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Rice Stadium Expansion Approved

December 19, 2014

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The Rice University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to build a student-athlete performance and development building in the north end of Rice Stadium that will provide new all-sport strength-and-conditioning, sports medicine and football facilities for the Rice Owls. The $31.5 million project includes a 60,000-square-foot, two-story structure that will house a weight room, […]

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Council Approves Public Info Campaign, Survey

December 19, 2014

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The West University Place City Council on Friday directed staff to proceed with the preparation of an informational brochure on the long-range master plan for city facilities, as a prelude to a citywide survey on public opinion about the so-called Super Block. The council held a rare mid-afternoon session in order to meet with Dr. […]

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Rice men’s basketball rocks School House Mania with win

December 18, 2014

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Rice University men’s basketball put together a team effort in its returns from final exams for a 72-61 victory over St. Thomas on Thursday at Tudor Fieldhouse. A raucous crowd of 4,502 packed the are

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Council to Meet Friday on Master Plan

December 16, 2014

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The West University Place City Council will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, to discuss public communications regarding the city’s Long Range Facilities Master Plan. The unusual afternoon session also will deal with “matters related to the West University Baptist Church properties, and other properties in the 3800 blocks of University and Amherst.” […]

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Council Takes Steps on Super Block

December 8, 2014

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The West U City Council on Monday took steps to continue a possible real estate transaction to “swap” property with West University Baptist Church. Councilman Dick Yehle made the motion to advertise for a Request for Proposal for an interested bidder to swap and/or purchase the city of West U’s property in the 3800 block […]

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Council to Meet on Super Block Plans

December 8, 2014

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The West University Place City Council will meet at 5 p.m. today, to consider several actions related to the creation of a Super Block for municipal facilities. The council will first meet in executive session for an evaluation of City Manager Michael Ross. The council then will consider a proposal to perform a city-wide survey […]

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Another #1 Ranking for West U

December 3, 2014

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The city of West University Place is ranked Number One as one of the best places to live in Texas, according to a real estate website called AreaVibes. Link Here West U received a score of 92 from the website, which also ranked two smaller Texas cities, Las Palmas (population 72) and Lost Creek (population […]

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Suspected Robber Dies in Starbucks Crash

December 2, 2014

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A high-speed fatal police chase that ended with a suspected armed robber crashing into the Starbucks coffee shop at Bissonnet and S. Rice has closed down that intersection. The suspect died at the scene, and at least one other person was injured. The crash happened shortly after the driver committed an armed robbery of the […]

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Santa Makes Trial Run as West U Lights Tree

December 1, 2014

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Santa Claus finally arrived in West University Place Monday night, on a trial run for Christmas, waving from a city firetruck as “snow” fell in chilly temperatures. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, held in front of the Community Building on Auden Street, was a festival of the sights and sounds of the holiday season. […]

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West U Crime Report

November 30, 2014

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On November 22, an officer saw a vehicle driving without lights in the 3200 block of Rice Blvd. The car was stopped in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway and it was determined that the driver was drunk. The driver was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and booked into the West University jail. […]

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