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West U’s ‘Shred-IT’ event scheduled for Saturday

May 4, 2016

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West University will be hosting a paper shredding event, dubbed ‘Shred-IT’ on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the city’s Public Works Maintenance Facility at 3826 Milton St. The event is open to residents, who must show proof of residency to participate. There is a limit of five banker boxes of residential paper. Business […]

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Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting cancelled.

April 27, 2016

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West U’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, or ZBA, meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. No reset day has been given for the meeting.

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Zoning Board of Adjustment to meet Thursday

April 27, 2016

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West U’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, or ZBA, is set to meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the city’s municipal building, located at 3800 University Boulevard. The only agenda item on the docket deals with matters relating to the property at 6350 Buffalo Speedway. The property owner has requested an extension to complete the permitted work […]

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Owner says Cleburne Cafeteria will rise from the ashes

April 26, 2016

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Cleburne Cafeteria — destroyed in a fire overnight — will be rebuilt, owner George Mickelis has told ABC-13 news. This is the second time Mickelis has had to revive the family’s 75-year-old business. The eatery, located at 3606 Bissonnet St., also was a total loss in a fire in 1990, not long after founder Nick […]

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Heartbreak: Cleburne Cafeteria destroyed by fire

April 26, 2016

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View inside the front door of Cleburne Cafeteria on the morning of April 26.

Arson investigators are on the scene Tuesday morning to determine what caused an overnight fire that destroyed the iconic Cleburne Cafeteria at 3606 Bissonnet St. Owner George Mickelis — whose father founded the restaurant 75 years ago — called in the fire after being notified by the alarm company and witnessing smoke flowing into the […]

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West U to host Drug Take Back program

April 25, 2016

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Unused or expired prescriptions pose public safety issues and West U wants to help its citizens avoid those issues. West U, in partnership with the DEA, are hosting a Drug Take Back Program Saturday for anyone who needs to properly rid their home of expired or unused drugs. According to the city’s press release: – Some […]

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West U council to discuss video distribution of meetings

April 22, 2016

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The West University City Council will meet Monday, April 25, to discuss, among other things, matter related to the methods of video and audio distribution of city council, boards, and commission meetings. The discussion is a continuation of of past discussions. City staff has previously presented council with five methods to achieve the distribution. The […]

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Mosquito spraying scheduled for tonight

April 20, 2016

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West University will be doing an out-of-schedule mosquito spraying tonight due to the storms this week. City-wide mosquito spraying is typically done Monday nights (pending weather), with sprayings taking place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The city warns residents that the spray is distributed by air circulation and depending on the thickness of a […]

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ALERT: HISD cancels classes Tuesday; 2 makeup days set

April 19, 2016

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The Houston Independent School District has closed schools and offices again Tuesday because of lingering concerns about the weather and travel. Since many private schools base their decisions to hold classes upon HISD’s, families are urged to check on individual school’s status. The HISD announcement means its afterschool activities and district events, such as professional training, are […]

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West U city operations to return to normal

April 18, 2016

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West University’s Emergency Operations Center has downgraded its status to Level 3, Increased Awareness. The center will continue to monitor the weather conditions throughout the next 24 hours, according to the latest update on West University’s website. During the peak of the storm in West U, approximately 15 people were rescued from stranded vehicles and […]

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