Are we ready for another crowd like this?
That was the crowd in Florence at the last rally.
Well, they’re queueing up.
The lion is just too big for a banner.
Let’s check out the line up
Looks like Abbott is doing some image repair ahead of the primary.
So, where and what is Conroe, Texas?
Conroe is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Texas, United States, at about 40 miles (64 km) north of Houston. It is a principal city in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.
As of 2021, the population was 98,081, up from 56,207 in 2010. According to the Census Bureau, Conroe was the fastest-growing large city in the United States between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.
The city is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe. Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881. The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named “Conroe’s Switch”, the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.
In 1886, Conroe Mill School was established in the expanding town.
In 1922, a black man named Joe Winters was burned at the stake on the courthouse steps.
George W. Strake discovered the Conroe Oil Field in 1931. Distillate and natural gas were produced from the Cockfield Formation at a depth of about 5,000 feet (1,500 m). A second well in 1932 produced 1200 BOPD. By 1935, the field had produced 40 million barrels of oil.
During the 1930s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.
So, essentially it sounds like a suburb of Houston.
One thing in the wiki entry that made the eyes pop was:
When Conroe incorporated in 1904, the city limits encompassed a 5.44 square mile area. From 1970 to 2000, the city limits expanded from 7.15 square miles to 42.35 square miles. Beginning in 2007, the city outlined a plan to continue expanding its city limits through annexation. According to Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code, home rule municipalities like Conroe may annex territory that is adjacent to the city’s current boundaries, with certain restrictions. The city’s 2007 plan was to double its size through a combination of voluntary and involuntary annexations. As of 2020, the city has annexed territory every year since 2007, increasing the city limits from 52.8 to 74.4 square miles.
In April 2015, residents of the gated community of April Sound filed a lawsuit against Conroe after their community was annexed on January 1, 2015. The lawsuit was dismissed in March 2017. Involuntary annexations were a major issue in the 2016 mayoral election, the first after April Sound residents were incorporated into the city. Proponents of annexation contended that it was a useful tool to “promote and facilitate growth and progress,” while those in opposition were concerned about whether annexed territories receive a “fair shake” in the negotiations. In 2017, the city council voted in favor of additional involuntary annexations.
That’s a little too close to Spain trading the Louisiana Territory not asking if the people living there really wanted to be part of the United States. (It was a three way trade with France, remember.) In my state, anything like that requires a popular vote.
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