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West U’s parks director Tim O’Connor is retiring

August 24, 2016


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West University’s longtime Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor announced Wednesday, “with bittersweet emotion,” that he will retire at the end of February 2017. He said he worked out the six-month notice with City Manager Chris Peifer “in the best interest of operations and all concerned.” “Please know that I am totally committed to working […]

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Council to consider sidewalk parking, real estate purchase, and more…

August 8, 2016

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Tonight’s meeting of the City Council of West University Place starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 3800 University Boulevard. Parking over sidewalks – Deja Vu’ all over again Returning to the council agenda (for the umpteenth time) is what to do when people park on the sidewalks. More specifically – Should our […]

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WULL Juniors end season one game short of state title

July 20, 2016

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By Mike Tenney The West University Little League Junior 14s All-Stars had their summer season come to an end Wednesday morning in Tyler with a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Bridge City in 10 innings at the Texas East Little League State tournament at Faulkner Park. The win by Bridge City, which won the District 32 […]

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Season pass holders invited to Colonial Pool ‘dive-in movie’ night

July 19, 2016

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Colonial Park Pool will host a free Members-Only Dive-In Movie Night Friday (July 22) for season pass holders. “Inside Out,” rated PG, is the feature. A Pixar movie trivia game will start at about 7 p.m., and depending on sunlight, the film will be screened around 7:30 p.m. and run for two hours. For information, call the […]

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WULL Seniors hoping to grab another state title tonight; juniors move on

July 19, 2016

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West U Little League Seniors were able to relax Monday night in Tyler, gearing up for a chance to take the state title tonight. (Photo from West U Little League)

By Mike Tenney The West University Little League Senior All-Star team will play for the Texas East Little League State championship 7 p.m. tonight (July 19) in Tyler, after advancing to the championship series. The Seniors need just one win to bring home another Texas East state championship banner and will face a tough Barbers Hill team […]

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Hughes Park project getting off the ground

July 12, 2016

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The first update on the yet-to-be-built Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park was given to the West University City Council on Monday. The update was presented by Tim O’Connor, the city’s Park and Recreations Director. The property, located at 6446 Sewanee, was a gift to the city from the late James Hughes. In order to accept the […]

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Edloe Café has closed – No more chicken enchiladas or fish tacos

July 11, 2016


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The Edloe Café – arguably West University’s oldest business – has closed its doors after nearly four decades of service at 6119 Edloe St., proprietor E.I. Thomas announced Monday. “It a tough, tough business,” said Thomas, who had operated the cozy, family-friendly eatery for the past six years. He had spruced up its menu and […]

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‘The Chromatics’ in concert Friday night

July 7, 2016

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West University’s Party on the Patio saved the best musical act for last and on Friday, 80s band the Chromatics will be the last concert of the season. The concert kicks off at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. at the Colonial Park Deck at 4130 Byron. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted and […]

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West U Crime Roundup: Thefts and driving violations

July 6, 2016

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Thefts and driving violations were the top crime reported between June 24 and June 30 according to the latest West U Weekly Crime Report. Four thefts were reported, the first one being on June 24. On that day, an officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Bissonnet regarding the burglary. On June 27, a […]

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Holiday collection schedule for July 4

July 1, 2016

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There will be no curbside trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July. Recycling and yard waste normally scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday July 6. Additionally, there are no service changes to Tuesday, Thursday and Friday collection days. If you have any questions, […]

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