Harris County launches bond projects, water park extends season: 5 things to know in Spring and Klein, Sept. 3-7

Harris County Precinct 4 constable's office completed its  training and certification in patrol boats last week.

Harris County Precinct 4 constable's office completed its training and certification in patrol boats last week.

One year after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Commissioners Court has moved forward with the first wave of flood bond projects, and the Harris County Precinct 4 department completed training on its patrol boats. Here is what residents of Spring and Klein need to know during the week of Sep. 3-7.

1. Harris County bond projects begin to take shape
Last week, Harris County Commissioners Court moved forward with the first round of bond projects following the passing of the $2.5 billion bond referendum Aug. 25.

2. Wet'n'Wild SplashTown extends regular operating season until Oct. 28
The water park has extended its regular operating season to be open Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, starting Sept. 8 until Oct. 28. Guests may now also purchase their 2019 season passes. 281-355-3300. 21300 I-45 N., Spring. www.wetnwildsplashtown.com

3. Community fundraiser benefits Zwink Elementary, Sept. 6
Whataburger hosts an “Oh Whata Night” fundraiser at the restaurant at 21310 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. During this time frame, 20 percent of sales will go to Zwink Elementary. Additionally, customers can enjoy a photo booth, face painting and giveaways as well as the chance to meet Whataburger’s mascot, Whataguy. 5-8 p.m. Whataburger, 21310 Kuykendahl Road, Spring.

4. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's department completes patrol boat training
Following the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Precinct 4 constable's office completed its training classes for the operation of its newly purchased patrol boats last week. The constable and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s personnel trained together and are now certified, according to a press release from the department.

5. Free family photo sessions for first responders available on Sept. 11
Free photo sessions are available to active military, police and fire personnel on Sept. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. from several Spring area photographers collaborating on the event. For information and locations, visit

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.