May 2017
Greetings!

Precinct 4 once again hosts its Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival at Burroughs Park in Tomball. Enjoy historical cemetery tours, archeological digs, and action-packed battle re-enactments. I'm proud to continue this new festival that spotlights the heritage of Spring Creek. Read more below to find out about all the history you can discover at Spring Creek Park. 

You'll also find updates below about groups making a difference in our parks, tips on hurricane safety, and news about our Senior Adult Program.

As a reminder, you can access past issues of  Commissioner's E-Corner on the Precinct 4 website.  Visit Precinct 4 online to learn more about our road projects and upcoming events available though our community centers, parks department, and Senior Adult Program.

Harris Co. Precinct 4 logo - R. Jack Cagle, Commissioner
 
Featured Articles
Heritage Festival at Spring Creek Park

Did you know just an inch or two of soil is sometimes all that separates modern day life from the past? Discover the history that lies beneath Spring Creek Park and enjoy a fun-filled day of educational, family friendly activities  Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at Spring Creek Park, 15012 Brown Road, Tomball.  

Commissioner Cagle Earns Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award

Bayou Preservation Association awarded Harris County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award for his work expanding Spring and Cypress Creek greenways.

Congratulations, Commissioner Cagle! 

Counting Butterflies at Dennis Johnston Park 

Butterflies aren't just pretty scenery. We depend on them to help pollinate our flowers and crops. In the last 20 years,  experts say we've lost 90 percent of the monarch population. Click the link below to find out how one group is helping scientist measure and recover the region's dwindling monarch population.


How Does Harris County's 22 Watersheds Affect You?

When rain inundates one part of the county but floods another, many residents are understandably confused. Many believe water flows south into Galveston Bay, from the highest point to the lowest. While rainwater eventually does end up in Galveston Bay, the process is more complex.

Mercer's Blooming Bonnets Tea Celebrates Gardens, Mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day and National Public Gardens Day, Mercer Botanic Gardens hosted an old-fashioned tea party in the gardens. As a mother and supporter of Mercer Botanic Gardens, Janet Cagle served as honorary chair of the event. Way to go, Mrs. Cagle!


Senior Adult Program Expands Fleet

Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is growing! To meet demand, Precinct 4 has gradually expanded its bus fleet to 19 buses in small and large sizes, up from 10 in 2010. We're proud to offer our senior adults greater comfort and safety wherever they go! 

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Road & Bridge Update

By next summer, Telge Road travelers should enjoy a smoother commute to Spring Cypress Road. Precinct 4 plans to widen Telge Road from just past Spring Cypress west to Spring Cypress east including the Telge Road Bridge over Little Cypress Creek to four lanes. Construction is scheduled to begin in May. The $5.8 million project should be complete by mid-summer 2018. 

Get Ready for Hurricane Season!
There's nothing worse than walking into an empty grocery store days before a hurricane hits. Every year from June 1 to Nov. 30, the region goes on high alert as warm water  increases the chance of hurricanes and storms forming. Learn what you can do to prepare!  

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Survey Shows Klein Residents are Prepared for Disaster

Survey results reveal Klein residents feel the three top emergencies most likely to impact their households are hurricanes or tropical storms, floods, and tornadoes.  Up to 86 percent of those surveyed feel at least somewhat prepared to handle an emergency. Of those, 80 percent had a five-day supply of non-perishable food while 69 percent reported having enough drinking water and medication. In addition, 89 percent reported having copies of important documents in a safe place. However, only 46 percent of the surveyed households had a designated meeting place for family members in case their home or neighborhood is inaccessible after an emergency. Nonetheless, 80 percent responded they would evacuate if asked to do so.  So, how do you rank?

It's a Summer of Movies at
Collins and Burroughs parks! 
What movie would you like to see during Precinct 4's Summer Movie Night?
Moana
Sing
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Upcoming Events
Summer Movie Nights
Enjoy a free movie, snack, and activity every month from June to August at Burroughs and Collins parks. The next showings will be at dusk Thursday, June 15 at Burroughs Park and Friday, June 16 at Collins Park.
Summer Garden Club at Mercer
Create a unique, take-home item or plant during four new hands-on workshops Saturdays, June 17, July 22, Aug. 26, and Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mercer Botanic Gardens.