Commissioner Lesley Briones Celebrates Student Art on Harris County Precinct 4 Buses

Commissioner Lesley Briones Celebrates Student Art on Harris County Precinct 4 Buses

March 11 2024

Commissioner Lesley Briones surprised Emma Cardenas, the first winner of Harris County Precinct 4’s bus design contest, “From Palette to Pavement: Student Art on Precinct 4 Buses.”  

Cardenas, an award-winning ninth grade student at Bridgeland High School, saw her artwork on the bus for the very first time on Thursday, March 7. As a nature enthusiast, Cardenas said she was inspired to create this design as a representation of the natural beauty found in Texas through birds and flowers, like the bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas, as well as unity and love across the local community.

Cardenas' artwork proudly displayed on this Harris County Precinct 4 bus
as part of the Precinct's ongoing bus design contest. (Source: HCP4)

Commissioner Briones is calling on budding artists like Cardenas from Alief ISD, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston ISD, Katy ISD, Spring Branch ISD, Waller ISD, and Tomball ISD to help beautify the Harris County Precinct 4 bus fleet with artwork that reflects the cultural perspectives and experiences of our community.

Students are asked to submit artwork following the theme: “The History of and Unity in Harris County.” They are encouraged to think about the diversity of cultures that make up our unique region, historical milestones and landmarks, bayous and parks, or leaders and changemakers that helped shape our community. 

The Precinct 4 bus fleet serves our community members, most notably our senior community. The fleet offers free day trips to recreational and educational activities. During disasters, the buses also provide transportation for emergency supplies and residents in need.

Cardenas, center with flowers, surrounded by family and local government leaders like Commissioner Lesley Briones,
at front far right, during the unveiling of the Harris County Precinct 4 bus that is wrapped in her artwork. (Source: HCP4)
The contest is ongoing, and winners from each district will be selected and announced on a rolling basis. Student art should be submitted to this website.
Source: HCP4

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