HUNTING, FISHING LICENSES
New 2017-18 hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale. All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expired Aug. 31. Every year, more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses are issued through the agency 28 field offices, more than 50 state parks, at over 1,700 retailers across the state, and online at tpwd.texas.gov/buy. All revenue generated from hunting and fishing license fees pays for conservation efforts and recreational opportunities that help make Texas one of the best places in the country to hunt and fish. Fish stocking, wildlife management, habitat restoration, public hunting leases, river access permits, and Texas Game Wardens are just some of the initiatives funded in part by license fees.
EMMETT TO SPEAK
The annual State of the County Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at Walden at Lake Houston. Ed Emmett has been the Harris County Judge since 2007 and is the guest speaker. The deadline to register for the luncheon is Monday, Sept. 25. $30 for Chamber members; $35 for guests. To register, go to lakehouston.org.
DISTRACTED DRIVER COURSE SET
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. The Impact Texas Young Drivers course will be required for certain drivers. Since Sept. 1, all skills examination applicants 18 and older must complete the free course and obtain proof of course completion prior to taking the driving skills examination. In addition, drivers 18 to 24 must complete the six-hour adult driver education course prior to the skills examination. For more information, go to impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov.
It’s hard to believe it is already that time of year again; school starting back, summer winding down, and the Lake Houston Craft and Consumer Expo happening Sept. 23 at Hargrave High School from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be door prizes, craft vendors, local businesses, entertainment and food. Call 281-328-1310 for more information.
- The Wilson Road expansion project will expand the road from two and three lanes to four from Beltway 8 to Atascocita Road. The project entered the design phase this month, and the expansion will be bid in early 2017.
- Atasca Oaks Drive widening – Harris County Precincts 2 and 4 are partnering on a road project to widen Atasca Oaks Drive from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane concrete boulevard from Atascocita Road to south of FM 1960. The project also includes traffic signal modifications at the intersection of Atasca Oaks Drive and Atascocita Road. The bid process begins in the first quarter of 2018 and construction could be complete before the end of 2018.
- Timber Forest Drive will be widened between Will Clayton Parkway and Canyon Lands Drive in a project between Harris County Pct. 2 and Woodmere Developers. This project will add a two-lane concrete boulevard section.
- Kings Park Way – An additional right-turn lane will be added for southbound traffic turning westbound onto FM 1960, and is expected to be complete by end of 2016.
- West Lake Houston Parkway/Will Clayton Parkway corridor improvements – Fiber optic cables will be installed to improve signal operations along Will Clayton Parkway between Atascocita Road and West Lake Houston Parkway. An additional left-turn lane will also be added for northbound traffic to turn westbound onto FM 1960 from West Lake Houston Parkway. A new traffic signal will be constructed at the intersection of June Forest Drive at Will Clayton Parkway.