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August 31, 2015

ALERT: WUES parents avoid driving to pickup today

This police unit and another vehicle were involved in a collision across from West U Elementary School Monday afternoon. (Photo by George Boehme)

West University police are asking parents to avoid the intersection of University Boulevard and Edloe this afternoon as they pick up youngsters from West U Elementary because of an ongoing accident investigation. They are suggesting parking nearby and walking to the school. A collision between a West U Police SUV and another vehicle occurred about […]

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August 31, 2015

Challenger Football marking 10 seasons of fall fun

St. Thomas High football players helped the Challenger League of West U Little League kick off its 10th season of affording youngsters with physical and mental challenges to play organized sports. (Submitted photo)

Challenger Football, under the auspices of the West U Little League, has kicked off its 10th season with a strong turnout at St. Thomas High School and a rewarding time for athletes and volunteers. The Challenger program encompasses football and baseball for boys and girls ages 5 through the final year of high school or the […]

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August 31, 2015

West U seniors to showcase (and sell) their arts and crafts

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West University’s talented seniors will display and sell a variety of arts and crafts at the free West U Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Community Building at 6104 Auden St. Among the items for sale will be watercolors and oil paintings, handcrafted silver jewelry, crocheted blankets, handmade stationery, […]

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August 31, 2015

West U police blotter: Armed robbery, slew of burglaries of unlocked vehicles

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An armed robbery on Nottingham and reports of 10 overnight motor vehicle burglaries made Aug. 21 an unusually busy day for West University Police. The armed robbery occurred in the 3100 block of Nottingham at about 2:20 that afternoon, when a man arriving at that address was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle with three […]

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August 24, 2015

List of Appointees to Boards, Commissions

The West U City Council on Monday named members of boards and commissions that serve the city. This is a list of their appointments. The appointees’ terms start September 1, 2015 and end on August 31, 2017. APPOINTEE    POSITION       Zoning and Planning Commission Richard Wilson Position 1, Chair John Cutrer Position 2 Mac Jenson […]

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August 24, 2015

Council Hears from Flood Victims

After hearing from more than a dozen residents of the 3800 block of Southwestern St., the West University Place City Council on Monday directed Interim City Manager Chris Peifer and city staff to begin working with engineers in an attempt to alleviate flooding problems on the city’s lowest-lying street. Phil McIntosh, a resident of the […]

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August 23, 2015

School Starts with Sale

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The West University Elementary School PTO will hold its annual Back to School Breakfast and Red Apple Sale at 7:55 a.m. Monday — the first day of school. Parents are invited to the sale, which is the one-stop shop for PTO membership, additional directories, birthday book club, celebration yard signs, boo bash carnival tickets, auction […]

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August 21, 2015

WU Council to Consider Hiring Search Firm

The West University Place City Council will meet in executive session on Monday to discuss the compensation for Interim City Manager Chris Peifer and the selection of an executive search firm to hire a new city manager. The council voted 3-2 two weeks ago to dismiss long-time City Manager Michael Ross, without cause and to […]

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August 21, 2015

West U Crime Report

In addition to investigating an aggravated robbery during a home invasion on Wednesday, West U Police are also investigating a series of seven motor vehicle burglaries last week. West U Police have asked residents with surveillance cameras for help in solving the aggravated robbery/home invasion that happened on Wednesday in the 3900 block of Amherst. […]

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August 20, 2015

West U PD Wants Help Investigating Home Invasion

The West University Place Police Department is requesting assistance from West U residents who have video surveillance equipment that films the outside of their residence and/or covers the street, particularly in the area of an aggravated robbery and home invasion Wednesday in the 3900 block of Amherst. The PD is requesting residents’ assistance in reviewing […]

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