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● Religions What signs of religion do you see? Discuss the types of churches, mosques, temples? What services are offered by these churches, e.g., Day Care, Mother’s Day Out, Summer Camps, Languages Classes, Citizenship Classes, Food Banks, Clothing, other.There were many different religions noted among the churches within the town of Willis: Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Baptist, and Christian. Frequent activity was observed around the churches. Each parking lot was full at all of the churches on Sunday’s. There was not a mosque noted in Willis. There were daycares with lots of outdoor activities and festivities for the children. The Family faith church offered year-round daycare and all of the churches advertised for Summer Vacation Bible School. There a clothing donation center near the fire station in town at the Church of Christ. Business &IndustryDescribe stores and shops available in the community, e.g., grocery stores, gas stations, department stores. What type of business climate exists? Manufactures? Light or heavy industry? Large employers? Small business owners? Retail? Hospitality industry? Do people haveto seek employment elsewhere? Is this considered a “bedroom community”- where people work outside this community but live here?Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.There’s a super center Kroger in town and a small local grocery store that soldpredominantly Hispanic cultural foods. There are not any department stores intown, just a few boutiques. The closest department stores are located in Conroe about an 8-minute drive south. The Super center Kroger had just about anything you could possibly need, clothes, furniture, you name they have it. Landscaping is superb at Kroger. The small grocery store on the other hand does not have landscaping at all and seemed a little dirty. There were 10 gas stations within a 10-mile radius. Chick-fil-a, McDonalds, Sonic, Taco Bell, Jack-in the Box are the fast food restaurants noted throughout town. Dairy Queen was noted on the outskirts of town on FM 1097 near a Spec’s liquor store. CVS and Walgreens were located just 0.2 miles away from each other next to Kroger on FM 1097. Because Kroger is the only large employer in Willis, residents are forced to seek employment outside of Willis. I would 4465-5_19
definitely classify this town as a “bedroom community.”PoliticsWhat indicators do you see about politics? Posters? Headquarters?Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.A small municipal court house is noted in town and easily accessible and clearly visible from the road with well-manicured green space. No politic banners, signs, billboards, or posters were noted during the windshield analysis. The only political advertisements were small yard signs displaying the president of choice. Many “Make America Great Again” signs were in yards of local neighborhoods.