Klein, Texas

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Location of Klein, Texas
Klein Post office

Klein is an unincorporated community in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston within north Harris County, Texas, United States, bordering on Houston to the South and Tomball to the North. It is named after Adam Klein, a German immigrant whose best-known great-great-grandson is singer Lyle Lovett. Other famous sons and daughters of the Klein community include actor Lee Pace, actor Matthew Bomer, actress Lynn Collins, actress Sherry Stringfield, singer/songwriter Derek Webb, songwriter Aaron Tate, singer/songwriter Chase Hamblin, actor Ben Rappaport and Olympic gold-medalists Laura Wilkinson and Chad Hedrick.[1]

Klein is served by David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, one of just a few privately owned airports in the U.S. to have a Federal Aviation Administration control tower, and home to Civil Air Patrol's Delta Composite Squadron.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Local government[edit]

The Klein Volunteer Fire Department, headquartered at 16810 Sqyures and operate with seven fire stations, serves areas considered to be Klein.[2] KVFD stations in areas with Klein postal addresses. Klein FD is funded by Harris County ESD 16.

Klein FD is operated under a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, 2 District Chiefs and 3 Safety Officers.

Klein FD station locations.

Station 31 at 18337 Stuebner-Airline Road. Engine 31, Tower 31, Tanker 31. Reserve Engine 39

Station 32 is at Gladebrook and West FM 1960. Engine 32, Ladder 32, Utility 32

Station 33 at 9755 Landry Boulevard Engine 33, Rescue 33, Tanker 33

Station 34 at 16810 Squyres Road. Engine 34, Rescue 34, Squad 34, Reserve Engine 38

Station 35 at Boudreaux near Miramar Lake Blvd. Engine 35, Rehab 35, Booster 35

Station 36 at N. Eldridge Parkway at North Point Blvd. Engine 36, Ladder 36, Booster 36

Station 37 at 5518 Winding Ridge Drive. Engine 37, Equipment 37, Utility 37 [3][4]

County, state, and federal representation[edit]

Klein is within Harris County Precinct 4.[5] As of 2008 Jerry Eversole heads the precinct. Jack Cagle is now the precinct chairman while Eversole stepped down.[6]

The community is served by the Harris County Sheriff's Office District I Patrol,[7] headquartered from the Cypresswood Substation at 6831 Cypresswood Drive.[8]

Ted poe is the congressman for the 2nd congressional district serving Klein, Texas. Debbie Riddle is the 150th district house rep. The United States Postal Service operates the Klein Post Office at 7717 Louetta Road.[9]

Education[edit]

Klein ISD Annex

The Klein community is primarily served by the Klein Independent School District, established by the Texas Legislature in 1977.[citation needed] The Klein ISD area joined the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (now Lone Star College) area in 1998.[10]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2000 Census, 45,986 people live in the zip code (77379) that encompasses Klein. The racial makeup of the town was 61.3 percent White, 29.4 percent Black, 0.6 percent Native American, 4.8 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 3.8 percent from other races. Persons of Hispanic origin, regardless of race, accounted for 8.9 percent of the population. About 5.7% of families live below the poverty line.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner operates the 7-acre (28,000 m2) Klein Park. The park has four lighted athletic ball fields and toilet facilities.[11]

Meyer Park, a 40 acre park, which stradles Cypresswood Road has 38 multiple sized fields for different age groups. The park also has 4 baseball fields, a playground, toilet facilities, and pavilions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kleinalumni.com/FamousAlumni.asp
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Klein Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  3. ^ "Stations." Klein Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "Station 33." Klein Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  5. ^ "Parks Map." Harris County Precinct 4. Retrieved on November 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Welcome to Precinct 4." Harris County Precinct 4. Retrieved on November 22, 2008.
  7. ^ District I Map. Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  8. ^ "District I Patrol." Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  9. ^ "Post Office Location - KLEIN." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  10. ^ "History." North Harris Montgomery Community College District. December 22, 2002. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.
  11. ^ "Klein Park." Harris County Precinct 4. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.

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Coordinates: 30°02′46″N 95°32′09″W / 30.04615°N 95.53591°W / 30.04615; -95.53591