I hope everyone enjoyed Texas Arbor Day! Precinct 4 celebrated the occasion in a big way by donating historic trees to Klein ISD’s French Elementary and Spring ISD’s Jenkins Elementary schools. Precinct 4’s Legacy Trees Project grows saplings from historic Texas trees to plant in parks and along trails and greenways throughout Precinct 4. Now generations of students may know and love Precinct 4’s Borden Oak at French Elementary and the Century Tree at Jenkins Elementary. Thank you to everyone who participated in Precinct 4’s Adopt-A-County Mile program! This important program relies on organizations, volunteers and individuals to remove litter from our roadways. Without organizations and individuals like these, our roads would not appear as nice. As the holidays approach, I encourage you to check out some of the wonderful events and activities coming your way, including Holiday Wonderland and Caroling and Cocoa at Burroughs Park, and Holiday in the Gardens at Mercer Botanic Gardens. We went all out to make your holidays extra special. Enjoy Christmas lights, holiday decorations and live entertainment. Learn more about upcoming events and activities in the Events section on our website at hcp4.net. Happy holidays!
Jack Cagle, Commissioner
Harris County Precinct 4
On behalf of the Friends of the Atascocita Library, I want to thank Cynthia Calvert, The Tribune and Tom Broad for the wonderful article announcing the $1,000,000 expansion of the Atascocita Library, which has been approved by Harris County Commissioners Court in the 2020-2021 county budget. The renovations will provide additional space for voting booths, library programs and community meetings. We want to thank Commissioner Garcia and Judge Hidalgo for voting to fund the expansion. Many thanks to those who sent letters encouraging their support. It really made a difference. Look for more information as details become available after the start of the county budget in March 2020. This is a very exciting time for the library and our community!
Becky Berry, President
THANKS TO CAGLE AND GARCIA!
Talk about Texas cooperation, expertise and professionalism! These two men and their forces created the Atascocita Hike and Bike Trail along a bayou that has positively rocked the community! Prior to the construction, because of the semi-lack of sidewalks in the local subdivisions, citizens were walking their dogs in the weeds, and bikers and humans couldn’t appreciate the silence, views of the clouds, sun and even stars at night that they craved and searched for in the light distortion of the bigger city to the south. But that has changed, thanks to the efforts of Jack Cagle and Adrian Garcia. The “Hike and Bike” concrete trail is approximately 2.2 miles long, 7-8 feet wide, and is a haven for peace and quiet. And to demonstrate the variety and quantity of users, the other day a photo was taken as we were out that included two adult bikers; a handicapped veteran in a wheelchair; a lady walking her two dogs; another lady with barbells, exercising as she walked; plus the photographer and another walker. And as if that wasn’t the complete picture, on the other side of the bayou were six runners. Again, thank you HCP 4 and 2, for your consideration on our behalf! You are the best!
Lt. Col. John Heimburger
AT THE CROSSROADS?
Is anyone at the crossroads? That is, you need to make a decision to take this job or that one, or you are having financial difficulties and need to borrow or use up a retirement account just to survive? All of us have been there be it financial, job-related, relational or some other important thing. To each, the issues are serious and the right decision is crucial. I find it interesting that many don’t seem to look at their eternal future very seriously. The life hereafter is quite a jump from the present, and the decisions we make now do affect it. Jesus said, “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36). It sounds like the choice for the life hereafter is everlasting life to those who put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, or experiencing the wrath (extreme anger) of God for those who don’t. The Apostle Paul wrote, “for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). This crossroad of life hereafter stands before us all ... Our heartbeat is nothing more than the drumbeat to our own funeral. Each breath we take is a gift from the Lord, but it could just as well be our last. We all have some crossroad to deal with, and good decisions are so very important. But the crossroad, one leading to eternal life (God’s gift if we want it) and the other leading to eternal wrath (the consequence of man’s prideful self-reliance), require our most serious consideration.
“Whoever believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the Bread of Life.” – Jesus