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Mercer Botanic Gardens Opens West Side Arboretum Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens Opens West Side Arboretum
Mercer Botanic Gardens is proud to announce the reopening of the West Side picnic and playground area. Visitors are invited to stroll the trails under the dense pine canopy of the arboretum or enjoy a picnic in the park. The arboretum on the west side of Aldine Westfield features two playgrounds, a picnic area nestled in a woodland setting with 58 picnic tables, two barbecue pavilions, hickory bog, boardwalk, cypress swamp, maple collection, and several miles of walking trails that wind through beautifully

Capital Improvement Projects Update Bookmark

Two new mobility projects are under way in northern Harris County. Huffmeister Road will be extended between West Road to State Highway 6. Planned improvements include installation of a four-lane concrete boulevard section with drainage, traffic signal installation on West Road at Huffmeister, and traffic signal modifications at SH 6. Commissioners Court awarded the $2.65-million construction contract to Unitas Construction, Inc. Construction is expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2018. Construction

New Funding Source to Benefit Historical Marker Program Bookmark

New Funding Source to Benefit Historical Marker Program
The Harris County Historical Commission (HCHC) may soon get a boost from a new nonprofit that will help fund the agency’s historical marker program and educational displays. Once approved, the Friends of the Harris County Historical Commission will be able to accept monetary and physical donations benefitting the historical commission. Donors may also be eligible for tax deductions or credits for their contributions. Currently, contributions are limited because the historical commission is a Harris County