News Categories: Precinct 4 Update

The Technology of Harris County Flood Control District

The Harris County Flood Control District embraces technology for projects of all sizes. By Taelor Smith After enduring the 2015 Memorial Day flood, the 2016 Tax Day flood, Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and other catastrophic storms in recent years, Harris County residents know all too well the unpredictability of the weather here. Sun can turn […]

The Small Town Aesthetic

While many new communities embrace clean lines, modernism, and trendy, high-priced chains, Tomball embraces history and the small town aesthetic. By Crystal Simmons Rodney Hutson has always been picky about his tenants. He had a waitlist full of applicants wanting to rent his property near the Tomball Depot, but he couldn’t settle on any. For […]

Keeping Precinct 4 Beautiful

There’s a famous stretch of Highway 290 so spectacularly beautiful that even harried motorists eager to reach their destinations sometimes pause for a photo or two, helpless against the allure of bluebonnets on a sunny day.    Less than 100 miles to the east in Harris County, motorists discard fast food bags and dirty diapers […]

The Spring Creek Greenway

The Spring Creek Greenway connects dozens of communities in Precinct 4.  By Crystal Simmons On a sunny day in May, families stroll among towering pines along the Spring Creek Greenway. A lone bicyclist hurtles down an asphalt path, sending a family of deer back into the brush. A few yards away, an osprey hunts for […]

Legends and Lore

“After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of ‘truth,’ . . . and long ago, certain truths and modes of this kind were discovered and must always reappear.” -J.R.R. Tolkien What Lies Beneath Streetlights cast eerie shadows on the empty sidewalks of Old Town Spring, and the mist from a recent […]