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Conroe structure fire - Montgomery County Newspaper
By Jamie Nash / Video by Scott J. Engle CONROE- A fire that began Saturday night and ended early Sunday destroyed a Conroe business. Garza Maciel Income Tax, located at 604 W. Lewis St. at the intersection of Palestine St., was gutted by a blaze that...
Tompkins: Find fish by going where they feed - Houston Chronicle
On Lake Conroe, spawning threadfin shad gravitate to shorelines humans have lined with bulkheading and piers. All that wood in the water gives them plenty of places to lay those eggs. And shadowing this gathering of shad is a bunch of hungry predator...
Conroe, Texas Signs Contract with American Traffic Solutions for ... - Business Wire (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)--The fast-growing City of Conroe, Texas, located north of Houston, has approved a contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) to serve as the city's red-light camera traffic safety program vendor. The contract calls for up to...
Honor Flight 2 renews tribute to local veterans - Montgomery County Courier
Patriot Guard Riders and deputies from the offices of Precinct 2 Constable Gene deforest and Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden provided an escort for the four buses from Conroe to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston....
Could Conroe athlete get his first offer - OU Insider
By Alan Zepeda The Fox Sports/ Austin combine is Saturday and things are heating up on the recruiting circuit and we have the latest on Chris Parks. It is a tough and grooling process, lots of work, lots of energy and in the end you hope for a...
Family at the heart of Arnaud's work - Montgomery County Courier
By Howard Roden Judging by the 16 putters and five drivers lined up along a wall his Conroe office, golf would seem the top priority in Randy Arnaud's life. “Randy would say, 'The real stuff is behind me,'” long-time friend Burt Darden said,...
Conroe ISD teachers acquit themselves at Trial Run - Montgomery County Courier
Conroe Family YMCA Trail Run 5K race director Roxanne Davis may have to rename the women's division of the race on the Camp Owen grounds Saturday to reflect the dominance of Conroe Independent School District teachers. While high school students swept...
Relative: Conroe man beaten to death over $85 meal tab - Houston Chronicle
By CINDY HORSWELL HOUSTON CHRONICLE A Conroe man was beaten to death by two friends for failing to pick up the $85 tab for the trio's meal at a restaurant as he had promised, according to the victim's cousin. On Wednesday, Buddy Nixon drove to the...
Conroe ISD briefs - Montgomery County Courier
The Woodlands GREEN awarded $1000 scholarships to Lauren McMahon, of The Woodlands College Park High School; Jeffrey Dunn, of The Woodlands High School; Mackenzie Sammis, of TWHS; and Tiffany Liang, of TWCPHS. The program logs volunteer hours for...
Rain delays Conroe game - Montgomery County Courier
By Haylee Spencer The Region II 5A bi-district softball matchup between Conroe High and Tomball High was postponed until today due to a heavy rain storm that made an appearance at the Tigerettes field just 30 minutes prior to the scheduled 7 pm start....

Lake Conroe

Conroe Lake - Map of lake and surrounding areas

Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acre (85 km²) lake in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. Even though it is named Lake Conroe, only a small portion of the lake is in Conroe, Texas. Most of the lake is in Montgomery, Texas' and Willis,Texas' mailing address and their school districts. The lake lies on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River just west of Interstate 45 off of State Highway 105 in Montgomery and Walker counties. The lake runs through classic East Texas Piney Woods forests. Water quality generally is good, fairly clear, with an average depth of 20.5 feet (6.2 m), and a maximum depth of 75 feet (23 m). The controlling authority of the lake is the San Jacinto River Authority. The City of Houston owns a two-thirds interest in the lake; the SJRA owns one-third. The lake extends about 21 miles (34 km) in length and covers 20,118 acres (81.4 km²) with 5,000 acres (20 km²) in Sam Houston National Forest and capacity of 430,260 acre feet (531,000,000 m³). Lake Conroe is a reservoirbuilt as an alternate water supply for the city of Houston by the City of Houston, the San Jacinto River Authority and the Texas Water Development Board in January 1970, the lake was completed January 1973 and it was filled on October 31, 1973.

Lake Conroe is one of the wealthiest areas in Texas. Residents near the lake have the highest income, education level and house values in Montgomery County. A few celebrities such as Rudy Tomjanovich, Roger Clemens, Bill Ford and among others have residencies in the Lake Conroe area.

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Conroe ISD Academy of Science and Technology

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The Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology, in Conroe, Texas is a specialized magnet school in science and technology; also a member of NCSSSMST. It was founded at Oak Ridge High School with the first graduates in 1993. The AST relocated to The Woodlands College Park High School in stages from 2005 to 2007. The first headmaster was Dr. Ron Laugen, who held the position until 2007. The current Academy headmistress is Dr. Susan Caffery.

