Spring, Texas – April 19th, 2017: Exactly a year ago today most parts of Harris County were covered by flood waters. Appropriately named “Tax Day Floods”, storms dropped as much as 15 inches of rain throughout Harris County and the city of Houston.
Spring Happenings was with you throughout the entire event bringing you the latest news from the ground and in the air. We have compiled a list of our live video feeds to recap on the event.
1.) Spring Happenings live with families as they seek shelter in their homes. We stayed live with you for over an hour as strong thunderstorms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and significant rainfall moved over Spring, Texas.
2.) Straight line winds hit Klein Collins High School causing significant damage to their roof. Klein Collins High School was closed for several days as crews worked tirelessly to make the needed repairs.
3.) Horses struggle to stay above water at Cypresswood Stables. Spring Happenings was the first to break this heartbreaking news. Our footage was aired across the world on multiple news networks; CBS, NBC, ABC, The Weather Channel, The Daily Mail (Australia). The footage was also used in a documentary “Worlds Deadliest Storms”, produced by a British video production company. We are happy to report that all horses were pulled from the flood waters without injury.
4.) Spring Happenings assisting with water rescues/evacuations near Tomball & Pinehurst. We were notified of a plea for help on Facebook and called in resources to assist a now dear friend of mine to safely remove her and her families animals from the rising flood waters.
5.) Flood waters inundate Northgate Golf Course
6.) Rising water in Olde Oaks
7.) Cypress Creek pours over into Ponderosa Forest
8.) Spring Happenings & Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce team up and coordinated a flood relief effort. Our donation drop off point was opened at a local storage center. Thousands of area residents donated to our efforts. Huge thanks to the many volunteers that assisted us with the sorting and distribution of the donated items.
9.) More storms move into Spring dropping additional rainfall.
10.) Donations pour into our flood relief center. From bottled water to cleaning supplies, clothing, and food, we distributed nearly 50 truckloads of items to residents affected by the floods.
11.) Spring Happenings assisted in opening a second flood relief drop off area at Spring High School. This was a joint effort coordinated by Tia Simmons (former principal at Spring High) and the Spring Happenings team.
Two New Chick-Fil-A Locations Open In Spring
Spring, Texas – September 19th, 2017: If you’re like me, Chick-Fil-A is my “go-to” fast food restaurant; sometimes frequenting their chain 2-3 times in a given day. Yes, insane!
Chick-Fil-A has opened two new locations in Spring, one near Springwoods Village and a second off of the Grand Parkway near Rayford Road.
Market at Springwoods Village: Now Open
- 2102 Spring Stuebner Road
- Spring, Texas 77389
Grand Parkway North: Grand Opening: September 21, 2017
- 3195 Riley Fuzzell Road
- Spring, Texas 77386
Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Spring; Over 1.5 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Near Spring Creek & I-45
Spring, Texas – September 18th, 2017: An areal flood advisory has been issued for North Central Harris County and South Central Montgomery County until 5:15 PM.
At 3:16 PM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to 1.5 inches of rain have fallen at the Spring Creek at I-45 gauge. Though rain has eased recently, more rain is moving towards the area and will provide moderate additional rainfall in the next hour or two.
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Spring, The Woodlands and splashtown.
A flood advisory means ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
Bernie’s Backyard Food Truck Park Closes It’s Doors
Spring, Texas – September 16th, 2017: After just two years in business, Bernie’s Backyard has officially closed their doors. The announcement came as a surprise to many when a for lease sign was placed on the property and an announcement was posted to their Facebook page.
“Bernie’s Backyard is suspending operations until further notice. The hurricane has affected our infrastructure. We appreciate all of you who have supported us. We will be closed until further notice. Thank you all!”
Although Bernie’s Backyard didn’t directly state they were closing their doors on Facebook, their staff confirmed with Spring Happenings via a direct message that they have closed the facility.
We stopped by to assess the damage to their “infrastructure” but found several perfectly standing buildings with not apparent damage to the exterior and an empty parking lot where the food trucks once parked.
Doug Powell posted a review to Google just four weeks ago saying “Bernie needs to get his act together. Friday @ 1pm and only 2 out of 5 trucks are open? And $6.50 for a draft beer??”
Bernie’s Backyard would not comment on specifics of their closing but did tell us that the property is for lease at a rate of $15,000.00 per month.