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.

4:28 PM Jul 29, 2022 CDT

Montgomery County notebook: PACE Program plan fails; hazard mitigation plan funded

Commissioners rejected a proposed plan that would have opted the county into a program allowing large property owners the opportunity to finance improvements through an optional appraisal.


Texas records nation's largest job gains in June; state unemployment rate continues to fall

As more people move to Texas and return to “normal” activities, Texas’ labor force is also growing, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.


Willis ISD STAAR results show improvement from 2021 scores

Willis ISD students in third to eighth grades performed better on the spring 2022 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness in both math and reading compared to the spring 2021 test with the exception of sixth grade.



Texas sales tax holiday on school supplies planned for Aug. 5-7

Items can be purchased in person, online or through mail order to qualify.


Discerning Designs president shares interior design tips for Conroe, Montgomery homeowners

Melissa Campbell is president of interior design firm Discerning Designs, which helps homeowners in the Conroe and Montgomery areas make interior design choices.


Montgomery County records increasing numbers of mental health cases, calls

Montgomery County officials presented statistics showing the increase in reported cases.


USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

Telecommunications companies in Central Texas and the West Plains region will receive funding to help rural Texans gain access to high-speed internet.



12 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, July 29-31

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


3 events in the Conroe, Montgomery area to check out July 29-31

Events in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend include live music, theater and a gun show.


METRO Police Department introduces C.A.R.E. unit to aid unhoused individuals

METRO Police Department's Crisis, Assessment, Response and Engagement unit launched its first team two months ago and plans to add a second team in August.


Jersey Mike's confirms Montgomery location opening in fourth quarter of 2022

The store is set to open on Eva Street in Montgomery, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.



TxDOT plans for more electric vehicle charging stations; Houston starts the process

To support the growth of electric vehicles, Houston is addressing air quality concerns and long-term funding strategies for electric vehicles and charging stations.


Q&A: Steve Sams of The Howard Hughes Corp. talks new role, The Woodlands Hills development

Steve Sams joined The Howard Hughes Corp.—which develops The Woodlands Hills, The Woodlands and Bridgeland in Cypress—in April, replacing Heath Melton as senior vice president of residential development for master-planned communities.


The Joint Chiropractic opens new location in Conroe

It opened July 18, but there will be an official grand opening Aug. 13.


Montgomery County commissioners approve preliminary fiscal year 2022-23 budget

The county’s draft budget will go through workshops beginning Aug. 2.



Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: Downtick in viral load, hospitalizations suggests slowing of spread

The Texas Medical Center admitted an average of 240 COVID-19 hospital patients per day for the week of July 11-17, which fell to 226 per day for the week of July 18-25, a 5.83% decrease in new patients.


Community sustains Montgomery's Chronic Tacos through pandemic, staffing challenges

Pam Arquitt and her husband, Thad Arquitt, knew they wanted to open a restaurant in Montgomery and provide the community with quick, good food that was not fast food. After juggling ideas of what to open, the pair landed on a Chronic Tacos franchise.


Harris County, city of Houston officials ask CDC for additional monkeypox vaccines

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner cited rising case numbers in the nation’s fourth-largest city as driving the need for more vaccines.


Texas receives over 14,000 monkeypox vaccines as cases rise

Over 5,000 doses have been sent to Dallas County, and others will be distributed to local health departments.



Jersey Mike's to open second Conroe location in 2023

The fast-casual sub sandwich chain will open a location on Hwy. 242 following its April launch of a Loop 336 location.


UPDATED: Montgomery ISD STAAR results show gains in reading, math from spring 2021

Montgomery ISD students in grades 3-8 performed above state averages in reading and math for each subject area.


Home sales rise in Conroe, Montgomery over prior year

Year over year, the average home sales price in Conroe and Montgomery increased in all ZIP codes from June 2020-May 2021 to June 2021-May 2022.