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May 22, 2015

WU Crime Report

West U Police last week investigated three cases of identity theft, several cases of unlicensed drivers operating motor vehicles, a dispute between neighbors and an incident of domestic violence. Officers also responded to a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in the 3600 block of Rice. The victim told the […]

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May 22, 2015

West U Observes Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the city of West University Place offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, and no curbside collection will take place.   Recycling normally scheduled for collection on Monday, May 25 will be collected on Wednesday, May 27. Trash normally scheduled for Monday will be collected on the next regularly […]

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May 19, 2015

WU Council Signs Off

The West U City Council on Monday endorsed an update to the city’s Long Range Master Plan, for consideration by the next city council. The council also unanimously approved expenses of more than $125,000 spent pursuing a controversial land swap with West University Baptist Church. Since it was the final meeting for the current council, […]

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May 19, 2015

West U Crime Report

A West University Place police officer was instrumental in the arrest of two men who were involved in an aggravated robbery Sunday morning in Houston. The officer saw a vehicle in the 3200 block of University Blvd. that matched the description of a vehicle that had been involved in the Houston robbery.  The officer initiated […]

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May 16, 2015

WU Council to Consider 2015 Master Plan

The West University Place City Council will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. to canvass the official results of the recent May 9 municipal election, and to consider the city’s 2015 long-range Master Plan for municipal facilities. Mayor Susan Sample and the four newly elected council members, Burt Ballanfant, Bob Kelly, Brennan Reilly and Mardi Turner, […]

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May 14, 2015

Council Meeting Canceled after Church Pulls Plug

The special meeting of the West U City Council that had been scheduled for today has been canceled. The decision to cancel the meeting was announced early today, after officials of West University Baptist Church decided late Wednesday to pull the plug on real estate negotiations with the city of West U over its new […]

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May 14, 2015

George Boehme: My Opinion

West University Baptist Church has done the right thing by bowing out of a struggle with city officials over where the church will build a youth center. West U city council was scheduled to make a final decision tonight on a proposed land swap with the church, which would have allowed to church to build […]

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May 13, 2015

Baptist Church Pulls Plug On Land Swap

Statement From West University Baptist Church

In an effort to avoid more controversy, representatives of the West University Baptist Church have notified the City of West University Place that they are terminating any negotiations about a property exchange with West U. Here is the statement from West University Baptist Church. It is expected that the special meeting of the West University […]

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May 11, 2015

Council to Hold Special Meeting on Church Land Deal

Despite an election victory by opponents, the West U City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to consider a land deal with West University Baptist Church. Notice of the special meeting was posted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday on the city’s website. The only item on the agenda is:  “Real Estate […]

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May 11, 2015

THURSDAY: WUES Attendance Issues Back on Agenda For HISD Board

Parents of students at West U Elementary School are engaged in a massive email and letter-writing campaign, in an effort to convince the Houston Independent School District’s Board of Trustees not to vote on a plan that could re-zone some students at the acclaimed elementary school. The HISD board might consider a plan aimed at […]

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