We live south of Conroe, near The Woodlands (east of 45). I understand the mean wind speed were in the low 80's when the eye wall first hit, but the backside had speeds in the 90's. Gusts both times were in the 105-111mph range.
We lost ten really big, really beautiful trees. Only minor damage to the house, although many of our neighbors had trees good through parts of their houses. One guy I saw will definitely need a crane to remove a tree that literally broke his home's back. If they top it, the back of his house would get crushed, the tree is that big.
I went out in the "eye" to drive about a mile to turn the water on to our neighborhood. We don't have a backup generator for the water plant and to keep the lines clean, we have to maintain pressure. When the power went out, I waited for the calm, then ran out to open a valve that connects us to a nearby MUD with backup power.
Anyway, it never really got calm. It was still pretty nasty, so we must have been on the edge of the eye. The backside of the storm is what got most of my trees.
I was cutting trees all day today. Whew.