Social Lites – Historic Downtown Conroe

It’s rodeo time Conroe.

The 57th Annual Go Texan Parade in downtown ushers in rodeo season in Conroe and it all starts this Saturday at 1 pm in downtown Conroe.

Decorative floats will intermingle with hundreds on horseback to fill the streets with hoof beats, marching bands, elected officials, businesses and organizations and more.

Parade spectators can line the streets and sidewalks of downtown to be a part of one of the area’s most popular celebrations. Some of the featured highlights are the Conroe High School Band, a Spanish step horses group, The Ross Volunteer special honor guard from Texas A&M University and The Fish Drill Team from Texas A&M University a precision rifle team.

There are approximately 100 entries in the parade as of Thursday.

The parade begins at Texas 75 and FM 2854 (Metcalf Street) and continues east along Metcalf Street winding through downtown Conroe. Note there is a change to the route this year to allow for construction at the new Woodforest Bank location downtown.

And best of all, the parade is a chance to enjoy the shops and businesses in downtown Conroe before and after the parade. Make sure and get your spot along the route early as this is one of the most popular events of the year in downtown Conroe. Then comes The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Feb. 24-26. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Feb. 28 through March 20 and is in its 90th edition in 2022.

Then five days later, the Montgomery County Fair kicks off March 25 and runs through April 3. Many of those who are involved in the Houston rodeo are also involved in the Montgomery County Fair and vice versa.

Also Stage Right of Texas continues its run of “The Drowsy Chaperone” this weekend at the Crighton Theatre. Then the show continues weekends through Feb. 27.

In “The Drowsy Chaperone,” with the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record — the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins. Get your tickets at or

Also Saturday night, is a Children’s Books on Wheels fundraiser. Join the Ray Parsee AllStar Review and Two Black Men while dancing to the Motown Hits of yesteryear at the Sleepy Hollow Multi-Purpose Building, 9845 Sleepy Hollow Drive, in Conroe “For the Love of Literacy” from 8-11 pm, $50 per person tickets. Tickets can be paid for at door or by calling Rita Wiltz at 281-844-7596.

And don’t forget early voting for the March 1 Primary Election begins Monday. Early voting is Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, Feb. 20 from 11 am to 5 pm and Feb. 22-25 from 7 am to 7 pm Election Day is Tuesday, March 1. Visit for earling voting locations and more.

As a part of election season, the Montgomery County Veterans Commission hosts a political candidate meet up and fundraising cake auction at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission is hosting a nonpartisan political forum for citizens and veterans to familiarize themselves with candidates for the March 1 Primary election. A Cake Auction will be held to benefit the work of the MCVMC and local Boy Scouts. The meet and speak will be broadcast on the MCVMC Facebook Live. If you are a candidate, confirm your attendance at

Stay warm. Stay safe. Shop local.

– Sondra Hernandez on behalf of Margie Taylor

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