Math, science, and electives in these areas are taught by the AST faculty, with most of these classes including students only from the Academy. All other courses are taken with the high school along with students who are not in the magnet program.

In order to obtain membership to the Academy of Science and Technology, one must go through a process of applying, testing, and essay reviewing. A selected portion of the students are invited to an interview with two members of the Academy of Science and Technology faculty before being accepted. For each class, 65 students are initially accepted, and ten are wait listed. The size of each class at a given time is between 65 and 77 students. There are approximately 270 students in the Academy.

Each AST student is required to complete a Research And Problems project for local credit each year. In the first year, all are required to do science fair. Many students proceed to the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston after district competition. The Academy of Science and Technology has a strong record of having students in all grades proceed to the ExxonMobil Texas State Science and Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Other options upperclassmen have for fulfilling their Research And Problems requirement include BEST Robotics, Destination Imagination, Engineering Design Competition, Biotechnology Competition, and Envirothon Competition. This year (2008), the I-SWEEEP Competition was held at the George R. Brown Convention. Several Academy students attended this event, and almost all of the students won various awards in the categories of Environment, Engineering, and Energy.

14 "Exploration credits" must be earned by each student for local credit to graduate from the AST. These credits are earned through several means: Job shadowing in a technical, scientific, or medical field; documented and researched exploration trips to places such as Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, The Grand Canyon, Colorado, and Belize; scientific lectures; short day trips to scientific laboratories or companies; college visits; attending approved lectures on scientific topics; and approved student-proposed explorations that are relevant to scientific fields.

All students are also required to complete an internship in the technical, medical, or scientific community of at least 80 hours. It is usually done in the area of interest of the student. Students have completed internships at NASA, Memorial Hermann and St. Luke's hospitals, and the National Zoo, among many others. The internship is normally done during the summer between the junior and senior years.

As a means of being "inducted" into the Academy, all incoming students are expected to attend a three day camp. It is held about two weeks prior to the start of each school year and campers consist mainly of incoming freshmen, as well as newly accepted upperclassmen. AST upperclassmen volunteer to be selected to serve as counselors to the new students. Various outdoor activities take place in the three days, including a ropes course (high and low elements) and other team building exercises. The purpose of this three day camp is for new students to meet upperclassmen, to interact with each other, and to promote the four virtues that are pivotal to AST: teamwork, responsibility, integrity, and perseverance. Through writing a report on the experience, Academy students may earn their first 2 "Exploration credits" towards graduation from AST and upperclassmen can earn up to 4 "Exploration credits".

AST students are active in such clubs as Mu Alpha Theta and Leo Club. In addition, they participate in the parent school's activities, including band, choir, drama, chess club, LFL, FIRST Robotics, BEST Robotics, Engineering Design Competition, and Destination Imagination.

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Conroe Independent School District

Oak Ridge High School

Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is a school district based in Conroe, Texas (USA).

CISD serves the cities of Conroe, Oak Ridge North, and Shenandoah, and the towns of Cut and Shoot and Woodloch. It also serves unincorporated communities in Montgomery County, including the Montgomery County portion of The Woodlands, which makes up almost all of The Woodlands (a new section of The Woodlands will be located in Harris County in the Tomball ISD) and the settlement of Tamina.

The district has 40,400 students in 25 K-4 elementary schools, 7 5-6 intermediate schools, 2 K-6 schools, 6 junior high schools, and 5 high schools (excluding two ninth grade centers and two "schools within schools" in other CISD campuses). The CISD area, which covers 346 square miles, is part of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District.

In 2005, CISD enrolled displaced Louisianans from the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina who were residing in the Conroe ISD boundaries.

CISD has its own police department of over 40 Officers. As of 2007, CISD PD is run by Chief William Harness.

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Conroe High School

Conroe High School is a secondary school in Conroe, Texas and is also the flagship campus of Conroe ISD. The school is a part of the Conroe Independent School District and serves the CISD portion of the city of Conroe.

As of 2007, there were 2,973 enrolled students. The school's mascot is the Tiger. The school colors are Gold and White. The school's motto is "Pride and Unity." The campus was initially built in 1961 and was named for the community it serves. In 2006, a huge renovation and addition construction project was begun, adding a new wing to the main building, but also another building adjacent to the Rotunda on the western part of campus.

Also found at Conroe High School is the Academy for Science and Health Professions. In this magnet program, Academy students graduate from Conroe High School.

As of the 2006-2007 school year, CHS had 2,973 students enrolled.

Cryar and Travis Intermediate Schools feed into Conroe High School, while Peet and Washington Junior High Schools also feed into Conroe High School as well.

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