Editor’s note: The Courier each week runs a summary of reports on area restaurant inspections by the Montgomery County Health Department Environmental Health Services. The department routinely performs food establishment inspections twice per year, or more often if the inspection report was bad resulting in numerous demerits or a complaint was filed. Below are all establishments that received no demerits, plus establishments each week that received the most demerits.
For a long time, just about the only reason to visit downtown Conroe was if you needed a lawyer or a haircut. Since barbers and barristers need to eat, some local restaurateurs are out to prove the city’s former business district is a viable dining destination for the rest of us.
By Peggie Miller / performing arts columnistJodi Picoult, best-selling author of 23 books, demonstrated her unique way of looking at people and events when she spoke to more than 900 attendees Friday at the ninth annual John Cooper Signature Authors Series. The luncheon was in The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center.
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By Ron Saikowski / Wine WalkThe Bingham family is a fourth-generation cotton farming family that has been raising grapes on the Texas High Plains since 2003.
Ring in the holidays with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular featuring the Houston Symphony tonight at 7:30 with a heart-warming celebration featuring the sounds of the season. Frolic in the Winter Wonderland, complete with snow, as the symphony performs holiday classics and popular carols.
AN ART-FILLED CHRISTMAS IN CONROE]]>
The tables groaning with that surfeit of wild game - and everything on the menu was wild game - reflected Texas' booming market hunting industry, fueled by its seemingly boundless supply of wildlife, especially waterfowl and shorebirds, and a national public with an equally inexhaustible appetite for these natural resources. In "Texas Market Hunting - Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws and Outlaws," author Rob Sawyer deftly, deeply and with an understanding borne of a lifelong love of waterfowling, wildlife, wetlands and history, chronicles what arguably was one of the most economically important, alternately fascinating and disturbing, and least recounted industries in the state's history. The book takes the reader on a journey from market hunting's modest beginnings in the early 1800s and growth in the wake of technological developments in post-Civil War Texas to its peak in the late 1800s and the social, political and legal battles that resulted in the eventual end of what was, at one point, arguably the biggest economic engine driving the state's coastal communities. There were the gunners, the game dealers who bought and sold the birds, boat builders, stores that sold supplies to the market gunners, workers at the ice plants producing ice used in shipping, the railroads that shipped the barrels of birds, and the restaurants that served the birds. Sawyer balances the potentially dry recounting of how the market hunting business worked, the influences of railroads and the development of ice-making machinery and other technology with insightful, witty and well-rounded accounts of the people involved in the business. Sawyer, whose previous book, "A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting - The Decoys, Guides, Clubs and Places, 1870s to 1970s," is the seminal work on the history of recreational waterfowling in this state, said his inspiration for "Texas Market Hunting" stems from the days of his youth on Chesapeake Bay.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, a man of few words this season, has offered his most definitive statement yet that he intends to enter the 2014 NFL draft. Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, said that over the next few weeks he intends to visit with, among others, quarterback guru George Whitfield, A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, A&M quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, his offensive coordinator at A&M last year, in evaluating whether he's truly ready for the next level.
It was only a summer job, but working as an orderly at Ben Taub Hospital is what led John Peet to a long and satisfying medical career.
Just over a year after the Montgomery County Commissioners’ Court agreed to fund a study on the economic feasibility of a U.S. Customs location at the Lone Star Executive Airport, county officials asked the city of Conroe to join them in funding the $1.2 million facility.
JOHANNESBURG — As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm’s length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.
MONTGOMERY – A recent dog attack that left a resident’s beloved pet mauled to near-death has Montgomery city officials looking to strengthen its dangerous animal ordinance as well as other animal codes.