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Metcalf, Gilbert speak at first WHS Young Republicans meeting

By at January 29, 2015 | 8:35 pm | 0 Comment

WILLIS — Speaking on the importance of being active in the political landscape of the country, 418th state District Court Judge Tracy Gilbert and District 16 state Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, educated attendees of Willis High School’s first Young Republican meeting. Continue reading

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Global Link & Supplies gauging interest, workforce in Conroe

By at January 27, 2015 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment

After a presentation to the Conroe Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors Jan. 20, officials with Florida-based Global Link & Supplies were back in town at the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Jo... Continue reading

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Job fair to feature more than 40 companies

By at January 25, 2015 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

More than 40 companies will be on hand Tuesday at the Greater Conroe Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce Job Fair at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. Continue reading

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April Sound

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

Sometime during the holidays, the April Sound Country Club sent out a 2014 Holiday Incentive Program that included 12 days of activities that would help us gain or maintain our fitness. Well, that kind of went by the wayside with me with all the hustle and bustle. But now that we’re into the New Year 2015 it seems many people are thinking of how to get more

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Bentwater

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

Life’s great, don’t you agree? Sure, we all have our good days and our bad days but, for the most part and for most of us, it’s pretty smooth sailing most of the time. So, it’s pretty sobering to be reminded of the seedier side of life in Montgomery County. Continue reading

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Cape Conroe

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

According to a recent website article, cold weather has a number of surprisingly good side effects. I know this news is a little late as our arctic misery seems to be abating but perhaps we can take note and be encouraged for future wintry days. Of course, the definition of wintry days is subjective i.e. while we Cape Conroe folks are shivering in our 30-degree cold

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Del Lago

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

It’s not too early to start planning for Valentine’s day. Feb. 14 is always a special day to honor our sweethearts and show our love. LaTorretta is offering several special dinner options to eat and enjoy music. The Lakeside and 157 Restaurants will give different menus to fit your budgets. More information can be obtained at 936-448-3024. Continue

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Walden

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

DIANE BURRIS hosted the January gathering of the Almost Homemade recipe group where they enjoyed Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston cheese dip, cream of chicken soup, baked ziti, bread, salad and a delicious “dump” cake for desert. Talk about comfort food on these cold rainy days we’ve been having. It was a great way to spend the afternoon enjoying

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Waterford Estates

By at January 24, 2015 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

The WOW (Women of Waterford) Book Club gathered again to not only celebrate the beginning of a whole new year but to also decide on our book for the month of February. In between bites of Mexican food and sips of margaritas, DONNA HAGA, KAREN DWYER, MARIE UNDERDOWN and KATHY decided to take fellow WOW member ANNA RYAN’S up on her offer to host a WOW movie night

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Saying farewell to ‘the man who paints in the window’

By at January 23, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

By Maggie Gutierrez / Art TalkThe greater Conroe arts community will greatly miss John H. Porter Jr., beloved area artist, teacher and the man known by many as “arts ambassador” and still others as the “man who paints in the window.” For a gentle, shy man, John did a great deal in a few short years to not only hone his own skills as an oil

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Texian Heritage Festival gives $14K to nonprofits

By at January 22, 2015 | 8:54 pm | 0 Comment

MONTGOMERY — The Texian Heritage Festival distributed $14,000 to four local charities that serve Montgomery County from its event held in October: Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, Fernland Historical Park, Montgomery Historical Society and the Pioneers of Montgomery. Continue reading

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Montgomery County Fire Marshal investigates residential blaze at Grand Harbor

By at January 22, 2015 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment

MONTGOMERY — No one was injured Thursday morning in what firefighters called “a full defensive fire” at a home in Montgomery’s gated Grand Harbor subdivision. Continue reading

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April Sound

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

As the April Sound Ladies Association prepares to begin a new year in February with new officers, new board members and some new interest group leaders, some of this year’s groups have been having “end-of-the-year” activities. One very active interest group of ASLA is the Expat Group. Started by Ginny Nelson about 12 years ago, the Expat Group is

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Cape Conroe

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

First order of the January meeting of Cape Conroe Ladies’ Society was installation of new slate of offices for year 2015 as follows: President-Sidne Eagan, Vice President-Bettye Tarver, Secretary-Rose Ann Zolka and Treasurer-Mathilda Strange. Our new president, Sidne, immediately opened the meeting with the question: “What is purpose of CCLS?” A

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Del Lago

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

The weather continues to ruin any outdoor plans. The cold and rain have removed any projects from being completed outside. This also – and most importantly – limits our golf game. Most of my golfing buddies are starting to go “stir crazy” and can only wish the weather would cooperate. The only thing that has helped is the football games but

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Historic Montgomery

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

Now that we have enjoyed welcoming the new year, it’s time to get down to business. Continue reading

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Walden

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

“Getting organized” was in the top five new year’s resolutions mentioned in this column earlier this year. Most conveniently, the Friends of Stewart Library is bringing an expert on the topic to its Monday, Jan. 26, meeting. Julie Janorschke, a professional organizer with Inspirational Organizing, will address issues with “clutter” spots

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Waterford Estates

By at January 18, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

Once again the Wine Society of April Sound proved that you can enjoy great wine and have a good time without traveling all over the world: you can just go to April Sound Country Club! And that is exactly what my husband DAVE UNDERDOWN and I did this month for the Wine Society's California Napa & Sonoma Wine Tasting. Not only did we enjoy one sparkling (NV Mumm

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Scheiner honored at Chairman’s Ball

By at January 17, 2015 | 10:09 pm | 0 Comment

MONTGOMERY — It was a night of honor and fun at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa as the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s exiting Chairman Danielle Scheiner was thanked for her services to the area Saturday at the Chamber’s Ball. Continue reading

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Lake Conroe fishing report

By at January 13, 2015 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment

The fishing on Lake Conroe is fair for those hardy souls who venture out as we get into our winter weather pattern. According to the San Jacinto River Authority the water temperature in main lake in the morning is 50 degrees and the water is ... Continue reading

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April Sound

By at January 11, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

After our celebration of Christmas at church and with family and friends, John and I took a couple of days off and journeyed to Natchitoches, La. for their 300th Anniversary and their unbelievable holiday lighting. We were amazed at the light... Continue reading

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Bentwater

By at January 11, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

It’s a new year … for golf, and the Bentwater Ladies Golf Association has a full slate of tournaments and events scheduled. Guiding that effort is the BLGA board for 2015: President is Liz Jones; Vice President is Sally Edmonds; Treasurer is Charlotte Heathcott; Secretary is Jan Talley; 18 Hole Play Day Chair is Lindy Way; and 9 Hole Chair is Sappenfield.

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Del Lago

By at January 11, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

The holidays are now over and folks are returning to the normal routine. Teachers and students wondering what happened to the two weeks off for Christmas vacation. Please continue to watch out for the school buses in the morning and afternoon... Continue reading

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Walden

By at January 11, 2015 | 4:00 am | 0 Comment

On Dec. 31, as many folks around Walden tipped a glass in celebration of the coming New Year, a group of friends joined PEGGY SHEARER to celebrate her husband Elton’s 98th birthday. Yes, Elton was born on Dec. 31. It was a lovely evening with wonderful food, great friends and even a customized reading from published author Fred McMurray. Peggy did a beautiful

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