ENJOY THE OUTDOORS WITH PRECINCT 4

Dear Editor:

The first Precinct 4 Shakespeare production started six years ago as a small Fun4Seniors event at Lone Star College-Tomball and Dennis Johnston Park. How the production has grown since then! Beginning with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in April 2013, Precinct 4 has consistently presented high-quality, free annual performances rarely found outside of popular downtown locations. As the production grew, we moved to a permanent location at the Burroughs Park pavilion, improved the sound and lighting, added a festival featuring “William Shakespeare” and other performers, and formed the Events Division to manage the show. I now proudly announce that Precinct 4, in conjunction with the not-for-profit Fun4Seniors, plans to expand our Shakespeare lineup once again with a fall showing of “Macbeth.” What better way to kick off the expansion of such a great program than one of Shakespeare’s finest plays! Other exciting activities include Outdoor Adventure Bingo throughout the summer at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve and Civic Adventure Day at Collins Park in September. We also offer daily events through our Encore! program, Trails As Parks and Parks Department. You can learn more about these events online or in our newest publication, “Happenings,” which should hit mailboxes in September.

Jack Cagle, Commissioner
Harris County Precinct 4

 

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

Dear Editor:

On Aug. 2, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., the Atascocita Fire Department dispatched to a report of a drowning baby. Units arrived in one minute and 59 seconds. Patient status was reported as stable upon firefighter/medic arrival on the scene. The baby was conscious and alert when AFD personnel arrived. The baby was examined, and out of abundance of caution, the baby was transported to Kingwood Emergency Hospital. The real story here is an amazing response time by the AFD and an important reminder that even though summer is unofficially over, swimming pools remain a hazard.

Jerry Dilliard
Atascocita Fire Department