News Categories: Precinct 4 Update

Revitalizing Communities

Revitalizing communities remains a priority in areas affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns. By Crystal Simmons Shopping is more convenient than ever. With the click of a button, customers can order food, groceries, clothing, specialty items, and furniture from their phone or computer. But that convenience comes at a price. As the need for traditional brick-and-mortar […]

MUDs: More Than Water and Sewer

MUDs Provide More Than Water and Sewer By Crystal Simmons A 12-mile long hike and bike trail. A dreamy garden on the water. Fruit trees, wildflowers, and butterfly gardens. These aren’t your typical municipal utility district (MUD) amenities. Originally established by the state to provide water and sewer infrastructure, MUDs now pay for everything from […]

Mercer’s Blueprint for Growth

By Crystal Simmons Beset by drought, hurricanes, and floods, Mercer Botanic Gardens has experienced more than its fair share of unpredictability over the past few years. Luckily, Mercer employees and volunteers now have a blueprint for growth. Mercer’s recently revealed master plan calls for new amenities on undeveloped land south of the gardens, including a […]

Who’s Behind the Names?

By Taelor Smith There is always a story behind the names on the many markers and street signs throughout our communities, but those stories tend to get lost over time. Precinct 4 has a rich history going back generations and that history can sometimes be revealed with just a peek at the people behind the […]

The Towns that Built Precinct 4

By Joan Gould Much of the Greater Houston area’s growth and success stems from the days of farming, lumber, railroad, and oil. Today, many of the “old towns” in Precinct 4 have transformed into bustling destinations for tourists and locals with specialty shops, quaint restaurants, and festivals that give a nod to that past. Nestled […]