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Debate on bill to prevent campus sexual assault turns to rights of accused

By at March 23, 2017 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

In the wake of a statewide sexual assault crisis on university campuses, Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, filed a bill Jan. 23 to penalize staff and student leaders who do not report incidents of campus sexual assault. The Senate State Affairs Committee debated the proposed bill Thursday. “No one can pass the buck,” Huffman said. Without reporting the assault, a

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3 things to know from the Conroe City Council meeting, March 23

By at March 23, 2017 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

Conroe City Council met Thursday morning to vote on a number of city initiatives. Here is what you need to know. The city approved a resolution opposing Texas Senate Bill 2, which is legislation proposed by state legislators that would limit the amount property tax assessments can increase year over year. The city receives 29 percent of its revenue from property tax

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5 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, March 23-26

By at March 23, 2017 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Check out music, crawfish and various festivals that are happening in the Greater Houston area this weekend. Blink-182 at Rodeo Houston Thursday, March 23 Blink-182—the upbeat, punk-rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s—will make their Rodeo Houston debut March 23. Top hits from the group include “She’s Out of Her Mind,” “All the Small Things” and

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Development ramps up in Montgomery

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

Although its limits only span 4 square miles, the city of Montgomery has experienced its share of development in recent months—changing the landscape of the historically intimate bedroom community. Much of the new commercial development is concentrated along Hwy. 105 between Buffalo Springs Drive and Stewart Creek Road, due in part to the city’s first Kroger

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Montgomery County officials attempt to curb drunken driving

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

The high number of annual DWI and DUI cases and fatalities in Montgomery County has local law enforcement, attorneys and legislators searching for solutions, ranging from forming a dedicated DWI task force to stricter penalties for driving while intoxicated. DWI is the largest criminal offense category in Montgomery County—between 2,000 and 2,500 cases are filed

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B-52 Brewing Co.

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:28 pm | 0 Comment

What began as a college hobby has become much more for B-52 Brewing Co. owners Brent and Chad Daniel. The Conroe craft brewery produces upward of 40 to 50 different beers. The brewery opened in May 2014 and offers a taproom, beer garden, food trucks, games and tours in a family-friendly environment. The two brothers began brewing at their home in San Marcos, Texas, in

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Tickled Pink Desserts & Cafe

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

For a decade, longtime Montgomery resident Danielle Johnson often found herself cooking and baking for her family, her church and her children’s schools. After years of being asked to open her own cafe, she agreed to open a business to offer her casseroles and sweets five days a week. Tickled Pink Desserts & Cafe is located in the heart of Downtown Montgomery inside

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TEA slowly working to remove special education indicator

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:26 pm | 0 Comment

The Texas Education Agency has been working over the last four years to eventually eliminate the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System’s special education representation indicator that suggests school districts keep special education enrollment at or below 8.5 percent, the TEA said in a statement released in November. “Allegations that TEA issued fines,

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Montgomery County Master Gardeners

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Since it was established in 1979 as the first program of its kind in Texas, Montgomery County Master Gardeners has gained about 340 members over the past four decades. The active volunteer organization, which is a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has brought county residents with an interest in gardening together to become master gardeners, a title

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Love Fosters Hope

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

Over the past 17 years, 1,319 foster children and teenagers in Montgomery County have found healing through programs offered by local nonprofit Love Fosters Hope. Love Fosters Hope works to restore trust and hope in local foster children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned through summer camps, mentorship and outreach programs. Executive Director Cindy Mericle

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Featured Neighborhoods: Canyon Creek, 77304

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Canyon Creek is located on Longmire Road in Conroe. The neighborhood has easy access to Hwy. 105 and I-45. The neighborhood is near Lake Conroe, golf courses, and retail and dining establishments. Build-out year: ongoing Builders include: John Cox, First America Homes, David Weekley Homes, Camelot Custom Homes, Stylecraft Builders, Texas Star Homes Square footage:

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Market Data: February 2017

By at March 22, 2017 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

The post Market Data: February 2017 appeared first on Community Impact

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3 things to know from Conroe ISD’s Tuesday board meeting

