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Old 11-11-2019, 12:45 AM
 
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This. The ambiguity of the Greater Houston area is confusing. Too many unincorporated areas. It's like you need a freakin pie graph with bullet points to tell people where you live. Is it Houston? ETJ? It's a Spring address but it's in The Woodlands, but BOTH are unincorporated. It's a Katy address but it's Cinco Ranch, but it's still Greater Katy...blah blah blah. Yes, Dallas-Fort Worth is a lot more organized.
Yep. And if you take all of the areas that have a Spring postal address, it's over 300,000 people in all or part of eight different zip codes in two counties, and includes most of The Woodlands (if you look at the addresses on the outside of both the Gosling Rd and the Pinecroft/Metro post offices, both = Spring, TX rather than The Woodlands, TX....and mail will be delivered there using either....just get the zip code right).
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:06 AM
 
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Houston was granted extra ETJ power in the 40's that gave it control over most of Harris County. Dallas didn't have that power and ended up surrounded by other incorporated entities.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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IIRC, all those 60' and 70s subdivisions in the Houston ETJ were to be annexed when they were over 60% sold. An AG also said Houston had to stop building in certain areas until there was enough sewage treatment capacity. They were dumping raw sewage into the creeks. That latest a couple years.

AT that time all subdivisions in the etJ had to be approved by the Houston planning commission. The city could annex and collect taxes for 3 years before providing any services. The Kingwood annexation pretty much shut down any and all annexation.

Now if unincorporated Harris county would or could incorporate, it would be the 5th largest city in the country according to our former county judge.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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So much for living in the “small government state”
When Houston annexes all the business districts in all suburbs outside of Houston to take all their sales taxes.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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What's funny is that the mail will deliver correctly, I believe, if you use either "Spring, TX" or "The Woodlands, TX" and I think it's the case even if you omit the city name.

The actual boundary of the Spring census-designated place is much narrower and only includes Spring ISD locations: https://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc1...869596_spring/

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Yep. And if you take all of the areas that have a Spring postal address, it's over 300,000 people in all or part of eight different zip codes in two counties, and includes most of The Woodlands (if you look at the addresses on the outside of both the Gosling Rd and the Pinecroft/Metro post offices, both = Spring, TX rather than The Woodlands, TX....and mail will be delivered there using either....just get the zip code right).
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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Those designations are from the USPS.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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Those designations are from the USPS.
Yup! The city of Houston posted this back in 1996 to explain to the Kingwood community why they were keeping "Kingwood, TX" mailing addresses:

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Would annexation change our mailing addresses?

No. The U.S. Postal Service establishes ZIP codes and mailing addresses in order to maximize the efficiency of their system, not to recognize jurisdictional boundaries. Accordingly, a change in jurisdiction does not result in a change in mailing addresses. Numerous residents of the City of Houston have Missouri City, Webster, Friendswood, Stafford, Humble and even Kingwood addresses. Conversely, many residents of other incorporated places (including Nassau Bay, West University Place, Jacinto City, Missouri City and Jersey Village) have Houston addresses. Annexation would not change the Kingwood ZIP code or mailing addresses.
The bolding is my emphasis, not the city's.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Yup! The city of Houston posted this back in 1996 to explain to the Kingwood community why they were keeping "Kingwood, TX" mailing addresses:



The bolding is my emphasis, not the city's.
Please ctrl + c and ctrl + v this on multiple (infinite?) threads on this site. Thank you.

Next step....ISD boundaries <> municipal boundaries.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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Please ctrl + c and ctrl + v this on multiple (infinite?) threads on this site. Thank you.

Next step....ISD boundaries <> municipal boundaries.
Except for Stafford MSD...
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Please ctrl + c and ctrl + v this on multiple (infinite?) threads on this site. Thank you.

Next step....ISD boundaries <> municipal boundaries.
The U.S. Census Bureau has pages for that too: https://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc1..._dist/st48_tx/
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