Harris County Commissioners Court, free concert and other things to know this week in Spring and Klein, Dec. 4-8

Harris County Commissioners Court convenes this week, and a local church is hosting a free concert and lunch in the first week of December in Spring and Klein.


Harris County Commissioners Court meets, Dec. 5
Harris County Commissioners Court convenes for its first meeting of the month at 10 a.m. View the meeting agenda here. Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. www.harriscountytx.gov/agenda






Lone Star College-University Park celebrates five-year anniversary, Dec. 5
LSC-UP celebrates its anniversary with a breakfast event for its faculty and staff on Tuesday morning. Later that afternoon, an event for students will take place where lemonade and cupcakes will be served.

LSC-UP, which is located at 20515 Hwy. 249, Houston, offers a variety of associate degrees and certifications.  A new 50,000-square-foot science center will open on the campus next spring, and a new arts building will open in 2019. 281-290-2600. www.lonestar.edu/universitypark







Church presents free concert and lunch, Dec. 6
The Axiom Quartet performs at Northwoods Presbyterian Church. The group performs a mix of classical music with newer compositions. Noon. Free. 3320 FM 1960 W., Houston. 281-444-8861. www.northwoods.org

 





Tea time with Terry at Big Stone Lodge, Dec. 6
Individuals age 50 years and older can gather to enjoy tea, snacks and conversation. Free. 1 p.m. Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-350-1029. www.hcp4.net





Klein ISD Police Department holds career event, Dec. 7
Klein ISD Police Department and the KISD College and Career Pathways department host an event in Klein High School's parking lot with food trucks, music, games and activities. Cypress Creek EMS ambulance tours and Klein Volunteer Fire Department fire engine tours are also offered at the event. 6:30 p.m. Free. 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. 832-484-4000. www.kleinisd.net




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The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092 from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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At the Sept. 14 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, County Administrator David Berry, top left, presents proposed tax rates to commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, Judge Lina Hidalgo, and commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
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While the proposed tax rate is lower than the current rate, tax payers may actually end up paying more since the values of homes statewide increased this year, according to County Administrator David Berry.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough tours the COVID-19 antibody infusion center that opened Aug. 16.
(Courtesy Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Facebook)
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About 62% of Harris County residents ages 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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“There’s absolutely nothing done here that was in any way deviating from the most adequate protocols, and what is sad … [is] that the COVID response is being politicized." -Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Based on a home value of $200,000, the proposed tax rate would result in property tax rate savings of about $75. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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Shelters around Houston opened to help those affected by Hurricane Nicholas on Sept. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Shelters open to aid those affected by Hurricane Nicholas

Shelters have been opened by the American Red Cross to help those in need following the storm.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said there are currently no reported injuries or fatalities from Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo encourages residents to stay off roads, reports no fatalities due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Hidalgo also said she expects all Harris County COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites to be open Sept. 15.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Sept. 14 resumed limited services. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRO operating on limited service in aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Sept. 14 resumed limited services.

Hundreds of thousands are without power after Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall. (Courtesy CenterPoint Energy)
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As of 6:37 p.m. Sept. 14, more than 120,000 remaiined without power across the Greater Houston area.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an emergency disaster declaration Sept. 13 for 17 Texas counties ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Courtesy office of Gov. Greg Abbott)
Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for 17 counties due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

The governor held a briefing where he also provided an update to the state’s response to the storm.

All Harris County residents should be sheltering indoors by 6 p.m., Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged during a press conference Sept. 13, as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas Gulf Coast. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hidalgo urges Harris County residents to stay indoors after 6 p.m. Sept. 13 as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches

All Harris County residents should be sheltering indoors by 6 p.m., Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the afternoon of Sept. 13 as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas Gulf Coast.