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A true green space: survey shows new West U park will have abundant tree canopy

May 26, 2016


West U Urban Forester Craig Koehl inspects a diseased water oak on the Harris property that's being donated to the city. (Photo by Carlos Aguilar)

By Carlos Aguilar West University’s urban forester and a contingent from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department made an informal survey Thursday afternoon of what is destined to become West U’s newest park — and the news was good. “Two-thirds of the trees should be able to be preserved,” said Urban Forester Craig Koehl. “Fifty […]

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Reminder: runoff election today — but check your polling place

May 24, 2016


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

May 20, 2016



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

May 19, 2016


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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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West U proclaims May ‘Water Safety Month’

May 18, 2016



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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Colonial Park west end project completed

May 12, 2016


Colonial Ribbon Cutting

  The west end redevelopment of Colonial Park is complete which makes the park’s green space available year-round. The redevelopment is the first completed item from the adopted Parks Master Plan. The architecture firm — PGAL — that designed the Colonial Park Pool, pool house and tennis court redevelopment, designed the area with citizens input […]

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West U to hold Mom’s Spa Day May 14

May 6, 2016

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Tonight’s “Party on the Patio” concert series at Colonial Park Pool will feature Ezra Charles Band.

West University mothers, Colonial Park pool wants to celebrate you on Saturday May 14 for a Mom’s Spa Day. The event will be from 9-11 a.m. and is billed as a kid-free day by the pool. The celebration includes breakfast, facials and mimosas. Mothers will also get an opportunity to win raffle prizes. All attending […]

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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

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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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