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Website names West U top suburb in America

April 26, 2016

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The career-counseling and job website,, named the City of West University as the number one suburb in America. Its next door neighbor, Bellaire, came in sixth. The website determined what the best suburbs were according to the stats from the following criteria: Unemployment rate Median household incomes Population density Home values Percent of people with […]

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Audio recordings of city council meetings to be available online

April 25, 2016



A six-month audio recording trial of West U City Council meetings could determine whether the council ultimately decides to broadcast their meetings live and to archive them. The council voted unanimously Monday to allow audio recordings of city council meetings available on the city’s website. The recordings will be available for six months at which […]

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West U Crime Roundup: Warrants, narcotics and driving violations

April 19, 2016


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The latest West University Police Department Crime Report reveals that the department had a busy week battling crime. On April 8, officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of Kirby in response to a commercial burglary alarm. The officer made contact with the subject but the subject evaded the officer by running onto oncoming traffic. […]

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West U Recreation Center to close early

April 18, 2016



The West University Recreation Center has decided to cancel all recreation center classes scheduled for Monday, due to the inclement weather. For more information on Tuesday’s operating hours, call 713-662-7420.

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West U City Council discusses reimbursement of legal fees

April 11, 2016



The West University City Council had a lengthy discussion regarding reimbursement of legal fees incurred by council members who were investigated by the Harris County District Attorney’s investigation into possible Open Meetings Act violations. Council Member Bob Kelly, who kicked off the discussion, mentioned that it was discovered that there is a gap in the […]

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Parks and Recreation Board to meet Wednesday

April 1, 2016



The City of West University Place Park and Recreation Board will meet Wednesday April 6 at 6:30 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting. The board will hear an update on the following: Park acquisition Colonial Park redevelopment Redevelopment of the west end of Colonial Park. Parks master planning Fitness stations a the WUP Recreation Center […]

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Marathon alert: be prepared for detours, noise (and a bit of inspiration)

January 16, 2016

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The Chevron Houston Marathon will thunder through West University Sunday morning, bringing with it an official celebration outside City Hall, road closings and detours — and a chance to see 27,000 runners give it their all for 26.2 miles in temperatures in the low 40s. The course winds along University Boulevard from Kirby to Weslayan, where […]

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Council agenda: Whether city should pay for residents’ AT&T challenge, scope of facilities study

January 8, 2016


The West University Place City Council will consider a request Monday for the city to pay for an attorney to represent residents who live near the AT&T property at 4068 Bellaire Blvd. in an upcoming hearing with the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. Last fall, the city issued an order restricting some of the activities that […]

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West U police offer holiday safety tips

November 19, 2015

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Nothing can ruin the holiday spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime. Criminal activity doesn’t take a holiday. These reminders from the West University Police Department will help us all make this a “Season to be Safe.” HOME SAFETY • Never leave your children alone. This is the primary rule.    • Lock […]

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Harris County D.A. investigating West U City Council

October 20, 2015


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By Charlotte Aguilar The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation of recent actions of the West University Place City Council. University Essentials Magazine confirmed through multiple sources that current and former city officials are cooperating with questions from the Public Integrity Unit of the D.A.’s Office about councilmembers’ conduct leading to […]

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