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West U’s Thanksgiving Schedule

November 22, 2014

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Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no curbside collection of trash or recycling on Thursday, November 27. Curbside collection regularly scheduled for Thursday will be picked up the day before — on Wednesday, November 26. There is no change to trash and recycling collection on Friday, November 28. City offices will be closed […]

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Better Not Pout, Santa is Coming to Town

November 19, 2014

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Santa will be in town on December 1 for the 26th annual West U Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The city of West University Place’s 26th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on December 1, at 6104 Auden Street. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m., with delicious hot drinks and sweet treats. There will be a cookie decorating station at a craft table, and kids can then meet one of Santa’s reindeer […]

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Council Listens, Delays Super Block

November 17, 2014

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A majority of the West U City Council agreed Monday to conduct a citizen survey and to seek additional legal counsel on the creation of the controversial so-called Super Block The council also agreed to suspend city staff’s efforts to seek bids on city-owned properties included in a long-range master plan for municipal facilities. Mayor […]

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West U Also Wants to Hear from Residents on Parks

November 17, 2014

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The city of West University Place will hold the second of two Town Hall meetings about the city’s parks and recreation facilities on Thursday, November 20, in the Community Building Auditorium, at 6104 Auden. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The Citizen Survey results, based on the responses to a Parks Master […]

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Register Soon for 2015 Recreation, Classes

November 17, 2014

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With the approaching end of the fall season at West U Parks and Recreation, it’s time to start planning participation in classes and activities that will be offered in 2015. Priority Registration is available beginning Friday, November 21 through Monday, December 1, 2014. Participants who are eligible to register during priority registration are those who […]

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West U Police Report

November 17, 2014

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West U police last week investigated one motor vehicle theft and another burglary of a motor vehicle, both in the 3100 block of Lafayette. At 7:36 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, police responded to a call from a resident of the 3100 block of Lafayette. The victim stated an unknown person(s) stole his vehicle, which […]

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Council to Hold Two Town Hall Meetings On Monday

November 16, 2014

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The West U City Council will hold two special meetings Monday, on the long-range facilities master plan. so that citizens can give their input on the issue. The first council session begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Building at 6104 Auden. The council may meet in executive session to discuss real estate issues. At […]

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Foundation Announces $250K Facelift for WUES Playground

November 12, 2014

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The West University Elementary School Foundation today is launching a capital campaign to raise $250,000 to refurbish one of the city’s most popular parks — the playground at West U Elementary School. “This project is for both the school and our neighborhood and we are excited to help preserve this valuable community resource,” says Adrienne […]

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Council Hears Dozens of Opponents to Super Block

November 11, 2014

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Dozens of West U residents overflowed the City Council chambers Monday night to insist that the council “step back” from its earlier decision to approve a long-range master plan that would create a municipal campus. Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack threatened the council, saying that he had a copy of a “quitclaim deed” that would […]

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West U Considers New Zoning Districts

November 11, 2014

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“Some of these … zoning districts have been in place since 1987 and they’ve virtually seen little to no property improvement, property development, etc.,” Assistant City Manager Chris Peifer said. “We wanted to ask the question of an independent, objective consultant: Is there something that we don’t see? Is there something that can be done?”

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