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May 4, 2016

West U’s ‘Shred-IT’ event scheduled for Saturday

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West University will be hosting a paper shredding event, dubbed ‘Shred-IT’ on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the city’s Public Works Maintenance Facility at 3826 Milton St. The event is open to residents, who must show proof of residency to participate. There is a limit of five banker boxes of residential paper. Business […]

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May 2, 2016

West U Crime Roundup: Burglaries, warrants and more

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A bevy of  crimes were reported to the West University Police Department including three arrests for past warrants, according to the latest West U PD Weekly Crime Report for April 22 through April 29. All three of the warrant arrests were via the assistance of another city’s police department. On April 22, West U officers […]

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April 27, 2016

Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting cancelled.

West U’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, or ZBA, meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. No reset day has been given for the meeting.

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April 27, 2016

Zoning Board of Adjustment to meet Thursday

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West U’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, or ZBA, is set to meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the city’s municipal building, located at 3800 University Boulevard. The only agenda item on the docket deals with matters relating to the property at 6350 Buffalo Speedway. The property owner has requested an extension to complete the permitted work […]

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April 26, 2016

West U Crime Report Roundup: Seven crimes reported in a week

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Only seven crimes were reported in West U from April 15th to the 22nd, according to the latest West University Place Police Department Weekly Crime Report. The report also revealed that on three days, April 17-18 and April 22, no crimes were reported. Identity theft was the first crime. On April 15, at 7:17 p.m. […]

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April 26, 2016

Website names West U top suburb in America

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The career-counseling and job website, Zippia.com, named the City of West University as the number one suburb in America. Its next door neighbor, Bellaire, came in sixth. The website determined what the best suburbs were according to the stats from the following criteria: Unemployment rate Median household incomes Population density Home values Percent of people with […]

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April 26, 2016

Owner says Cleburne Cafeteria will rise from the ashes

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Cleburne Cafeteria — destroyed in a fire overnight — will be rebuilt, owner George Mickelis has told ABC-13 news. This is the second time Mickelis has had to revive the family’s 75-year-old business. The eatery, located at 3606 Bissonnet St., also was a total loss in a fire in 1990, not long after founder Nick […]

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April 26, 2016

Heartbreak: Cleburne Cafeteria destroyed by fire

View inside the front door of Cleburne Cafeteria on the morning of April 26.

Arson investigators are on the scene Tuesday morning to determine what caused an overnight fire that destroyed the iconic Cleburne Cafeteria at 3606 Bissonnet St. Owner George Mickelis — whose father founded the restaurant 75 years ago — called in the fire after being notified by the alarm company and witnessing smoke flowing into the […]

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April 25, 2016

Audio recordings of city council meetings to be available online

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A six-month audio recording trial of West U City Council meetings could determine whether the council ultimately decides to broadcast their meetings live and to archive them. The council voted unanimously Monday to allow audio recordings of city council meetings available on the city’s website. The recordings will be available for six months at which […]

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April 25, 2016

West U to host Drug Take Back program

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Unused or expired prescriptions pose public safety issues and West U wants to help its citizens avoid those issues. West U, in partnership with the DEA, are hosting a Drug Take Back Program Saturday for anyone who needs to properly rid their home of expired or unused drugs. According to the city’s press release: – Some […]

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