The Face of West U Governnment

March 28, 2016

West U Parks | Award for Excellence

The Texas Recreation and Park Society Institute honored the City of West University Place with its most prestigious award this month at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  West University Place is the only city with a population under 20,000 to be given this designation this year.

In receiving the ...

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Feb. 23, 2016

Early Voting 2016

This is the time to pit-stop at your nearest Early Voting location and be sure your vote counts.  If you are in Southwest Houston, the lines are not long at all at the Fiesta off Kirby and S. Main or at Burnett Bayland Park. The Multi-Service Center on West Gray ...

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Nov. 19, 2015

Colonial Park Little Free Library

Roger Martin Properties is happy to have sponsored a Little Free Library in Colonial Park, the first to be located in a West University Place public park!  

Little Free Libraries encourage people to "Take a Book; Give a Book".  The City of West University Place will place one Little ...

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Oct. 31, 2011

The Drought vs. Your Trees

Drought vs. Your TreesRecently, my homeowners are seeing a new problem – the drought is costing us a lot of trees.

This is something of a cycle.  Here in Texas, the extended drought has drastically weakened the root systems of our shade trees. Then the big autumn storms finally blow through, bringing ...

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May 27, 2011

West University Place Fire Department - Kudos!

A practise dummy is "rescued" by The West University Place Fire Department

No, West U’s beloved Scout House is not burning down. This is a fire drill performed by the West University Place Fire Department. A practice dummy is being rescued from inside the smoke-filled building.

The City of West University is an independent municipality, separate from the City of Houston which surrounds ...

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March 7, 2011

John Brown -- West U’s Chief Building Official

John Brown, West U Chief Building Inspector, wins awardCongratulations are in order for John Brown, West U’s Chief Building Official.  John is a Director-at-Large of the Building Officials Association of Texas , and was recently awarded their Jim Whatley Building Official of the Year Award.  “It was a real surprise,” said John.  “I am really ...

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Oct. 28, 2010

Healthy Trees for Houston - Tips from West University's Urban Forester

Example of Oak Canker InfectionWe need more healthy trees for Houston - and this is definitely not one of them.

This photo (courtesy of Texas A&M University) is of an oak tree infected with Hypoxylon Canker, a fungus which has been showing up in East Texas.  There is no cure for the disease, which manifests ...

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