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City of Conroe Press Releases

For immediate release: July 1, 2024


Conroe, Texas – Mayor Duke W. Coon has ordered all flags flying at city buildings and properties to be lowered to half-mast to acknowledge the passing of former Public Works Director Dean Towery, who passed away on Sunday, June 30th.

Flags will remain at half-mast until sunset on Friday, July 5th.

Towery dedicated 32 years of his life in service to the City of Conroe with a clear and impactful vision: to foster a robust team committed to exceeding the expectations of its citizens.

Throughout his tenure, Towery demonstrated exceptional leadership by example, embodying the values of integrity, dedication, and community spirit. His vision went beyond mere management; it aimed to cultivate a culture where every team member felt empowered to contribute to the city's betterment.

His leadership style emphasized collaboration and innovation, encouraging employees to think creatively and take initiative in solving community challenges. By setting high standards and leading by example, Towery instilled a sense of pride and responsibility among his colleagues, inspiring them to go above and beyond in their roles.

Dean Towery's legacy extends far beyond his retirement. His influence continues to shape the City of Conroe, leaving behind a foundation of solid leadership, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence that will guide future generations of public servants. His vision of exceeding expectations and leading by example is a timeless reminder of the profound impact that dedicated individuals can have on their communities.

We extend our most sincere condolences to the Towery family.


Andrew Yousse
Public Information Officer
Phone: (936) 522-3002 


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053024 FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County
For Immediate Release: Thursday May 30th, 2024


Conroe, Texas
– FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County on Thursday, May 30, to provide one-on-one help to Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, and straight-line winds that began April 26.

The center in Montgomery County is located at:
East Montgomery County Community Development Center
16401 1st St.
Splendora, TX 77372

The center will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Residents in Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, and Waller counties can visit any open center to meet with representatives of FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. No appointment is needed. Residents outside Montgomery County can find a center nearest to their location by visiting

All centers are accessible to people with disabilities or access and functional needs and are equipped with assistive technology. If you need a reasonable accommodation or sign language interpreter, please call 833-285-7448 (press 2 for Spanish).

Texans do not have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply for FEMA assistance. To apply, homeowners and renters can visit for more information and instructions online.

Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Help is available in most languages.

If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone, or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.

Visit any Disaster Recovery Center. For locations and hours, go online to You do not have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register for assistance.


Contact: Andrew Yousse
Public Information Officer | City of Conroe
Phone: (936) 522-3002
050624 Employee of the Year Named at City Luncheon


Conroe, Texas – Engineering Aid Melannie Borbon was named the 2023 City of Conroe Employee of the Year on Monday, May 6th, during an Employee Appreciation lunch at the City's Public Works training building. The City of Conroe's Employee of the Year program recognizes the work and actions of the City's employees who have consistently displayed exceptional service for an extended period.

"Melanie has incredible business skills, evident when meeting with business and property owners, ensuring the city accomplishes its needs while maintaining a positive relationship with customers." Christopher Bogert, City Engineer.

Borbon is the lead contact for many issues encountered with the Alley Underground Conversion project. Her constant communication with the downtown business owners helped the project run smoothly as she handled the essential details with confidence and professionalism.

Also recognized during the ceremony were the 2nd and 1st Runners-up for the prestigious annual award.

2nd Runner-up Mike Rodriguez, a Parks Supervisor with Parks and Recreation, has been an integral part of our City for over 20 years and constantly works to maintain and improve our city parks and facilities.

1st Runner-up Jessica Arnold has been with the City since 2000 and is described as someone who puts her blood, sweat, and tears into her work. Jessica always works hard to find a solution wherever there is a problem. 


Andrew Yousse
Public Information Officer
City of Conroe
Phone: (936) 522-3002

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050224 Disaster Preparedness Program 

For Immediate Release: Thursday May 2nd, 2024


Conroe, Texas – The City of Conroe’s Emergency Management team, in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Department, hosted a groundbreaking Afterschool Disaster Preparedness Program on May 1, 2024. This initiative, which marks a significant step in our community's preparedness, aims to involve children in understanding their environment and actively participating in disaster preparedness at home and in their communities.

“As hurricane season approaches, now is the time to prepare. Disasters affect everyone, even our children. We hope that by making this information available to them, we will be a safer community.”

Ken Kreger, Fire Chief | Emergency Management Coordinator.

There are approximately 500 children in the Conroe Parks and Recreation Afterschool Program. Each child received a disaster preparedness drawstring tote bag filled with preparedness items and educational material.

Our vision is for this program to become an annual tradition, with the active involvement of local businesses and families. We firmly believe that it is through a united community effort that we can truly be prepared when disaster strikes. We invite everyone to join us in this endeavor.

Conroe Emergency Management would like to thank the following sponsors for their donations:

San Jacinto River Authority; Kelsey-Seybold, Conroe; U.S. Rubber Corp.; Hampton Inn & Suites; Conroe Dental Health; Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center and Pet Resort; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Seventh Day Adventist Disaster Response, Keene, TX; and Houston/Galveston NOAA



Andrew Yousse
Public Information Officer
Phone: (936) 522-3002

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042624 Launch Date for New City Website Announced

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 26th, 2024


Conroe, TX - The City of Conroe's Communications Office is thrilled to announce the launch date of its new website,

Our current website is outdated, confusing, and challenging to navigate. Technology and trends have advanced exceedingly since our city launched the archaic site over ten years ago.

Out of 11 website vendor submissions, the city selected Revize, based in Michigan with a local office in Conroe, to build the new site.

A few of the site's key features will include intuitive and audience-based navigation. A Calendar of Events features unlimited categories, allowing multiple display options and resident subscriptions. A dynamic tool showcases news and announcements, keeping citizens better informed of upcoming meetings and events. A powerful internal site search with filtering options lets citizens find precisely what they need. Responsive Web Design accommodates better viewing of text and graphics for any size screen, i.e., smartphones, tablets, iPads.

"Our primary goal was simplicity for both users and content editors. My vision was a site that represents and showcases Conroe, Texas. The website isn't a cookie-cutter government site with universal icons and stock photos; its identity is unique to Conroe." Andrew Yousse, Communications Manager and Public Information Officer

The new website will launch on May 20th, 2024 at 10:00 am.


Andrew Yousse
Public Information Officer
Phone: (936) 522-3002


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