Montgomery CountyVeteransMemorial Park to receive $7M in funding fromstate
LoneStarCollege approvedforadditional baccalaureateprograms
BY CHANDLER FRANCE
Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, located in Conroe, will receive $7 million in state funding, state Rep. Will Metcalf, RConroe, announced in a press conference June 29. Metcalf said he was able to secure the funding through the budget process in the Legislature. Jimmie Edwards, chair of the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, said he and the rest of the commission are “elated” at this announcement. “I’m never at a loss for words, but today I am because of the tremendous impact this will have on this community and this county,” Edwards said. Edwards said the money will fund a visitors edu- cation center and the main memorial on the north end of the park. Metcalf also announced the Texas Department of Transportation will put up signs on I-45 to direct visitors to the park. “It’s a great day for this park,” Metcalf said. “I can’t wait to see the [visitors education center] and museum become a reality with these funds.”
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Large selection available: items from Adirondacks, tables, chaise lounges, gliders, deep seating sectionals, and much more. VISIT US IN EITHER STORE OR ONLINE. CALL WITHQUESTIONS OR TO PLACE ANORDER. current bachelor’s degree programs, Lone Star College is ready to provide even more bachelor’s degrees for high-demand careers,” LSC Chancellor Stephen Head said in the release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Lone Star College students who want to continue their education close to home at an aordable tuition.” LSC currently oers three baccalaureate programs with a Bachelor of Science in nursing; a Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecu- rity; and Bachelor of Applied Science in energy, manufacturing and trades management, which began in 2019. Lone Star College has been approved to expand its oering of baccalaureate programs following the signing of House Bill 3348 into law June 16. According to a news release from LSC, the bill allows community colleges to oer no more than ve baccalaureate degree programs at any time. LSC has announced plans to sub- mit a proposal to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that would allow it to oer a Bachelor of Science in emergency manage- ment. There have been no announcements for the college’s fth program as of press time. In addition to state approvals, LSC must also get program approval from its accredita- tion agency, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The release stated emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies and help lead the response during and after emergencies. “Building on the success of our three
State Rep. Will Metcalf, RConroe, announced June 29 that $7 million from the state budget will be given to Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park.
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Edwards said the funding will help the park move up in state and national recognition. “We have been legitimized by the state of Texas,” Edwards said.
Construction of HEB atMagnolia Place delayed again
BY CHANDLER FRANCE
The HEB is part of a larger development named Magnolia Place, a 120-acre, mixed-use development including 35,000-40,000 square feet of retail space and 14.6 acres of residential properties, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.
The construction of HEB at Spur 149 and FM 1488 in Magnolia has been delayed again, according to a representative from Stratus Properties Inc. The grocery store, originally slated to open in fall 2020, was put on hold last summer and then delayed with a groundbreaking date of June 14, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Stratus Properties plans to begin construction on the store later this summer once land conditions on the development improve and nal agreements are made with HEB, according to a June 21 phone call with Stratus Properties.
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