By at March 22, 2017 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

During Conroe ISD’s board meeting Tuesday evening several individuals were recognized, and updates on major construction projects were announced. 1. Four new principals were named: Laura Quinones, former Patterson Elementary School assistant principal, was named Anderson Elementary School principal. Natalie Buckley, former Birnham Woods Elementary School assistant

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Live music performances in Montgomery County this weekend, March 22-26

By at March 22, 2017 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

If you are still in search of weekend plans, check out what live music performances Montgomery County venues have lined up this weekend, March 22-26. The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2390 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com March 22 | Dan Smith | 9 p.m. | Free March 23 | Josh Pitt | 9 p.m. | Free March 24 | Pecos Hank | 9

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Meals on Wheels Montgomery County looking to local supporters amid potential federal program cuts

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is turning to the local private sector in the wake of proposed cuts to the federal department that funds the program included in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. There are approximately 5,000 community-run Meals on Wheels programs nationwide, which receive 35 percent of their overall funding from the federal government,

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How House Public Education Committee chair wants to change the Texas A-F system

By at March 21, 2017 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Updated 3:15 p.m., March 21 The bill has been left pending in committee. Huberty said he appreciated all the feedback he heard today and would continue taking feedback. He acknowledged that he would likely never get it perfect with an accountability system. Updated 3:11 p.m., March 21 The post How House Public Education Committee chair wants to change the Texas A-F system

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3 things Conroe, Montgomery residents should know this week, March 20-25

By at March 20, 2017 | 12:16 pm | 0 Comment

Here are a few things residents of Conroe and Montgomery should know, going into this week, March 20-25. 1. Conroe City Council meets March 22-23.   The council will meet for a work session at 2 p.m. March 22 and will reconvene for the action agenda at 9:30 a.m. March 23. Items up for discussion include a resolution opposing Senate Bill 2, the purchasing of a video

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10 things Texans should know about the American Health Care Act

By at March 16, 2017 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

The American Health Care Act is a proposed piece of legislation introduced in early March by Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill will be considered by the House’s Budget Committee on Thursday. Here are 10 things to know about the proposed legislation. The post 10

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These are the top public records you can request from Texas state agencies

By at March 16, 2017 | 5:00 am | 0 Comment

Interested in becoming a more engaged citizen in local government or statewide politics? The Texas Public Information Act classifies most information as open to the public, so anyone can request it. Here is your guide to requesting open records from important state agencies and the most common records requests each entity receives: Texas Ethics Commission The post These

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The state’s Affordable Housing debacle: Who should say what projects get built in Texas?

By at March 15, 2017 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

In Texas, affordable housing projects are competitive to build. Each project seeking federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development applies through a statewide point system for selection. Currently, the points system takes into consideration developer support from a county commissioner’s court, local neighborhood associations and a representative

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3 takeaways from Montgomery’s City Council meeting, March 14

By at March 15, 2017 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment

The Buffalo Springs Road bridge repair, property tax exemptions and Senate Bill 2 were just a handful of important items Montgomery City Council discussed during last night’s meeting. To view the full March 14 agenda, visit www.montgomerytexas.gov. 1. The council unanimously approved the city engineer’s report on Buffalo Springs Road Bridge Repair, including project

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11 proposed state law changes that could affect how the public accesses Texas open records

By at March 15, 2017 | 5:00 am | 0 Comment

As the Texas legislature gets into full swing, a number of bills have been filed that could potentially impact current open records laws in Texas. Here are 9 pieces of legislation that, if passed, would open public records laws further to allow easier access for to public information: 1. Senate Bill 407 and House Bill 792, filed by state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and

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EXPLAINED: How will the proposed property tax bill affect Texas taxpayers?

By at March 14, 2017 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Tuesday featured a lot of action in the Texas Legislature, including the first public hearing on Senate Bill 2, legislation by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, that aims to provide property tax relief and reform. As the hearing goes on, we will keep this page updated. Check back for new information. The hearing has been full of data and jargon, so here are answers to

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Montgomery County commissioner reaches agreement with prosecutors in Texas Open Meetings Act case

By at March 14, 2017 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

Jim Clark, Montgomery County Precinct 4 commissioner has reached an agreement with prosecutors on a charge of conspiring to circumvent the Texas Open Meetings Act during negotiations for the 2015 road bond. Clark will be required to testify during the trial that charges County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Clark and political consultant Marc

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