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It’s Easy Being Green

October 28, 2014

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For West U residents who can’t make it to the joint West U and Bellaire Recycle Fest on Saturday, there are other opportunities to get rid of unwanted papers and e-waste. Residents can protect themselves from Identity Theft, with free document shredding provided by SHRED IT and the city of West U. Residents can bring […]

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And All That Jazz!

October 28, 2014

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The West U Arts and Jazz Recess, benefiting the Houston Arts Alliance and Artshound.com, will be held Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Colonial Park. Students from local elementary, middle and high schools will perform before award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills takes the stage. KPRC-TV Anchor Rachel McNeill will emcee […]

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Women’s Self-Defense Class Offered

October 8, 2014

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In 2012, Harris County reported 1,155 rapes, 12,635 robberies and 16,488 assaults. “Most of us use magical thinking in order to feel safe in the world,” says Chris Cander, a West University-based author who holds a 2nd dan in Taekwondo and is a certified Krav Maga self-defense instructor. “But pretending ‘that-would-never-happen-to-me’ only increases our vulnerability […]

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Xavier School to Host Food Truck Fright Night

October 8, 2014

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For one night only, fearless teens and brave adults can experience “Phobia Inside the Loop,” as Xavier Educational Academy, at 6203 Edloe, is transformed into a terrifying haunted house, with proceeds benefiting the Friends Of Xavier Scholarship Fund and the Houston Food Bank. The Food Truck Fright Night will be held October 25, from 7 […]

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Fathers and Flashlights a Big Success

September 29, 2014

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About 250 Fathers and 500 children with flashlights participated in the annual Fathers and Flashlights urban campout over the weekend in West University Place. The wildly popular event is a special fundraiser hosted by the Friends of West U Parks, Inc., a non-profit corporation that raises funds to support parks and greenspace in West University […]

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West U Meetings on Budget, Zoning Slated for Monday

September 27, 2014

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The West U City Council will meet Monday evening, to consider a $34.3 million 2015 city budget that will raise taxes by 5.81 percent in the city. The council is holding a workshop that starts at 5:30 p.m., and a special meeting at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers at the West U Municipal […]

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West U Zoning Hearings Set

September 22, 2014

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The city of West U will hold two town hall meetings later this month, to gather public comments and input on the efforts to revise the zoning regulations for non-single family residential properties in the city. The meetings will be held on Monday, September 29, at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m., in the large […]

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Metro to Consider Moving Weslayan bus to Buffalo Speedway

September 2, 2014

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Metro staff proposes this new bus route in West U

The controversial bus route that was proposed for Weslayan Street through West University Place has been re-routed by the staff of METRO — right down Buffalo Speedway. Nearly 240 residents of West U accounted for 21 percent of the 1,109 public comments received by the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority about its proposed new Transit […]

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Grass will Get Greener

September 2, 2014

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The east end of Colonial Park will remain closed for the next week to 10 days, to allow the new grass to fully recover from an Army Worm infestation. The city of West University Place, through funding by the Friends of West University Place Parks, recently finished the complete re-turfing of the east end of […]

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West U Closed for Labor Day

August 29, 2014

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In observance of Labor Day, the city of West University Place offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, and no curbside collection will take place. Please note the following changes that affect your normal collection day: • Monday, September 1, route will be collected on Tuesday, September 2. • Tuesday, September 2, route will […]

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