern Chic Enhancements will be located on Hwy. 105.