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New Flood Control Projects Take Shape Bookmark

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) recently began construction on a $13.3 million maintenance project that includes removing sediment and making priority repairs on a portion of Horsepen Creek, located in Precinct 4 in the Addicks Reservoir watershed. Construction began in mid-March on Horsepen Creek and is expected to take several months to complete. Future project sites include Langham Creek, Bear Creek, and a Langham Creek tributary east of Bear Creek Village. The project is part

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening
Missing Mercer? Get a firsthand look at the newly restored Mercer Botanic Gardens during its grand reopening Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to browse Mercer’s East Side Gardens, which have been closed nearly seven months due to damage from Hurricane Harvey. The event coincides with March Mart, Mercer’s largest plant sale of the year. Funds from the event will help support Mercer’s recovery. “Mercer staff have worked hard to recover plants in preparation for March Mart

Maintaining Our Roadways Bookmark

It’s the start of mowing season and one of the busiest times of year for Precinct 4's Road & Bridge Department. From March through December, Precinct 4's Road & Bridge Department mows along county roads to control weeds, not only for aesthetic purposes, but to improve drainage. Excessive rain can also lead to erosion, which may result in sinkholes and cracks. Crews work daily to patch potholes, depressions, and cracks before they grow into bigger problems. With regular maintenance, crews can extend