2:56 PM Sep 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


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Community pays respect to Conroe Mayor Toby Powell in memorial procession Sept. 18

In downtown Conroe on Sept. 18, dozens of citizens lined the streets.


Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.



Montgomery County to begin including antigen positive cases in COVID-19 daily reports

Antigen cases will now be included in total case counts. However, a breakdown of antigen versus PCR cases will be available.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


She Shack, a party and event venue, now open in Conroe

Looking to host your next luncheon, bridal shower or small corporate gathering? Check out this "chic space."



Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.


Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.


Conroe ISD trustees approve remote learning plan, 2020-21 tax rate

Conroe ISD's fiscal year 2020-21 tax rate, which represents a 1.42% decrease over the district's current rate, was unanimously approved by the board of trustees during its regular meeting Sept. 15.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



Montgomery ISD brings $2.8 million budget deficit to surplus for FY 2020-21, sets lower tax rate

Trustees said their goal was to achieve a balanced budget, but they went a step further when approving a budget with a slight surplus.



Tiger Den Nutrition now open in Conroe serving teas, shakes

The store provides healthy teas that pack vitamins, collagen, biotin and protein, and no sugar.


A breakdown of data and demographics for students and teachers in Conroe ISD

The Texas Education Agency compiles information about campuses in each public school district each academic year, including enrollment and demographics. Normally, it also includes results from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests, but those were not held this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.



Montgomery County sees rise in active COVID-19 case count, deaths Sept. 9-14; cumulative case increase includes some backlog

Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases remain active in the county, and 132 deaths related to the disease have been recorded this year.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.


Improvements slated for Bois D'Arc Bend, Walden Road in Conroe

The city of Conroe is planning to improve drainage and add a traffic signal along Bois D’Arc Bend with the projects beginning this fall.


Lone Star College announces launch of video game competitions beginning Oct. 14

Lone Star College announced the launch of video game competitions through a collaboration with CSL Esports.



Conroe Mayor Toby Powell dies of cancer; name to remain on November ballot

"He was a rock for our city and loved by people not just in Conroe but everywhere [he] went," Council Member Raymond McDonald said.


Six months in, Houston-area apartment rents still feeling COVID-19 squeeze

Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.


Get a cup of joe: Coffee shops now open, coming soon in the Houston area

Read about coffee shops nearby in the Houston area.




North Houston school districts tackle coronavirus guidelines in preparation for 2020-21 athletics season

Public schools across the state are adjusting to the 2020-21 football season being delayed by the University Interscholastic League due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


See how Houston-area school districts compare with in-person, virtual learning participation

In-person attendance rates range from 34%-85% in school districts around the Greater Houston area.