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December 19, 2014

Rice Stadium Expansion Approved

The Rice University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to build a student-athlete performance and development building in the north end of Rice Stadium that will provide new all-sport strength-and-conditioning, sports medicine and football facilities for the Rice Owls. The $31.5 million project includes a 60,000-square-foot, two-story structure that will house a weight room, […]

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December 19, 2014

West U Police Report

Police in West University had a very busy week, with several car crashes into buildings or other vehicles. On Friday, December 12, West U officers were called to the 4200 block of Byron about an assault in progress.  Upon arrival, officers located and separated the fighting parties. One subject admitted to striking the other subject, […]

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December 19, 2014

Council Approves Public Info Campaign, Survey

The West University Place City Council on Friday directed staff to proceed with the preparation of an informational brochure on the long-range master plan for city facilities, as a prelude to a citywide survey on public opinion about the so-called Super Block. The council held a rare mid-afternoon session in order to meet with Dr. […]

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December 16, 2014

Council to Meet Friday on Master Plan

The West University Place City Council will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, to discuss public communications regarding the city’s Long Range Facilities Master Plan. The unusual afternoon session also will deal with “matters related to the West University Baptist Church properties, and other properties in the 3800 blocks of University and Amherst.” […]

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December 13, 2014

West U Police Report

West University Place Police on last Friday were called to the 5900 block of Wakeforest about a motor vehicle burglary. Officers discovered that the rear side passenger window of the vehicle had been smashed and merchandise had been removed. On Saturday, West U officers noticed a vehicle in the 5300 block of Buffalo Speedway with […]

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December 8, 2014

Council Takes Steps on Super Block

The West U City Council on Monday took steps to continue a possible real estate transaction to “swap” property with West University Baptist Church. Councilman Dick Yehle made the motion to advertise for a Request for Proposal for an interested bidder to swap and/or purchase the city of West U’s property in the 3800 block […]

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December 8, 2014

Council to Meet on Super Block Plans

The West University Place City Council will meet at 5 p.m. today, to consider several actions related to the creation of a Super Block for municipal facilities. The council will first meet in executive session for an evaluation of City Manager Michael Ross. The council then will consider a proposal to perform a city-wide survey […]

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December 5, 2014

West U Police Report

West U Police are investigating the theft of some packages left in front of a residence in the 3000 block of Robinhood on November 28. The complainant called police about the theft at about 11:13 a.m. Also that day, a West U Police Officer was dispatched to the 6700 block of Weslayan, to investigate a […]

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December 3, 2014

Another #1 Ranking for West U

The city of West University Place is ranked Number One as one of the best places to live in Texas, according to a real estate website called AreaVibes. Link Here West U received a score of 92 from the website, which also ranked two smaller Texas cities, Las Palmas (population 72) and Lost Creek (population […]

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December 2, 2014

Suspected Robber Dies in Starbucks Crash

A high-speed fatal police chase that ended with a suspected armed robber crashing into the Starbucks coffee shop at Bissonnet and S. Rice has closed down that intersection. The suspect died at the scene, and at least one other person was injured. The crash happened shortly after the driver committed an armed robbery of the […]

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