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April 24, 2015

Garbage Collection Outsourcing and New Parkland Purchases to be Topics at Monday’s City Council Debate

In anticipation of the upcoming May 9 city election, West University Essentials Magazine and InstantNewsWestU.com will host the second of two West U City Council candidate forums on Monday, April 27. The debate discussions will focus on questions about the outsourcing of trash collection, the possible purchase of more parkland and how to pay for […]

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April 24, 2015

ZBA Approves Church Youth Center Permit

The West U Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday unanimously approved a permit — with special conditions — that would allow West University Baptist Church to build a new Youth Center on Milton St. The church — along with its co-applicant the city of West University Place — sought the “special exception” to build a […]

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April 22, 2015

West U Recognized for Public Works Excellence

  The City of West University Place Fleet Maintenance Division was recognized with an Honorable Mention by The 100 Best Fleets in North America and Notable by Leading Fleets sponsored by Government Fleet Magazine. The recognition is the second for West U’s Fleet Maintenance Division. The city’s fleet division received the same recognition in 2014. […]

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April 22, 2015

No Charges in Neighbors’ Dispute Over Sign

Brazier yard

The West U Municipal Court has notified West University Place resident Hugh Brazier that no charges will be filed against him in the city’s Municipal Court, in a complaint filed by his neighbor over a profane sign that Brazier hung on his garage. Kristen Flores filed the complaint last week in the Court, complaining that […]

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April 21, 2015

Heavy Trash Day is Saturday

The City of West University Place will hold the spring Heavy Trash Day Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Public Works Maintenance Facility currently located at 3826 Milton. The city hosts two heavy trash days each year, to allow residents of West U to discard of unwanted household items from clothing to […]

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April 20, 2015

WU Crime Report: Tax Fraud Increasing

West U Police last week investigated 12 cases of Identity Theft, including nine cases involving West U residents who learned that false federal income tax returns had been filed using their Social Security numbers. The April 15 deadline for filing IRS returns resulted in the West U residents learning that fictitious tax returns had been […]

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April 16, 2015

Profane Sign on S. Judson Street

This  profane banner hangs on a garage on S. Judspn Street.

The competition for real estate in the city of West University Place is fierce — very fierce. As a result, the level of public discourse in West University Place has reached a new low. Kristen Flores, a resident of S. Judson Street, has filed a complaint against her next-door neighbor, Hugh Brazier, over an “offensive […]

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April 13, 2015

Council Gives Preliminary OK to Water Rate Increase

The West U City Council on Monday unanimously gave preliminary approval to a 1.4 percent water rate increase that will raise water bills for the average West U customer by about $1.32 per month. The city is passing through a water rate hike from the city of Houston, which notified West U in early April […]

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April 11, 2015

West U Crime Report

West U Police last week investigated three cases of identity theft involving fraudulent federal tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service, and two cases of residents threatening suicide. On Friday, April 3, at 3:25pm, an officer was dispatched to the 3000 block of Albans for a case of identity theft. The victims stated they […]

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April 11, 2015

Council to Consider Slight Water Rate Hike

The West U City Council will hold a special workshop meeting Monday at 5:45 p.m., for an executive session regarding the ongoing real estate negotiations with West University Baptist Church, before their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. The council is then expected to give preliminary consideration to an ordinance providing for a slight increase in […]

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