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Shooting update, WU mayor speaks

September 26, 2016

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The 6:30 a.m. shooting happened about  a football field length away from the West University Place city limit. Thank goodness it is over. West University police officers and paramedics earned every part of their salaries this morning. But so did the collection of other local police departments and paramedics who also responded to this catastrophe. West University Place […]

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Short city council meeting likely

September 26, 2016

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The current West University Place City Council is not known for its short meetings. But in light of tonight’s presidential debate, this meeting may be different. The debate will begin at 8 p.m. and be on many television networks. It will last 90 minutes, with no commercials and no breaks. The only item on tonight’s […]

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New details on WU shooting

September 26, 2016

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Here are some details on the shooting this morning where a man opened fired and injured nine people this morning at about 6:30 a.m.in the Weslayan Plaza area on the Randall’s market side, a little more than 100 feet from the city limit of West University Place. The shooter is dead. Nine people were injured. […]

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West U Boo Dash 5k and Fun Run

September 22, 2016

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West U Halloween Dash 5k and Kids' Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 29

The sixth annual West U Halloween Dash 5k and Kids’ Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 starting at 8:00 AM. The event consists of a 5K, chip-timed race along the flat and fast streets of West U along with a non-competitive, 1 mile kids’ fun run.  Costumes are optional but are […]

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Zoning hearing tonight – AT&T again

September 22, 2016

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Tonight’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of West University Place is the latest jab over the operation of AT&T, at 4068 Bellaire Blvd. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 3800 University Blvd. In recent months, West U’s ZBA has become the forum for a small […]

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West U police have busy week

September 19, 2016

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09/10/2016 Identity Theft A resident showed up in the West U PD Lobby to file a report for Identity Theft. The victim said someone had used their personal identifying information to open a bank account. A report for Identity Theft filed. Possession of Marijuana At 11:23pm, an officer saw a vehicle traveling speeding westbound in […]

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Dominican national charged in West U knifing

September 14, 2016

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Luis Rafael Sanchez was arrested for the West University knifing attack in the 2700 block of Arbuckle Street on September 4.

Yesterday, Luis Rafael Sanchez was charged with a West University Place aggravated assault the occurred in the 2700 block of Arbuckle Street about 6:30 p.m, September 4. The victim opened his door to see a knife-wielding disheveled man. Sanchez didn’t get in the home but did stab the victim. Sanchez then escaped in his own automobile […]

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Council sets new tax rate, kinda

September 13, 2016

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Two legally required tasks of our city council are to approve an annual budget and adopt a property tax rate to fund the budget. The city council stepped through the first few steps of this process by accepting the certified tax valuations from the county appraiser, adopted a maximum tax rate, and scheduled a public […]

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City council faces dilemmatic choice, meeting tonight

September 12, 2016

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Tonight, the West University Place City Council meets at 6:30 in the Municipal Building at 3800 University Boulevard. Two items of interest – taxes, and an unusual lawsuit against the city. City council to set tax rate The Chief Appraiser of the Harris County Appraisal District set West University Place property values for 2016 at […]

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Staggering – West U valued at more than $6 Billion

September 12, 2016

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The Harris County Appraisal District set the value of the real estate in the City of West University Place for 2016, and the number is a staggering $6.2 Billion. This represents about an 8% increase over 2015 values and breaks down to about $110 per-square-foot of land, and $402K per resident. It has been reported […]

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