1:20 PM Sep 24, 2019 CDT

4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.


Tacos in Low Places: Willis food truck celebrates Texan taco pride and family cooking

Willis food truck Tacos in Low Places crafts quirky Tex-Mex dishes and has created a gathering place for the Lake Conroe community over the past year.


New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.



Conroe responds to death of Buster Bowers, owner of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish

Residents and community leaders in Conroe are mourning the loss of Buster Bowers, owner of Vernon's Kuntry Katfish . According to a Facebook post by Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, Bowers died Sept. 22.


Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply Store: Willis beekeepers provide supplies, community

Correction: This article has been updated with Kelly Jordan's business name and the removal of an incorrect quote.


Willis ISD center teaches professional culinary experience

As Willis ISD’s Career and Technology Education Center enters its second year of operation this school year, district officials said more students are coming into its programs.


Conroe neighborhoods hit hard by Sept. 19 floods struggle to recover

In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda that hit southeast Texas Sept. 19, most flood waters had receded from Conroe by the following day.



Conroe ISD debuts pilot full-day pre-K programs at Sam Houston, Houser

Conroe ISD has started a pilot program to offer full-day pre-K at two of its elementary campuses this fall.



Progress continues with concrete replacement on Pollok Drive in Conroe

The city of Conroe’s project to replace the asphalt along Pollok Drive with concrete is continuing. Contractor Larry Young Paving has poured 95% of the concrete for the northbound lanes and, as of Sept. 12, was expected to switch traffic over in mid-September.


See Conroe ISD's overall ratings, test results

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Ask the editor: How did local districts score in the TEA’s second year of accountability ratings?

The Texas Education Agency has shifted to its new A-F accountability ratings system for campuses this year, a change impending since the Texas Legislature approved the system in 2017. According to 2018-19 ratings, all three local school districts performed better than or as well as last year, with Conroe ISD earning 89 points for a B, Montgomery ISD earning 93 points for an A, and Willis ISD earning 85 points for a B.





Harris County Toll Road Authority waives tolls in wake of Imelda flooding

The Harris County Toll Road Authority announced it is waiving tolls on some roadways due to weather conditions from Tropical Depression Imelda.


PHOTOS: Imelda-soaked Houston endures another round of flooding

While the Houston area was spared the worst of Tropical Depression Imelda, which dumped over 42 inches of rain on some parts of Southeast Texas, it was enough to overpower drains and fill bayous across the city.



Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, public safety officials urge drivers to stay off roads through afternoon while floodwaters recede

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city’s public safety officials continue to urge drivers to stay off the city’s roadways while floodwaters recede.


Gallery Furniture and Lakewood Church among shelters open to Houston-area flood victims

From ABC 13 media partners—As a flooding emergency has hit across the Houston area, many people have found themselves trapped by floodwaters with nowhere to go.