August 2018

As many of you know, early voting continues on one of the most important elections in county history. 

My colleagues and I unanimously voted to present the voters of Harris County with a $2.5 billion bond proposal to provide for flood control projects in 22 watersheds of Harris County.

Many of the projects planned along Spring and Cypress creeks benefit Precinct 4 residents directly. System-wide, the projects help improve our resiliency to severe and unprecedented weather like Hurricane Harvey.

Early voting is ongoing with the election on Aug. 25, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. You can find more information, such as voting locations and a detailed list of bond projects, in the article below. Check out the full issue to find information on a new street flooding app and events and activities going on across the precinct.

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 through our community centers, parks department, and Senior Adult Program.
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Early Voting Begins for Special Bond Election

A special election for a $2.5 billion bond proposal is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 regarding a 10- to 15-year program of flood mitigation projects including drainage improvements, upgraded warning systems, infrastructure repairs, home buyouts, and construction of more detention basins. 

If approved, the bond will fund 237 projects , including 38 projects requested by residents during Community Engagement Meetings held across Harris County in June, July, and August. The projects are intended to improve Harris County’s resilience to flooding by creating an integrated flood control system spanning Harris County’s 22 watersheds. 

Find early voting locations here .
Answer to Your FAQs: What's a Constable and Commissioner Precinct?

If you live in north Harris County, chances are that both the Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner and constable serve your area.

While commissioner and constable precincts aren't related, Harris County Precinct 4 is unique in that the boundaries of the Precinct 4 commissioner and constable mostly align. Constables in Precinct 1, 3, and 5 serve only a few areas in Commissioner Precinct 4.

Unfortunately, sharing a precinct name has caused confusion about the two agencies.

Officials Dredge San Jacinto River

Good news for anyone with a home or business near the San Jacinto River!

In less than a year, contractors with the US Army Corp of Engineers plan to remove 1.8 million cubic yards of debris and other material from a section of the San Jacinto River, which could improve safety for thousands of Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood residents.

According to the Corp of Engineers, debris from Hurricane Harvey still impedes water flow along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, creating a situation that threatens life, safety, and critical infrastructure. 

Houston TranStar Releases Flood Warning System for Local Roads 

Officials at Houston TranStar have released an innovative roadway flood warning feature to help travelers plan trips and avoid flooded local roadways during rain events.

“Although the TranStar system has always displayed flooded locations on freeways, until now we have not provided information about local street conditions,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

New App Brings Community Together

Looking for new ways to connect with your community?

Stay updated on happenings around the Cypress Creek area by downloading the Discover Northwest Houston app. 

App users can now access a database of businesses, health care facilities, and schools. Area businesses are also invited to add a listing to the app at no cost.

Civic Adventure Day

Learn about local government from the experts and participate in outdoor recreational activities during Civic Adventure Day Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve.

Local elected officials, including Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, will answer questions. 

Capital Improvement Projects

Is traffic slowing you down?

Precinct 4 currently has 10 Capital Improvement Projects under construction and 51 in the design phase.

Look up some of the top projects affecting your area here .

For more information about Precinct 4's Capital Improvement Projects division, click here .
Upcoming Events
TAP Science Programs
Learn how plastic pollution negatively affects wildlife and create a DIY bird feeder Saturday Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Following the activity, learn about native and non-native moths and butterflies from 11 a.m. to noon . Register online for the Pollution Solution and Moths and Butterflies activities at . All ages welcome. No materials needed.
Houston Symphony's Blue Suede Tunes
Enjoy music from Las Vegas’ golden age at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. Get rockin’ and rollin’ with the music of Elvis, the feel of Sinatra, and all the glorious tunes of Nevada’s brightest lights. Dinner is available for purchase at Luby’s Cafeteria. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston. Reserve your seat by clicking here .
Hunter Education Certification
Attend a one-day course Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center covering the state-mandated requirements for Hunter Education Certification by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Ages 9 and up. Material Fee: $15. Registration required online, beginning Monday, July 9 by clicking here