The June 1 episode of The Houston Breakdown features details on one local city’s efforts to further tap into its arts and culture industry. Plus, listen for the usual food and beverage scene updates, along with a follow-up on one city’s saga to allow pigs as pets.

Conroe City Council names downtown Arts District, applies for state grant

The city of Conroe has approved a plan to designate a part of downtown as the “Conroe Arts District.” According to the Texas Commission on the Arts, which makes decisions on cultural districts, some potential uses of the district include attracting artists, preserving historic buildings and establishing tourism destinations.

Also on this episode...

Harris County approved an interlocal agreement with The University of Texas Health Science Center to study local efforts to reduce opioid overdoses; Studemont Spaceway is on track to be sold to a developer and converted for mixed-use purposes; League City now allows residents to have pigs as pets; and more.