Final public hearings on tax rates: 3 things to know in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Sept. 4-7

Southern Star Brewing is releasing a new lager for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Southern Star Brewing is releasing a new lager for Hispanic Heritage Month.

While a few Montgomery entities are holding their last public hearings on tax rates before voting this week, Southern Star Brewing is also releasing a new lager for Hispanic Heritage Month.

1. The last public hearing on the county tax rate is Wednesday
Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet for a special session Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 9:30 a.m., for the last public hearing on the tax rate. Commissioners are expected to adopt the budget at this time. Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, 501 N. Thompson Street, Ste. 402, Conroe. 936-756-0571. www.mctx.org

2. The last public hearing on the city of Montgomery's tax rate is Tuesday
Montgomery City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. for a budget workshop and the second of two public hearings on taxes. City of Montgomery City Hall, 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. Learn more here.

3. Honor Hispanic Heritage with beer
Celebrate Hecho in Conroe, or Made in Conroe, a beer release party at Southern Star Brewing, 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the brewery is releasing its new Mexican-style Lager. Free. 4-10 p.m. Learn more here.
By Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.