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Harris County Pct. 4 nearly all moved into Tomball service center

February 5, 2019

Although it is not yet open to the public, most Harris County Precinct 4 departments have made the move to the precinct’s new service center in Tomball.

The staff has been moving to the new center since December from the old offices on Hugh Road near Beltway 8.

The new service center is located around Humble Road, just south of Alice Road on the west side of Texas 249. The offices were moved to the new location so that it would be closer to different locations in the precinct.

“The future of the Hugh Road center is undecided, although several options are being considered. The main reason for the move was to provide a more centrally located facility for the precinct so that emergency, construction and maintenance operations could be deployed throughout the precinct more quickly and more efficiently,” said Joe Stinebaker, Precinct 4 spokesperson.

The City of Tomball annexed about 375 acres of property back in May, which included the site of the service center in order to provide utilities to the site.

Additional construction to expand the center may also take place later this year, although a schedule has not been announced.

“There are plans for maintenance facility, a covered area for maintenance vehicles, a gravel yard and covered vehicle rescue storage,” Stinebaker said.

Operations and sign shop are two departments that have yet to move into the new facility, according to Stinebaker. Pct. 4 officials have not announced a date by which the new service center will be open to the public.

“It is difficult to find. The road is not completely built to get back there for the public entrance,” said Kent Clingerman, community assistant with Precinct 4.

Precinct 4 can be reached with questions or concerns at 832-927-4444.

mayra.cruz@chron.com

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