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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July 12, 2016

Hughes Park project getting off the ground


The first update on the yet-to-be-built Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park was given to the West University City Council on Monday. The update was presented by Tim O’Connor, the city’s Park and Recreations Director. The property, located at 6446 Sewanee, was a gift to the city from the late James Hughes. In order to accept the […]

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July 11, 2016

Edloe Café has closed – No more chicken enchiladas or fish tacos

Edloe Cafe

The Edloe Café – arguably West University’s oldest business – has closed its doors after nearly four decades of service at 6119 Edloe St., proprietor E.I. Thomas announced Monday. “It a tough, tough business,” said Thomas, who had operated the cozy, family-friendly eatery for the past six years. He had spruced up its menu and […]

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July 8, 2016

Council to hear an update on Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park


The sole item on Monday’s West U City Council meeting is matter related to the Hughes Park Donation. More specifically, the council will consider appointing a Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park Citizens Task Force. Tim O’Connor, the city’s park and recreation director, will be presenting the update. The park donation, a gift from the late James […]

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