August 27, 2016

Mike Tenney’s wrap-up: High hopes but tough openers for some local HS football squads

St. Thomas faced Kinkaid for its season opener Friday night. (Twitter)

By Mike Tenney On the first night of high school football across Southeast Texas, Mother Nature appeared to be the big winner with many games delayed or canceled due to heavy rain and lightning. But in the end, most teams got their games in, and several teams were able to kick things off on a […]

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August 24, 2016

West U’s parks director Tim O’Connor is retiring

Tim O'Connor

West University’s longtime Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor announced Wednesday, “with bittersweet emotion,” that he will retire at the end of February 2017. He said he worked out the six-month notice with City Manager Chris Peifer “in the best interest of operations and all concerned.” “Please know that I am totally committed to working […]

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August 8, 2016

Council to consider sidewalk parking, real estate purchase, and more…


Tonight’s meeting of the City Council of West University Place starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 3800 University Boulevard. Parking over sidewalks – Deja Vu’ all over again Returning to the council agenda (for the umpteenth time) is what to do when people park on the sidewalks. More specifically – Should our […]

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July 29, 2016

UPDATE: Popular SFL youth coach Antonio Armstrong has died; teen son held in parents’ killing

Antonio and Dawn Armstrong (Twitter)

UPDATE: Antonio Armstrong, 45, died Friday evening from what Houston police said were gunshot wounds inflicted overnight by his 16-year-old son. The young man had already been charged with murder in the death of his mother, Dawn, who was discovered dead in the bedroom of the family’s town home in the 5300 block of Palmetto […]

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July 27, 2016

New year, new superintendent: SF schools chief named to lead HISD


Just in time for the start of the new school year — and in a rare display of unity — the Houston ISD Board of Trustees named a California Latino to be its superintendent Wednesday morning. Richard A. Carranza currently leads the 53,000-student San Francisco Unified School District. Under state law, the board cannot vote […]

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July 20, 2016

WULL Juniors end season one game short of state title

By Mike Tenney The West University Little League Junior 14s All-Stars had their summer season come to an end Wednesday morning in Tyler with a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Bridge City in 10 innings at the Texas East Little League State tournament at Faulkner Park. The win by Bridge City, which won the District 32 […]

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July 19, 2016

West U Little League Seniors nab another state title; Juniors poised to make it two

By Mike Tenney One West University Little League All-Star team returned home from the Texas East state tournament in Tyler Tuesday night, and one did not because they still have some business to finish. The West University Little League Senior team was the group that got to come back to Houston Tuesday night and once […]

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July 19, 2016

Season pass holders invited to Colonial Pool ‘dive-in movie’ night

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Colonial Park Pool will host a free Members-Only Dive-In Movie Night Friday (July 22) for season pass holders. “Inside Out,” rated PG, is the feature. A Pixar movie trivia game will start at about 7 p.m., and depending on sunlight, the film will be screened around 7:30 p.m. and run for two hours. For information, call the […]

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July 19, 2016

WULL Seniors hoping to grab another state title tonight; juniors move on

West U Little League Seniors were able to relax Monday night in Tyler, gearing up for a chance to take the state title tonight. (Photo from West U Little League)

By Mike Tenney The West University Little League Senior All-Star team will play for the Texas East Little League State championship 7 p.m. tonight (July 19) in Tyler, after advancing to the championship series. The Seniors need just one win to bring home another Texas East state championship banner and will face a tough Barbers Hill team […]

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July 14, 2016

West U Crime Report: Burglarized cars, warrants and driving violations

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Three cars were stolen in West University from July 8 to July 13, according to the latest crime reports from the West U Police Department. The three cars were stolen between July 9th and July 10th. The first burglary occurred on July 9, on that day, an officer was dispatched to the 5600 block of […]

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