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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM. Owners Britney, and Ryan pose on the first ice cream boat in Conroe. The official launch date is set to be March 9th. courtesy of Ryan Stirpe

Conroe ice cream boat gets ready to set sail

by Victoria Medina Mar 1, 2024

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an ice cream boat? The concept of an ice cream boat is new and has never been seen in the Conroe community. But the dream of local entrepreneurs Ryan Stirpe and Brittany...

FRESHMAN IN FOURTH. After finishing as regional champ freshman Luca Rios finished state in fourth place. Picture courtesy of Wildkat Wresting.

Rios brothers bring home state medals

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Feb 22, 2024

He wakes up in the early morning hours, still half asleep but the goals are full on awake. This day wasn't like any other, it was the state 6A wrestling championship, a dream very few athletes ever get...

Mute the music. Image representing the silence now on TikTok following UMG conflict.

UMG muting TikTok: contract end results in silent videos

by Kaitlin Burns Feb 14, 2024

Owning big names like Taylor Swift and Kayne, UMG is in the background of many social media platforms that function when it comes to their music. TikTok was not an exception but on February 1st after failure...

BOND 2024. The four propositions proposed are set to be decided once early voting begins on April 22nd and once election day begins, which is May Fouth.

School district calls for 218.1M bond

by Sam Favela Feb 9, 2024

Ninth-grade campus. Athletic Complex and Stadium. Aquatic center. Student activity center.  These are all proposed items with the new 2024 bond. The school district is calling for a $218.1M bond, with...

WINNERS. At the Sam Houston Kat Cup at Time to Spare, the AlleyKats won the first place trophy. After a successful season, the team will bowl at regionals March 3.

Striking their way to victory, Alleykats win again

by Ella McDonald, VOW Staff Feb 9, 2024

He grabs the bowling ball and walks up to the lane. He takes a deep breath and throws the bowling ball. The ball shoots off. As all ten pins fall, the team cheers. Yet another strike for the Alleykats.  The...

BOUND TO BE BANNED. After discovering parts of the heath app was patented by another company, the sell of some Apple watches have been halted.

Apple watch ban to go into effect

by Sam Favela Jan 31, 2024

September 18, 2020. Tim Cook walks up to the stage. With all the new bells and whistles, was an Apple watch waiting to be released, a step up from the previous year. It included a heart rate sensor and...

FROM DARKNESS, LIGHT. With the purpose of educating students and the public about of prejudice and hatred in the world, the Holocaust Museum Houston opened its doors in March of 1996.

Holocaust museum trip leaves emotional impact on Wildkats

by Ella McDonald, VOW Staff Jan 26, 2024

Between 1933 and 1945, a genocide committed by Nazi Germany resulted in the loss of one-third of the Jewish people, along with countless other minorities.  Every year, Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed...

SOFT AND CUDDLY. A teddy bear 
 was included for the smallest victims. The room remodeled by junior Tucker Bond serves victims of all ages with with a TBRI approach. courtesy of Tucker Bond

Wildkat remodels courthouse victims’ room for Eagle Scout project

by Kaitlin Burns Jan 26, 2024

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God. On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to my country. I reaffirm my allegiance to the three promises of the Scout Oath. I thoughtfully recognize...

COMING SOON. A screenshot of barnesandnoble.com shows off the good news. May 2024 is slated as the opening date of the new bookstore in serving the growing Conroe and Willis population.

Barnes & Noble coming to area in May 2024

by Heather Carroll Jan 25, 2024

For years, the bookworms of the Willis/Conroe area have had to make a 20-30 minute drive along the highway just to go to a Barnes & Noble. Soon, that is all going to change. A new Barnes & Noble...

DANCING QUEEN. Tori Vanschuyver posing for professional dance photoshoot. Vanschuyver serves as the LT. captain on the Sweethearts and was chosen to be an All-State dancer. Courtesy of Tori Vanschuyver

Sweetheart joins All-State dance team

by Isabella Melin Jan 25, 2024

Dance. It is one of the few sports that melds the arts and athleticism together; it requires elegance in movement, strength and control. Last weekend, Lt. Captain Tori Vanschuyver was chosen to represent...

SPECIAL DELIVERY. During the winter break, sophomore Annabell Smith-Grimm delivers treats and sandwiches to a Montgomery County Fire station. She visited all the stations to share a message of positivity to the first responders. courtesy of Annabell Smith-Grimm

Sophomore delivers positivity message to first responders

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 12, 2024

From wildfires to car accidents, first responders are only a call away from helping people across the nation. But being available to dart to emergency scenes requires long hours, and the taxing nature...

ONE WORD FOR 2024. The students of Shelby Thiels class started off the year with a one word activity. Their words are displayed in the window of her CTE classroom.

Wildkats’ replace resolutions with words to guide year

by Isabella Melin Jan 11, 2024

The shiny, flashing ball descends over Times Square, a million people counting down from ten as the clock strikes twelve, marking a new beginning for the whole world. The New Year has arrived, meaning...

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