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May 25, 2016

No trash collection on Monday

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In observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 30, West U will no be doing curbside trash, recycling or yard waste collection. Recycling and yard waste, typically scheduled for Monday, will now be picked up Wednesday, June 1. Trash will be picked up during the next regularly scheduled collection day. The city asks that residents […]

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May 24, 2016

Council votes: West U is getting a new $1.8M park — for free

This 15,000-square-foot property on Sewanee is being bequeathed to West U by lifelong resident James Hughes to create a park in his mother's name. (Photo by Charlotte Aguilar)

By Charlotte Aguilar Mayor Susan Sample was visibly moved. City Manager Chris Peifer and Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor were awed by West University’s almost mystical good fortune. Councilmember Mardi Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly were humbly grateful. Neighbors and members of the public were effusive in their praise. That left only […]

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May 24, 2016

Reminder: runoff election today — but check your polling place

Voters have until 7 tonight (Tuesday) to vote in runoffs for a number of runoff contests for Democrats and Republicans. A number of precincts have been consolidated, and parties have different polling locations, so voters are urged to check their location here before heading to the polls. Republicans will be deciding  nominees for railroad commissioner, […]

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May 21, 2016

Park talks set for Monday’s council meeting

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Up to four adult fitness stations could be installed along the walking trails of the West University Place Recreation Center but first the West U council must approve the funding from the Friends of West University Parks. The council will get to make that decision at Monday’s scheduled city council meeting, slated for 6:30 p.m. […]

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May 20, 2016

A wish comes true: ‘Saintly’ West U resident bequeaths property, funds for city park

This 15,000-square-foot property on Sewanee is being bequeathed to West U by lifelong resident James Hughes to create a park in his mother's name. (Photo by Charlotte Aguilar)

By Charlotte Aguilar A longtime effort to create a new neighborhood park in West University has come together quietly, thanks to lifelong resident James Hughes, who has left his family home to the city in his will, along with funds to develop it as a passive park in his mother’s honor. The West U City […]

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May 20, 2016

West U among top ten richest towns in the U.S.

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The website 247wallst.com recently released a list of America’s richest and poorest towns, and West University landed tenth on the riches towns’ list. To determine the richest U.S. town, 247wallst.com considered 2010-2014 five year average median household incomes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The website excluded town for which the margin of […]

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May 19, 2016

West U Police seeks public’s help to identify forgery suspect

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The West University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a forgery suspect who is reported to have stolen bank account information to create forged checks. The suspect then used the forged checks to withdraw money from the account. If anyone has any information to the help identify the suspect, call the West U […]

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May 19, 2016

WEATHER ALERT: West U under flash flood watch through this evening

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms that started midday have caused Harris County to issue a flash flood watch through tonight. In addition to rapid street flooding and hazardous road conditions, the storms are capable of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, according to meteorologists, and they could last through tomorrow morning. These links are helpful to […]

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May 18, 2016

West U proclaims May ‘Water Safety Month’

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The month of May is well underway and with it come sun drenched days that sometimes only a dip in the pool can fix. In West U, that could mean taking advantage of Colonial Park Pool and all its amenities. May is also National Water Safety Month in the U.S. and West U has joined […]

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May 16, 2016

West U Crime Roundup: Burglaries and other reported crimes

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Between May 7 and 12, the West University Police Department responded to a number of crimes. Below are the reported crimes from that timeline based on the police department’s latest Weekly Crime Report. On May 8, officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of Lake Street regarding a burglary alarm. While searching for the suspects, […]

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