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West U has New Website

July 1, 2015

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The City of West University Place today launched its new website at : www.westutx.gov. “We are excited about a new, innovative and engaging website for West U residents to interact with their city government,” said City Manager Michael Ross. “The new modules provide transparency, an opportunity to provide feedback from the comfort of home, and […]

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Charlotte Aguilar new editor of the West University Essentials Magazine and InstantNewsWestU.com website

June 30, 2015

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Charlotte Aguilar has been appointed editor of the West University Essentials Magazine and InstantNewsWestU.com website.

A familiar figure in local community journalism was named editor of the West University and Bellaire Essentials magazines and their corresponding InstantNewsWestU.com and InstantNewsBellaire.com websites and social media. Charlotte Aguilar is the former editor of the Examiner Newspaper Group, with editions in West U, Bellaire, River Oaks/Montrose and Memorial, and has written about southwest Houston […]

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New City Council Uses Trickery to Avoid Transparency

June 29, 2015

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West University Place City Manager Michael Ross wants all future discussions of his ouster by the new City Council to take place in public, Ross’ attorney advised the council Sunday. But, Councilmembers Brennan Reilly and Bob Kelly have asked that the council’s July 13 agenda include an executive session to consult their attorney for “legal […]

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West U July 4th Schedule

June 29, 2015

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In honor of the Fourth of  July holiday, offices of the city of West University Place will be closed Friday, July 3. There will be no trash curbside collection on Friday, July 3. Recycling normally scheduled for Friday, July 3, will be scheduled on Wednesday, July 1. Please hold your trash until the next regularly […]

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West U Offering Traditional Fourth Fun

June 28, 2015

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  The City of West University Place Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Independence Day Bike Parade and Pool Party, on Saturday, July 4th. Participants in the popular parade are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles, wagons and strollers before lining up in front of West U Elementary School at 8:45 a.m. The […]

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Council Sets Priorities in Workshop

June 24, 2015

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Members of the West U City Council came up with a list of their 17 top priorities for the city Wednesday, during a cordial, four-hour workshop meeting that included an orientation on municipal government, Texas’ open government laws and the council’s own rules. The council made it clear that they want to revisit some of […]

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WU Council: Long Meeting, Little Action

June 23, 2015

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In a lengthy, three-hour meeting Monday, the West U City Council took no action on veteran City Manager Michael Ross’ ouster in an executive session. The council also deferred consideration of several other agenda items related to that issue, including the appointment of an interim city manager and advertising for an executive search to recruit […]

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WU Council Poised to Make Big Changes On Monday

June 20, 2015

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The West U City Council will meet in an executive session Monday at 6 p.m., to discus a “separation agreement” with veteran City Manager Michael Ross. The closed meeting will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a regular council meeting where the new members of the council will consider taking action on Ross’ retirement package, […]

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Party on Patio Features Fab 5

June 18, 2015

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The Fab 5, featuring music by The Beatles and other ‘60s tunes, will perform Friday, June 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Party on the Patio concert series sponsored by Frost Bank. The concert, benefitting the Friends of West University Place Parks Fund, Inc., is complimentary for West U residents and their […]

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WU Council Moves Forward on City Manager’s Ouster

June 18, 2015

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West U City Manager Michael Ross listens as the city council discusses his future.

Despite overwhelming and vocal opposition from their supporters, the new West U City Council on Thursday approved hiring attorney Richard Rothfelder to negotiate the terms of a retirement package for City Manager Michael Ross. The 4-1 vote to approve Rothfelder’s hiring came in a fractious and surreal meeting, in which West U residents who had […]

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