Conroe - Montgomery

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3:45 PM Jul 21, 2022 CDT

Meet Montgomery's new mayor, Byron Sanford

After less than a year on Montgomery City Council, Byron Sanford was elected the city’s new mayor on May 7.


Here are 3 events in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, July 22-24

Check out what's happening in Conroe and Montgomery.


Experts emphasize fire safety, emergency preparedness amid abnormally dry conditions throughout Texas

Nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by people. With dry vegetation and minimal rainfall, experts encourage Texans to be aware of their surroundings and obey local restrictions.



Sisi's Spa Treatment Massage opens under new ownership in Willis

A spa and treatment business has reopened.


16 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, July 22-24

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


These Houston master-planned communities have the most year-to-date home sales

Thirteen master-planned communities in the Houston metro made RCLCO Real Estate Consulting’s list of the 50 top-selling communities in the nation based on sales in the first six months of 2022.


Houston-area water leaders debate Montgomery County subsidence issues

At a July 20 forum hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, researchers and water leaders debated Montgomery County’s subsidence issues and water policy.



Houston data: June’s rental market thrives as single-family home sales decline

Houston’s single-family home rental market had a strong June following a cooldown in the single-family sales market.


Food banks struggle to meet growing demand in Conroe, Montgomery amid supply chain issues, inflation

“At the height of the pandemic, we were seeing people come out in droves,” said Jennifer Huffine, president and CEO of the Community Assistance Center serving Montgomery County. “We’re starting to see more people come back out again [for food assistance] … for a number of reasons. … You can make decisions on what you’re going to eat and how much you’re going to buy, but you can’t change how much gas you have to put in your car to get to work; you can’t change how much rent is.”


FM 1097 widening 59% complete in Willis

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 in Willis between Anderson Road and Lake Conroe Hills Drive.


Lone Star Family Health Center to offer back-to-school health services

The federally qualified health center is hosting the fifth iteration of its “Don’t Miss The Bus” health services event from July 23-Aug. 5.



Conroe, Montgomery juggle lot size, affordability demands

Developers in the Conroe area said homebuyers are demanding smaller lots to keep homes affordable and more manageable to maintain.


TO-DO LIST: 10 events through August in Conroe, Montgomery

Check out what's on the calendar in Conroe and Montgomery through August.


Rodeo Houston announces changes ahead of 2023 competition

The 2023 Rodeo Houston competition is scheduled to run Feb. 28-March 19.


Texas Medical Center brings back COVID-19 dashboard as cases increase across Houston

The Harris County Public Health Department is reporting 31,708 active coronavirus cases as of July 18, and the county has been averaging roughly 563 new cases per day for the week spanning July 11-17.



Investors driving rise in single-family rentals in Conroe, Montgomery

Data from Montgomery Central Appraisal District shows large-scale investors maintain a presence in the single-family rental market in Conroe, Montgomery, and Willis, buying existing homes and building communities specifically for home renters.


City of Conroe to apply for grant for Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center project

A grant would go toward completing Phase 2 of the Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center master plan.


Developers present single-family, multifamily developments proposed in Montgomery

Montgomery City Council discussed possible single-family and multifamily residential development.


New mental health crisis line, 988, launched in Texas

The new three-digit number will likely reduce calls to 911 during mental health emergencies, officials said.



Conroe ISD postpones July 19 board meeting

The meeting will now be held on Aug. 2.


H-GAC unveils preliminary plan for distributing $488M in federal funds

The Houston-Galveston Area Council's plan for distributing $488 million in federal funds excludes Harris county and its local jurisdictions such as Houston.


Texas School Safety Center Q&A: How COVID-19 has affected students' mental health

Stephanie Peterson with the Texas School Safety Center provided insight on how students' mental health was affected by the pandemic.


Little Kitchen Academy coming to Texas by end of 2022

Little Kitchen Academy will be expanding into Texas with 75 locations across the state planned for the next decade, according to a news release from Franchise Elevator PR.