The Spring Creek Greenway is a popular birding location.

SPRING CREEK PHASE IV OPENS
One of the nation’s longest urban greenways just got a little longer. In January, Precinct 4 officially opened Phase IV of the Spring Creek Greenway. The two-mile trail connects Jones Park with Highway 59 near the Bevil Jarrell Memorial Bridge in Humble. A popular outdoor recreational area, the greenway is perfect for hiking, biking, birding and photography. Anyone who would like to access the new trail can park in the parking lot under the Highway 59 bridge. The trail entrance is located near the southbound Eastex Freeway Service Road. The addition brings the total length of the Spring Creek Greenway to 13.7 miles long. The proposed 40-mile-long linear trail system is an ongoing project intended to protect the pristine habitat along Spring Creek. For more information, visit hcp4.net/community/parks/scgw.

RANDALLS REMODELING
Both Kingwood Randalls grocery stores are being remodeled. Dawne Profitt, community relations manager for the chain, said both stores are slated for renovations this year. She was unable to provide specifics but Randalls is committed to their Kingwood locations. Randalls currently has 30 Houston-area stores.

HUMBLE ISD IS MOVING TO GMAIL
This is a district-wide implementation now through March. This means that all Humble ISD staff members will have a new email address ending with @humbleisd.net instead of the former @humble.k12.tx.us. Please update your contact information for all Humble ISD staff using the new credentials This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (ex. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

TSA UPDATES TRACKING
The Houston Airport System has dramatically expanded its tracking capabilities for wait times at security checkpoints, now offering near real-time data on its website for all eight security locations found at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports. The fly2houston.com website previously lacked data from terminals B, C, D and E at Bush, but now the site not only features information from all terminal facilities, but also relays data from a much more precise digital collection system. Now with the new technology in place, travelers using the airports in Houston can get updates on the average time it will take to clear security before heading to their departure gate. Go to fly2houston.com and click on the “depart” tab to access the near real-time updates on clearance times at all seven checkpoints found at the five terminals at Bush Airport as well as the checkpoint at Hobby Airport.

MAYOR TURNER INVITES PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE
The City of Houston Planning Commission has created two committees, Walkable Places and Platting Standards, to review and consider potential changes to the City’s Code of Ordinances pertaining to walkability and platting. Mayor Sylvester Turner invites interested citizens to follow the committee’s work in the development of recommended changes to the code over the course of the year by attending committee meetings in the City Hall Annex Chambers, 900 Bagby Street, Public Level. The committee process can also be followed on the Planning and Development Department website, houstonplanning.com, which will provide information on upcoming meetings, video links, updates and opportunities for comment. The Walkable Places Committee will consider issues and potential revisions to the code of ordinances related to planning environments that facilitate walking, and create amenities for the public. The Platting Standards Committee is comprised of neighborhood, development and other technical representatives and is charged with considering potential changes to the platting standards and establishing a predictable process for regularly reviewing and revising development codes.

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