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UPDATED: Lanier MS gets reprieve from renaming — for now — until community is heard

January 14, 2016

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Jolanda Jones, newly elected HISD trustee for Lanier MS.

By Charlotte Aguilar UPDATE: HISD trustees voted 5-4 Thursday night to initiate the process of renaming four schools — Lee High School (originally known as Robert E. Lee HS), Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Henry Grady and Richard Dowling middle schools — whose namesakes had ties to the Confederacy. At the request of Jolanda Jones — in her first […]

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West U police chase, nab suspected car burglary ring

December 30, 2015

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West University police say they have nabbed four men suspected to be a car burglary ring. An officer spotted a vehicle leaving the scene of an apparent burglary where a car window was smashed in the 2700 block of Fenwood at 4:16 a.m. Monday. When the fleeing vehicle failed to make a stop at a marked […]

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Christmas tree-cycling begins today in West U — but there are rules

December 28, 2015

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  West University city crews will begin picking up Christmas trees from curbs Monday for recycling – provided they meet certain guidelines. Trees may be placed out on residents’ regular trash day, and they must be stripped of any ornaments and stands. Flocked trees or those containing any foreign objects will be taken to the […]

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West U police release video of crook, ask for help

December 17, 2015

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On December 10, 2015, at 1:00 PM, this man entered a business in the 2700 block of Bissonnet. Cameras captured this suspect searching the lobby, entering the hallway and later stealing items before leaving the scene VIEW VIDEO HERE The West University Place Police Department is asking for help in identifying this suspect. Anyone with […]

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Deli-ghtful news: Kenny & Ziggy’s opening in West U area

December 17, 2015

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A sample of the gargantuan sandwiches for which Kenny & Ziggy's is known (Facebook page)

West University residents will have an easier time satisfying their cravings for authentic New York-style deli starting in February — the target for Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant to open a second location, in the former Fish City Grill in the center located at Buffalo Speedway and Westpark. CultureMap’s food editor Eric Sandler […]

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HISD seeks ‘vigilance’ Thursday after threat to schools

December 17, 2015

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All Houston ISD campuses are opening Thursday morning despite a threat of violence – but with a request for parents and students for extra vigilance about “any suspicious activity.” HISD put out a robo call to families and staff late Wednesday night after a threat, similar to those received by Los Angeles, New York and […]

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West U police issue sketch of suspect in pizza delivery robbery

December 16, 2015

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This is a sketch of a man suspected of robbing a pizza delivery man in West U on Dec. 6. (West U Police Department)

West University police released a sketch Wednesday of a suspect who robbed a pizza delivery man Dec. 6 in the 6300 block of Belmont Street, and have asked anyone who has information to come forward. The robbery occurred at 11:30 that night when an armed black man accosted the delivery man as he exited his […]

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Join in caroling tradition tonight to get in holiday spirit

December 15, 2015

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Music students from Writers in the Round rehearse for their community singalong caroling concert. (Photo by Charlotte Aguilar)

West University’s venerable Writers in the Round program will host its annual free community caroling holiday gathering this evening (Tuesday) from 6-8 p.m. at 6129 Edloe St. Students and instructors from the music school and Xavier Educational Academy will lead and provide accompaniment for an array of traditional carols. Edloe Street Cafe, which is sponsoring […]

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Gunman robs, strikes West U woman outside her home

December 15, 2015

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A West University woman was robbed at gunpoint and struck to the ground outside her home in the 3800 block of Coleridge Street at about 6:15 p.m. Monday, police reported. They said the victim heard a vehicle approach as she was walking to her front door. A black male in his 20s accosted her with a […]

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West U finds sizable savings, will re-fund bonds

December 14, 2015

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By Ken Fountain Taking advantage of city staff’s homework exploring favorable  interest rates, the West University Place City Council voted unanimously Monday to issue $3.17 million in 2016 general obligation refunding bonds — resulting in a savings of nearly $200,000 to taxpayers.. The council voted to accept the bid of First National Bank Texas of […]

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