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.

4:41 PM Jul 11, 2022 CDT

Solar energy specialist answers common questions about solar panels

Gage Mueller, a solar energy specialist at ADT Solar, has experience in the solar industry as both a customer and a service provider.


ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy July 11 amid extreme heat

No statewide power outages are expected, but ERCOT has asked Texans to voluntarily conserve energy from 2-8 p.m. on July 11.


The Meraki Haus fitness studio coming to Conroe

The business offers classes in pole, aerial, dance, fitness and soul.



Gov. Abbott declares drought disaster for over 150 counties

The Texas A&M Forest Service said that 195 counties are under burn bans, which is the highest number of active burn bans in Texas since November 2011.


Lone Star College System adopts redistricted map

The redistricting process happens every 10 years to balance elected district populations.


Increasing investor purchases of single-family homes contributing to rise in rentals across Houston

Data from Houston-area appraisal district data shows large-scale investors maintain a presence in the single-family rental market, buying existing homes and building communities specifically for home renters.


UPDATED: Cajun restaurant House of Roux to open downtown Conroe location in August

House of Roux, which opened in 2021 in Old Town Spring, serves family Cajun dishes such as gumbo, boudin and alligator.



Gov. Greg Abbott names new director to San Jacinto River Authority board

The governor named Stephanie Johnson—a Montgomery-based director at Houston-based staffing firm Richard, Wayne and Roberts—to a 3-year term.


4 events to attend in the Conroe and Montgomery area, July 8-10

Whether attendees are catching a movie or musical, touring wineries or honing their knitting skills, there are a number of events worth checking out in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend.


Gov. Abbott orders authorities to return undocumented migrants to U.S.-Mexico border

Texas has recently seen a record number of illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott said. The new executive order allows state authorities to return immigrants to the border if they are in the U.S. illegally.


11 events to check out in the Houston area this weekend, July 8-10

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



Texas launches recovery grant program for tourism businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19

Tourism, travel and hospitality businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a $20,000 grant through the new Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program.


The Nutrition Store opens in Montgomery

The Nutrition Store opened June 6.


Conroe ISD STAAR results show some improvement from spring 2021 scores

Students in Conroe ISD in grades 3-8 performed above state and regional averages, and their scores improved from spring 2021.


Hwy. 105 project to add raised median progresses

The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing its work to improve Hwy. 105 between FM 2854 and I-45 from Montgomery through Conroe.



Compare staffing, bed numbers for these 6 Conroe-area hospitals

There are several hospitals in the region providing services to the Conroe and Montgomery areas.


City Electric Supply opens in Montgomery

City Electric Supply opened April 26.


Montgomery County declares burn ban

The Commissioners Court voted unanimously on July 5 at a special meeting to implement a ban.


Building a miracle: Conroe nonprofits attempting to make lasting impact on homeless population

Compassion United, a local nonprofit, broke ground on Miracle City in 2022, but the project has been over 10 years in the making.



Montgomery ISD approves $85M balanced budget for FY 2022-23

Trustees approved a balanced budget June 28 for fiscal year 2022-23 in Montgomery ISD, totaling $85.09 million in general fund expenses and $85.14 million in general fund revenue, according to information from the district.


Montgomery ISD sells first $99M in bonds to begin new elementary, Lake Creek High schools projects

Kris Lynn, assistant superintendent of finance and operations for Montgomery ISD, said during a June 28 board of trustees meeting that the district had sold its first $99 million in bonds earlier that day, a milestone for kicking off projects in the bond package voters approved May 7.