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GALLERY: Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaks ground

City officials and business leaders celebrated Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaking ground on Oct. 20.


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Texas Department of Transportation discusses I-45 expansion, vehicle fatalities at annual event

The Texas Department of Transportation held its fifth annual State of TxDOT event Oct. 21 to discuss the I-45 expansion, plans for the future and safety issues facing Texans.


Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.




CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.


Data by the decade: Here's how demographics have changed in Conroe, Montgomery since 2000

The Conroe, Montgomery and Montgomery County populations have more than doubled since 2000.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.



Montgomery County Animal Shelter reopens stray animal intake

The county shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak.



Craft beer scene brewing as Fass Brewing Co.’s opening marks fifth brewery in Conroe, Montgomery

Fass Brewing Co. opened its brewpub on Main Street in downtown Conroe in October.


The Big Show relocates from Woodforest to Tomball for Oct. 23 concert

Previously reported as canceled, The Big Show is relocating to the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza on Oct. 23.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.


University of St. Thomas celebrates 1-year anniversary of USTMAX Center

The center serves as a recruiting and academic microcampus for the university.


Conroe ISD dedicates Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School

CISD board President Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null spoke about the significance of the new school during the ceremony before Ruben W. Hope III addressed the audience and shared stories about his father. 


Montgomery ISD's Lake Creek High School Principal Phil Eaton retiring in December

“I am a beneficiary of being surrounded by amazing people all throughout my career,” Eaton said in the statement. “For me, it’s always been about the people—the team—and I have made life-long friends here in Montgomery and beyond.”



DATA: Number of home sales dip year over year in Conroe, Montgomery

The number of homes sold declined year over year in September for half of the Conroe and Montgomery area ZIP codes.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.


Montgomery couple gives new life to used bottles at A Second Round

The Montgomery couple is upcycling used wine and Topo Chico bottles into custom-engraved drinkware.


‘We’re very pleased’: Lone Star Groundwater president reacts to movement on proposed groundwater guidelines

On Oct. 5, the Groundwater Management Area 14 voted on a nonbinding resolution to amend language for a proposed desired future condition that would last for five years.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: New H-E-B in Leander opening soon; Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 18.


Spring-based Prioritize & Organize now offering decluttering services across Greater Houston area

Prioritize & Organize, an organization and decluttering business based out of Spring, opened in September.


Texas Medical Center: Coronavirus patient numbers drop 25% in one week, dip below 800

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center institutions has continued its decline.




Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures in New Caney set to add 11 new attractions

The new portion of the theme park dubbed Big Rivers Fairgrounds will feature 11 amusement park rides, including a spinning rollercoaster, a rocking pirate ship, a 360-degree spinning pendulum and several attractions for children.


Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office presents plan for sexual assault response team

The county’s team would aid adult victims of sexual assault and streamline response operations, the DA’s office said.