A lot can happen in a century, and Montgomery County is no exception. Now the quickly expanding county is established, balancing economic growth and historic preservation, but over 100 years ago the area was vying to make a name for itself.
According to “Montgomery County, Texas: Picture of a Dream Coming True” produced by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, farming was a primary livelihood for the early settlers. They had come for the land and many had been farmers before arriving in Texas. Read more…
A 17-year-old died and two others were injured in a crash near Dobbin in west Montgomery County Saturday morning.
Authorities said the driver of a Ford Explorer ran off the edge of the road coming through a curve on FM 1486 and overcorrected, causing the car to cross the road and hit a ditch. Two people inside were ejected from the vehicle, killing the 17-year-old boy and critically injuring a female teen. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition. click here for complete story
With a record $38,000 in scholarship money given out, the best student-athletes in Montgomery County were honored Wednesday night at the 10th annual Mike Ogg All Montgomery County Scholar Athlete of the Year ceremony hosted by the five Rotary Clubs of the county.
“It’s a pleasure to address you, particularly a group of outstanding individuals,” said Don Taylor, district governor of Rotary Club 5910. “You’re outstanding young people, and I’m proud to be a part of you.”
Finishing just behind the two were Montgomery High School’s tennis player Jonathon Pache, and Oak Ridge’s soccer player Kaitlin Alexander. Grogan Matthews of Willis High School’s football and baseball teams, and College Park golfer Kaleigh Brady took the bronze awards and $2,000 apiece. click here for complete story
Police arrested a man Friday they believe has been manufacturing and selling synthetic drugs to students in Montgomery County.
Law enforcement agencies in the county started an investigation after the death of 16-year-old Montgomery High School student Grant Hobson early last month. Two other students from the school were hospitalized Feb. 20, while one from Willis High School was hospitalized Thursday after taking synthetic LSD.
Nine juveniles were arrested on various drug charges, ranging from possession of marijuana to possession of a controlled substance, but it was unclear until Friday whether authorities were on to the source of the synthetic psychedelic drug known as 25I-NBOMe, or by its street name “N-bomb.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals from a series of still photos. The individuals are suspects in numerous cigarette thefts that have occurred throughout Montgomery County between the dates of December 24, 2014, through January 6, 2015.
The motive of operation for the thefts is the actors will enter the targeted store in the early morning hours between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM. The actors will proceed to the register where the cigarettes are located, fill numerous cartons of tobacco products into boxes, and then exit the stores without making any attempt to make payment. The subjects have been witnessed working with numerous accomplices in the store and outside in the business parking lots.
The individuals pictured in the still photos have been connected to numerous cigarette and cell phone thefts throughout Montgomery County and surrounding counties.
If you have information regarding the thefts or identification of the suspects in the still photos, please contact Detective T. McCoy at 281-297-6503.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE.
To say it was a successful year for volleyball in Montgomery County would be a vast understatement. With nine schools qualifying for the postseason, the area was overloaded with outstanding players, coaches and teams. But when all was said and done, The Woodlands reigned supreme as state champions for the second consecutive season. Because of that, it comes as no surprise that three of The Courier’s annual superlative awards went to the Lady Highlanders, who won the Class 6A title with a 40-3 record.