March 2017
Trail Riders

For many Texans, rodeo season marks the beginning of spring. During this special time of year, my daughters and I ride with the Sam Houston Trail Riders on their journey to the rodeo from the Tomball Depot to Precinct 4’s Spring Creek Park. What a wonderful tradition! I hope you too have found your “rodeo” traditions to celebrate.

Spring also represents growth. While Precinct 4 continues to grow, we rarely open a greenspace as unique as the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Join us at the preserve's grand opening ceremony Saturday, April 1, and enjoy free boat rides and activities

By now, you've probably noticed Commissioner’s E-Corner looks a little different. While the content remains the same, we upgraded the design to create a more interactive experience. You’ll be able to scan articles quicker and find information easier. Read more below to find out about all the other fun events and improvements coming to Precinct 4. 

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
High-tech Walmart Donates to Fun4Seniors

Tomball’s new high-tech Walmart donated $3,500 to Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors nonprofit, which helps fund low-cost programs and bus trips for senior adults over 50. 

Fun4Seniors events include bridge tournaments, dances, concerts, luncheons with live entertainment, and discount tickets to theatrical and sporting events. To make a donation, please contact the Senior Adult Program Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 281-893-3726. 

Read More

Aquatics Lab Opens at Jones Park

Texas waterways are teeming with life. Now, Jones Park visitors will get a chance to explore this hidden world at the park’s new Turtle Pond Aquatics Lab. Interested school groups can visit the lab by contacting the Jones Park at 281-446-8588.

Read more
From Dump to Greenspace

A property that was once an unauthorized tire dumpsite in Spring is now part of the Spring Creek Greenway. The greenway now extends more than 13.7 miles from the county-owned tract off East Hardy Road in Spring to Highway 59 in Humble.

Read more
Fruit and Nut Trees Available Along the Greenway

A walk along the Spring Creek Greenway trails may one day yield more than just fresh air. Last summer, Commissioner Cagle began a new initiative aimed at restoring native fruit and nut trees along the greenway for families and wildlife to enjoy.

Read more
Road Improvements

Precinct 4 recently began construction on two major thoroughfares in northwest and north Harris County.
Both Grant Road from Old Kluge Road to Spring Cypress and Treaschwig Road from Birnam Wood Boulevard to Cypresswood Drive will be widened from two to four lanes. Treaschwig should be complete by May 30, 2018, and Grant Road should be complete by Jan. 21, 2019
Historical marker
Historical Marker

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle and Debra Blacklock-Sloan with the Harris County Historical Commission unveiled a new historical marker at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. The cemetery dates back to 1873 and contains the bodies of some of the first German settlers as well as veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
The cemetery is located at 25800 Zion Lutheran Cemetery Road. 

Anderson Ditch
Anderson Ditch Trail

Construction is underway on a trail section along Anderson Ditch that will connect Precinct 4's Matzke Park to the Cypresswood Hike & Bike Trail in northwest Harris County.

The .8-mile trail should be complete by July 1. By then, visitors will be able to hike from Matzke Park to Precinct 4’s 100 Acre Wood Preserve.

Tell Us What You Think
What upcoming Precinct 4 event are you most excited about?
Heritage Festival at Spring Creek Park
Shakespeare Festival at Burroughs Park
Summer Movie Nights at Burroughs and Collins parks
Upcoming Events
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Opening
Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to explore Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve by boat or land during the preserve's grand opening celebration Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Views of the lake, Cypress Creek, and wildlife such as egrets make this 80-acre preserve one of Precinct 4's most scenic greenspaces! 
Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare Festival
Enjoy a free Shakespeare festival featuring crafts, entertainment, face painting, games, and food trucks  Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m . at Burroughs Park. S howings of  All's Well that Ends Well  begin  Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. 
Debbie Banfield
Landscaping for Life

Mercer Botanic Gardens invites gardeners of all skill levels to delve into sustainable, organic gardening Mondays from April 3 through May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Texas Master Naturalist and Landscape for Life certified trainer Debbie Banfield teaches participants how to improve soil health and help plants grow lush without chemicals. 

  Find a Park   |   Activities  | Senior Events More