Conroe - Montgomery Edition | February 2021

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Montgomery City Council Feb. 23 and March 9 at 6 p.m. 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery • 936-597-6434 www.montgomerytexas.gov Montgomery County Commissioners Court Feb. 23 and March 9 501 N. Thompson St., Ste. 402, Conroe 936-756-0571 www.mctx.org Conroe City Council Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m., March 11 at 6 p.m. • 300 W. Davis St., Conroe 936-522-3000 www.cityofconroe.org MEETINGSWE COVER

Renovated building to house city offices

would have been about $10.5 million, according to a city news release. Departments will likely relocate in October, and they include Permits and Engineering, Fire Administration and Utility Billing departments, according to Holly Arbuckle, Princi- pal at Catalyst PR. The location will provide more parking and easier access in and out of the building and will keep related departments together, including room for growth, Assistant City Administrator Steve Williams said.

BY EVA VIGH

CONROE The city of Conroe will move various city departments into a newly renovated city-owned oce building at 700 Old Montgomery Road. The city spent $1.37 million in reno- vations, and the value of the existing building is $4 million, according to the appraisal district. The cost of land and constructing a new building

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Montgomery County cold case will be featured across the billboard network on a quarterly basis, Vela said. “It’s a sad situation that we have a case that is this old. But someone, somewhere knows something about this case and we hope that with the creation of all these market impres- sions throughout the area, someone will come forth with some informa- tion that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of this particular case,” Vela said. The rst unsolved crime to be featured through Cold Case Warm Up is the August 1995 murders of John and Pansy Stewart in Conroe. “We have kept this case open trying to develop leads. As the years have gone by, that has become more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY The Montgomery County Sheri’s Oce launched a new regional public information initiative Feb. 2 aimed at soliciting leads for unsolved county crimes. The campaign is a partner- ship between the county sheri’s oce, advertiser Clear Channel Outdoor and the nonprot Multi- County Crime Stoppers. Through the new program—Cold Case Warm Up—Lee Vela, vice presi- dent of public aairs for Clear Chan- nel, said at a Feb. 2 press conference in Conroe the initiative will eventu- ally include 32 billboards throughout the region and is expected to gener- ate millions of market impressions from passersby every month. A new

Sheri Rand Henderson spoke Feb. 2.

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dicult. It has nally evolved into the status of a cold case. We are blessed at the Montgomery County Sheri’s Oce to have an active cold-case unit who have also picked up this case, and they are working tirelessly,” Sheri Rand Henderson said. “Through this partnership we hope to develop leads.” The rst billboard displaying information was unveiled just north of Exit 84B on I-45 N. in Conroe on Feb. 2, south of S. Loop 336 E. on Hwy. 75. Anyone with information on a cold case can contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-7867.

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buildings to accommodate a separate girls and boys shelter, essentially doubling the shelter’s capacity to 30 beds in total. Construction for the shelter began in June 2019, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, totaling $2.4 million. Wilson said the organization raised a total of $4.2 million to cover the cost of fur- niture, sta and other expenses. Of that funding, Yes to Youth received $1.4 million from the Montgomery County Community Development Block Grant program.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Construction is nearing completion for a youth shelter operated by the nonprot Yes to Youth Montgomery County Youth Services. Located at 4501 N. Frazier St., Conroe, the Bridgeway Shelter is slated to house clients within the next month or two, pending state inspections. According to Chief Operations Ocer Penny Wilson, the shelter oers temporary housing and sup- port services for children ages 10-17. The recent expansions erected two

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“As soon as that grant became available, it really allowed us to dream bigger and think about how we could approach this,” Wilson said.

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