LeBlanc: Fourth of July is a big boating weekend

Conroe Courier/ July 1, 2020

The Fourth of July is here already and we have once again passed the half-way mark for another year. As is normal, the days have started to get shorter by about five minutes a day until the winter solstice, which is Dec. 21. Fo…

LeBlanc: Summer weather is the time for kayakers

Conroe Courier/ June 10, 2020

June is here and the weather has been kind of stormy at times, but it is summer so it can become bright and sunny at any minute and grow hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk. I can also remember many a summer that demonstr…

Dry Storage for Your Boat

E-Z Boat Storage & Valet Launch/ November 21, 2019

When you decide to take the plunge to become a boat owner, you immediately realize how important the location of the boat becomes. It may be kept in a driveway, garage, backyard, marina, dry storage facility or other places not usually suitable for your boat. This article will address what to think about and look for in dry storage facility.

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LeBlanc: Winterizing your boat is important

Conroe Courier/ October 16, 2019

It still may be warm here but believe it or not winter is on the way…probably. Well it usually comes down this way anytime now from today through February, so we need to be prepared for it just in case it gets here. For those o…

On the move: The allure of the water beckons newcomers

Conroe Courier/ May 5, 2017

An interesting thing that Jackson has noticed about the people who live in the area is that many have either purchased a second home to be closer to the water, or that they are willing to have a longer commute time in order to live there.

“The bottom…

New safety check initiative hitting Lake Conroe

Conroe Courier/ April 8, 2017

LAKE CONROE – As boaters are expected to hit the lake this summer, law enforcement officials are starting up a new initiative to make sure those boaters are doing so in a safe manner. The Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office kicked off…

LeBlanc: Mind boat launch manners and etiquette

Conroe Courier/ August 27, 2013

I do not know where this year is going, but it appears to have been passing me by at an alarming rate of speed. It seems like schools were just getting out for the summer and my grandson was mowing my grass every week — for a substantial fee…

Lake patrol improves response times with new boats

Conroe Courier/ June 20, 2013

The Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol has three new boats that will help increase supervision and improve response times as activity on Lake Conroe heats up during the summer.

The new boats replaced three older ones in the fleet.

Citing a…