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Reminder: West U Administrative Offices close for Memorial Day

May 27, 2016

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West University’s administrative offices will close for the Memorial Day holiday at 5:30 pm Friday, May 27. They will reopen at 7:30 am Tuesday, May 31. In the case of an after-hours emergency, please contact the West U dispatchers at 713.668.0330.

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Holiday hours for Rec Center and Colonial Park Pool

May 27, 2016

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Tonight’s “Party on the Patio” concert series at Colonial Park Pool will feature Ezra Charles Band.

Monday May 30 is Memorial Day and with it come the advantage of having the day off. For most people anyways. Kids will certainly be excited to have a day off from school — for those that haven’t finished the school year yet — and will most likely seek out a pool. For West U […]

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No trash collection on Monday

May 25, 2016

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In observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 30, West U will no be doing curbside trash, recycling or yard waste collection. Recycling and yard waste, typically scheduled for Monday, will now be picked up Wednesday, June 1. Trash will be picked up during the next regularly scheduled collection day. The city asks that residents […]

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Council votes: West U is getting a new $1.8M park — for free

May 24, 2016

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This 15,000-square-foot property on Sewanee is being bequeathed to West U by lifelong resident James Hughes to create a park in his mother's name. (Photo by Charlotte Aguilar)

By Charlotte Aguilar Mayor Susan Sample was visibly moved. City Manager Chris Peifer and Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor were awed by West University’s almost mystical good fortune. Councilmember Mardi Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly were humbly grateful. Neighbors and members of the public were effusive in their praise. That left only […]

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A wish comes true: ‘Saintly’ West U resident bequeaths property, funds for city park

May 20, 2016

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This 15,000-square-foot property on Sewanee is being bequeathed to West U by lifelong resident James Hughes to create a park in his mother's name. (Photo by Charlotte Aguilar)

By Charlotte Aguilar A longtime effort to create a new neighborhood park in West University has come together quietly, thanks to lifelong resident James Hughes, who has left his family home to the city in his will, along with funds to develop it as a passive park in his mother’s honor. The West U City […]

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West U Police seeks public’s help to identify forgery suspect

May 19, 2016

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The West University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a forgery suspect who is reported to have stolen bank account information to create forged checks. The suspect then used the forged checks to withdraw money from the account. If anyone has any information to the help identify the suspect, call the West U […]

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WEATHER ALERT: West U under flash flood watch through this evening

May 19, 2016

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This was the image from ABC-13's doppler radar midday Thursday. (ABC-13.com)

Heavy rain and thunderstorms that started midday have caused Harris County to issue a flash flood watch through tonight. In addition to rapid street flooding and hazardous road conditions, the storms are capable of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, according to meteorologists, and they could last through tomorrow morning. These links are helpful to […]

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West U proclaims May ‘Water Safety Month’

May 18, 2016

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The month of May is well underway and with it come sun drenched days that sometimes only a dip in the pool can fix. In West U, that could mean taking advantage of Colonial Park Pool and all its amenities. May is also National Water Safety Month in the U.S. and West U has joined […]

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Park and Recreation Board Meeting set for Wednesday

May 16, 2016

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West University’s Parks and Recreation Board will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s recreation center located at 4210 Bellaire. Among the topics to be discussed are updates to the Colonial Park redevelopment, which includes the new children’s equipment. The board’s director will also update the board on the following: Fitness stations at the […]

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Colonial Park west end project completed

May 12, 2016

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Colonial Ribbon Cutting

  The west end redevelopment of Colonial Park is complete which makes the park’s green space available year-round. The redevelopment is the first completed item from the adopted Parks Master Plan. The architecture firm — PGAL — that designed the Colonial Park Pool, pool house and tennis court redevelopment, designed the area with citizens input […]

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