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.

12:26 PM Aug 8, 2022 CDT

Porky's Belly BBQ coming soon to Montgomery

Porky's Belly BBQ will be located at 15496 FM 2854, Montgomery.


Willis ISD invests $65K in ninth officer for district

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved the position at its July 26 meeting.


Montgomery County Precinct 2 mobility study proposes $3.6B in projects, including widenings, raised medians, roundabouts 

The latest recommendations presented Aug. 4 include road projects throughout the precinct, including FM 1488, FM 1486, Hwy. 149, Keenan Cut Off Road and the proposed Magnolia Relief Route.



Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.


Commissioners question Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare’s closed crisis unit as service demand rises

Evan Roberson, Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare’s executive director, said challenges in paying staff competitive wages caused the unit’s closure.


3 events to check out in the Conroe, Montgomery area this weekend, Aug. 5-7

Events include a winery tour, farmers markets and a statewide sales tax holiday.


15 events happening this weekend in the Houston area, Aug. 5-7

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



Harris County commissioners approve $37.7M in engineering design contracts for all-electronic tollways

Nine of the 11 designated segments of the county's tollway system are covered under this round of contracts, which will span four years.


Montgomery County constable position requests deferred from workshops

Commissioners heard position requests across two workshop days from all five county constables, but decided to withhold a decision until later in fiscal year 2022-23.


Conroe City Council divided on pursuing changes to city charter

Conroe City Council unanimously voted July 14 to cease conversations about changing the city charter and form of government, an issue Mayor Jody Czajkoski said he plans to revisit.


Conroe ISD board of trustees adopts new policy for library books

The policy for instructional resources has been split into two policies: one for instructional materials and one for library books.



Twisted T Farm Store opens in Willis

An organic farm in Willis opened its store in late July.


Conroe ISD preliminary 2022-23 budget shows $0.06 proposed tax decrease, salary increases

The Conroe ISD board of trustees received a preliminary 2022-23 budget that includes a proposed lower tax rate and increase in staff salaries.


Employee salary competitiveness discussed at Montgomery County budget workshops

On the first day of Montgomery County budget workshops for fiscal year 2022-23, several departments discussed hiring competitiveness.


New Chick-fil-A location opening on Hwy. 242

Chick-fil-A will open Aug. 3.



Texas extends emergency SNAP benefits through August

Texas will provide over $305.5 million in emergency benefits this month, which is expected to help 1.5 million households.


Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: Hospitalizations, new cases decline across Harris County

The Texas Medical Center admitted an average of 226 COVID-19 hospital patients per day for the week of July 18-24, which fell to 219 per day for the week of July 25-Aug. 1.


Montgomery County extends burn ban as fire risk conditions continue

Commissioners voted unanimously at an Aug. 2 special session to extend the county’s burn ban for 90 days.


Montgomery ISD eyes site for elementary school No. 7 on FM 2854

Montgomery ISD administration is eyeing a potential site for elementary school No. 7 off FM 2854 after the board of trustees authorized the district to move forward with the due diligence phase for the site during a special meeting July 26.



METRO adds HCTRA executive director to its board

Roberto Treviño, Harris County Toll Road Authority executive director, joined METRO's Board of Directors and will represent Harris County.


Public meeting scheduled Aug. 4 to review Montgomery County Precinct 2 mobility study

Precinct 2, the H-GAC and the Texas Department of Transportation have been working on the study to analyze mobility issues and recommend projects across Precinct 2 to improve safety and mobility, according to H-GAC information. 


Jolly Pirate Ship now open on Lake Conroe

The pirate ship attraction performs on Lake Conroe.