Early voting continues, final list of bond projects approved: 6 things to know Aug. 13-17

Early voting for the Aug. 25 Harris County $2.5 billion bond referendum began last week, and the Harris County Flood Control District finalized its list of bond projects it will pursue if the measure is successful. Here is what residents of Spring and Klein need to know during the week of Aug. 13.


1. Attend a school or county meeting Aug. 13-14
Spring and Klein ISDs, and Harris County Commissioners Court have meetings scheduled this week.

Aug. 13: Klein ISD, 7 p.m., 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 832-249-4000. www.kleinisd.net

Aug. 14: Harris County Commissioners Court, 10 a.m., 1001 Preston St., Houston. 713-755-5000. www.hctx.net

Aug. 14: Spring ISD, 7 p.m., 16717 Ella Blvd., Houston. 281-891-6000. www.springisd.org





2. Harris County Flood Control District announces final list of projects for $2.5B bond
On Aug. 6, HCFCD posted a list of flood prevention projects it plans to pursue if the Aug. 25 bond referendum is successful. The list includes many projects in Cypress and Spring creek watersheds.






3. Enjoy a nature activity in Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve on Aug. 14
Visitors can join a staff naturalist for a hands-on nature activity at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Activity groups meet at the pavilion behind the restrooms. 10 a.m. Free. 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net/tapevents





4. Early voting continues for $2.5 billion bond referendum
Early voting for the $2.5 billion Harris County bond referendum for flood prevention projects began last week. Here's where to vote in the weeks before election day. www.harrisvotes.com





5. Learn about flooding issues in Harris County at an afternoon seminar Aug. 15
Speakers address the topic of flooding along Cypress Creek, including experts from Rice University’s Severe Storm Center, the Harris County Flood Control District and other agencies. The event is presented by the community group Cypress Creek Association-Stop the Flooding. Noon-4 p.m. Free. John Wesley UMC, 5830 Bermuda Dunes, Houston. 832-656-7109.
www.cycreekstoptheflooding.com





6. See a live melodrama play Aug. 17
The Old West Melodrama production “The Haunting of Bella De Ghosse” features an original comedic play set in 1890 after a hurricane in Louisiana. Plot elements include ghosts, pirates and voodoo, and the audience is invited to participate by throwing popcorn during the play. 7 p.m. (dinner), 8 p.m. (performance). $14-$19. Puffabelly’s, 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com


By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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