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Candidate Kelly Leads in Campaign Contributions, Majority From Real Estate, Business Interests

May 5, 2015

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Five of the eight candidates running for election to the West U City Council have raised more than $12,000 in campaign  contributions and spent  more than $8,500, in their bids for a two-year term based on the April 9 Campaign Finance Reports. Three of the candidates Steven Segal, Sonny Brandtner and Phil Snyder, were not […]

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Council Tables Master Plan, Church Deal, Debt

May 4, 2015

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Updated 5.5.2015 7:18am Dozens of opponents of the city of West U’s long-range Master Plan for Municipal Facilities were surprised and delighted Monday night, when the West U City Council tabled consideration of a 2015 Master Plan, a land swap with West U Baptist Church, and the issuance of $3 million in debt to finance […]

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WU Council to Consider Land Swap, Master Plan, Debt

May 1, 2015

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Despite questions over financing, the West University Place City Council on Monday will consider a vote on the 2015 Long-Range Facility Master plan, a land swap with the West University Baptist Church, as well as a vote to authorize the issuance of $3 million in certificates of obligation. The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. […]

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West U Crime Report

May 1, 2015

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West U Police this week investigated two assaults, two attempted motor vehicle thefts, and two cases of found property. The West U Police also arrested two drivers for operating motor vehicles in the city without valid drivers’ licenses. On Saturday, a West U officer met with a resident at the Police Department about a scam […]

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Opponents Submit Petition to Stop Public Works Move

April 30, 2015

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UPDATED: 5/1   9:25am A group of West U residents opposed to the city’s long-range Master Plan for Municipal Facilities on Thursday submitted petitions signed by 946 residents, in an effort to block the city from issuing $3 million in debt to finance a part of the plan. West U City Council candidate Brennan Reilly […]

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Meet West U’s New Mayor and First Family in the May on-line Edition of West University Essentials

April 29, 2015

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After four years on the West University Place City Council, Susan Sample is looking forward to serving as the city’s next mayor.  

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Candidate Bob Kelly Threatens Lawsuit Against Church and City

April 29, 2015

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Ed Heathcott endorsement letter.

In a series of emails that began late last Friday, former West U Mayor Bob Kelly has threatened to file a “slander” lawsuit over an endorsement letter written by Councilman Ed Heathcott. In his letter to members of West U Baptist Church, Heathcott, a deacon at the church, endorsed Susan Sample, who is running unopposed […]

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Council Candidates Debate Issues at Forum

April 27, 2015

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West U voters discuss the debate after Monday's candidate forum.

The eight candidates for election to the West U City Council engaged Monday in a lively discussion over issues facing the city — ranging from the acquisition of new park land to outsourcing garbage collection to “transparency” in local government. And the eight candidates clearly divided themselves into two “slates” — the anti-Super Block slate […]

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DEBATE TONIGHT: Garbage Collection Outsourcing, New Parkland Purchases, Recycling Yard Waste to Be Topics

April 27, 2015

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Tonight will be the second of two West U City Council candidate debates. The debate discussions will focus on questions about the outsourcing of trash collection, the possible purchase of more parkland and how to pay for it, and the possible recycling of yard waste. There are eight candidates running for four city council positions. Former elected […]

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WU Crime Report

April 27, 2015

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West U Police last week continued to respond to residents’ reports of Identity Theft and fictitious federal income tax filings, with eight cases in the city last week. There also were two reports of residential burglaries and two burglaries of motor vehicles. Officers also had to respond to a verbal dispute between neighbors in the […]

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