A historical marker that helped reignite efforts to identify freed slaves buried in Spring Creek Park Cemetery recently served as the location of Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Juneteenth commemoration.
Commissioner Cagle described how the 12-foot cross that stands on the park’s west side went from an abandoned monument to a cherished piece of history that marks the graves of some of the area’s first freed slaves.
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Help your child discover a new hobby this summer during the Garden Explorers Summer
Camp at Mercer Botanic Gardens, held Tuesday through Thursday, July 28 through July 30
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Tip Top Trees is open to children entering the fourth and fifth grades, which is packed full
of games, crafts and activities with visits to the Cypress Swamp and Hickory Bog at Mercer. continue reading »
Learn the five hundred-year-old art of Japanese floral arrangement known as Ikebana
Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park. An instructor from
the Ikebana International Houston Chapter will demonstrate how to make creative displays of
plants and flowers that express the bond between man and nature.
To register for this free seminar or receive additional information, call Big Stone Lodge at
281-350-1029. continue reading »