Homeschooling doesn’t always mean learning at home, at least not for the Christian Homeschoolers of the Atascocita Texas Area (CHATA). This outgoing group of students is passionate about giving back to the community and frequently participates in volunteer projects at Jones Park. These students do it all, from removing invasive plants to making repairs in […]
By Taelor Smith A drive through Precinct 4 may reveal the same types of subdivisions, businesses, construction pockets, and vast areas of farmland found in any other area of Texas. What isn’t so obvious is the centuries of history hidden in northwest Harris County. Precinct 4 is home to nearly 50 historical markers that recognize […]
By Katrina Yordy, Historical Program Coordinator History books are full of examples of daring men leading battles, making discoveries, and starting revolutions, while women rarely played more than small, supporting roles. Unfortunately, history books can only show a small snapshot of history. As a historical program coordinator, part of my job is piecing together and […]
Jones Park is full of hidden nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re looking for tree-lined trails, shady picnic areas, or swampy hideaways, this 312-acre park has it all. With summer fast approaching, we asked Jones Park staff members to give us the inside scoop on their favorite locations to stay cool. Check […]
Candles are common accessories in most American homes. They add ambiance, scent the air, and mark celebrations. But for pioneers, candles weren’t just another frill – they were essential for reading, cooking, sewing, eating, and socializing after sunset. Because commercial candles weren’t available, and candle molds were an expensive luxury, most families created cheaper, […]
SECOND SATURDAY SETTLERS: CHINKING Saturday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Get your hands dirty with volunteers at the Redbud Hill Homestead. Mix clay, sand, and straw to create chink, the insulation pioneers used between logs on their cabins. Please visit www.hcp4.net/jones or call 281-446-8588 for more information or to make a reservation.