Conroe - Montgomery

Stay informed about the latest local news in Conroe and Montgomery, including city council coverage, MISD and CISD updates, the latest from Montgomery County Commissioners Court and Lake Conroe news.

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Downtown Conroe sees redevelopment efforts, influx of new businesses

New businesses and city investment are in the works for downtown revitalization in Conroe.


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5 events to visit in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, June 24-26

Here are five events happening in the Conroe and Montgomery area June 24-26.


FIRST LOOK: Wister’s Bar & Grill offers Southern classics to Montgomery community

Wister’s Bar & Grill has only been open in Montgomery since April 30, but co-owner Kristy Terrell said she believes it is already bringing the community together with local brews and curated Southern food.



CAP Nutrition now open in Montgomery

The new loaded tea shop has opened in Montgomery.


Officials urge Texans to attend local fireworks shows for July Fourth amid widespread drought

As Texas experiences a dry summer, burn bans and fireworks restrictions are in place in various counties. Fireworks are always prohibited on U.S. Forest Service land.


Rev It Up now open in Conroe

The shop sells biker apparel.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.



U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.


Texas Supreme Court upholds Texas Central right to eminent domain power

In a 5-3 ruling, the state Supreme Court upheld a 2021 appeals court decision that determined Texas Central can use eminent domain to seize private property in its construction path


Looming end of Medicaid unenrollment freeze sounds alarms

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in March 2020, the U.S. government issued a requirement that states could no longer kick people off Medicaid during the public health emergency. The purpose was to prevent people on Medicaid—a government-run health care policy—from being left without insurance on short notice.


Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center budget exceeds $100M

The Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center is under construction in Conroe.



Five June commercial projects filed in Montgomery County

From a Popeyes at The Woodlands Mall to a cigar shop in Conroe, here are some commercial projects filed in Montgomery County, per the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.


West Texas native turns passion into Darst Creek Taxidermy and Wild Game Processing in Montgomery

Michael Rollert, the owner of Darst Creek Taxidermy and Wild Game Processing, said he has always been one for the outdoors.


11 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, June 24-26

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


Dutch Bros. Coffee to open in Willis in 2023

Dutch Bros., which has opened several Houston-area locations in 2022, is planning for a Willis location in 2023.



As Houston area sees record June temperatures, experts urge heat caution

With the metro area set to break a record for June temperatures, experts from Texas Children’s Hospital and the National Weather Service partnered to share information on heat-related deaths.


Conroe ISD approves drone program, new school names

The Conroe ISD board of trustees approved a new drone program, named four facilities and received updates on district-wide construction projects at their June 21 meeting.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


ROUNDUP: 5 businesses now open in Conroe, Montgomery

Check out the latest business openings.



Experts: Health care access not keeping pace with growing north Montgomery County development

Thousands of future homes are being planned for the Montgomery and Willis areas, but with HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe being the nearest hospital and data showing health care providers have lagged behind recent population growth, officials said there is need for greater health care access in those communities.


Compare vaccination data in these 7 Houston-area counties

The rate at which residents in the Greater Houston area got the COVID-19 vaccine peaked in late March and early April 2021. Several smaller surges took place over the course of the summer and fall of that year before slowing down in 2022.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


Public hearings, Magnolia relief route contract: Montgomery County notebook

From a move for monthly tax sales to a relief route in Magnolia, here are some items from Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s June 14 session.



2026 FIFA World Cup: Houston's real work begins as NRG Stadium wins chance to host matches

The eyes of the world will be on Houston in four years when the city begins hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup matches.