8:00 AM May 23, 2020 CDT

The Woodlands Township outlines additional reopening plans

Parks & Recreation Director Chris Nunes outlined plans to reopen facilities over the next two months.


7:00 AM May 25, 2020 CDT

DATA: Montgomery County cities, towns saw continued growth through 2010s

New U.S. Census Bureau estimates ranked Conroe as one of the fastest-growing large cities in the country.


Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.



Montgomery County reports 1 coronavirus-related death, 30 recoveries since May 22

The county's number of active cases, 465, is growing closer to the total number of recoveries at 424.


Drive-in movie theater to debut in Spring on May 29

Outdoor movie theater company Rooftop Cinema Club will be opening The Drive-In in Spring, located near Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, on May 29.


Committee directs San Jacinto River Authority to not raise rates next fiscal year; costs to be paid in future

Not raising rates—while seemingly a win for residents footing increasing water bills—means entities will still need to pay the money back in the future.


Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.



Public, private COVID-19 testing options now available throughout Montgomery County

In addition to the county's free voucher program, several private facilities in the area are also offering viral and antibody tests.


Community Christian Legal Aid receives grant to serve low-income clients

The grant will be used to train volunteer attorneys in areas of family and civil law that CCLA's clients face.


Harris County coronavirus count: Officials confirm 469 new cases over Memorial Day weekend

Under guidelines from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, day care centers, bars and entertainment venues—including bowling alleys and bingo parlors—were allowed to reopen a limited occupancy May 22.


National study predicts June coronavirus spike in Houston area

New modeling suggests Harris County's lack of social distancing compliance may spur a surge in new cases.



Editor's pick: See best Montgomery County photos this week, May 17-23

On May 18, gyms across the state were allowed to reopen per Gov. Greg Abbott's orders. Crossfit gyms in Conroe, such as Bombshell CrossFit and Crossfit Enoch, reopened with social distancing guidelines in place.


App-based laundry service hampr now available in The Woodlands area

The app allows users to have their laundry picked up and dropped off to their residence.


ROUNDUP: Memorial Day business updates from the Houston area

Read some of the latest business news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.


Dawn Milne CPA relocates in Tomball

Dawne Milne CPA moved next door in late February to 25298 FM 2978, Tomball, from 25302 FM 2978.



Q&A: SHSU professor discusses senior population risks and COVID-19 response

Walkley said she hopes the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to a broader national discussion about senior needs and long-term care.


The Joint Chiropractic now open in The Woodlands

The chiropractic facility relocated from Creekside Park this month.


Longer school days and more: Top stories from this week in Houston

Read the most popular stories covering the Greater Houston area from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.


South County Fourth of July parade canceled in The Woodlands for 2020

The South County 4th of July Committee and Market Street announced its 44th annual Fourth of July parade will be canceled this year.



Greater Houston area sees record-breaking unemployment rate in April at 14.2%

The previous high for the Greater Houston area's unemployment rate was set in January 2010 at 8.7%.


Harris County unanimously votes to increase homestead exemptions for seniors, the disabled

Harris County homeowners who are age 65 or older or who have disabilities can expect property tax relief this year in the form of expanded property tax exemptions.


2 new COVID-19 deaths, 26 recoveries reported in Montgomery County May 22

The deaths reported May 22 include two women in their 70s from Conroe and Montgomery.


As coronavirus among Montgomery County’s seniors rise, statewide efforts to test nursing homes unclear

A recent state order requires 100% of nursing home staff and employees to be tested.



LIST: What is open, closed in Texas and how businesses can operate

Texas openings are staggered with different opening dates and operating limits.


Texas Medical Center reports continued week-over-week increases in COVID discharges, deaths; hospitalizations, ICU numbers remain steady

Texas Medical Center has seen nearly a 26% increase in COVID-19 discharges over the past few weeks.